3rd-Year NFL Players with Something to Prove in 2016

May 14, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 2016 NFL draft is a couple of weeks in the past, so we naturally have a perfect handle on which teams made smart choices and which teams failed. Right? Well, not exactly.
The reality is it generally takes two to three seasons to properly judge a draft pick. This is why plenty of the post-draft analysis from this year is going to be wrong and why some post-draft analysis from a couple years ago looks downright silly now.
Remember the 2014 draft was the one in which South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney was considered the can't-pass-on talent of the year. Clowney showed some promise last year and may turn out to be a star by the end of his third season, but he's been far from the gem of his draft class.
In fact, there have been quite a few players taken high in the 2014 draft who have disappointed to this point and could even be entering bust territory. With the possible exception of one Johnny Manziel, these players still have chances to change the course of their ca...

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