NFL Draft 2013: Players Who Will Never Reach Their Full Potential

January 9, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Every year there are star players in college who NFL teams fall in love with. These teams pick these great players and expect that they'll play at least as good as they did in college, hopefully better. Sometimes, in cases like Calvin Johnson or Andrew Luck, that totally happens. 

In other cases, like Ryan Leaf or Tony Mandarich, it totally doesn't happen. 
Every year there are a few surprising busts, and this year there is potential for a few major ones. 
Manti Te'o
Before the hate flows too fast, Manti Te'o is a great football player. He was a standout star at linebacker for Notre Dame and had, including the BCS National Championship Game loss to Alabama, at least 10 tackles in seven games during his final season. 

How can he possibly be a bust? Easy. Obviously, the NFL is a very different monster from college football. Backs are bigger and faster, quarterbacks are smarter and stronger and offensive linemen are stronger and...

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