Injured players whose draft stock fell, and made teams regret passing on them?

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      • #162878

        Ute Fan

        I’m trying to remember any NFL stars who were passed over in the draft because of an injury.

        I know we’ve seen a couple lately, close to home, like Blackmon and Jaylon Johnson,  but I’m talking big big stars. Ohio State fans are saying that their guys will be the first WRs off the boards, and that may be true, but then there are players like Drake London who may fall down the board, who are luminescent talents.

        Any memories?

      • #162884

        Ute Fan

        The classic example is Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame linebacker.

        Basically was seen the way Devin Lloyd is, as a mid first rounder. Got a unanimous first round grade from draft advisory board and then tore his ACL and LCL in the bowl game. Went in the second round and has had decent success but is probably still more known for his injury than for anything else.

      • #162891

        Ute Fan

        I have seen London play and he is one amazing receiver.  He has a way of getting open and catches almost everything thrown in his direction.

        I know he got injured, but I would take a chance on him.  He seems to be an all-pro talent.

      • #162912

        Ute Fan

        Frank Gore, for sure. Both in college and the prod, his injuries set him back, but he was amazing and became a probowler. Sure fire first rounder without the injury.

        • #162913

          Ute Fan

          He just got his @$$ kicked by Darren Williams in the boxing ring too.

      • #162941

        2008 National Champ
        Ute Fan

        Star dropped because of concerns about his heart after he was projected to be Utah’s 2nd #1 overall pick.

        Warren Sapp dropped after rumors about a bad marijuana test.

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