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Caulibflower 12-14-2012 11:41 PM

Who Are the Best Prospects Whose NFL Careers Were Derailed Due to Injury?
 
Curious about draft history. I know about Ki-Jana Carter and some of other high-profile ones, but I'm interested in hearing some names who I might know if not for being injured early in their NFL/late in their college careers.

holt_bruce81 12-14-2012 11:43 PM

Does Bo Jackson count? David Pollack comes to mind as well.

bigbuc 12-14-2012 11:56 PM

Brian Price for the Bucs. 5 games into his rookie season tore both hammys off his pelvis

vidae 12-15-2012 12:33 AM

Brian Price is hardly one of the best prospects to have his career derailed. Read the thread title.

Caddy 12-15-2012 12:38 AM

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Originally Posted by vidae (Post 3212332)
Brian Price is hardly one of the best prospects to have his career derailed. Read the thread title.

LOL. Yeah this should basically be 1st round picks only. Players who were injured in college and drafted later like Da'Quan Bowers should be left out too!

Caulibflower 12-15-2012 01:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Caddy (Post 3212333)
LOL. Yeah this should basically be 1st round picks only. Players who were injured in college and drafted later like Da'Quan Bowers should be left out too!

Yeah. Someone like Ki-Jana Carter is the prime example, going first overall, destroying his knee immediately and never being the same. That's about as bad as it gets, but I'm sure there are numerous similar stories. I'm thinking of Marcus Lattimore, too, who is a complete question mark at this point after being considered a sure first rounder at one point in his college career.

bigbuc 12-15-2012 01:36 AM

Ok then...K2

Caulibflower 12-15-2012 01:59 AM

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Originally Posted by bigbuc (Post 3212351)
Ok then...K2

I wouldn't say his career was derailed. Stunted a bit, for sure.

phlysac 12-15-2012 02:09 AM


Steve Emtman

norcalgsr 12-15-2012 02:10 AM

Ryan Williams

Caulibflower 12-15-2012 02:12 AM

Anybody here remember watching Steve Emtman or Yatil Green in college?

EDIT: ^^^ apparently, yes.

Babylon 12-15-2012 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by phlysac (Post 3212362)

Steve Emtman

Probably my second favorite Husky ever after Jake Locker. Steve was around the program some in the last few years but i haven't noticed him lately. He's probably back in Eastern Wash. throwing bales of hay around instead of QBs.

Robcards 12-15-2012 11:42 AM

As far as first round picks go, Jahvid Best is the only one in recent memory. Rashard Mendenhall is looking like the injury from last year may be his undoing but obviously his career isn't over yet. Not sure if he was a bust prior to the injuries, but Jeff Otah was a first rounder who's career is basically over due to injuries the last couple of seasons, didn't pass his physical when Jets tried to trade for him this off season

Don Vito 12-15-2012 11:48 AM

Robert Edwards comes to mind

Babylon 12-15-2012 12:02 PM

Obviously Sean Taylor's career was cut too short. Some others i would have liked to have seen play longer:

Ernie Davis
Gale Sayers
Brian Bosworth
Tony Boselli
Darryl Stingley
Mike Utley

Duffman57 12-15-2012 12:08 PM

My first thought was Marcus Dupree but then i realized he didn't go to the NFL.

Babylon 12-15-2012 12:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Duffman57 (Post 3212509)
My first thought was Marcus Dupree but then i realized he didn't go to the NFL.

He had a cup of coffee with the Rams in the early 90s but it didn't amount to much.

underscore 12-15-2012 02:15 PM

Any Penn State RB?

CashmoneyDrew 12-15-2012 03:13 PM

I would have loved to have seen Al Wilson play a longer, more healthy career.

PossibleCabbage 12-15-2012 04:04 PM

In recent memory, the one that stands out to me was Justin Harrell. Kid had the potential to be Ndamukong Suh with his head screwed on straight, but a series of injuries (bicep, knee, ultimately back) ended his NFL career. Once you lose your back, you don't have a lot else.

ramsrule 12-15-2012 08:25 PM

Dan Morgan

The running back who played for New England who shredded his knee at the pro-bowl (last name was Edwards)

ramsrule 12-15-2012 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Don Vito (Post 3212495)
Robert Edwards comes to mind

That's the guy! From Georgia.

WCH 12-15-2012 09:22 PM

Andre Wadsworth.

Caulibflower 12-15-2012 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by ramsrule (Post 3212759)
That's the guy! From Georgia.

That's a good one that I hadn't heard of. Selected in the first round, gains 1400+ yards from scrimmage and 12 TDs as a rookie, goes to Hawaii as part of Pro Bowl festivities, destroys knee in a rookie All-Stars flag football game, The End. Wikipedia tells me he almost had to have to lower half of his leg amputated.

katnip 12-16-2012 01:41 AM

What happened to LaVar Arrington? Wasn't he a top 5 draft pick?


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