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It's inevitable. There will be at least a few selections made in this year's NFL Draft that simply will not work out. A player thought to be a future star or even just a starter in the league turns out to be much worse. It's the inexact science that is the draft. Sometimes, franchises pick busts.
Here's what potentially could be the top three 2019 NFL Draft busts.
1. D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
Metcalf wowed everyone at the NFL Combine when he took he shirt off. A chiseled 228 pounds, Metcalf's body fat percentage was so low some wondered if he was even human. Then, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.33 seconds. He performed well in the wide receiver drills, but his body of work entering the draft is somewhat suspect.
In three seasons at Ole Miss, Metcalf only played in 21 games. His 2018 season was cut short by a neck injury and he missed part of the 2017 season as well with an injury. The Rebels speedy receiver is truly blessed with size and speed, but he reminds many of guys like John Ross and Corey Coleman. Both had outstanding combine numbers - Ross broke the 40-yard dash record - but both have struggled to make themselves worthy of their first-round draft selection.
2. Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
Taylor is listed high on many teams' draft boards, but he might wind up a castaway. At 6-5 and 328 pounds, Taylor might be better suited to play guard in the NFL. It's no secret that Taylor has a weight problem. He has blown up to as high as 380 pounds. That cannot happen if he is going to be an NFL starter on the offensive line.
Taylor simply doesn't have the nimble feet of a big-time offensive tackle. What he does have though is a road-grader mentality that could make him an NFL guard in the mold of Cameron Erving. Erving was a former first-round pick as a tackle who is now a starter at guard for the Kansas City Chiefs.
3. Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
Teams know the quarterback position is important and several franchises have the need. The problem is this draft is not deep at the position. Lock had a solid career as Missour's signal caller, but his passing yards, touchdowns, and yards per attempt all dropped in his final season with the Tigers. Yes, he has the size and the arm to make just about every throw. Because teams like the Giants and Broncos have a need, someone is going to take Lock in the first round. With all the expectations surrounding him, when he doesn't deliver Lock will be considered a bust similar to Paxton Lynch. The Broncos drafted Lynch in 2016 and he is no longer with the team.