Curious ESPN poll on potential busts

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  1. Errant Hothy

    Errant Hothy Hypermediocrity

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    1) Which top-rated NFL draft prospects are mostly likely to be busts?

    16.7% Vince Young, QB, Texas
    14.3% Jay Cutler, QB, Vanderbilt
    7.1% Matt Leinart, QB, USC
    6.3% Santonio Holmes, WR, Ohio State
    5.9% Chad Jackson, WR, Florida
    5.3% Kamerion Wimbley, DE/LB, Florida State
    4.4% Chad Greenway, LB, Iowa
    4.4% Tye Hill, CB, Clemson
    4.3% Jimmy Williams, CB, Virginia Tech
    4.2% Reggie Bush, RB, USC
    4.1% DeAngelo Williams, RB, Memphis
    4.1% Brodrick Bunkley, DT, Florida State
    3.7% Haloti Ngata, DT, Oregon
    3.3% Ernie Sims, LB, Florida State
    2.6% A.J. Hawk, LB, Ohio State
    2.1% Mario Williams, DE, N.C. State
    2.1% Winston Justice, OT, USC
    2.0% Vernon Davis, TE, Maryland
    1.6% D'Brickashaw Ferguson, OT, Virginia
    1.6% Michael Huff, DB, Texas

    Total Votes: 21,044

    http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/sportsnation/polling?event_id=2131

    Reggie is further up the chart then I'd thought he'd be.
     
  2. beerlover

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    C'mon Beerlover, let's not draft not to lose. Lets draft to win. Did you forget we got rid of Cappers and crew ?
     
  4. Hervoyel

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    Well, it would if anybody in the known universe was actually using ESPN polls to plan their draft. To me the worst thing about a truly epic draft bust is that you never see them coming. Nobody sees them coming just like nobody sees the truly epic steals in the draft before/when they're taken.

    Polls are fun but that's about it.
     
  5. Errant Hothy

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    Completely agree, but they also show what the rest of us are thinking. Iwasn't at all surprised that the 3 QBs topped the list.
     
  6. Hervoyel

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    Yep. Years after the fact the Ryan Leaf "ripples" can still be seen in the publics collective opinion. First round QB's are the busts that get the most attention and they're the most anticipated.
     
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    no suprise at #1
     
  8. kastofsna

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    i've actually heard some interesting comparisons to ryan leaf in relation to vince young from several people. it's mostly worry about how he's dealing with his business. he had a poor skull session with a few teams as well apparently. i dunno, i can't see him going higher than #9 to detroit (only because millen is so unpredictable on draft day).
     


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    i haven't compared him to leaf. there are just concern that once he's outside of the UT mack brown bubble and into the real world, he won't be able to handle it.
     
  10. TreWardTxn

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    Who's leaked that info? Teams are usually pretty tight-lipped about that stuff...
     

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