2019 NFL Draft Potential Busts: Offense



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Published April 17, 2019.
By Charlie Campbell - @draftcampbell


In the recent weeks, there have been a lot of questions about which players to avoid in the 2019 NFL Draft class. Every draft has some players who are selected high only to becoming massive disappointments in the NFL. Here, we break down some potential offensive busts in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
Murray stood out to me as the riskiest of the potential first-round quarterbacks. At 5-foot-10, Murray is extremely short for the NFL. He is too short to be under center and do quick passing off of three-step drops. Thus, the offense is going to have to be built around Murray, and he is not a quarterback who can be plugged into any NFL offense. That also presents some problems for his pro team in finding a backup quarterback who can execute the same plays. Therefore, it is going to take a team that is willing to commit to Murray and go all-in on building the offense around him.

Murray has gained some weight to top 200 pounds, but he still is much smaller and thinner in frame than most NFL starters. Thus, I wouldn't be surprised if he is prone to injury.

On top of the size issues, Murray only started one season of college football. While he was excellent for Oklahoma, he played in a conference that is the arena league of college football and devoid of good defenses. I think Murray has the most bust potential of the four quarterbacks likely to be first-round picks.



David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State
I chose Montgomery because of the speed issue that can be seen in his tape, his stats, and in his combine 40 time. I think Montgomery is a tough runner who has excellent balance and is tough to bring down; however, he shows some risk for the NFL because he may not have the enough speed to hit the hole and get to the second level. Hence of the early-round running back prospects, I think Montgomery could have the most potential to be a bust.

N'Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State
Of the early-rounders, Harry stands out to me as having bust potential. The 6-foot-2, 228-pounder has good size to him, but I think he is going to struggle to separate from NFL cornerbacks. While he has some height and weight, he is not overwhelmingly big. Harry is not twitchy, explosive or sudden either. I think he is similar to Laquon Treadwell coming out of Ole Miss, so I see some dangerous bust potential with Harry.



David Edwards, OT, Wisconsin
Edwards could be a second-day pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, but I didn't like what I saw of him during the 2018 season. Some team sources were very down on how Edwards played in 2018 as well. "He played like s--t," one AFC national scout texted me. I think Edwards' flaws and limitations in pass protection are going to be serious issues for him as a pro. Thus, I think he has the most bust potential of any of the early-round offensive tackles.


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