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5 Most Likely 2019 NFL Draft Busts

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There are always college football stars that can't replicate their success at the next level. Whether the player isn't prepared or finds himself as a bad fit in the team's system, we see this happen too often on an annual basis. There are a few players out of the 2019 class that have some potential, but the risk is clearly there. Here are five incoming rookies who have the potential to fall flat on their faces in the NFL. 

5. Jawaan Taylor, OT - Florida

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Jawaan Taylor is the type of player who is going to get selected on the first day of the NFL Draft because of his size. Being 6'5" and 328 pounds does wonders, but he will need to improve his handwork. Taylor might be better served moving inside to the guard position because plenty of talented pass rushers in the SEC beat him on the edge at times.

4. Kyler Murray, QB - Oklahoma

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This has nothing to do with Kyler Murray's size or skills – players like Baker Mayfield, Drew Brees and Russell Wilson have proven themselves as short QBs in this league. The reigning Heisman winner does, however, have baseball also calling his name with a $4.6 million guaranteed signing bonus on the table. There's no question that Murray has the physical tools to play in the NFL, but the Xs and Os are something that could give him some trouble. He played against weak defenses in an air-it-out conference in the Big 12, and then most of his big numbers came in garbage time against Alabama in the College Football Playoff Semifinal Game. 

3. Drew Lock, QB - Missouri

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There aren't many elite quarterbacks in this year's draft class, but that won't stop teams from picking signal-callers early. One player who has no business being rated this high is Drew Lock, who just played in his fourth collegiate season and saw his touchdowns, yards per pass attempt and passing yards all decrease. Because of need, a team like the Denver Broncos will probably take the chance on Lock. 

2. Rashan Gary, Edge - Michigan

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Rashan Gary is another player who saw his stats go down but is still considered a high draft pick. He missed a few games this past season and finished the year with only 6.5 tackles for a loss and 3.5 sacks. Even with those poor numbers, there are some mock drafts that have him going as high as second overall. Gary has technique issues and his raw power won't get him by in the NFL.

1. D.K. Metcalf

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We've seen some incredible first-round wideouts take the league by storm – D.K. Metcalf will not be one of them. He has the size at 6'4" but we've seen too many wideouts crumble when height is the only thing they're relying on. Metcalf averaged fewer than four catches per game this season and only found the end zone five times. 

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