10 biggest NFL draft busts in Clemson football history

With the season over, players are declaring for the NFL draft, but these are a few cautionary tales of Tigers who went to the NFL and it didn't quite work out.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) tackled by Atlanta Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) tackled by Atlanta Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
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. Tye Hill, DB. 6. 2006. No. 15 overall. Tye Hill, DB. player. 51. Clemson Tye Hill.

Tye Hill was a three-time ACC Champion on the track at Clemson, so it was no surprise when he ran a 4.30 40-yard dash. His speed was tantalizing and St. Louis couldn’t pass it up in the 2006 draft. 

However, there’s more to being a successful cornerback in the NFL than just straight-line speed and Hill proved that. After three underwhelming seasons in St. Louis, he was traded to the Falcons for a seventh-round pick in the 2010 NFL draft and only played two more seasons.