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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Vic Beasley, OLB. player. 44. . 2015. No. 8 overall. Clemson Vic Beasley. Vic Beasley, OLB. . 5

You can make an argument that Vic Beasley belongs much higher on this list, but his 2016 season was enough for me to leave him at No. 5. As a rookie, Beasley only recorded four sacks in 16 starts, but in his second season he turned into one of the most dominant pass-rushers in football. 

Beasley finished 2016 with 15.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, and 11 tackles for a loss. He was named first-team All-Pro but didn’t come close to sustaining that level of success. Beasley recorded just five sacks in 14 games in 2017 and 2020 was his last season in the NFL.