They finished college ball with stellar stats and were immediately swept away by the pros. Fans with high expectations put these promising stars on their fantasy teams and waited anxiously to see them rock the big leagues. Unfortunately, fans' high hopes for some of these players were never fulfilled. These players are called "busts."
While you have to be careful labeling someone a "bust" (sometimes they're just having a temporary setback), some athletes are just down for the count. Our partners at Bleacher Report have gathered a list of once promising stars that they're officially callings busts. Some careers were halted by injury; others just took unexpected nose dives.
If you prefer stories about the opposite of busts (underdogs who've made it big), check out this interview with Drew Brees, the 100 million dollar underdog.