Phillips was another brilliant college player who failed to make it in the NFL. The former Huskers star won two national titles and was one of the nation’s top prospects. This convinced the Rams to take him number six overall in the 1996 draft (via Pro Football History).
But they threw him away like yesterday’s garbage before the end of his sophomore season. He passed out drunk in practice and this was the final straw. Chaos followed him everywhere but they should have seen it coming. His life is a tragedy because he had amazing potential.