Irv Smith Jr.
There are three reasons why an NFL prospect may fall short of expectations. First, they have a poor attitude and take their place in the league for granted. Then, a change in coaching staff may upend everything they worked for. But injuries may be the most frustrating problem that athletes contend with.
Smith knows all about the latter because they’ve afflicted his career. He arrived in Minnesota with big expectations on his shoulders but tore his meniscus. The tight end missed the entire 2021 season but wants to prove that he’s not a bust (via The Draft Network).