The Falcons have a long history full of genuinely great players, but you don’t enjoy over three decades without a Super Bowl without some speed bumps along the way, and the Falcons have had their share of huge draft disappointments.
Sparked by a question asked by Bleeding Green Nation, I polled the good (?) people of Twitter to see who they thought would be a star and ultimately fell well short of those expectations. The answers were quite depressing, as you’d expect, but they really run the gamut from “I thought that guy would be good” to “man, almost everyone thought that guy would be good.”
Scroll through the collection of answers we’ve compiled below, and then discuss your own choices.
OJ Santiago— Jack (@NJKnight1436) February 23, 2019
Jimmy Williams was a 1st Round Grade that slipped to the 2nd because of questions if he really cared about playing... aaaand those questions were right.— Paul (@GaVaHokie) February 23, 2019
peter konz— charles mcdonald (lakers 29-29) (@FourVerts) February 23, 2019
I really thought Demorrio Williams would develop into a stud defender— Steve (@SteveInBrooklyn) February 23, 2019
Bruce Pickens.— Michael (@BravesAndBirds) February 23, 2019
Jamaal Anderson. He was supposed to be the anchor of our defense— Phantom Of The South (@DowSoufHercules) February 23, 2019
Anyone who doesn't say 'Will Overstreet' is lying to themselves.— Ed G (@EdGrohl) February 23, 2019