As the NFL draft approaches, with the McShays of the world telling us (with some notable exceptions) how great so many of the players will be, we’re reminded that plenty of those supposedly great players end up being great big busts.
Receiver Chad Jackson, a first-round prospect who slid to round two in 2006 and who bounced from New England to Denver to oblivion in three NFL seasons, has resurfaced. He has signed with the Buffalo Bills.
Jackson was out of football in 2009, and he last caught a pass on November 30, 2008 — his only reception as a member of the Broncos.
“The Bills had been looking at me for a while and I had the opportunity
to come up and get a workout in and they obviously liked what they saw,”
Jackson told Chris Brown of Buffalobills.com.
Neither the Patriots nor the Broncos liked what they ever saw from Jackson. New England declared Jackson a failure after only 14 regular-season appearances in two years. The Broncos gave him only four regular-season appearances.