Myles Jack, the UCLA linebacker with the otherworldly skills and the incredibly suspect knee, was bypassed in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, even though he was one of the highest-rated players available. His freefall ended in Jacksonville at No. 36. That gave him membership in a dubious club: most memorable draft slides ever.
Here is the list of the worst free-falls since 1997, two decades of uncomfortable squirming and awkward camera close-ups.
Sorry, the cut-off means two legendary slides — Dan Marino and Warren Sapp — miss out.
Collins’ tumble down the draft board eclipses that of Laremy Tunsil, considering the horrific circumstances that caused it. The LSU tackle projected by many as a top-10 pick was named in a murder investigation two days before the draft. He was never a suspect, but he wasn’t cleared by police until after the draft — and after he offered to pull his name from the draft and enter it a year later. Going undrafted Cheap Girls Softball Jerseys made it irrelevant. The Cowboys grabbed him, moved him to guard, and he started 11 games as a rookie.
Gordon, then a sophomore at Baylor, is found asleep in the passenger’s seat of a car belonging to teammate Willie Jefferson, who also is found passed out, outside of a Taco Bell. Both Gordon and Jefferson were cited on misdemeanor drug posession charges after marijuana was found in the car. Jefferson was kicked off the team with his second such violation, while charges were later dropped vs. Gordon.