5 biggest NFL Draft busts in Texas A&M football history

NCAA staff writer Sam Fariss ranks the five worst NFL Draft busts from Texas A&M.

May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M).
May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M). / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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Not all Aggies have turned out as well as Von Miller did in the NFL. While Texas A&M has produced some professional superstars like Miller and Richmond Webb, quite a few NFL Draft picks coming out of College Station have been flops.

From failed quarterbacks and disappointing linemen, there have been a handful of letdowns throughout Aggie football history.

Here are the five biggest draft busts who came out of Texas A&M and headed to the NFL:

5. . . Reggie Brown. player. Reggie brown. Detroit Lions, LB. 1996 – Round 1, Pick 17. Reggie Brown. 535

After performing exceptionally well at the NFL Combine in 1996, Reggie Brown was taken surprisingly early in the Draft. The No. 17 overall pick, Brown headed to Detroit to play for the Lions.

The highlight of his career was in year two. He had two pick-sixes along with two sacks. Other than that Brown didn’t do too much in the league.

Sadly, Brown’s career ended early when he suffered a spinal injury while playing against the New York Jets. Paramedics were able to save his life through CPR and doctors performed emergency surgery to prevent him from being wheelchair-bound for the rest of his life.

After only 26 games, Brown’s NFL career was over.