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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535. . Oakland Raiders, S. 3. player. Patrick bates. 1993 – Round 1, Pick 12. Patrick bates. . Patrick bates

The Oakland Raiders used their No. 12 pick in 1993 to select safety Patrick Bates. At TAMU, he had 6 interceptions and was an all-out defensive monster.

When Bates got to the NFL, he couldn’t seem to bring in the same numbers that he saw throughout his college career.

After three years in the league, Bates was out of a job with a deplorable 130 career tackles. Losing his defensive prowess was combined with poor choices off the field and he was quickly removed from the Raiders’ 53-man roster.

Bates finished his NFL career in Atlanta with the Falcons earning just 51 tackles in his final season.