OVER-INFLATED

August 11, 2014

Can't-miss prospects who ... missed

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Missed it by this much

Wrong. So, so wrong

Tony Mandarich

"The Best Offensive Line Prospect Ever"

April 26, 1982

63 NFL starts, 0 Pro Bowls

Gary Nicklaus

"The Next Nicklaus"

March 11, 1985

Made one PGA Tour top 10

Kristie Phillips

"The New Mary Lou [Retton]"

Sept. 1, 1986

0 Olympics

Jon Peters

"Superkid"

May 8, 1989

54--1 in high school, fireballer blew out elbow, never made pros

Heath Shuler

"[Skins] took a big step toward rebuilding ... by drafting him."

May 2, 1994

22 starts, 15 TDs

Tim Couch

"Which No. 1 Pick Will Lead the Browns to Greatness?"

April 19, 1999

0 playoffs

Sebastian Telfair

... Is the future

March 8, 2004

Career averages: 7.4 points, 3.5 assists

Robert Gallery

"Best Lineman to Come Out of College in Years"

April 24, 2004

103 NFL starts, 0 Pro Bowls

Jeff Francoeur

"Georgia's New Peach"

Aug. 29, 2005

Nine seasons, 0 All-Stars

Jimmy Clausen

"A once-in-a-generation talent."

Nov. 28, 2005

One win in four years as NFL QB

TEN PHOTOS

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)