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  1. The 'misses' of the 2004 first round

    Keith Law

    The draft is a time of hope and promise, and after it's all over, a scout sits with his scouting staff and marvels over all the players the team just picked. Well, sometimes they don't work out as planned, as is the case for these 20 first-rounders w...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  2. Role of colleges in NFL draft process

    Ryan McGee

    Over the past two years, I've written four NFL draft-centric player profiles for ESPN The Magazine. In 2013, I visited with South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore and Jadeveon Clowney. This year, I have chatted with '12 NFL combine bust Vontaze Burfict an...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  3. Will Bridgewater be a bust or steal?

    Tom Carpenter

    That pesky pro day has turned into a major thorn in the side of Teddy Bridgewater. His draft stock has dropped dramatically since his poor showing there, but it isn't the only reason cited by front-office types for the diminishing love for the pro pr...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  4. Why Blake Bortles won't be a bust - ESPN The Magazine

    Peter Keating

    ESPN The Magazine's Peter Keating writes about the four indisputable reasons Central Florida QB Blake Bortles is more likely to go boom than bust.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2014
  5. When will Rudolph get extension?

    Tom Carpenter

    Kyle Rudolph's 2013 campaign was a bust -- literally -- as he suffered a fractured left foot in Week 9 and landed on IR with just 30 catches for 313 yards and 3 TDs on his stat sheet. The previous season, he had earned a spot in the Pro Bowl after re...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  6. Latest buzz on Manziel's draft stock

    Tom Carpenter

    On Thursday, we will see Johnny Manziel work out for NFL teams at Texas A&M's pro day. His draft stock has run the gamut from being first overall to falling to the latter part of the first round. ESPN's Merril Hoge said last week that, "I see bust wr...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  7. Possible destinations for Rollins

    Doug Mittler

    Is the spring training feud between Jimmy Rollins and Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg nearing a tipping point? Rollins was benched on three successive days last week by Sandberg, who has downplayed any talk of a rift. But ESPN The Magazine's Bust...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  8. OBP leagues: Studs, sleepers, busts

    Eric Karabell

    The most obvious name that moves up in fantasy formats that count walks or on-base percentage is that of misjudged Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto. Not only did the terrific Votto draw a cool 135 walks last season, but that was 23 more than ...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  9. Will struggling Sullinger keep shooting?

    Tom Carpenter

    Despite having every opportunity to make a mark as a solid fantasy basketball big man on a bad Boston Celtics team this season, Jared Sullinger has been a bust. The only meaningful impact he has made is as a rebounder (8.3 RPG), and even the little b...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  10. 2014 NCAA Tournament Bracket projections -- Western Michigan Bron...

    Bill Doherty

    Joe Lunardi and his team of Bracketologists examine the 2014 NCAA tournament outlook for the Western Michigan Broncos. Steve Hawkins' team could bust some brackets if David Brown and Shayne Whittington get going.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2014
  11. NBA - Examining the importance of player-team fit

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe breaks down examples of more than a dozen NBA players succeeding because of the right organizational fit.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2014
  12. Too early to give up on Bennett?

    Joe Kaiser

    The casual NBA fan may have already dismissed Anthony Bennett as a bust who'll never live up to the lofty expectations that come with being the No. 1 overall pick. But is it too early to give up on Bennett? ESPN Insider David Thorpe certainly thin...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  13. Lakers or bust for Steve Nash

    Nick Borges

    Steve Nash has been injured for most of the two seasons he's been with the Los Angeles Lakers and even though he has a lot of doubters, the veteran point guard is committed to finishing out his three-year contract in 2014-15. The Lakers are curren...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  14. Jake Gardiner an interesting target

    Tim Kavanagh

    The Toronto Maple Leafs are rumored to be in "blockbuster-or-bust" mode ahead of today's trade deadline, and one of their top trade chips is offensive defenseman Jake Gardiner. The 23-year-old has shown flashes of high-end ability but has been somewh...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  15. Best and worst of last year's contract extensions - MLB

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron looks back at last year's big contract extensions and explains why David Wright is a bargain and Elvis Andrus is a bust.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2014
  16. NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers' Anthony Bennett still has star potentia...

    David Thorpe

    Is Anthony Bennett a bust? Not so fast, writes David Thorpe.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2014