Charles Rogers (Michigan State)
The Detroit Lions made Michigan State wide receiver, Charles Rogers, the second overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft. At the time, few people disagreed with the pick. In his two seasons with the Spartans, Rogers broke numerous receiving records, and finished with 2,821 yards and 27 touchdowns. As suggested in the Magazine cover above, Rogers was thought to be the best player in college football — regardless of position. But issues with injuries, and a subsequent addiction to painkillers resulted in his demise. In three NFL seasons Rogers totalled just 36 receptions, and was out of the league by 2005.
Fast forward 13 years, and Rogers now works at an auto repair shop in Fort Myers, Florida. Rogers admitted he didn’t know much about cars when he started, but he’s worked his way up to being the shop’s general manager. He hopes to one day get back into football, as a recruiter or high school coach.