Darren McFadden – Arkansas
A highly coveted running back coming out of high school in North Little Rock, Darren McFadden spurned programs like Alabama, Auburn, and Tennessee to play for Houston Nutt and the hometown University of Arkansans Razorbacks. A two-time All-American and two-time SEC Offensive player of the year, McFadden piled up over 5,000 combined yards from scrimmage (including his 205 passing yards), and had a combined 50 touchdowns (including his seven touchdown passes).
But McFadden simply never lived up to his lofty college billing in the NFL. The 4th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, McFaddens struggled with injuries (he only played in 16 games two times during his 10-year NFL career) and terrible coaching (during his first few years with the Oakland Raiders), derailing his professional career.