Brian Cushing (Retired / Honorable Mention)
With the 15th pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans selected USC workout warrior, Brian Cushing. NFL scouts described Cushing as a player who was fast enough to play linebacker and strong enough to play defensive end. In 2009 a video surfaced of Cushing muscling through 35 reps of 225 pounds on the bench, breaking the all-time record at Joe DeFranco’s legendary athletic training facility that has served as a training grounds for elite NFL players.
But there might be a good explanation as to why Cushing is an absolutely beast in the gym… In 2017, Cushing was hit with a 10-game suspension for violating the NFL’s PED policy. This marks Cushing’s second suspension for testing positive for PEDs.