4. Cedric Benson, RB, Chicago Bears
Benson is one of the most prolific running backs in college football history. He had four 1,000-yard seasons at Texas and left school with over 5,500 rushing yards, putting him sixth all-time in Division 1. However, he was also arrested twice during his college career.
Despite the red flags, the Bears had no problem drafting him fourth overall. But he spent just three years in Chicago. His time there was plagued by injuries and reports that he didn’t get along with his teammates. Benson fared better after going to Cincinnati, putting together three straight 1,000-yard seasons between 2009 and 2011, although he never made the Pro Bowl in eight seasons. He also had multiple arrests during his NFL career and a couple more after his playing days. After a foot injury in 2012 effectively ended his career, Benson became a loan originator.