Najeh Davenport – Pittsburgh Steelers (2008)
Najeh Davenport did spend seven seasons in the NFL, so it’s not like his career was a total wash. But the former backfield player on those incredible University of Miami football teams in the early 2000’s never really enjoyed the same success in the NFL, rushing for less than 500 yards in each of his seven seasons in the NFL.
Between 2005 and 2008, Davenport played for three different teams, but happened to finish things off at the right place, coming back to Pittsburgh in time to be a member of their Super Bowl-winning team.
Reggie Bush – New Orleans Saints (2009)
It’s not the fact that Reggie Bush was a terrible player in general; he did finish his career recording two seasons with more than 1,000 yards rushing. But despite investing the #2 overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft on Bush, and considering everyone assumed Bush was this generational, franchise-changing talent, the Saints never got a season with more than 600 yards rushing out of him.
Bush didn’t even lead the Saints in rushing during the 2009 season, when the team ended up defeating the Indianapolis Colts in the Super Bowl. But, Bush can still list “Super Bowl champion” next to his name (especially since all his college accolades have basically been removed from the record books).