10 biggest NFL draft busts in Penn State football history

Penn State has produced plenty of top draft picks in the NFL, they just haven't always panned out in the league. Olu Fashanu and Chop Robinson don't want to end up on this list after their NFL careers.

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. 9. player. No. 14 overall. D.J. Dozier, RB. 60. D.J. Dozier. 1987. . D.J. Dozier, RB

Dozier is the first of four running backs on this list. That’s not because he was better in the NFL than those other backs, but because he was drafted lowest of the four included. 

Dozier scored the game-winning touchdown in the Fiesta Bowl win over Miami in 1987 that secured the national title for Penn State, but that game was the peak of his football career. 

Minnesota drafted Dozier 14th overall and in his four years with the team, he never ran for more than 300 yards and his career-high scrimmage yards over his five seasons was 355 in 1989, a year he had zero rushing touchdowns. 

His brief NFL career ended after one season with Detroit in 1991, his fifth in the NFL. For his career, he totaled 691 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns.