What injury related bust would have been a standout, if healthy?

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  1. The Benjamin

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    I will go Rex Grossman.

    After he busted his leg his first year, and especially the second year he started playing scared
     
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    If only he could have played behind Webb.
     
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    Sayers? Not really a bust but really had a short but incredible career
     
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    Forgot about Bradley, he had some stellar catches here and there. Ah, what could have been. Even though Lance Louis was a later pick I thought he was going to be an animal once he got into that starting line up. I think it's fair to include him, it'd be like if Mills fell off the map. Knock on wood.
     
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    I know he wasn't drafted therefore could not be a bust, but Eric Kramer is another one, his 2nd year w/Chicago he played all 16 games and had 3800 yards, 29 td's to 14 TO's, and a 60% comp rate. He never played 16 games after that and his #'s really shrank. I remember watching that year thinking the Bears finally had an O and wondering what the hell happened to the Def, and questioning how the hell that they could be that unfortunate, hmmm deja vu?
     
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    Thanks Jared Allen, eh? ^^
     
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    Hall of Fame player and bust don't belong in the same sentence.......unless you are talking about the bust that players receive when they are inducted.
     
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    I didn't really mean he was a bust, more like what more could he have done? How many more yards? Things like that...
     
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    Right. Bust is the wrong word for Mike Brown, because he did have a very good career when healthy. Still, injuries left him at "pretty good for a few years" while I think I healthy Mike Brown would have been considered among the best to ever play the position.
     
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    MARK BRADLEY! That's who I was thinking of. He was a reach in my opinion (and many others if memory serves) in the second, but he really started to show some things up until he tore his ACL in a seem in the carpet in Detroit. There are a lot of names that answer the question much better, but I would throw him in at the bottom of the list somewhere.
     
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    Archuletta for sure. He was a stud (the kind that just sits there sticking out of metal plate)
     
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    Wally Chambers out of Eastern Kentucky. Bears 1 st round draft pick, 8th overall in 1973. Played both DE and DT, 3 time pro-bowler and one time All-pro. Had bad knees.
     
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    Louis was not a bust as much as he was... well... busted
     

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