3 Biggest draft busts in Wisconsin football history

With a lot of Wisconsin football greats, who are some of the busts in the NFL?

Wisconsin Badgers offensive lineman Rob Havenstein (78), and Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin (25) hold up the Big 10 West Division championship trophy.
Wisconsin Badgers offensive lineman Rob Havenstein (78), and Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin (25) hold up the Big 10 West Division championship trophy. / Rick Wood / USA TODAY NETWORK
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. player. . Running Back. Montee Ball. 2. Round 2, Pick 58. Montee Ball. Wisconsin football busts. 45

Montee Ball was a Heisman finalist in his time at Wisconsin. Even though he wasn't taken in the first round of the 2013 Draft, fans still had high hopes for his NFL career.

Ball was drafted to fix the Broncos' running game that was not up to par with the rest of the team. Granted, every player needs a little time to get acclimated to the league, but Ball never seemed to find his footing.

He did not start a single game his rookie season, but he did at least see action in every game. He only had 559 rushing yards and four total touchdowns, all rushing. Then while the Broncos were making thier run for Super Bowl 50, Ball was released from the squad midseason. He was picked up by the Patriots but was quickly later released as well.

Ball had issues with the law in his time with the Broncos which many believe played into his downfall in the league. The mix of poor play and poor decisions is what makes him an unfortunate bust in the NFL.