Nate Davis reveals three of the 100 biggest draft busts in NFL history according to USA TODAY Sports. USA TODAY Sports
Air Force linebacker Ryan Watson had agreed to the terms. He had signed and returned the contract. Two years ago, he thought he was joining the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent.
And then, suddenly, he wasn’t.
Shortly after the 2017 NFL draft, the U.S. Department of Defense announced it was changing its rules and would no longer allow aspiring professional athletes at service academies to bypass their required two years of active-duty service. So instead of joining the Cardinals, Watson became a second lieutenant in the Air Force and was shipped