The 5 biggest NFL Draft busts in Arizona Football history

Arizona Football isn't known as an NFL factory, but it has produced a handful of players with high NFL Draft capital. Some panned out, of course, but here are five of the biggest NFL Draft busts in Arizona Football program history.

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35. Running back. 2007 2nd round, 50 overall. 5. player. CJH. . . Chris (CJ) Henry. Chris (CJ) Henry

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Henry spent three years as the understudy to the NFL-bound running back Mike Bell and his backup Gilbert Harris. When finally handed the reins ahead of the 2006 season, he finished with a promising 581 yards and seven touchdowns on 165 carries. He also caught 21 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown. However, even after his best season, he still was just barely under 1,100 career yards from scrimmage while with Arizona.

Despite having another year of eligibility — which he likely should have taken — he chose to enter the 2007 NFL Draft. A stellar showing at the combine earned him an athleticism score of 97 — the best in the class — and a subsequent second-round selection by the Tennessee Titans with the 50th overall pick. Henry started hot in his first two games, rushing for 57 yards and a touchdown against the Houston Texans and rushed for 48 yards and a touchdown the next week against the Oakland Raiders.

However, a substance abuse suspension — which he successfully appealed — stopped his momentum and he never rushed for more than 15 yards in a game or found the endzone ever again. He went on to appear in one game in the 2008 season, logging one rush for 3 yards. Henry was out of the NFL two seasons later, and he finished with a career stat line of 32 carries for 122 yards and two touchdowns.