90 receptions, 1,200 yards, five TDs. These are the kind of stats you expect a WR taken in the first round to produce over the course of a season. Not as a rookie, but eventually right? Those were Freddie's stats... after his four year NFL career was over. Bust #5 is "fast" Freddie from UCLA.
Freddie Mitchell - 2001 - 1st round 25th overall pick
The mere fact that his NFL career was over after four years should tell you all you need to know. For a team to not even take a chance on a perfectly healthy former first round pick shows what a miss Freddie was. He went on to claim that Donovan McNabb had somehow blacklisted him from the NFL and that was the only reason no team ever called.
If guys Donovan McNabb didn't like couldn't get jobs, why is Terrell Owens still in the league pushing 40? It's because he's good. Freddie isn't.
All that said, Freddie did give us 4th and 26 and we'll never forget that.
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