Honorable Mention 2: Henry Melton-DL-Texas-Round 4 2009
This one will depend on whether Melton’s flashes of brilliance continue or regress. Melton was a former running back that was converted to defensive end in college. Drafted as an end, Melton was switched to three-technique tackle in 2010 and began to blossom. The replacement for Tommie Harris in Lovie Smith’s most important defensive position, Melton opened the 2011 season as the starter and registered two sacks against the Atlanta Falcons. Then his play went up and down through the season, in which he finished with seven sacks. Time will tell if Melton never realizes his potential or becomes a star.