With the NFL draft coming up, it’s a good time to look at SMU’s draft history.
The Mustangs have produced big names like Eric Dickerson. But we decided to dig deeper and look at SMU’s three biggest draft surprises and three biggest busts.
Biggest surprisesWR Cole Beasley Beasley actually went undrafted before signing with the cheap jerseys China
Cowboys, where he has had a solid career as the team’s primary slot receiver. Last year, Beasley was a big factor. He caught 75 passes for 833 yards and five touchdowns.
DT Michael Carter Carter was selected in the fifth round of the 1984 NFL draft. While he was a late selection, Carter went on to have a solid career. He was a three time Pro Bowler and a three time Super Bowl champion during his time with the San Francisco 49ers.
SE Raymond Berry Berry was selected in the 20th round of the 1954 NFL draft and was a long shot to make the Baltimore Colts roster. Berry, however, became a Pro Football Hall of Famer after recording 631 receptions for 9,275 yards and 68 touchdowns in his illustrious career.
Biggest bustsDE Margus Hunt The highest drafted SMU player in the last 25 years hasn’t exactly lived up to his second round billing. Hunt, who is known for his freakish size and athleticism, did not pan out with the Cincinnati Bengals, recording 29 tackles in four years. He is now with the Indianapolis Colts.
RB Paul Page The New York Giants selected Page with the fourth overall pick in the 1949 NFL draft. However, Page opted to play with the Baltimore Colts in the All America Football Conference. He played just one season and was a non factor.
RB Reggie Dupard The New England Patriots took Dupard in the first round of the 1986 NFL draft, but he never played a big role with the team. He rushed for a career high 318 yards in 1987 and was out of the league after the 1990 season.