CINCINNATI — NFL players can be tricky to predict.
With the NFL Draft coming up on March 26, here are the 10 players that are most likely to be left holding the bag if things don’t go right.
Jameis Winston, Florida State QB Jamees Winston was a top-three pick of the Buccaneers in 2015.
He’s had trouble adapting to the NFL and was one of the best quarterbacks in college football in 2015 before suffering a season-ending ACL tear.
The Buccaneers are hoping to land him back on the field this fall, but he hasn’t exactly been a pleasant surprise.
Winston has had injuries to his shoulder and knees, as well as multiple concussions, and he’s missed 10 games.
Winston will have to prove himself in a league where he’s never won a playoff game.
Winston’s injury history should help him become more familiar with his teammates and coaches, but there’s a big question mark around him, as will the lack of a franchise quarterback in this draft class.
J.J. Watt, Tennessee Defensive end J. J., Watt, has had a disappointing rookie season.
He has battled a concussion and is out for the season after suffering a broken leg during the regular season.
But Watt has proven himself to be an elite pass-rusher in the league and he could be a top pick in the draft.
Watt could be in line to be a big part of any team’s defensive line rotation, especially with his speed and quickness.
Joey Bosa, Ohio State Wide receiver Joey B., is an elite receiver in the NFL, but has yet to develop into a true No. 1 receiver.
He’ll have to compete for the starting job with Sammy Watkins and Brandin Cooks.
But Bosa could be the top player in the class in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Marcus Mariota, Oregon QB Marcus MariOTA has struggled for a few years now, but this season was his breakout season.
The Heisman Trophy winner is now entering his prime and should be an NFL star.
But the Oregon Ducks have had a rocky start to the season and the team’s quarterback has struggled to live up to his lofty billing.
Mariota is one of three quarterbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft to have his first three seasons ended by injury.
Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio St. RB Ezekiel Elliott has had the most injury issues of any NFL running back, and the Browns should be looking to address the running game this offseason.
Elliott has missed all but one game this season.
This season, he has been slowed by injuries, a hip injury and a concussion.
He missed all of training camp and has yet, to be fully healthy.
It’s unclear whether Elliott will return to the field in 2018, but if not, the Browns will have the opportunity to draft a player who could be an impact player for them in 2018.
Jarell Martin, Texas A&M LB Jarende Martin has a strong track record of playing at the next level and is a player the Browns could target if they are looking for a solid linebacker in the first round.
The Texas A.&M linebacker has missed 13 games and has played in just three games this season, including two starts.
He could be one of two players who could become a solid starting linebacker for the Browns in 2018 if they get to the top of the first overall pick.
Christian McCaffrey, Stanford QB Christian McCafferey is a rising star in the Heisman Trophy race.
He was a two-time Heisman Trophy finalist and has a Heisman Trophy-winning campaign.
McCaffery has struggled with consistency and accuracy this season with just eight touchdown passes in his last seven games.
The Browns are trying to make sure McCaffey can continue to improve his mechanics and get consistent pressure on quarterbacks, but they’ll have their work cut out for them this season if he does not.
Jalen Ramsey, Alabama DE Jalen, Ramsey has been the biggest disappointment of Alabama’s defensive backfield in 2017.
He is one-and-done as a starter in the SEC and has been injured more than any other Alabama player.
The Crimson Tide could use some help in the middle of the defense.
Zach Cunningham, Clemson DE Zach Cunningham is an emerging star at the moment and could become the top defensive tackle in the 2019 NFL Draft if the Browns draft him.
Cunningham is a freak athlete who can rush the passer, but his pass-rushing skills have been questioned by some scouts.
He should be able to prove his worth in a defensive front with a big edge rusher and two-down linemen.
Malik Hooker, Ohio LB Malik, is an athletic, athletic, agile defensive end who can make a play in the run game.
He won’t be a household name, but the Buckeyes will be in a great position if Hooker can stay healthy.
Jalston Fowler, LSU WR Jalston, Fowler is a big, athletic