I mean who determines if a player is a bust ?
what qualifies one as such ?
I get the premise that it is a player who fails to achieve the desired outcome on the field of play at the next level ...
( here comes that BIG little word ) ok cool I understand and agree to a degree , BUT
we are then using a set outcome of greatness as the standard for a player that has only been projected to meet any such standard ...
projections are perhaps the most unreliable thing in sports .
there literally is not a tool in the world that can accurately project greatness
we look at tendencies , athletic prowess , size , speed and accomplishments at a lower level of competition as the factors into an equation that fails identify future growth on much more of anything than someone gut feeling
then when that gut feeling of said evaluators is wrong instead of blaming the evaluators we instead label the player ( who clearly spent his entire life trying to be great ) to even be in the position to be