Sean Weatherspoon was drafted by Thomas Dimitroff in the 2010 NFL draft. He is not on this list because he was terrible, as he was a great player and a great leader. Weatherspoon made this list because he could not stay healthy. During his eight-year NFL career he played all 16 games just once – in 2011. In four of his eight seasons, Weatherspoon played less than eight NFL games.
There was a lot of expectations of “Spoon” coming out of Missouri and he definitely showed flashes of brilliance at points in his career. However, as the saying goes, you can’t make the club in the tub and he spent too much time in the tub.
Who could Atlanta have drafted instead of Sean Weatherspoon, Atlanta could have had four time All Pro TE Rob Gronkowski who has helped the Patriots win multiple Super Bowl’s and will inevitably end up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame one day. I won’t spend the time speculating on what Gronk could have brought to this franchise or to this team, but he would have been an upgrade over every TE Atlanta has had during this time frame not named Tony Gonzalez.