4. Lee Suggs
It was Dec. 28, 2003 on the shores of the Ohio River. Fans of the Cleveland Browns finally thought they had their running back of the present and future.
Bolstered by touchdown runs of 76 and 25 yards, Suggs carried the ball 26 times for 186 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals. Of course, the Browns lost the game, but everyone had seen enough. Big things were to be expected from Suggs in 2004.
Suggs, a fourth-round pick out of Virginia Tech, had 289 yards in limited action during that rookie campaign, so you see why the Dawg Pound was booming with optimism.
However, the former Hokie went on to play in just 10 games the following season before injuries slowed him down. When he was healthy He rushed the ball 199 times for 744 yards (3.7 average).
In 20005, Suggs’ career was on life support. Cleveland had brought in Reuben Droughns to be its bell cow and the third-year veteran could only muster eight carries in eight games. By 2006, Suggs was in Miami, by the next season, at age 26, was out of the league.