Is seeing players that have the physical potential to be really good NFL players and make millions of dollars, but blow it off because they are stupid, lazy, or don't realize that they only have but one chance.
Last year, one of those guys was North Carolina receiver Dwight Jones. He had some issues with consistency and drops, but when he wasn't having an off game he looked like a true #1 WR. Jones didn't give the best effort during that 2012 draft season either, and when he went undrafted and signed by the Texans, it was only a short while later that he told the Texans he didn't want an NFL career. Then he walked away.
Armonty Bryant has it in him to be a pro-bowl pass rusher in the NFL. Maybe he still will be. But for a guy that has multiple arrests on record including dealing drugs during practice, you'd think that he'd be smart enough to avoid trouble. He got picked up for a DUI less than two weeks after the draft. The Browns ultimately decided to give him one more chance, though Browns GM admitted that they very nearly didn't.
Then I read today that a while back the Chargers and Courtney Gardner "mutually parted ways," which seems almost deliberately left for open interpretation. I think Gardner has more physical talent than Cordarrelle Patterson. Gardner had some arrests on his record though, was miserable academically (even at community colleges) and was chronically non-committal when it came to pretty much anything. Now instead of maybe making millions of dollars, he'll probably just be some average joe- assuming he's able to stay out of trouble.
I'm not yet old but I'm old enough to know the meaning of missed opportunity. I didn't appreciate missed opportunities when I was 21 years old. I think it sucks watching young players with real NFL potential that are just too young and too dumb to know how life works.