Georgia Bulldogs NFL Draft bust No. 3: Lindsay Scott
1982 NFL Draft, Round 1, Pick 13
New Orleans Saints, 1982-1985
The Saints surely saw Lindsay Scott scampering down the sideline in 1980, leading the Bulldogs to a win over Florida en route to a national championship.
That image and Scott’s illustrious career at Georgia gave New Orleans cause to take the Dawgs’ wide receiver with the No. 13 overall pick. Quarterback Ken Stabler hooking up with Scott would surely catapult the Saints into a lot of wins in the minds of the New Orleans brass.
As with so many eventual draft busts, things began well. Scott had a strong rookie season, catching 17 passes for 251 yards in a strike-shortened, eight-game season. From there, it was all downhill.
Scott never started more than seven games in a season after his rookie year and finished his short NFL career with just 69 catches for 864 yards and one touchdown.
Eventually, Scott joined in with a group of over 100 former NFL players who sued the league over brain injuries sustained while playing.