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Saturday, November 3, 2012
Updating Bust Watch: Torell Troup

By James Walker

In July, the AFC East blog highlighted several players who needed successful seasons to avoid the “bust” label.

As we approach the midpoint of the season, let’s take a look at a defensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills.

Updated Bust Watch: Defensive tackle Torell Troup

Pick: Second round, 2010

Analysis: Troup had a promising rookie year, but it's been downhill since. The defensive tackle simply cannot stay healthy, and that was again the case this season. The former second-round pick was put on injured reserve in August with a back injury. He had an easy job this year backing up Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus. Troup's projected role was to provide both starters a breather and play in limited snaps. Maybe things would have been different for Troup if he stayed healthy. But after three seasons, it’s safe to officially label Troup a draft bust.