You have potential as a draft pick. You have potential as a rookie. You may even have potential throughout your first contract, depending upon your position. But, sooner or later, potential turns into wasted talent. That's just how sports works. The sporting corpses of "tremendous potential" guys pile up year after year. We can hope that this player turns things around. But if he's anything more than the team's TE3, it's a bad sign for the position.