They put Brodus with Tensai because of how popular he was years ago as Prince Albert, and to be honest even though I don't like the gimmick it's still working better then what they were using with him before.
Otunga is terrible in the ring, the only reason he even got so much tv time is because when he debuted his wife was getting a lot of attention for her music. The fact that they made him into a wannabe Johnathon Coachman is the best he's gonna get.
I like JTG and I was a huge fan of Cryme Tyme but I seriously doubt they could pull of an entertaining 'gangsta' gimmick with the pg label.
As far as i know bourne's been out with a broke foot or leg, and beyond that before he was injured he got 2 back to back drug violations. I can't see them doing much with him once he's back.
And for your idea for Zack Ryder, its a good idea but I would rather see him with someone more serious then Clay, maybe Langston or Ezekiel Jackson if he's even still with the company.