The NFL has, by far, probably the most adopted and analyzed draft of any skilled sport, and that’s the reason it is shocking that there are such a lot of busts annually, with many scouts making an attempt to get it proper. Gamers which might be projected to do nice within the execs due to their school accolades don’t all the time pan out as a consequence of numerous points like damage issues, a scarcity of manufacturing, or off-the-field points catching up with them.
The NFL draft additionally has an intense and grueling pre-draft course of, together with the NFL mix that will get factored into groups’ draft boards greater than it in all probability ought to. That could possibly be a purpose there have been so many busts across the league through the years, and why it’s so essential to hit on excessive picks as a result of a bust can set a workforce again for years.
A lot of the gamers that discover themselves on the listing have been taken inside the prime ten picks and that prime of an funding makes them bust worthy. Quarterback is the place that seems on this record probably the most as a result of there have been so many busts on the spot through the years and groups are so determined to discover a franchise signal-caller. A variety of these busts have been additionally taken in entrance of Corridor of Fame gamers and that factored into the choice to incorporate them on the listing.
Every workforce would like to have each decide on this listing again as a result of in hindsight they’re the worst selections they’ve ever made whereas on the clock. Ranked from 32 to 1, these picks are probably the most questionable alternatives every NFL franchise has made because the league began the draft again in 1936.
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- 1 32 Tennessee Titans – Adam “Pacman” Jones (No. 6) 2005
- 2 31 Dallas Cowboys – Bobby Carpenter (No. 18) 2006
- 3 30 Miami Dolphins – Ted Ginn (No. 9) 2007
- 4 29 San Francisco 49ers – Lance Alworth (No. eight) 1962
- 5 28 Baltimore Ravens – Kyle Boller (No. 19) 2003
- 6 27 New York Giants – Cedric Jones (No. 5) 1996
- 7 26 New Orleans Saints – Ricky Williams (No. 5) 1999
- 8 25 Buffalo Payments – Mike Williams (No. four) 2002
- 9 24 Philadelphia Eagles – Kevin Allen (No. 9) 1985
- 10 23 Carolina Panthers – Kerry Collins (No. 5) 1995
- 11 22 Pittsburgh Steelers – Tim Worley (No. 7) 1989
- 12 21 Chicago Bears – Cade McNown (No. 12) 1999
- 13 20 Kansas Metropolis Chiefs – Todd Blackledge (No. 7) 1983
- 14 19 Denver Broncos – Paxton Lynch (No. 26) 2016
- 15 18 Arizona Cardinals – Andre Wadsworth (No. three) 1998
- 16 17 Jacksonville Jaguars – Blaine Gabbert (No. 10) 2011
- 17 16 New England Patriots – Ken Sims (No. 1) 1982
- 18 15 New York Jets – Ken O’Brien (No.24) 1983
- 19 14 Atlanta Falcons – Aundray Bruce (No. 1) 1988
- 20 13 Los Angeles Rams – Lawrence Phillips (No. 6) 1996
- 21 12 Minnesota Vikings – Troy Williamson (No. 7) 2005
- 22 11 Washington Redskins – Desmond Howard (No. four) 1992
- 23 10 Seattle Seahawks – Rick Mirer (No. 2) 1993
- 24 9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Vinny Testaverde (No. 1) 1987
- 25 eight Indianapolis Colts – Jeff George (No. 1) 1990
- 26 7 Houston Texans – David Carr (No. 1) 2002
- 27 6 Detroit Lions – Charles Rogers (No. 2) 2003
- 28 5 Cleveland Browns – Tim Sofa (No. 1) 1999
- 29 four Inexperienced Bay Packers – Tony Mandarich (No. 2) 1989
- 30 three Cincinnati Bengals – Ki-Jana Carter (No. 1) 1995
- 31 2 Los Angeles Chargers – Ryan Leaf (No.2) 1998
- 32 1 Oakland Raiders – JaMarcus Russell (No. 1) 2007
32 Tennessee Titans – Adam “Pacman” Jones (No. 6) 2005
Pacman Jones has had a really lengthy and considerably profitable profession within the NFL, however most of his good years within the league got here after he left the Tennessee Titans, the staff that drafted him. Jones’ profession with the Titans was crammed with quite a few off-the-field incidents. After his breakout second season when he confirmed flashes of expertise that made him the quantity six general decide, he was suspended for the complete subsequent season for violating the NFL participant conduct coverage. Jones’ general profession places him on the low finish of this listing, however the Titans took him forward of DeMarcus Ware and Aaron Rodgers, who have been each legends on their respective sides of the ball.
31 Dallas Cowboys – Bobby Carpenter (No. 18) 2006
The Dallas Cowboys have made some questionable strikes over the previous 20 years, but they’ve been one of many higher drafting groups all through their whole franchise’s historical past. Wanting again on all of their first-round picks, it’s onerous to select a bust that was chosen within the prime ten picks. Bobby Carpenter is arguably their worst first-round decide as a result of he had a extremely profitable collegiate profession at Ohio State that included a BCS Nationwide Championship, however he did not have the identical success with Dallas. Invoice Parcells beforehand coached Carpenter’s father Rob within the NFL as properly, and that performed a think about them taking him so excessive within the 2006 draft.
30 Miami Dolphins – Ted Ginn (No. 9) 2007
Ted Ginn was probably the most electrical gamers in school soccer throughout his time at Ohio State, however it was nonetheless a attain for the Miami Dolphins to pick him within the prime 10 within the 2007 draft. Ginn is a superb play maker within the slot and within the return recreation, however large receivers taken that prime within the draft are often greater bodied outdoors receivers. It took Ginn a few seasons to regulate to the physicality of the NFL and in his rookie season he had extra fumbles than touchdowns. Dropping passes induced him to get benched in his third yr and he primarily turned a return man after that and was ultimately shipped out of Miami for a fifth spherical decide after solely three seasons and solely 5 landing catches.
29 San Francisco 49ers – Lance Alworth (No. eight) 1962
Lance Alworth was one of many biggest receivers of his era, so how might he be included on the record of worst draft busts of all time? The reason being that almost all of his success got here within the AFL with the Chargers and the 49ers drafted him to play within the NFL the identical season. Alworth might have had his Corridor of Fame profession enjoying for the Niners within the NFL, however he elected to signal with the Chargers as an alternative, and he was one in every of their greatest gamers of all-time. The 49ers principally wasted a prime ten decide on a participant that by no means performed a down for them, and that makes this decide simply certainly one of their worst ones ever.
28 Baltimore Ravens – Kyle Boller (No. 19) 2003
Because the Ravens got here in as an enlargement workforce again within the late 1990s, they’ve been the most effective drafting groups in all of soccer. That has primarily been as a result of their common supervisor, Ozzie Newsome, has confirmed to have a eager eye for expertise and has not often missed on a decide. One among his worst choices got here when the Ravens have been nonetheless struggling to discover a franchise quarterback to go together with their dominant protection of the early 2000s. Kyle Boller had an excellent school profession and even set some data on the College of California, however he failed to supply the identical sort of numbers within the NFL and was ultimately changed by Steve McNair on the finish of his profession when the Ravens traded for him.
27 New York Giants – Cedric Jones (No. 5) 1996
It was tempting to incorporate the Giants’ first-round decide from a number of seasons in the past, Ereck Flowers, on this record, since they reduce him earlier this season. Nevertheless, he isn’t whilst dangerous of a decide because the ninth decide as Cedric Jones was on the fifth decide within the draft in 1996. The Giants have constructed their profitable groups by having top-of-the-line move dashing models within the league they usually thought they have been getting one other legendary defensive lineman by choosing Cedric Jones on the prime of the draft. As an alternative, he ended up with solely 15 sacks in his 5 seasons with the group and he was taken forward of impression gamers like Eddie George, Marvin Harrison, and Ray Lewis, who have been all perennial Professional Bowlers and Corridor of Famers.
26 New Orleans Saints – Ricky Williams (No. 5) 1999
Ricky Williams had a strong general profession within the NFL and was a two-time dashing champion with the Miami Dolphins, and that’s the reason he’s close to the underside of this listing. However he’s undoubtedly the most important bust within the historical past of the Saints due to how a lot draft capital they gave up to have the ability to draft him in 1999. Mike Ditka determined to commerce the all the Saints’ picks that season to the Washington Redskins for the fifth general decide. Williams had a legendary school profession at Texas, however accidents with the Saints slowed him down and brought about him to ultimately be traded to Miami for a primary and third-round decide, or far much less return than what it took to commerce for him when he was drafted.
25 Buffalo Payments – Mike Williams (No. four) 2002
On the College of Texas, Mike Williams was a dominant pressure on the correct aspect of the road and was a consensus All-American in his senior season. That, mixed together with his prototypical 6-foot-7, 337-pound body, made the Payments assume he was worthy of the quantity 4 general choice within the 2002 draft. Largely because of weight points, Williams didn’t final lengthy because the starter in Buffalo and he was launched in 2006 after being relegated to a backup position. The Payments might have had two defensive legends if they might have taken Dwight Freeney or Ed Reed, who have been each nonetheless on the board when Williams was taken.
24 Philadelphia Eagles – Kevin Allen (No. 9) 1985
In Kevin Allen’s first begin at left deal with for the Philadelphia Eagles, Lawrence Taylor recorded four sacks on him and at that time, the Eagles may need already recognized they made a mistake taking him ninth general within the 1985 draft. That recreation set the tone for the remainder of his season and he struggled mightily till fell out of the road up by the top of the yr. Private points then led to his launch the very subsequent season. This decide turned out to be a nasty decide on and off the sector, and to make this decide even worse, Jerry Rice was nonetheless on the board once they took Allen, and he turned out to be top-of-the-line soccer gamers of all-time no matter place.
23 Carolina Panthers – Kerry Collins (No. 5) 1995
Kerry Collins is greatest recognized for his time as quarterback for the New York Giants as a result of he led them to a Tremendous Bowl look in 2000. However he was initially drafted by the Carolina Panthers as their first decide of their existence, and sadly, he was pedestrian throughout his 4 seasons with them. He by no means threw greater than 14 touchdowns in a season as a Panther and he threw extra interceptions than touchdowns in two out of his 4 seasons. 4 video games into his fourth season, he advised the franchise that he needed to be traded they usually reduce him, upon which he had an extended, profitable, however not No. 5 general pick-worthy profession. To assume they might have drafted Corridor of Famers Warren Sapp and Derrick Brooks as an alternative.
22 Pittsburgh Steelers – Tim Worley (No. 7) 1989
The Pittsburgh Steelers are probably the most profitable franchises in NFL historical past they usually not often have had picks on the prime of the draft due to it. Even once they have had excessive picks, they’ve been capable of hit on them more often than not, therefore the success, however Tim Worley was not a type of instances. He was an All-American in his last season at Georgia and rushed for over 1,000 yards that season. His first season with the Steelers was promising, as he rushed for 770 yards and 5 touchdowns. Nevertheless, it was all downhill from there and after his first season, he by no means discovered the top zone once more. In 1993 the Steelers traded Worley to the Bears for a fifth-round decide, proving he was not value a lot at that time in his professional profession.
21 Chicago Bears – Cade McNown (No. 12) 1999
In his senior season, Cade McNown starred at UCLA, was a consensus All-American, and was the Pac 10 Offensive Participant of the Yr. He additionally led the Bruins to a 10-2 report and a Rose Bowl look. That success triggered the Bears to pick him with the 12th general decide in 1999, and he was their highest-selected quarterback since Jim McMahon who that they had been making an attempt to exchange since he retired. Nevertheless, McNown by no means lived as much as his pre-draft hype and he solely ended up throwing 16 complete touchdowns and 19 interceptions in his two seasons out and in of the beginning lineup. The Bears have nonetheless struggled to discover a quarterback 20 years later, however they could have one now in Mitch Trubisky.
20 Kansas Metropolis Chiefs – Todd Blackledge (No. 7) 1983
Todd Blackledge may be higher referred to as a soccer analyst to followers nowadays, however he was as soon as a bust for the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs at quarterback. In 1983 the Chiefs took Blackledge No. 7 general in entrance of Corridor of Famers Bruce Matthews, Jim Kelly, Dan Marino, and Darrell Inexperienced. Blackledge was recent off of main Penn State to a Nationwide Championship and profitable the Davey O’Brien Award that goes to the most effective quarterback within the nation. That’s in all probability the primary purpose why the Chiefs determined to take him over guys like Kelly and Marino, who went on to have legendary NFL careers. Then again, Blackledge ended up solely throwing 29 profession touchdowns and 5,286 yards in his whole profession, and each of these numbers have been virtually eclipsed by Marino in a single season.
19 Denver Broncos – Paxton Lynch (No. 26) 2016
The problems at quarterback have been manifestly apparent for the Broncos since Peyton Manning retired and an enormous cause for that was as a result of John Elway determined to commerce up and draft Paxton Lynch late within the first spherical in 2016. Even Tim Tebow was a greater first spherical decide at quarterback than Lynch as a result of he, at the very least, led the Broncos to a playoff victory whereas he was the starter. Lynch ended up with one profession win because the starter and was minimize after solely two seasons with the staff.
Now the Broncos are nonetheless struggling to discover a competent quarterback and it’s as a result of Elway whiffed on this decide. One would anticipate somebody who had a lot success on the place to have the ability to decide one out within the draft, however the quarterback alternatives throughout his tenure embrace Lynch, Brock Osweiler, Trevor Siemian, and Chad Kelly…yikes.
18 Arizona Cardinals – Andre Wadsworth (No. three) 1998
Andre Wadsworth is likely one of the largest busts within the historical past of the NFL, however fortunate for him, he isn’t even the most important one from 1998, as a result of he was chosen one decide after Ryan Leaf. He was even thought-about by some to be one of the best prospect in his class, which included each Leaf and Peyton Manning. He solely lasted three seasons within the NFL and the Cardinals chosen him in entrance of gamers like Charles Woodson and Randy Moss. He additionally had an extended holdout that till the night time earlier than the primary common season recreation of his rookie profession and his Arizona stint ultimately ended with a knee damage that he by no means returned from.
17 Jacksonville Jaguars – Blaine Gabbert (No. 10) 2011
The Jacksonville Jaguars have not often had secure quarterback play through the existence of their franchise, nevertheless it was maybe by no means worse than once they had Blaine Gabbert as their starter. They invested a prime ten decide on him in 2011, however he went on to solely win 6 video games because the starter in three seasons. His rookie season was so poor primarily because of accuracy points, and his completion proportion was the second worst solely behind Tim Tebow that season. Gabbert’s accidents prompted him to be let go after solely three seasons and he has bounced across the league as a backup ever since.
16 New England Patriots – Ken Sims (No. 1) 1982
Ken Sims was a dominant school defensive lineman on the College of Texas and he was a two time All-American. He was the primary Longhorn to ever win the Lombardi Trophy awarded to the nation’s greatest lineman. Nevertheless, Sims’ manufacturing by no means translated over to the NFL and he solely acquired a complete of 17 sacks his whole eight-year profession. He solely began a full 16 video games one time in that span and his career-high for sacks was a pedestrian 5.5 in 1985. There have been worse primary general choices, however this was by far the worst one the Patriots ever made.
15 New York Jets – Ken O’Brien (No.24) 1983
When the draft was persistently held in New York at Radio Metropolis Music Corridor, the most effective a part of the draft was watching all the Jets followers whine and complain about their dangerous first-round choice yearly. Nevertheless, they could have by no means been extra upset than in 1983 when the Jets took Ken O’Brien over Dan Marino. It was initially thought that Marino was going to be one of many prime picks of the draft, however off-the-field considerations and a subpar senior season brought about him to fall all the best way to into the Jets’ lap at quantity 24. As an alternative, they chose a participant out of UC Davis hardly anybody ever heard of. O’Brien went on to play decently for the Jets, however his profession was nowhere close to the Corridor of Famer Marino, who completed because the chief of just about each statistical passing class when he retired.
14 Atlanta Falcons – Aundray Bruce (No. 1) 1988
After back-to-back All-SEC choices and being a first-team All-American choice, the Atlanta Falcons noticed sufficient in Aundray Bruce to make him the primary general decide within the 1988 draft. Nevertheless, he by no means actually made the influence that was anticipated of him when he received into the league. In 4 seasons with the Falcons Bruce solely began 24 video games at outdoors linebacker and by no means produced on the degree of a starter, not to mention a primary general decide. He was additionally picked forward of three Corridor of Famers in his draft class. Tim Brown was taken 5 picks after him, Michael Irvin was taken 10 picks after him, and Randall McDaniel was taken 18 picks after him, they usually all would have been tremendously higher choices with the primary decide than Bruce that yr.
13 Los Angeles Rams – Lawrence Phillips (No. 6) 1996
Regardless of his character considerations popping out of the College of Nebraska, the late Lawrence Phillips was presupposed to be the most effective operating again prospect in a category that included Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George. He was even thought-about by some to be probably the most gifted participant within the draft that yr. The then St. Louis Rams took an opportunity and chosen Phillips with the sixth decide within the draft and George went 12 picks later to the Houston Oilers. Their two careers couldn’t have been extra reverse. George turned among the best backs within the league and Phillips struggled to cope with off-the-field points throughout his two seasons with the Rams and that ultimately result in him being minimize.
12 Minnesota Vikings – Troy Williamson (No. 7) 2005
In 2005 the Vikings have been in determined want of playmakers on the surface as a result of that they had simply traded their greatest receiver in franchise historical past, Randy Moss, within the offseason. That triggered them to succeed in within the draft and take Troy Williamson out of South Carolina No. 7 to attempt to substitute him. Williamson ended up not coming near dwelling as much as his expectations and he tied for second within the league in drops with 11 in his rookie season. He continued that development of dropping the ball all through his profession and he solely caught three touchdowns with the Vikings. Williamson was additionally picked in entrance of DeMarcus Ware and Aaron Rodgers, so the Vikings handed up on a Corridor of Famer on each side of the ball to draft him.
11 Washington Redskins – Desmond Howard (No. four) 1992
Desmond Howard has top-of-the-line school soccer careers of all-time for a receiver at Michigan. He’ll endlessly be remembered for hanging the Heisman pose after an extended punt return that went for a landing and bringing residence the trophy in his senior season. That legendary success in school triggered the Washington Redskins to draft him fourth general in 1992, which was an unimaginable attain for a slot receiver and return man.
He solely ended up catching 5 touchdowns in three seasons with the Skins and all 5 of these got here in his third season. Howard did have a shining second within the execs when he took residence the Tremendous Bowl MVP as a kick returner, however by that time, he was a member of the Inexperienced Bay Packers.
10 Seattle Seahawks – Rick Mirer (No. 2) 1993
The Seattle Seahawks have been in seek for a franchise quarterback for a very long time earlier than they discovered a hidden gem within the third spherical in Russell Wilson. Their largest bust of all-time and worst choice at quarterback got here once they held the quantity two decide within the 1993 draft and determined to take Rick Mirer from the College of Notre Dame. Mirer undoubtedly underwhelmed as a professional and he by no means threw greater than 13 touchdowns in a season. Mirer was taken forward of varied Professional Bowlers and most notably forward of Corridor of Famers Willie Roaf and Jerome Bettis.
9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Vinny Testaverde (No. 1) 1987
Although he finds a spot on this listing, Testaverde ultimately carved out fairly a profession for himself and truly has probably the most yards and touchdowns of any quarterback that isn’t within the Corridor of Fame. However most of these statistics got here whereas he was a Jet and have been simply piled up as a result of he performed almost 20 years within the league.
As a Buccaneer, he was one of many worst quarterbacks within the league and one of many worst primary general picks ever. Testaverde has probably the most losses for a beginning quarterback in NFL historical past and over 6 of these losses got here as a Buc in solely six years because the starter for them. He was recognized for being “color blind” and threw 35 interceptions in comparison with 15 touchdowns within the 1988 season. That yr, a Tampa radio station put up a blue billboard that stated “Vinny thinks this is orange.”
eight Indianapolis Colts – Jeff George (No. 1) 1990
Earlier than the Colts drafted Peyton Manning primary general in 1999, they drafted one of many largest busts of all-time on the place in Jeff George. One might additionally argue the Colts’ number of John Elway primary general was simply as dangerous as a result of he by no means ended up enjoying a recreation for them. Nevertheless, George was worse as a result of he solely gained 14 out of his 49 begins as a Colt they usually have been one of many worst groups within the league whereas he was their starter from 1990-93. When George signed his rookie deal, it was on the time the richest contract for a rookie within the historical past of the league at $15 million. He by no means lived as much as that deal and he was chosen in entrance of Corridor of Famers Cortez Kennedy, Junior Seau, and Emmitt Smith.
7 Houston Texans – David Carr (No. 1) 2002
The primary decide in Houston Texans franchise historical past simply occurred to be their worst one as properly. They acquired off to a really tough begin as an enlargement group and struggled for years to be a contending group. An enormous purpose for that was as a result of they invested the primary general decide on David Carr, who put up a ton of massive numbers within the wide-open unfold offense at Fresno State. In Houston, they failed to guard him in any respect and he was sacked greater than some other quarterback by far in his rookie season. That stunted his progress as a participant and made him considerably skittish in the remainder of his profession. He flamed out as a Texan comparatively shortly and was solely capable of catch on as a backup across the league after he left the staff in 2006.
6 Detroit Lions – Charles Rogers (No. 2) 2003
The Detroit Lions drafted a laughable streak of broad receivers within the early 2000s. They drafted three straight busts on the place (Charles Rogers, Roy Williams, and Mike Williams) till they lastly received it proper by getting Calvin Johnson in 2007. Rogers was the primary one of many bunch and he was undoubtedly the worst as properly, combining his quantity two choice together with his poor manufacturing. He ended up enjoying in 15 video games for the Lions over three seasons and solely had 36 catches and four touchdowns. That is approach lower than his 68 catches and 13 touchdowns that he had in his senior season at Michigan State, numbers that he infamously sang to Ray Lewis in a business earlier than his rookie season. Private points and accidents have been the 2 huge causes for his downfall in Detroit.
5 Cleveland Browns – Tim Sofa (No. 1) 1999
The Cleveland Browns in all probability have probably the most egregious first spherical busts since they reemerged again into the league in 1999. Coincidentally, that very same season they began off the brand new period of the Browns with probably their worst draft decide within the historical past of the franchise. They chose Tim Sofa out of the College of Kentucky, a faculty extra recognized for producing professional basketball prospects fairly than primary quarterback choices. His largest situation was that he was all the time injured and spent extra time on the sofa than the sector whereas he was a Brown.
Sofa may need had a greater general profession as a Brown than, say, Brandon Weeden, Johnny Manziel, or Brady Quinn, all of whom have been additionally first-round picks by the Browns. These guys have been all taken within the 20s and Sofa was the primary decide within the draft. Sofa led the Browns to the playoffs in 2002, however even then, he broke his leg within the last recreation of the season and sat out the playoff recreation.
four Inexperienced Bay Packers – Tony Mandarich (No. 2) 1989
Probably the most hyped offensive lineman prospect within the historical past of the NFL draft is, for positive, Tony Mandarich. Earlier than the 1989 draft, he was pictured on the duvet of Sports activities Illustrated that was titled “The Incredible Bulk – 6’6″, 315-pound Tony Mandarich is the most effective offensive line prospect ever.” All that pre-draft hype lead the Inexperienced Bay Packers to take Mandarich with the second general decide, which is very excessive to take a lineman, however they thought they have been getting a sure-fire Professional Bowler with the decide.
As an alternative, Mandarich turned out to be sluggish and have poor method and was extra of a exercise warrior than a productive participant and solely lasted three seasons with the workforce that drafted him. To make issues worse for Inexperienced Bay, Steve Atwater, Andre Rison, Barry Sanders, and Deion Sanders have been all taken after him.
three Cincinnati Bengals – Ki-Jana Carter (No. 1) 1995
Operating backs are not often taken with the highest decide within the NFL draft today, and Ki-Jana Carter might be the rationale why. The Cincinnati Bengals made him the primary general decide due to his spectacular profession at Penn State, however he by no means was the explosive participant within the execs that he was in school. He additionally signed an enormous contract value $19.2 million that included a $7 million signing bonus, which on the time was the most important deal for a rookie within the historical past of the NFL.
The primary purpose why Carter turned out to be such a bust is that he might rarely keep on the sector for the Bengals. In his rookie season, he injured his knee in his first preseason recreation and missed all the yr. Two seasons later, he obtained harm once more and tore his rotator cuff and missed one other full season. In his fourth and remaining season with the workforce he solely performed three video games and by the subsequent yr, he was with Redskins.
2 Los Angeles Chargers – Ryan Leaf (No.2) 1998
Once you lookup the phrase “bust” within the dictionary, an image of Ryan Leaf could be subsequent to it. It’s laughable now, however there have been a ton of soccer analysts saying that Leaf was going to be a greater quarterback than the one which was chosen one decide forward of him (Peyton Manning) as a result of Leaf had the larger body and higher arm of the 2. The 2 truly had polar reverse careers, Manning went on to have a Corridor of Fame profession and Leaf’s profession is most recognized for him blowing up on a reporter in a post-game interview and throwing a ton of interceptions. Leaf ended up throwing 14 profession touchdowns in comparison with his 36 interceptions and had a passer score of 50, which makes it straightforward to incorporate him on the prime of this record.
1 Oakland Raiders – JaMarcus Russell (No. 1) 2007
JaMarcus Russell is definitely the most important bust in NFL historical past and it isn’t even actually that shut. The Oakland Raiders used to draft guys based mostly on their measurables greater than any workforce ought to have they usually liked the arm power that Russell confirmed in pre-draft exercises. As such, they made him the primary general decide within the 2007 draft. He by no means did something of worth within the silver and black, and there are nonetheless tales which are popping out now that present simply how dangerous and lazy Russell was throughout his time in Oakland.
Earlier this month, a narrative got here out that stated the Raiders used to ship Russell clean tapes to see if he was watching movie and he got here again to them and stated he watched blitz packages, which was unimaginable as a result of that they had nothing on them. Russell is the most important cause why rookies don’t receives a commission as a lot as they used to within the new collective bargaining settlement as a result of the Raiders signed Russell for $68 million and received nothing out of him.
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