Biggest NFL BustsThis is one for those that were highly touted coming out of college and fell flat once they got the big money.
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I'm surprised that Cryin' Leaf doesn't have like 98% of the vote on this one. God, did he suck.
About 85% of America thought HE was better than PEYTON MANNING. Well let us look at what Manning did and what Leaf did. Well manning went to three SBs, has almost 70,000 passing yards, holds the single season passing td record, holds the career td mark, and well, isn't on this list. Leaf? Well, the Chargers got a a guy who had a 50 qb rating for his career, a retirement, and a jailbird - Danmarino4
Without a doubt, the biggest bust EVER. One year wonder at Wash State, 5 year blunder in NFL.
I wonder where the Colts would be now if they had the number 2 pick.V 2 Comments
Just as bad on the field as Ryan Leaf, but the coaching staff kept wishing he would get better, then kept giving him numerous additional chances even though he was a lost cause.V 1 Comment
And Troy Aikman and Derrick Thomas. Boy ill bet the Packers feel stupid. - aman28
Big guy big bust. Barry Sanders and Deion Sanders went in that draft.
In his defense, Browns were expansion team but faltered badly and was recently released by Jags.V 2 Comments
Same as Couch..4 bad years and a ton of sacks and for his troubles landed in Carolina.
Two bad 1st overall picks in a row. OUCH!!!! - Darrell
Star running back for Ohio State. Never gained a single yard for the Vikings. Played for St. Louis for 2 years and had a grand total of 17 yards for his NFL career. - BurtReynoldsWig
Never played a down with Vikes and mental issues killed his career.
Although to be fair, he played for Matt Millen, and none of the other QBs from that draft have gone on to anything spectacular. - Darrell
Even when he played he was a terrible qb and the most overrated one in the league now hes in prison and if the falcons had not traded there pick they couldve gotten LT and Drew Brees just a horrible move. By the way how is Mario Williams on this list. Hes a great player way better than Reggie Bush who is closer to a bust than Mario. Must be some stupid people out there. - Chris-1
Just think that the Chargers had the NO 1 pick that year and traded the pick and got LT and Drew Brees. Vick's next stop is the US Bureau of Prisons.
Don't hate on vick he was a great quarterback after the scandal and he was pretty talented tooV 1 Comment
Just think of the position the bears would be in if they still had Thomas Jones. Benson never ran for any yards and he's not even on the team anymore. It's actually probably a good thing they got rid of him. We need thomas jones! - crazyeyes56
Wow! To think we could have just kept Thomas Jones and traded Benson. Where's Benson now? O Yeah taking a breathalizer some where.V 1 Comment
The Boz amounted to at the time a waste of money 24 games later.V 1 Comment
Mario Williams was a beast why is he here?
And the Texans passed on Reggie Bush.
Seriously? They already have 2 below average quarterbacks! Why do they need 3? - AP1090
Injuries destroyed this man's career - htoutlaws2012
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List StatsUpdated 18 Jan 2017
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2. JaMarcus Russell - No 1 to Raiders in 2007
3. Tony Mandarich - No 2 to Packers in 89
2. Johnny Manziel - No 22 to Browns in 14
3. JaMarcus Russell - No 1 to Raiders in 2007
2. Tim Couch - No 1 to Browns in 99
3. David Carr - No 1 to Texans in 02