Top 10 New England Patriots Draft Busts

The Patriots have had some tragic draft day misses. Here's a rundown of the 20 worst picks the Patriots have ever made, with picks ranging from No. 1 overall to the end of Round 2.

The Top Ten

1 Jack Concannon

''Concannon never ended up playing with the Patriots. He never even signed with them. Instead, he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, who took him with the second round of the NFL Draft, No. 16 overall. What's worse The Patriots actually traded up to get that pick, which again literally got them nothing. In order to move up from No. 4 to No. 1, the Patriots gave up a third-round pick and a player to be named later.'' - htoutlaws2012

2 Kenneth Sims

''Sims was famous for his bad attitude towards practice, and being attached with the phrase I'll be there on game day. Over eight NFL seasons (all in New England), he wasn't always there on gameday. Sims dealt with a number of injuries in his career, starting 10 or more games just three times (he started two or fewer in just as many seasons). His best season came for the 1985 Super Bowl run, when he started 13 games and recorded 5.5 of his 17 career sacks.'' - htoutlaws2012

3 Dennis Byrd

''The Patriots took Byrd in the second draft since the AFL/NFL merger -- two spots ahead of Hall of Famer Larry Csonka. He played 14 games for the Patriots in 1968 and didn't record any statistics. He was out of football after that year.'' - htoutlaws2012

4 Eugene Chung Eugene Chung

''Chung plugged in right away as a starter over his first two seasons. However, he quickly fell out of favor in New England, and ended up as a healthy scratch for much of his third season.
Chung was then taken off the Patriots hands when the Jacksonville Jaguars picked him up in the expansion draft.'' - htoutlaws2012

5 Phil Olsen

''Olsen sat out the rookie season, his contract became void because of a loophole in his contract regarding an option clause. He was picked up by the Rams, who gave the Patriots their first-round pick the following year. Olsen later found some success as a defensive lineman and moved to center late in his career.'' - htoutlaws2012

6 Chris Singleton

''Singleton's stint in New England lasted until halfway through the 1993 season. By that point, the outside linebacker had tallied just 4.0 sacks over three-plus seasons. Only once did he ever start more than seven games for the Patriots.'' - htoutlaws2012

7 Ray Agnew

''Agnew had the pedigree of a top-10 draft pick, but never made a huge impact in five seasons with the Patriots. He started more than 10 games just once in his career in 1992 when he recorded 61 tackles. However, it was downhill from there, as Agnew started just four games in his final two seasons in New England before landing with the Giants.'' - htoutlaws2012

8 Robert Edwards

''Tragedy struck as he suffered a major knee injury playing beach football at the Pro Bowl that offseason. Edwards's career would never be the same, and he would never play for the Patriots again.
He eventually game back in 2002 with the Miami Dolphins, but never regained his original form.'' - htoutlaws2012

9 Laurence Maroney

''Maroney was a constant source of frustration. His tendency to dance around in the backfield and inability to truly establish himself as a No. 1 running back drove fans crazy. Then when fumble-itis entered the equation in 2009, it was clear that Maroney's time in New England was coming to an end.
Maroney played three games with the Broncos in 2010 before falling out of the league.'' - htoutlaws2012

10 Vagas Ferguson

''Ferguson showed early promise in his career, rushing for 818 yards and 2 touchdowns as a rookie. However, he took a step back in 1981, totalling just 340 yards on 78 rushes. Ferguson would go on to take one more handoff in New England after that season.'' - htoutlaws2012

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