Worst #11 Overall NFL Draft Picks

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The Top Ten

1 Russell Erxleben Russell Erxleben

Now look Al Davis did the same thing before with Ray Guy and everyone knows this story great punter the pick actually worked out for Oakland. Meanwhile New Orleans such as bad organization by the 70's, and 80's in the 79' draft Took a punter 11th almost top ten that's unheard of. ''it’s hard to figure out what they were thinking, but the fact that the Saints didn’t even get a kicker capable of making field goals makes the Erxleben selection look even worse. Erxleben nailed a 67-yard field goal in college at Texas, but only attempted eight field goals in his NFL career, and made just four (he was perfect on extra points, converting all seven). His selection at 11th overall is just impossible to justify.'' It really is.. I get the thinking behind, but I never would of fought a team would pick a Punter near the top 10 though either. Once he got off the field though he got into the accounting business basically, and committed many felony crimes to this day... the pick looks much worse ...more - htoutlaws2012

2 Shawn Knight Shawn Knight

''Shawn Knight was a defensive end from BYU taken by the Saints with the 11th overall pick. He would not start a single game for the Saints and only played in 10 games. After the season was over he left the team! The first round pick only managed to stay with the team for one year, and it wasn't even a full year at that. It is disgusting that such a bust was taken by a team that had already thrown so many first rounders down the toilet.

He stayed in the league for three years before leaving football all together. He sucked, and he sucked badly.'' He only had one start with the Saints which was a fumble recovery but as described Knight was not a pro styled defensive end at the time. - htoutlaws2012

3 Christian Ponder

If Jake Locker was not the one many people rolled their eyes over many did not expect Christian Ponder to be a 1st round pick either, and yet Tennessee was not alone in in going bold for a quarterback more less a late 3rd round to day 4 selection Ponder. Its almost as bad as Josh McDaniel putting all his chips in for Tim Tebow the previous draft. Ponder in his second year maybe there was a chance he could turn around, but then by the 3rd year the ship sinked once again, and by the time he was released Vikings had to find another quarterback without overreaching for one ever again. - htoutlaws2012

Get him away from me he is still in my nightmares - RawIsgore

Worst decision ever - Misty209

For fun I went back and watched the 2011-2018 drafts on NFL Network, and just seeing him getting taken while the Vikings fans all celebrated the cringe is so real lol. - htoutlaws2012

4 Ron Dayne

Awe yes there are very few Giants busts out there, but in terms of guys who could been stars immediately Dayne flopped hard. To be fair he was decent his first two years, but then the running got worse, and he ended up getting bounced from the team going to Denver and Houston afterwards while he did try to have a comeback it was short not in vain by any means. - htoutlaws2012

5 Aaron Maybin Aaron Maybin

As the picture would suggest he showed great passion being selected by the Bills in the 09' draft (god what a weak draft). ''The knock on Maybin was that he was raw and undersized. Those proved to be legitimate concerns as he regularly played in the 240-pound range at 6’4″ in the NFL and never refined his edge-rushing techniques. As a result, he was regularly overpowered as a pro and rarely effective as a sack artist. Maybin spent just two seasons in Buffalo before being waived, and he failed to contribute a single sack. He made only one start over those two seasons and finished with 23 tackles and a forced fumble. Although he seems like a public activist persona change is one way of seeing what he is doing currently. - htoutlaws2012

6 Vernon Hargreaves III

This is the definition why size must be about 6'0 or up (5'11 is acceptable depending on tape) for me when somebody is a size of a tail back (MJD size for example) playing corner that doesn't work for me, and Vernon Hargraves was the expected first corner to go off the board in the 16' draft. Things did show some promise his first year 1 pick, but that was it things fell down for Hargraves who started to get the injury bug, and this isn't entirely his fault, but by the time he did get in for half of his second season he was not the same player, and thus I feel Tampa Bay should start over at the corner position. - htoutlaws2012

7 Derrick L. Alexander

Keeping things int he NFC North the very next year Vikings had the 11th picks, and had no much of a better selection. Not to confuse people with the Wide Receiver they chose late the previous year instead they chose a guy who the exact same name in the 95' draft for a defensive interior lineman. Like Thierry he was a guy who was mostly healthy scratch, but should of racked up the sacks better and better as his career went on that didn't happen with the many chances he had. - htoutlaws2012

8 John Thierry John Thierry

''Thierry was the 11th overall pick in the 1994 draft, when Dave Wannstedt took the linebacker from 1-AA Alcorn State, with the intention of turning him into a defensive end. Wannstedt claimed that Thierry could be "the next Charles Haley." Um, that didn't quite happen.


Thierry was a bust who never started more than nine games in a season or registered more than four sacks with the blue and orange. The problem simply was that Wannstedt was a terrible talent evaluator, and Thierry played against weaker competition.'' It is a bust to an extend considering who Da Bears passed on in favor of Therry likes include 2nd rounders Issac Bruce, and Kevin Mawae that could of changed the way that offense would end end getting much worse from here the next decade on while the defense was put into mediocrity. - htoutlaws2012

9 D. J. Fluker

''The Chargers revoked offensive lineman DJ Fluker’s 5th-year rookie option, becoming only the second player in the history of the NFL to have that happen, does it make DJ Fluker a bust? '' Well yes he was a healthy scratch the fans were degraded when he made a bad call such as knock the ball out of a teammates hands against Carolina, and thus after 4 seasons he was gone like that in that awful 2013 1st round draft. - htoutlaws2012

10 Michael Booker

'' Booker was the 11th pick in the infamous 1997 draft, hailed as a big piece of the future Falcons cornerbacking corps. At 6'2" and 200 pounds, he had the size and speed to be a great defender, and the team was banking on that bright tomorrow for the Nebraska product.


The combination of the hype and his draft position conspired to make Booker's production a gargantuan disappointment. Over three seasons with the Falcons, including the 1998 Super Bowl season, Booker managed six interceptions and 70 tackles. While those stats aren't awful in and of themselves, he also gained a reputation as an easily burnt corner who only started because of a lack of alternatives'' Not to be confused with Marty Booker who had a decent showing, no this Booker wasn't cut out after two season with Atalanta, and the struggles do show. - htoutlaws2012

The Contenders

11 Daunte Culpepper Daunte Culpepper Daunte Rachard Culpepper is a former American football quarterback. He last played for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League.
12 Jamarcus Russell Jamarcus Russell JaMarcus Trenell Russell is a former American football quarterback. He played college football at LSU, where he finished 21–4 as a starter and was named MVP of the 2007 Sugar Bowl. Russell was drafted by the Oakland Raiders with the first overall pick in the 2007 draft. He was out of the NFL after ...read more.
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