Worst #21 Overall NFL Draft Picks

The Top Ten

1 Gabriel Rivera

''In 1983, it was strange to see a 6'2" defensive nose tackle that weighed close to 300 pounds run the 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds, but he was one of those freak athletes that were much quicker than one would think.

Sadly, his NFL career ended after just six games when he was paralyzed in a car wreck where he crossed into the wrong lane.'' Another of many steeler busts in the defensive side of the football. - htoutlaws2012

2 Tim Gray

Gray was to play for the St. Louis Cardinals yeah no not the baseball team, back than that's what they were called trust me on this, and he got hurt his first year. Gray would than was (either cut or traded doesn't say exactly) to the Chiefs afterwards went to do not much better to be honest. - htoutlaws2012

3 Roger Vick

''Vick did have some carries and receptions. He accounted for 7 touchdowns in 1989. This success with the team was fleeting, though, as it was his final year with the Jets. The bottom line is the team used a first round pick on a fullback who stuck around for three seasons. He did not play an impact position, and that contribution is too short to be considered anything but a disappointment.'' Like the Kyle Brady booing this one also didn't go well for jets fans when they took a full back in the early 20's. - htoutlaws2012

4 Matt Jones

Jacksonville was one of the younger teams entering the mid 90's with Carolina, and skip ahead to the 05' draft and like all the other teams they passed on Aaron Rodgers in favor of getting a weapon for instead. Problem was Matt Jones was just nothing, but trouble by the time he bounced with the team after three seasons. - htoutlaws2012

5 Phil Taylor

''Taylor’s Cleveland career began brightly. He started at nose tackle in all 16 regular season games during his rookie campaign, and Taylor was widely praised for his ability to stop the run. 2011 would, however, be the only time that Taylor would play in 16 games in a season. He appeared in only eight contests in 2012, an injury-plagued year for Taylor. Taylor underwent season-ending surgery in November 2014 after playing in only five games, and it was Taylor’s inability to return to form following that surgery that made it easy for the Browns to cut ties with the player.'' Another 1st round member to be added to the long list of 1st wrong Cleveland Brown busts. - htoutlaws2012

6 Laurence Maroney

''Maroney was taken by NE at No. 21 in the first round of the 2006 draft. He made waves in his first two seasons with the Pats, scoring 13 total touchdowns and averaging nearly 4.5 yards per carry.

Things went downhill after his 2008 campaign ended after just three games due to a shoulder injury. He returned to the team the following season but was clearly not the same.

Despite scoring nine rushing touchdowns in 2009, Maroney often fumbled the ball and averaged just 3.9 yards per carry. He was no longer a powerful threat in the backfield.

Maroney only played four seasons with the Pats before his career quickly came to an end.'' - htoutlaws2012

7 Sylvester Morris

''Morris battled knee injuries his entire career, which is unfortunate, but that doesn't discount the fact that the Kansas City Chief spent a first round pick on a player who only ended up playing in 15 games and catching 48 passes.'' Somewhat forgotten Chiefs bust on the offensive side of the ball that rarely just didn't work out. - htoutlaws2012

8 Rashaan Salaam

''Salaam had a problem hanging onto the ball as his nine fumbles as a rookie can attest. He only played 2 more years in Chicago and had 14 fumbles in 31 career games as a Bear.

The entire 1995 draft was pretty bad, but Salaam as the 21st overall selection ends up on the Bust list.'' - htoutlaws2012

9 Vaughn Dunbar

''Dunbar played only four years in the league three of them with the Saints before being taken in the Expansion Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1995. He played one season in Jacksonville.

For his entire career, Dunbar played in 39 games, starting just 14 of them. He totaled fewer than 1,000 yards rushing and scored just five touchdowns.'' Dunbar started below half of the games in his career, and thus left pretty abruptly in the mid 90's. - htoutlaws2012

10 Daniel Graham

''Graham was solid in five seasons with the Pats but was better suited as a blocker than a receiver. Though he did catch an impressive seven touchdowns in 2004. Graham was not a bad player by any mean, but he was very far from producing the way a first-round pick should have.'' Again he wasn't a terrible player overall, but when Ed Reed is who you pass on man what a missed opportunity. - htoutlaws2012

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