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J.B. asked in SportsFootball (American) · 1 decade ago

Who's the biggest bust in NFL draft history?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Tony Mandarich, taken by the Packers as the second pick behind Troy Aikman. He didn't even hardly play. The biggest error of this pick is that they passed up Barry Sanders to draft Mandarich.

  • 1 decade ago

    I'd love to come up with some creative choice, but really you have to go with Ryan Leaf. The consensus of the draft analysts was that him and Peyton were essentially equal coming out, and some even had Leaf rated higher. But he was just so awful, terrible attitude, and a turnover machine. Right now, JaMarcus Russell is the hot pick for biggest bust, but even though he may have been lazy and unproductive, he at least wasnt a locker room cancer like Leaf was, and Russell didn't actually have that many int's, he would just go three and out every drive. Leaf would consistently kill his team with int's, as opposed to just holding them back with mediocre play.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Top 5

    1. JaMarcus Russell- Barely beats Ryan Leaf. Despite better stats than Leaf, Russell was picked 1st overall AND made $30 millionguaranteedd, much more than Leaf. Russell also managed to get worse during his career, whereas Leaf was never good. Russell showed he had no desire to play at the professional level, did not want to put the effort in to be the best, and dragged the Raiders down with him.

    2. Ryan Leaf- Arguably the worst QB ever, posting awful stats. Clashed with coaches and the media, and lied to coaches and broke team rules. Currently on 10 years probation and did not "win a couple of Super Bowls". However, his poor work led to the selction of LaDainian Tomlinson, whereas Russell led to more bad draft picks.

    3. Brian Bosworth- Bo Jackson ran through him for a TD, after The Boz promised to shut him down. Overhyped himself and his career never took off, nough said.

    4. Lawrence Phillips- Couldn't get his career going and was always in trouble off the field. Even Dick Vermiel gave up on him. Is now in prison for attempted murder or something.

    5. Akili Smith- Could never grasp the Bengals system, couldn't throw TDs and couldn't win. He also failed in the CFL, which is a much easier game.

  • There are many to choose from, but Ryan Leaf always pops into my head first.

    Because, really, the guy had talent. He was a strong pocket passer with a rocket for an arm. Unfortunately, he had the maturity of a six year old spoiled brat. He couldn't handle the pressures of being a pro quarterback, alienated his teammates, and had a terrible work ethic.

    People still pick on the Chargers for drafting him; ignoring the fact at least 20 other teams would have taken him in the 1998 draft, too. How could San Diego have known?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Ryan Leaf

  • 1 decade ago

    Jamarcus Russel and Ryan Leaf

  • 1 decade ago

    Ryan Leaf is the worse bust, but if J. Russell doesn't fix his issue he will be.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Tony Mandarich.

    When Jamarcus Russell is finally waived by Oakland. He will be No. 1.

  • 1 decade ago

    Ryan leaf, jamarcus russell ,Andre Ware nd more

    Source(s): ten of all time and of course our good friend ryan leaf is up there http://football.about.com/od/nfldrafthistory/tp/to...
  • Balls
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Ryan Leaf, by far.

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