Worst NFL First Round Draft Picks

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    With all the talk about who the Lions will draft, it got me to thinking, who were some of the biggest "busts" in the NFL Draft. I found this:


    1. Ki-Jana Carter (Bengals)

    2. Ryan Leaf (Chargers) *Thank Goodness the Colts didn't draft him instead of Peyton Manning!

    3. Akili Smith (Bengels)

    4. Art Schlicter (Colts) -*Is he still in jail I wonder?

    5. Mike Junkin (Browns)




    Here is the rest of the list: (who do you feel they left off?)


    Worst all-time first-round picks - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
     
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    In Carter's defense, he had a career ending injury. That's a lot different than just coming to the NFL and sucking.
     
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    You are right, that's not fair to put him at #1 then.

    But, that's who Yahoo had, it's not my list. Ryan Leaf would have been #1 on my list for sure.
     
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    Some I didn't see on the list:

    Rick Mirer (Seahawks 1993, 2nd overall pick)

    Mike Mamula (Eagles 1995, 7th overall pick)

    And Echo, I'm sure you're familiar with this one: Trev Alberts (Colts 1994, 5th overall pick)
     
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    Oh! Rashaan Salaam isn't on the list either. That dude was AWESOME in college.

    He had a good rookie season, and then fell completely off the map.

    Another wasted Heisman trophy, too.
     
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    Ryan Leaf should pwn this list.
     
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    C'mon where's the love for Gino Torretta?
     
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    No mention of Tony Mandarich? Todd Marinovich? David Klingler? Andre Ware?

    And though not a "first rounder"... you have to mention "The Boz"
     
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    Actually a pretty decent flick.
     
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    Surprisingly.. yep

    Especially Lance Hendrickson acting in that one
     

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