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texasguy346
05-27-2004, 09:55 AM
Hey everyone. I recently got to wondering about who is the biggest draft day bust? The name that kept popping into my head was Ryan Leaf. Geeze did that guy have a crushing fall from the podium in NY to rock bottom. What do you guys think? Doesn't just have to be a QB, it can be any position at all.

V Man
05-27-2004, 10:19 AM
Charles Hill is #1 :bag:

Seriously, I think you should make a All-NFL Bust team.

QB-Ryan Leaf
RB-Kajana Carter
OL-Tony Mandarich

V Man
05-27-2004, 10:26 AM
To add some defensive players to the list.

Keith McCants- DL
Brian Bosworth- LB
Andy Katzenmoyer- LB

dmt217
05-27-2004, 10:44 AM
Akili Smith
RJ Soward

TheOgre
05-27-2004, 11:31 AM
Andre Wadsworth
Ryan Lief (sp?)
Tony Mandarich
Desmond Howard
David Klingler
Andre Ware
KiJana Carter
Heath Shuler
Akili Smith
Steve Emtman

I could go on but that is enough.

J-Man
05-27-2004, 11:32 AM
1. Todd Marinovich
2. Ryan Leaf
3. Tony Mandrich or Akili Smith
4. Desmond Howard
5. David Klingler

texans
05-28-2004, 07:27 AM
the 3 bigest budst ever were
1.kijina carter
2.ryan leaf
3.akill smith
:fight:

edo783
05-28-2004, 11:48 AM
The biggest have to be:

Leaf
Mandrich

After these two losers, the others don't look near as bad. Not that they weren't busts, but on relative terms, they aren't as big of ones.

LiveForTheGame
05-29-2004, 09:30 AM
I'm going to go ahead and say Eric Crouch was a bust...wasn't a high draft pick but the kid won the Heisman Trophy.

jags98
05-29-2004, 03:37 PM
I'm going to go ahead and say Eric Crouch was a bust...wasn't a high draft pick but the kid won the Heisman Trophy.
I wouldnt really consider him a bust because everybody knew this kid couldnt be an NFL QB.

You do you think will be the biggest bust of this years draft?? :mag:

D-ReK
05-29-2004, 04:04 PM
\You do you think will be the biggest bust of this years draft?? :mag:

i'm guessing one of the qb's...either manning, due to the pressure he put on himself to go to new york, rivers, due to his awkward delivery, or losman, due to his immaturity...i think roethlisberger will be the best out of that crop...

jags98
05-29-2004, 05:17 PM
I agree.. I think Roelishberger will be a stud...He kinda reminds me of Leftwich :twocents:. I think Rivers will be an excellent QB, but i agree i think Losman immaturity will hurt him but he has an excellent arm. I hope Eli fails for be a lil baby and show his immaturity( but daddy i dont wanna be a charger :hehe: ).

Frailty
05-29-2004, 08:05 PM
Rivers, mechanics suck. I just dont think you can correct them the way they should be.....
I think many of the dlineman in this years draft will be busts, but you gotta give dlineman atleast a year or two to decide, some of the ones from last year got something to prove....

LiveForTheGame
05-29-2004, 09:55 PM
Roethlisberger never played against any solid teams. It's hard to judge how good he is when for the conference championship they played against bowling green. Rivers does have a low delivery, but he completed a godlypercentage of his passes and he's 6'5. I watched a lot of his games last season and I don't remember a single pass being knocked down. His Senior Bowl performance was unreal. In my mind Manning had a right to not want to go to the Chargers. I'd do the same thing if my career was on the line. Let's not forget about all the great players in football and other sports that pouted and didn't want to go to a certain team.

HoustonTexansAreTheBest
05-30-2004, 01:23 PM
I looked at everyone's list of busts, and I'm going to stick up for two of them. The first one being Desmond Howard, Howard may have never panned out as WR, but he's good return man. So that's no bust in my book.

Andy Katz. That kid got hit with injuries, and probably could've really done well on anther team. He never got the chance in NE.

kbourda
05-30-2004, 06:27 PM
How about adding Aundray Bruce to that list. As well as Rick Mirer. And how about the fan fav Lawrence Phillips (lol).

HoustonTexansAreTheBest
05-31-2004, 08:28 AM
Curtis Enis, was drafted with the 4th pick by the Chicago Bears, let's see 98 or 99. I watched the draft. He was suppose to be real good, but after a yr or two. You never heard from him again. He retired at the age of 24 I think. I wouldn't call him a bust, he just never really played.

D-ReK
05-31-2004, 01:34 PM
Curtis Enis, was drafted with the 4th pick by the Chicago Bears, let's see 98 or 99. I watched the draft. He was suppose to be real good, but after a yr or two. You never heard from him again. He retired at the age of 24 I think. I wouldn't call him a bust, he just never really played.

i would think if you were drafted with the 4th pick, you would play...if you're drafted that high and don't get into a game, you're the definition of a bust...

HoustonTexansAreTheBest
05-31-2004, 01:46 PM
Some early picks sit on the bench for a year, so they can learn a little before they play.

D-ReK
05-31-2004, 01:59 PM
true, but that's generally not the case with backs...his stats were decent for his first two years, but players drafted in the top 5 are expected to be great players for many years, not servicible players for two years...

jags98
05-31-2004, 04:18 PM
Curtis Enis, was drafted with the 4th pick by the Chicago Bears, let's see 98 or 99. I watched the draft. He was suppose to be real good, but after a yr or two. You never heard from him again. He retired at the age of 24 I think. I wouldn't call him a bust, he just never really played.
I heard the Jags actually tried to trade up for him... but we ending up getting Fred Taylor.

TexanExile
05-31-2004, 08:51 PM
In my mind Manning had a right to not want to go to the Chargers. I'd do the same thing if my career was on the line. Let's not forget about all the great players in football and other sports that pouted and didn't want to go to a certain team.

And they're all just as wrong as he was. :twocents: You wanna play in the NFL, you gotta go through the draft. (Even if you're a self-righteous putz from Ohio State...AHEM, Maurice) It's part of the game. I agree that he had a right not to WANT to go, but I thought that family ploy to screw up the system was weak and I hope it comes back and bites him!

Had the Texans been plodding along with some scrub veteran as a QB, and had Drew Henson refused to sign with them, this board would be lighting him up for that...despite the circumstances. (Just an example.) But now I hope to light him up for being a QB of a losing team. :hehe: But obviously I can't really make fun of the Pokes TOO much until the Texans take it up a notch. "Opening Night" scoreboard only goes so far 2 years later.

J-Man
06-01-2004, 10:53 AM
In my mind Manning had a right to not want to go to the Chargers. I'd do the same thing if my career was on the line. Let's not forget about all the great players in football and other sports that pouted and didn't want to go to a certain team.

I can't by the it's his right thing...in that case, why have the draft? Just do it Frat Rush style, guy gets bids (ie. contracts) from 3-4 teams and he picks the one he wants.

I'm not sure how big the group of "all the great players" that balked at going to certain teams is...particularly whining so publicly and having daddy do it for you. Everybody sites the Elway hold out...but guess what, Eli better be able to step up and play on par with Elway if you're going to make that comparison.

Last thing on this, even if there is a sizable silent percentage of high draft picks that don't like the team that picked them up SO WHAT. That's how the draft works, bad teams get high picks to help bring the overall competion level up. Every guy going out for the draft knows this is how things have worked since the 1st Draft.