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Who Will Be This NFL Drafts Biggest Bust?  
User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7408 posts, RR: 50
Posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1499 times:
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Not attempting the a parallel thread, but I was reading an article in the USA Today about the some of the hyped players that we busts. So with the first rounders, who do you think will be this years bust?
My guess for 07: Calvin Johnson, because of his lack of focus, which lead to some key dropped passes. Nothing scientific, but that's my gut feeling. We'll see. I could be wrong.
Here's the top 10:
1) Ryan Leaf, QB Washington State
2) Tony Mandarich, OT Michigan State
3) Brian Bosworth, LB Oklahoma
4) Akili Smith, QB Oregon
5) Lawrence Phillips, RB Nebraska
6) Heath Shuler, QB Tennessee
7) Blair Thomas, Ki-Jana Carter, Curtis Enis - RBs Penn State
8) Bruce Pickens, CB Nebraska
9) Andre Ware, QB Houston
10) Todd Marinovich, QB USC

Will this years draft deal an addition to the list?

[Edited 2007-04-30 01:40:44]


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1492 times:

I'm going to go with Brady Quinn, especially since QBs make up half of the Top 10 list in the thread starter. Plus overall, the success rate of QBs picked in the First Round isn't that great.

User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1478 times:

The top two Lions draft picks, Calvin Johnson and the QB Slanton. Nothing against the talent, but they are in Motown.

User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 3):
The top two Lions draft picks, Calvin Johnson and the QB Slanton. Nothing against the talent, but they are in Motown.

 rotfl 

Actually, my vote goes to Ted Ginn Jr. WTF was Cam Cameron smoking?


User currently offlineKstateinALB From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

Actually, I am thinking Jamaal Anderson from the Falcons. He has some talent, but I dont think he was worth a top 10 pick. I would have chosen Okoye or Ginn Jr.


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User currently offlineUAXDXer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

I am going to go out on a limb and say Adrien Peterson. Seem to have way too many injury issues to be selected in the top 10.


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26444 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

Quoting Jetjack74 (Thread starter):
7) Blair Thomas, Ki-Jana Carter, Curtis Enis - RBs Penn State

Carter actually played well for a time. It was more a matter of that early knee injury shortening his career

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 4):

Actually, my vote goes to Ted Ginn Jr.

I don't know if you can really call a guy a bust when he shouldn't have been drafted at that point in the first place. Can't blame Ginn for it. That being said, Ginn has a good chance to be a Dante Hall-esque difference maker in the league.



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1402 times:

Quoting KstateinALB (Reply 4):
Actually, I am thinking Jamaal Anderson from the Falcons. He has some talent, but I dont think he was worth a top 10 pick. I would have chosen Okoye or Ginn Jr.

I was surprised that we didn't draft Okoye since Petrino was his college coach.

Considering the history we had with our previous player of a similar name (minus one a), I hope lightning doesn't strike twice.


User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1399 times:

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 3):
Actually, my vote goes to Ted Ginn Jr. WTF was Cam Cameron smoking?

 checkmark 

You never know, but the general concensus is that the Dolphins had a train wreck of a draft.


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1387 times:

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 3):
Actually, my vote goes to Ted Ginn Jr. WTF was Cam Cameron smoking?

Don't even get me started!  Angry

Quoting N1120A (Reply 6):
That being said, Ginn has a good chance to be a Dante Hall-esque difference maker in the league.

Yeah, it'll be real freaking impressive to see him return a ball to the 35-40 yard line so we can go 3 and out.  sarcastic 

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 8):
the general concensus is that the Dolphins had a train wreck of a draft.

Being a Dolphins fan is like being in an abusive relationship. They tease us and tease us and then all of sudden...Wham! Right in the kisser! But yet we keep coming back for more.  banghead 



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1378 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 6):
Carter actually played well for a time. It was more a matter of that early knee injury shortening his career

1,144 rushing yards in 10 seasons (not exactly a short career.)

Yeah, that's really good for an overall number 1 draft pick.   

Let me clarify it a bit more. 59 games over 10 seasons. 319 rushing attempts for 1144 yards (19.4/game) for an average of 3.6 per carry (fair but not great.) Definitely one of the biggest draft busts of all times.

[Edited 2007-04-30 22:37:00]


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User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1370 times:

Quoting Jetjack74 (Thread starter):
Who Will Be This NFL Drafts Biggest Bust?

Morgana The Kissing Bandit, SS Bosom State


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26444 posts, RR: 75
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1362 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 10):
Definitely one of the biggest draft busts of all times.

The point I was making is that Carter wasn't a bust for lack of talent or character, it was the he blew out his knee during his first camp.



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 12):
The point I was making is that Carter wasn't a bust for lack of talent or character

We'll never know honestly. He could have had the best knees in the world and been a complete bust as well.



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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7408 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1349 times:
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Quoting N1120A (Reply 6):
Carter actually played well for a time. It was more a matter of that early knee injury shortening his career

Good point. There is also the question of those who's careers were cut short by personal conduct issues as in the case with those like Lawrence Phillips and Ricky Williams. Both were running backs that were top prospects in college but were busts becuase they couldn't walk the straight line and stay out of trouble. Lawrence Phillips with his flagrant disregard for the coaching staff, and his numerous run-ins with the police. Ricky Williams with his drug problems dispite some flashes of brilliance in his years of playing. He is however, coming back to the Dolphins this year to play after his one year suspension, so he's not completely a lost cause. The Dolphins will need him to be great otherwise, he'll fall into the bust catagory.



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