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NFL Draft Busts - Past 5 Years (Edited 09/29/13 05:36PM by Kenne)
With the NFL Draft coming up, who are the biggest busts of the past half decade? (2008 - 2012).
Featured by: Jess at 4/05/13 3:51PM
| Closed on 12/31/13 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | NFL, *Draft | Opinion List
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Team Breakout:
Rank22 FansAvg (1st)
1.Blane Gabbart QB Jax (#10 11)5.7 (4)
2.Mark Sanchez QB NYJ (#5 09)5.0 (6)
3.Vernon Gholston DL NYJ (#6 08)4.5 (1)
4.Aaron Curry LB Sea (#4 09)4.5 (2)
5.Jason Smith OT StL (#2 09)4.0 (4)
6.Darrius Heyward Bey WR Oak (#7 09)3.7 (1)
7.Tyson Jackson DE KC (#3 09)2.6
8.Aaron Maybin LB Buf (#11 09)2.6 (1)
9.Derrick Harvey DE Jax (#8 08)2.4
10.Glenn Dorsey DE KC (#5 08)2.3
Also receiving votes:Rolando McClain LB Oak (#8 10)2.2 (1)
Keith Rivers LB Cin (#9 08)1.6 (1)
Tyson Alaulu DT Jax (#10 10)1.6 (1)
Jake Locker QB Ten (#8 11)1.5
Eugene Monroe OT Jax (#8 09)1.5
Brandon Graham OLB Phi (#13 10)1.3 (1)
Christian Ponder QB Min (#12 11)1.2 (1)
Andre Smith OT Cin (#6 09)1.2
Morris Claiborne CB Dal (#6 12)1.2
Leodis McKelvin CB Buf (#11 08)1.1
Dontari Poe NT KC (#11 12)1.0
------------- (no more picks)0.7
_____________ (write in)0.6
Marcell Dareus DT Buf (#3 11)0.6
------------- (no more picks)0.5
Ryan Tannehill QB Mia (#8 12)0.5
------------- (no more picks)0.4
_____________ (write in)0.3
______ _______ (write in)0.3

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#1 | 565 days ago

To really be considered a bust, there had to have been high expectations and I just didn't have any.
1. Mark Sanchez QB NYJ (#5 09)  2. Marcell Dareus DT Buf (#3 11)  3. Andre Smith OT Cin (#6 09)  4. Blane Gabbart QB Jax (#10 11)  5. ______ _______ (write in)  6. _____________ (write in)  7. _____________ (write in)  8. ------------- (no more picks)  9. ------------- (no more picks)  10. ------------- (no more picks)  
  
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#1 | 565 days ago

To really be considered a bust, there had to have been high expectations and I just didn't have any.
1. Mark Sanchez QB NYJ (#5 09)  2. Marcell Dareus DT Buf (#3 11)  3. Andre Smith OT Cin (#6 09)  4. Blane Gabbart QB Jax (#10 11)  5. ______ _______ (write in)  6. _____________ (write in)  7. _____________ (write in)  8. ------------- (no more picks)  9. ------------- (no more picks)  10. ------------- (no more picks)  
#2 | 565 days ago
Nick__ (+)

BUSTERS!
1. Mark Sanchez QB NYJ (#5 09)  2. Vernon Gholston DL NYJ (#6 08)  3. Darrius Heyward Bey WR Oak (#7 09)  4. Blane Gabbart QB Jax (#10 11)  5. Ryan Tannehill QB Mia (#8 12)  6. Jake Locker QB Ten (#8 11)  7. Christian Ponder QB Min (#12 11)  8. Morris Claiborne CB Dal (#6 12)  9. Rolando McClain LB Oak (#8 10)  10. Leodis McKelvin CB Buf (#11 08)  
#3 | 565 days ago

(Edited by Kenne)
I don't know enough about these players to rank them accurately

Vernon Gholston - less than 50 tackles and not even a single sack. Can't make it on any roster.

Aaron Curry was signed to a 6 year, $60 million contract including $34 million guaranteed, the most money ever guaranteed to a non-quarterback rookie in NFL history. Only 2 years later he was traded for a 7th round pick and then later waived. He is currently out of work.

Jason Smith - big money, kept getting switched around on the offensive line and lost his starting job, then traded to the Jets and cut by them. Not exactly what's expected for a #2 overall pick.

Aaron Maybin has been cut 4 times already in his 2 year career.
1. Vernon Gholston DL NYJ (#6 08)  2. Aaron Curry LB Sea (#4 09)  3. Jason Smith OT StL (#2 09)  4. Aaron Maybin LB Buf (#11 09)  5. Derrick Harvey DE Jax (#8 08)  6. Blane Gabbart QB Jax (#10 11)  7. Tyson Jackson DE KC (#3 09)  8. Rolando McClain LB Oak (#8 10)  9. Mark Sanchez QB NYJ (#5 09)  10. Jake Locker QB Ten (#8 11)  
#4 | 564 days ago

Rolando McClain got cut by the Raiders by the way.  I believe he was a distraction especially off-field.  Darrius Heyward-Bey has to be the softest WR I've ever seen in a Raiders' uniform and I can't believe the Colts took a chance of giving him a 1-year deal for $2.5 million dollars. Mark Sanchez and Blaine Gabbert are not far away from being a bust, they are on teams that has a long way to go to get back to the top...
1. Blane Gabbart QB Jax (#10 11)  2. Darrius Heyward Bey WR Oak (#7 09)  3. Aaron Maybin LB Buf (#11 09)  4. Leodis McKelvin CB Buf (#11 08)  5. Aaron Curry LB Sea (#4 09)  6. Mark Sanchez QB NYJ (#5 09)  7. Vernon Gholston DL NYJ (#6 08)  8. Tyson Alaulu DT Jax (#10 10)  9. Derrick Harvey DE Jax (#8 08)  10. Marcell Dareus DT Buf (#3 11)  
#5 | 523 days ago

Seahawks would have been lose-lose in any scenario In '09. Take best player available (Curry) or QB of the future (Sanchez).
1. Rolando McClain LB Oak (#8 10)  2. Vernon Gholston DL NYJ (#6 08)  3. Aaron Curry LB Sea (#4 09)  4. Jason Smith OT StL (#2 09)  5. Tyson Jackson DE KC (#3 09)  6. Aaron Maybin LB Buf (#11 09)  7. Glenn Dorsey DE KC (#5 08)  8. Derrick Harvey DE Jax (#8 08)  9. Tyson Alaulu DT Jax (#10 10)  10. Christian Ponder QB Min (#12 11)  
#6 | 471 days ago

Anybody known more for the "butt fumble" than anything else this past season has to be #1 in my book.  Of course I might just still be slightly upset that they traded for Tebow and then made him the scapegoat for their failure.
1. Mark Sanchez QB NYJ (#5 09)  2. Rolando McClain LB Oak (#8 10)  3. Aaron Curry LB Sea (#4 09)  4. Darrius Heyward Bey WR Oak (#7 09)  5. Blane Gabbart QB Jax (#10 11)  6. ------------- (no more picks)  7. ------------- (no more picks)  8. ------------- (no more picks)  9. Jake Locker QB Ten (#8 11)  10. Andre Smith OT Cin (#6 09)  
#7 | 461 days ago

This poll is just to hard for me to accurately answer right now! I don't consider half of these guys bust, maybe some that I don't consider a bust are actually bust but they have enough time in their short career to refocus and change things up with the talent they've shown in the past.
#8 | 388 days ago

In no way should Mark Sanchez be voted the #1 bust. 2 straight AFC Championship games? Almost getting to the superbowl 2 years in a row, I'd say that's pretty good
1. Brandon Graham OLB Phi (#13 10)  2. Blane Gabbart QB Jax (#10 11)  3. Leodis McKelvin CB Buf (#11 08)  4. Darrius Heyward Bey WR Oak (#7 09)  5. Derrick Harvey DE Jax (#8 08)  6. ------------- (no more picks)  7. ------------- (no more picks)  8. ------------- (no more picks)  9. _____________ (write in)  10. _____________ (write in)  
#9 | 388 days ago

noahhurrle wrote:
In no way should Mark Sanchez be voted the #1 bust. 2 straight AFC Championship games? Almost getting to the superbowl 2 years in a row, I'd say that's pretty good
And you'd be pretty wrong.
1. Mark Sanchez QB NYJ (#5 09)  2. Marcell Dareus DT Buf (#3 11)  3. Andre Smith OT Cin (#6 09)  4. Blane Gabbart QB Jax (#10 11)  5. ______ _______ (write in)  6. _____________ (write in)  7. _____________ (write in)  8. ------------- (no more picks)  9. ------------- (no more picks)  10. ------------- (no more picks)  
#10 | 365 days ago

i don't know why Morris Claiborne is on this list..this is only his 2nd season and is doing very well imo
#11 | 365 days ago

STLCardinalsFan wrote:
i don't know why Morris Claiborne is on this list..this is only his 2nd season and is doing very well imo
Tannehill is not doing too bad either..i don't believe we have enough to go off of for some of these rooks drafted in the last couple years

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