The Busts

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Apr 23, 2006



The Busts
 
Well, the name says it all. These are the first-round draft picks who simply failed to do anything of consequence in the NFL and, in most instances, were quickly ushered out of the league.
 
You'll probably fail to recognize most of these names, except for those made infamous by on- or off-field troubles. Rae Carruth, Carolina's No. 1 pick in 1997, is behind bars for murder. Freddie Mitchell, Philly's No. 1 pick in 2001, was a classic underachiever during his four years in the league. He then embarrassed himself by talking trash before Super Bowl XXXI and proceeding to catch just 1 pass for 11 yards as Philly lost to New England. It was his last game in football.
 
Most of these players are already out of the league.
 
The Busts
Player
(School/Draft Team)
 
Year
 
Pick
 
Rec.
 
Yards
 
TDs
 
Pro Bowls
Yatil Green
(Miami/Dolphins)
1997
15
18
234
0
0
Reidel Anthony
(Florida/Buccaneers)
1997
16
144
1,846
16
0
Rae Carruth
(Colorado/Panthers)
1997
27
62
804
4
0
Marcus Nash
(Tennessee/Broncos)
1998
30
4
76
0
0
Sylvester Morris
(Jackson State/Chiefs)
2000
21
48
678
13
0
R. Jay Soward
(USC/Jaguars)
2000
29
14
154
1
0
Freddie Mitchell
(UCLA/Eagles)
2001
25
90
1,263
5
0
Charles Rogers 
(Michigan St./Lions)
2003
2
36
440
4
0
Rashaun Woods 
(Oklahoma State/49ers)
2004
31
7
160
1
0
 

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