Top picks in the NFL draft are more than just roster additions. They serve as beacons of hope, signs of progress and discussion points for fans desperate for something to rally around in the seemingly endless four-month expanse between draft day and preseason action.
When these picks go wrong, they also serve as humbling reminders of the limits of fan optimism and draft research. While some picks just don't work out (given the number of players drafted yearly it would be statistically impossible for all of them to be stars), some picks are so terrible they rise to the level of bust status.
Whether that failure comes through injuries, poor work ethic or just bad luck, these busts burn endearing images in the minds of fans across the league.
Here are each NFL franchise's worst draft bust.