The 50 Worst Draft Picks in NFL History

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The 50 Worst Draft Picks in NFL History
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The 50 worst draft picks in NFL history...where to even begin.

Creating this list is a daunting task. There were so many names deserving of inclusion that it becomes almost impossible to sort through them all. 

So to simplify the task, let's set up some ground rules:

  • Players whose careers were significantly impacted by injuries were not eligible. This eliminates guys such as Steve Emtman and Courtney Brown. 
  • Players with off-field issues were fair game, especially if the team had fair warning of the concerns prior to the draft. 
  • The player doesn't necessarily need to be considered a bust if the pick didn't benefit the team for other reasons (see No. 46 and No. 6 for examples).

With these basic rules in mind, here are the 50 worst draft picks in NFL history.

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