Recently, I wrote a piece about the Jags' draft history.
That assignment was relatively easy, although there was some controversy about my inclusion of Tony Boselli on that list. But controversy is what makes these lists inherently interesting.
That got me thinking about my favorite NFL team: the San Francisco 49ers. I chose to focus on the last 15 years for two reasons.
First, our last Super Bowl title came in 1994, which is the first year I looked at. Since that year, things have gone downhill pretty quickly.
The 49ers have only made the playoffs six times in the following 14 years, and only two of those trips came after 2000.
The second reason is that I have been hypercritical of the current ownership and front office team, and thought that this would be a good way to vent some of my frustration.
While there were more than a few crappy draft picks in this decade, there were plenty of shockingly bad draft picks in the second half of the 1990s, some that I had forgotten.
Enough with the intro. On to the top five (or should I say bottom five) awful draft picks.