In professional sports there are draft busts and there are draft busts. Not all are created equal. Generally speaking, to qualify as a bust an athlete must have the high expectations attached to first round—usually an early first round—pick.
Busts, specifically in the NFL, can be found through the first three rounds, but expectations decrease and patience with their development increases with every spot that goes by. That's why dropping a little in the draft can actually be seen as a blessing.
That being said, you're not going to find an athlete that wouldn't rather take a chance as the No. 1 overall pick. It means a bigger paycheck, a longer contract, instant celebrity status—often temporary—and a permanent place in history.
On the other side of the coin, the spotlight can be intense and overwhelming. And when expectations are too high to ever live up to, rebelling against them often seems to be the first reaction. Resulting in some truly unremarkable careers.
It's hard to believe that some picks were ever even considered top tier talent, let alone worth of a No. 1. Here are 10 former No. 1 draft picks that you're probably better than!
Well, maybe not you specifically, but any middling bum out there playing the same sport.