I'm not going to beat around the bush here—sports has seen its fair share of draft busts.
Whether it was a guy who was touted as the "next big thing," or was a high draft pick and fell flat on his face, fans are promised big things but often find bigger disappointment.
How can a guy be measured as the worst of all time, though?
I broke it down quite simply:
- How high was he drafted?
- Just how crappy was he?
- Was his crappiness due to something out of his control—like an injury—or was he just lacking talent?
- Did he have legal issues that derailed his career?
Using that simple formula, I was able to determine the most spectacular busts in sports history. Apologies if any of your favorite teams were the ones who drafted these guys.