This will be the first in a series of articles reflecting on the last 20 years of the draft (1990-2009), and the biggest draft busts per position.
We’ll start with the obvious, the quarterback. So, what constitutes a bust?
Well, first off, you have to be a first round draft pick, the higher in the round the better. Any player, especially QB, taken later than the first round is merely a source of hope, but a first rounder is regarded as a savior.
Also, the higher the pick, the bigger the bust, meaning if two players have a similar career path, but one was a third pick and the other a 24th, then it’s obvious who the bigger bust will be.
The quarterback might have a higher bust per draft pick ratio than any other position in football. Many very notable names will not even make the top ten, and without further adieu, here is the list.
Before we get to number ten, here are some honorable mentions. Four top overall picks find themselves on this list, Jeff George, Tim Couch, Alex Smith and David Carr. Also on the honorable mention list is Rick Mirer, Joey Harrington, Patrick Ramsey, Rex Grossman and J.P. Losman.
Here we go…