When Bubbles Burst: The 10 Most Overblown Prospects of All Time

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When Bubbles Burst:  The 10 Most Overblown Prospects of All Time

To the losers go the spoils, at least that's how things are supposed to play out in the wonderful world of professional sports drafts.

No matter the sport, year after year there are some pretty awful teams whose only hope is that somehow, some way, if they play their cards right (or in most cases, wrong) that when their miserable seasons finally come to an end they will be in position to draft a savior who will come to their team's rescue.

With the No. 3 pick in the 1984 NBA Draft the Chicago Bulls selected Michael Jordan. With the No. 1 overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts chose Peyton Manning. We all know how those picks turned out.

However, for every GM who chews the gum that blows a lucky Jordan or Manning bubble, there are far more franchises who listen to scouts and draft gurus and wind up with their bubbles bursting.

Who are the top 10 overblown prospects in sports history? You're about to find out.

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