The Biggest Number 1 Flops in NFL History

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The Biggest Number 1 Flops in NFL History
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JaMarcus Russell

The National Football League has a wasteland of first round draft picks who never did much if or when they played. Many players are on ever draft board every year with lackluster numbers few expected at the time they were chosen. 

In 1936, the NFL created a draft. There were nine teams in the league at that time, so they held a nine round draft.

The league was not very popular at the time, taking a distant backseat to Major League Baseball and college football.  Many of the players drafted eschewed the opportunity to play in the NFL, a practice that continued into the 1950's, because they could earn much more money working elsewhere.

This includes the first player ever drafted, who happened to also be the first winner of the Heisman Trophy.

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