When I kept seeing these names, the same thought kept racing through my head.
"Oh my gosh! I remember him in college. He was incredible!"
Each of them flamed out in incredible fashion once they reached the NFL. Their names are familiar ones: Todd Marinovich, Tim Couch, Tony Mandarich, Ryan Leaf. When determining the biggest busts for each team, some were challenging. Take Marinovich, for example. Do you take him over JaMarcus Russell, the first overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft? Both were extremely talented, both had lots of hype, lots of potential.
Now for you ultra-serious ones, let's go ahead and establish that you could flip-flop many of these names for countless others. I don't think there's a definitive set of standards for awfulness.
These players, however, met my criteria. Here are the top draft busts for every NFL team: