Enis was great as a two-year starter at Penn State, and was the fifth overall pick of the 1998 draft. To the Bears' credit, Curtis Enis was the consensus fifth-best player in the draft, and everyone agreed.
But he was a complete bust for the Bears as he held out for a bigger contract and promptly tore his ACL in the ninth game of the season.
A comeback attempt with the Browns was not successful, and he was out of the league after 2000.
Enis was selected four spots ahead of Fred Taylor. The Bears had also been discussing taking Randy Moss with this pick. Other than the injury, Enis also had personality issues. He often acted like he was from another planet. He had fooled the Bears with an act that his former coach Joe Paterno knew all too well, calling Enis a "con man".
After his injury, coach Dick Jauron urged him to lose weight, and he couldn't pound the line like he did at Penn State.
Rex Grossman: Fans and media got on him bad, and he didn't respond well to it. He had his moments but often hung onto ball too long and threw off his back foot. The only reason he doesn't make our list is that the Bears did go to the Super Bowl with (in spite of?) him.
Rick Mirer: Mirer wasn't drafted by the Bears, but they used their first round pick in 1997 to obtain Mirer from Seattle. Dave Wannstedt had over 1,500 passes to use as evidence that Mirer sucked, but they acquired him anyway. He was a slow learner who went 0-3 in 3 starts with a 37.7 rating, 0 TDs and six INTs. The Bears were outscored 78-23 with Rick at the helm.
Chris Williams: Many knew he was damaged goods when the Bears drafted him and he had back surgery before he ever played for Chicago. There is still a faint glimmer of hope, but it's looking more and more like Williams is a bust.