The 5 Biggest NFL Draft Busts of All Time

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The 5 Biggest NFL Draft Busts of All Time
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Leaf was selected second overall in 1998

The NFL draft is an inexact science. Many teams have learned this the hard way by using their first-round picks on players who shine on Saturdays but inexplicably flame out at the next level.

Some of these busts, though, are more notable than others. In order to be a draft "bust", the general rule is that the player is a first-rounder. In addition, he must be hyped to the point where even mediocrity at the next level is considered failure.

When a player is a star in college, NFL coaches expect no less when they take this player with their first round pick. Obviously, it doesn't always work out this way.

I'm here to tell you the top five draft busts of all time.

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