Ryan Leaf Effect: The Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Story Part 1

Tony GreseContributor IJuly 13, 2009

Ryan Leaf Effect: The Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Story Part 1

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    4 Oct 1998:  Quarterback Ryan Leaf #16 of the San Diego Chargers leaves the field following a game against the Indianapolis Colts at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts defeated the Chargers 17-12. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Laforet  /Allsport

2000: 15th pick of first round, Sean Burnett

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    NEW YORK - MAY 08:  Sean Burnett #17 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches against the New York Mets on May 8, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Pirates 7-3.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Ge

2001: 8th Pick of first, John Van Benschoten,

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    FLUSHING, NY - APRIL 30:  John Van Benschoten #47 of the Pittsburgh Pirates bats against the New York Mets on April 30, 2008 at Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

2002: 1st overall pick, Bryan Bullington

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    BRADENTON, FL - FEBRUARY 27:  Bryan Bullington #82 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses for a portrait during Pirates Photo Day at the Pirate City on February 27, 2005 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

More to come

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    1 JUN 1991:  ATLANTA BRAVES INFIELDER SID BREAM ROUNDS SECOND BASE DURING THE BRAVES VERSUS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS GAME AT CANDLESTICK PARK IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.  MANDATORY CREDIT:  OTTO GREULE/ALLSPORT