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[NFL] Draft Busts of the 2000s: Where are they now?
Yahoo (sports) ^ | 4/20/10 | Doug Farrar

Posted on 04/22/2010 12:58:16 AM PDT by DemforBush

When looking at the biggest draft mistakes of the 2000s, there comes a line of demarcation that starts around 2007 - there are certain players who just don't get it right away in the NFL, and they should be given time as such. That's why 2007 is our cutoff point for draft year, though there are players we suspect will be on this list very soon...

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: busts; draft; nfl
Interesting list. Not familiar with all the players, though.
1 posted on 04/22/2010 12:58:16 AM PDT by DemforBush
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To: DemforBush

As a Ravens fans I want to know why Kyle Boler isn’t on this list. He clearly deserves it!!!


2 posted on 04/22/2010 1:15:52 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: DemforBush

Ouch, poor Joey Harrington. I knew he was screwed when the Lions got him. Damn Matt Millen straight to hell. LOL. He’s back around the Portland area now. I guess he’s got nothing else to do these days.


3 posted on 04/22/2010 1:21:15 AM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: DemforBush

Bush is a border line bust, but his former USC teammate Leinhart isn’t?


4 posted on 04/22/2010 2:11:06 AM PDT by Sapper26 (Political Refugee From the Obamanation)
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To: DemforBush

How did Vince Young not make the list?


5 posted on 04/22/2010 2:21:17 AM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: DemforBush
Isn't that sort of the point? The fact that many of them are unfamiliar is precisely because they never lived up to their draft potential.

The biggest NFL draft bust of all time is probably Leif Garrett. He was supposed to be one of the great quarterbacks of all time but never even came close to making it. A "where is he now" Wikipedia search yields up that he did have some minor success as a singer and I think he had a bit role in that "Top Secret" movie.

6 posted on 04/22/2010 2:25:45 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 122 days away from outliving Francis Gary Powers)
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To: DemforBush

Ryan Leaf is in the top 10 on the all time list. Going back to 1830!;^)


7 posted on 04/22/2010 3:22:44 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: thecabal
"....poor Joey Harrington."

HA! And the Lions drafted four straight wide recievers in the 1st rounds to try to make him effective.
Even fans who could care less about the Lions found that painfull....

8 posted on 04/22/2010 3:39:51 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: DemforBush

I would add the Panthers giving up two first round picks for Sean Gilbert as a bust. Only one pick was in the 2000’s though.


9 posted on 04/22/2010 4:10:18 AM PDT by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: DemforBush

OF interest is the article in today’s USA TODAY concerning Tim Tebow and the NFL draft..

It is remarkably straightforward. Worth reading.


10 posted on 04/22/2010 4:23:22 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Psalm 73

Ever since Barry “retired”, I’ve said we need to trade for new owners. The Fords don’t care if the Lions win or lose.


11 posted on 04/22/2010 4:52:47 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (We were hoping for flying unicorns that crapped skittles. We got nationalized health care.)
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To: trumandogz
How did Vince Young not make the list?

I think that list was made by ut kiss @$$ Ed Clements from KLBJ.

12 posted on 04/22/2010 5:41:43 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2nd. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: trumandogz

Vince was great last season. Unlike Leinart, Vince has had two good seasons out of four, with the expectation of a strong future with the Titans.


13 posted on 04/22/2010 6:10:08 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: ilgipper

He has the potential to be another Steve McNair. Benching him for the veteran made sense at the time. No shame in it. How long did Steve Young hold a clipboard for Joe Montana. Young will work out fine.

Matt Leinert’s performance this year will seal the deal for Kurt Warner being in the Hall. I bet the Cardinals don’t make the playoffs.


14 posted on 04/22/2010 6:28:22 AM PDT by exhaustguy
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