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Your NFL team's Worst. Draft. Ever.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by ralph russo, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. ralph russo

    ralph russo Member

    Here is one doozy of a failure my favorite team produced in 1998:

    With 12 picks, this is what the Jets did.

    ¶ 2-56 Dorian Boose DE Washington State
    ¶ 3-67 Scott Frost ¶ DB ¶ Nebraska
    ¶ 3-87 Kevin Williams ¶ FS ¶ Oklahoma State
    ¶ 4-111 Jason Fabini ¶ T ¶ Cincinnati
    ¶ 5-134 Casey Dailey ¶ LB ¶ Northwestern
    ¶ 5-141 Doug Karczewski ¶ G ¶ Virginia
    ¶ 5-146 Blake Spence ¶ TE ¶ Oregon
    ¶ 5-149 Eric Bateman ¶ -- ¶ Brigham Young
    ¶ 6-163 Eric Ogbogu ¶ DE ¶ Maryland
    ¶ 6-174 Chris Brazzell ¶ WR ¶ Angelo State
    ¶ 6-183 Dustin Johnson ¶ RB ¶ Brigham Young
    ¶ 7-195 Lawrence Hart ¶ TE ¶ Southern University


    Beat that!!
     
  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Seriously, I never heard of any of those guys. Dang.
     
  3. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    I've heard of Scott Frost (who was a quarterback at Nebraska IIRC), Jason Fabini and Eric Ogbogu (the latter one for obvious reasons). That's it.
     
  4. ralph russo

    ralph russo Member

    Fabini was a solid starter for a long time. Maybe even better than that at his best. But the rest is just a massive pile of dreck. I think Ogbogu hung around for a couple years.

    I'll never forget Parcells being asked about Frost, the Nebraska option QB, and where he might play and Parcells saying, 'He's a football player.'
    Or not.

    The following year the Jets also came up with another awful draft, though it did produce G Randy Thomas, who turned out to be a fine player for Washington.
     
  5. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    Ralph Russo in the house!

    (That's all I got.)
     
  6. secretariat

    secretariat Active Member

    The Chicago Bears' 1997 draft. This includes trading their No. 1 pick for Rick Fucking Mirer.

    2 38 John Allred TE
    3 69 Bob Sapp G
    4 105 Darnell Autry RB
    4 108 Marcus Robinson WR
    5 141 Van Hiles DB
    6 196 Shawn Swayda DE
    6 200 Richard Hogans LB
    6 201 Ricky Parker DB
    7 210 Mike Miano DT
    7 233 Marvin Thomas DE
     
  7. MartinonMTV2

    MartinonMTV2 New Member

    That could be one of the worst draft portfolios ever. I think half those guys were out of the league within two years.

    On a side note, when the Bears cut Autry, the Pantagraph referred to him as a "former Heisman winner" in the headline. I think they confused him for Rashaan Salaam (another bust).
     
  8. ralph russo

    ralph russo Member

    That's a strong contender. Jets got Curtis Martin for their first and third that season, so that goes a long way toward salvaging that disaster.

    Mirer on the other hand, yikes!!

    Marcus Robinson became pretty good, but for some problems with the law, right?
     
  9. MartinonMTV2

    MartinonMTV2 New Member

    Robinson was a steal in the 4th round. I don't recall legal problems, only injuries. Also, Jim Miller got caught roiding and was suspended for four games, so the offense took a hit.
     
  10. secretariat

    secretariat Active Member

    Robinson had a single 1,400 yard season, in 1999, then about 1,400 yards combined over the next four years.

    He re-emerged in Minnesota as a decent third-receiver/deep threat.

    Still, if a guy with less than 5,000 receiving yards, 40 percent of which came with different teams than the Bears, is the best player ...

    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/R/RobiMa00.htm
     
  11. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    1 10 Ray Roberts OL Virginia
    3 66 Bob Spitulski LB Central Florida
    5 122 Gary Dandridge DB Appalachian State
    6 150 Michael Bates RB Arizona
    7 178 Mike Frier DL Appalachian State
    8 207 Muhammad Shamsid-Deen Tennessee-Chattanooga
    9 234 Larry Stayner TE Boise State
    10 263 Anthony Hamlet DL Miami (Fla.)
    11 290 Kris Rongen Washington
    12 319 Chico Fraley Washington
    12 320 John MacNeill Michigan State

    A critical draft for a team with a talent problem and they shit their pants, as usual.

    The failure in this draft immediately led to record-setting futility on the offensive side of the ball.
     
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    What team was that?
     
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