10 worst draft picks in NFL history

11The worst of the worst draft picks ever…

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The worst NFL draft picks are easy to see in hindsight. They are the picks thatĀ break your franchise for the next decade or more. Selecting a leader like Peyton Manning or an eccentric Cam Newton at the top of the draft seems like a no-brainer, but at the time the pick is made, the risk makes it about as easy as winning a coin toss – but with worse odds.

While those happy ending stories are good, the reverse is even more interesting. Spending a pick on a player who never fulfills his promise can ruin a franchise. Doing so repeatedly creates a talent vacuum that is almost impossible to get out of.

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Here are the 10 worst draft picks in NFL history.