11The worst of the worst draft picks ever…
The worst NFL draft picks are easy to see in hindsight. They are the picks that 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.
Here are the 10 worst draft picks in NFL history.