The 26 biggest NFL Draft busts of the last 15 years

Johnny Manziel

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We collected the 27 biggest draft busts in recent NFL draft history. 
The group includes 10 quarterbacks and four players drafted by the New York Jets.
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For every Patrick Mahomes or Khalil Mack in the NFL Draft, there is another former top prospect who didn’t pan out.

Whether they failed because of injuries, off-field issues, or just poor play, all of these players provide fascinating case studies of the NFL’s demanding environment and the fleeting nature of athletic success.

Here are 26 of the most notorious draft busts from recent NFL history. The group includes 10 quarterbacks, eight players taken among the first five picks, 24 players who never made a Pro Bowl, and four players drafted by the New York Jets.

Sam Belden contributed to this post.

26. Roberto Aguayo, K

School: Florida State

Selected: 2nd round (59th overall), 2016 draft, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Played for: Bucs

Pro Bowls: 0

Seasons as primary starter: 1

One thing to know: The Bucs traded up to select Aguayo in the second round after he set an NCAA record for accuracy in college. He was waived before his second season after missing nine field goals and two extra-point attempts his rookie year.

25. Christian Hackenberg, QB

School: Penn State

Selected: 2nd round (51st overall), 2016 draft, New York Jets 

Played for: Never appeared in a regular season game

Pro Bowls: 0

Seasons as primary starter: 0

One thing to know: Hackenberg spent time on the roster of four NFL teams in three years and most recently struggled in his time as a starter in the now-defunct AAF.

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24. Rashaad Penny, RB

School: San Diego State 

Selected: 1st round (27th overall), 2018 draft, Seattle Seahawks

Played for: Seattle Seahawks

Pro Bowls: 0

Seasons as primary starter: 0

One thing to know: Penny is heading into the final year of his rookie contract with less than 1,000 career rushing yards and no career starts. Penny has only appeared in 27 games, including just three last year after spending the first 14 weeks on the physically unable to perform list. 

23. Phillip Dorsett, WR

School: Miami

Selected: 1st round (29th overall), 2015 draft, Indianapolis Colts

Played for: Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots

Pro Bowls: 0

Seasons as primary starter: 0

One thing to know: Dorsett still has time to turn things around, but at 26 years old, his leash is starting to tighten. He caught just 12 passes in 2017 after being traded to the Patriots. After not playing in 2020, he is now on the Jaguars’ roster.

22. Paxton Lynch, QB

School: Memphis

Selected: 1st round (26th overall), 2016 draft, Denver Broncos

Played for: Broncos

Pro Bowls: 0

Seasons as primary starter: 0

One thing to know: Lynch was drafted in the hopes of being the heir to Peyton Manning, but in two seasons he started just four games. He was cut prior to the 2018 season and sat out the entire season. He has since spent time with the Seahawks and Steelers but is again a free agent.

21. Johnny Manziel, QB

School: Texas A&M

Selected: 1st round (22nd overall), 2014 draft, Cleveland Browns

Played for: Cleveland Browns

Pro Bowls: 0

Seasons as primary starter: 0

One thing to know: Cleveland took Manziel after the 2012 Heisman winner sent a text instructing Browns quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains to “hurry up and …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Sports

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