Ryan Leaf is synonymous with the term bust. After having a successful 1997 season at Washington State – 3,968 yards, 34 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions – Leaf was the second overall selection in the 1998 NFL Draft by San Diego; behind some guy named Peyton Manning.
But Leaf’s rookie season was one of the worst in NFL history. In nine games, he threw just two touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He missed the 1999 season due to a shoulder injury and didn’t look any better in 2000 or 2001 with Dallas. Life didn’t get easier outside of football either. Today he works as a program ambassador for Transcend Recovery Community, has a radio show, and works as a college football analyst on television.