Tim Couch (Kentucky)
Talented young gunslinger Tim Couch set several NCAA records during his time at Kentucky, including most completions in a season and highest career completion percentage. Sadly, that success never translated to the NFL. When Cleveland drafted him as their first pick in the 1999 draft, it was hoped that he would be the foundation upon which the franchise could be built. With the No. 1 pick, the Browns had their choice of two of what would become the biggest quarterback busts of all time, Tim Couch and Akili Smith. While Heisman trophy finalist Couch made 62 starts with the Browns in comparison to Smith’s 17 with the Bengals, his numbers were entirely mediocre.
Couch threw for a miserable 11,571 yards, 64 touchdowns and 67 interceptions in five injury-plagued seasons. After being released at the end of the 2003 season, he attempted several comebacks but was never more than a backup. His disappointing career ended in 2007 when he tested positive for steroids and HGH.