8. Oakland Raiders – Jamarcus Russell
Who can forget the fact that heralded NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper raved about Jamarcus Russell’s private workout, comparing his passing ability to that of John Elway? Russell had one of the strongest arms we’ve ever seen from an NFL Draft prospect, but one of the worst work ethics we’ve seen from a quarterback prospect as well.
Between his battles keeping his weight down, and his well-publicized issues with misusing codeine, Russell was out of the NFL just three seasons after being selected #1 overall.