JaMarcus Russell, LSU
After a stellar collegiate career, many scouts and draft experts thought LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell was one of the most talented draft prospects in recent history. After all, he threw for over 6,600 yards and 52 touchdowns during his three seasons at LSU, earning First-Team All-SEC honors in 2006.
However, Russell ended up as one of the biggest draft busts in recent NFL history. Russell played in 25 games for the Raiders, throwing 18 touchdowns and 23 interceptions. After just three seasons, he was out of the NFL at the age of 24, in part because he was infamous for falling asleep in team meetings and showing up to training camp out of shape. Since leaving the NFL, Russell fills part of his days as a youth football coach in Mobile, pacing around with more energy and conviction than he ever showed as an NFL quarterback. However, his name is trotted out during the draft every year as a cautionary tale.