You’ll often hear the adage that the NFL Draft is more of an art than a science. After all, you have to combine a bunch of empirical data (like a player’s height, weight, speed, and strength) with a lot of totally subjective observations (game film, playing style, college scheme), and then use all of that to determine how that player will fare several years from now. That’s why guys like offensive tackle Eric Fisher somehow end up being taken as the #1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, and guys like Tom Brady end up being selected with the 199th pick in the NFL Draft.
So we decided that we’d go back and look through each NFL Draft since 2000, and determine the worst selection in each of those years — the guys that NFL teams went all in on, and totally missed on that pick. BONUS: We’ve included a bonus section with a few “Honorable Mentions.” Without further delay, here are The Worst NFL Draft Picks Every Year Since 2000.