Not only does the NFL Draft represent an oasis of football in the abyss that is the NFL’s offseason, but it also represents an annual source of hope for fans of all 32 NFL teams. Maybe this year, their favorite team will take that player that transforms the franchise into a perennial contender, if not a Super Bowl champion.
Of course, there are plenty of times when, after all that hype and hoopla and hysteria, the exact opposite happens: teams totally “bomb” on their top draft pick, after months of scouting, probing, and research. Those types of mistakes often set teams back years in being competitive, not to mention all the time and money spent in scouting.
So at the risk of dampening anyone’s mood who might otherwise be amped up for the NFL Draft, here’s our list of the worst top selection by each NFL team since the turn of the century (2000).