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Time to get back on topic - Top 15 Draft Busts of 2008


The lockout is almost over which means that we can get back to covering Free Agency, Training Camps, and soon enough, Pre Season football. Guess what else we can start covering? If you guessed the 2012 NFL Draft, you nailed it. As soon as Free Agency is done, I will be back on my mission of preparing you guys better than you have ever been prepared for a NFL Draft. By the time April roles around, you will know about over 150 prospects and if follow me on Twitter (@Steelersrule124), you will be able to see every time I write something on my website, draftdatabase.wordpress.com. Anyways, know I will get to the point of the post. The purpose of the post was to rank the top 15 draft busts of the 2008 NFL Draft. We will count backwards from 10 to 1 after the jump. We are only going to look at the first two rounds, since after that it is really a crap-shoot.

The 2008 draft was filled with busts in the 1st but mostly in the 2nd round. It was hard to narrow it down to just 15 as their were about 20 to 25 worthy busts in this draft. 

No. 15: Pat Lee, CB, Auburn (Drafted 60th overall by the Green Bay Packers) - Lee was expected to be the nickel and eventually a starter but never lived up to the hype. He is currently buried on the depth chart. 

No. 14: Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma (Drafted 51st Overall by the Washington Redskins) - Malcolm Kelly has just 28 receptions in his career and has been a huge dissapointment. 

No. 13: Limas Sweed, WR, Texas (Drafted 53rd Overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers) - Sweed has shown flashes of brilliance but has not lived up to the hype. He might get one more chance to prove he can be a #1 WR. 

No. 12: James Hardy, WR, Indiana (Drafted 41st Overall by the Buffalo Bills) - Hardy was released after just 2 years and 10 catches with the Bills. He is buried on the Ravens practice squad right now. 

No. 11: Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville (Drafted 56th overall by the Green Bay Packers) - I wish the Ravens listened to the Draft "experts" and took Brian Brohm. Brohm was terrible for the Packers and Bills and should be out of the NFL soon. 

No. 10: Trevor Laws, DT, Notre Dame (Drafted 47th overall by the Philadelphia Eagles) - Laws has recorded just 28 tackles since being drafted and has not been very good when on the field. 

No. 9: Devin Thomas, WR, Michigan State (Drafted 34th overall by the Washington Redskins) - Thomas was expected to be a game changer for the Redskins but has under 75 catches since beginning his career. 

No. 8: Dexter Jackson, WR, Appalachian State (Drafted 58th overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) - This is why you don't draft players from Appalachian State in the 2nd round. He has ZERO career catches. ZERO.  

No. 7: Phillip Merling, DE, Clemson (Drafted 32nd overall by the Miami Dolphins) - Merling has not been terrible but he has never made a real impact for the Dolphins. 

No. 6: Duane Brown, OT, Virginia Tech (Drafted 26th overall by the Houston Texans) - Like Merling, Brown has not been horrible but he has not been good enough to merit a first round pick. 

No. 5: Lawrence Jackson, DE, USC (Drafted 28th overall by the Seattle Seahawks) - Jackson has just 95 career tackles and recently was dealt for a 6th round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. 

No. 4: Chris Williams, OT, Vanderbilt (Drafted 14th overall by the Chicago Bears) - Williams has been just a backup Offensive Tackle which makes him a huge bust at 14th. 

No. 3: Derrick Harvey, DE, Florida (Drafted 8th overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars) - Harvey has just 88 tackles and 8 sacks in his career, which is good for a 4th round pick but not the 8th pick. 

No. 2: Kentwaan Balmer, DE, North Carolina (Drafted 29th overall by the San Francisco 49ers) - Balmer has 62 tackles and no sacks in his career. Horrible. 

No. 1: Vernon Gholston, DE/OLB, Ohio State (Drafted 6th overall by the New York Jets) - Biggest bust in the draft by far. He was recently cut by the Jets and it was ultimately a scheme mis-fit. Had he been drafted to a 4-3, he might have succeeded. 

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