Where Are They Now? The Biggest NFL Draft Bust EverEnding up on this list is the worst case scenario for the 32 players taken in the first round of the NFL Draft.No one wants to be the next JaMarcus Russell and Ryan Leaf.But while a few of the biggest NFL Draft busts ever have fallen on hard times, others are actually thriving in second careers.Ryan Leaf was picked No. 2 overall by the Chargers in 1998.AP ImagesNow he's in a Montana prison on felony drug charges.Handout/Getty Source: ESPNTim Couch was picked No. 1 overall by the Browns in 1999.David MaxwellNow he lives in Kentucky and works as a college football analyst for Fox Sports.Source: Fox SportsJamarcus Russell was picked No. 1 overall by the Raiders in 2007.Jed Jacobsohn/GettyImagesNow he has lost 40 pounds and is attempting to make a comeback after a three-year absence from the league.twitter.com Curtis Enis was picked No. 5 overall by the Bears in 1998.Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesNow he's the head coach at Bradford High School in Ohio.YouTubeKi-Jana Carter was picked No. 1 overall by the Bengals in 1995.J.D. Cuban/Getty ImagesNow he runs a green energy company called ByoGlobe, and he wants to get into TV.Source: Big Lead SportsBrian Bosworth was taken by the Seahawks in the 1987 Supplemental Draft.Tim DeFrisco/Getty ImagesNow he's an actor. He had a small part in the remake of "The Longest Yard."Tim DeFrisco/Getty ImagesCharles Rogers was picked No. 2 overall by the Lions in 2003.Al Messerschmidt/Getty ImagesAfter a string of legal issues, he entered a Houston rehab facility last year.APAndre Ware was picked No. 7 overall by the Lions in 1990.Al Messerschmidt/Getty ImagesHe's now a broadcaster for ESPN and ABC.ESPNAkili Smith was picked No. 3 overall by the Bengals in 1999.Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesNow he's working toward getting his college degree and coaching high school football in San Diego.YouTubeCade McNown was picked No. 12 overall by the Bears in 1999.Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesIn 2008 he was appointed vice president of Thompson National Properties, a real estate investment firm.APRead more: http://www.businessinsider.com
Couch and Charles Rogers are two busts that really surprised me. I thought those 2 guys were going to be studs for a long time. Couch was crazy accurate at Kentucky and Rogers made some of the most amazing catches you’ll ever see in college.
I live in Lexington and see Couch quite often out around the city. Great guy, who I feel never got a fair deal in Cleveland. He’s told me that the toughest defense he faced was the early 2000’s bucs, and said Sapp would sing after he got a sack.
I live in Lexington and see Couch quite often out around the city. Great guy, who I feel never got a fair deal in Cleveland. He's told me that the toughest defense he faced was the early 2000's bucs, and said Sapp would sing after he got a sack.
Interesting. Its good to see some of these guys excel even though they busted big time in the league. They can move on.