These are some of the worst busts and overall players we have seen of the past in sports. These players all had High hopes and came out of college with promising careers only to fail and make even mediocre players look good.
Michael Haddix, NFL- The eighth pick of the '83 draft actually did record some decent numbers at first glance. 1,635 yards on the ground and 1,310 receiving for fullback Michael Haddix...not bad, Considering it took him 8 years to get those numbers.
Chris Dudley, NBA- Among the gawkiest humans ever to approach the hardwood, Chris Dudley couldn't really do much of anything, even averagely. But somehow he sustained a professional roster spot.
Frank Williams, NBA- From being named Illinois Mr. Basketball in 1998 to being cut from the Clippers in 2005, Frank Williams' path to anonymity was a strange one indeed.
Kevin Allen, NFL- Perhaps iconic head coach Buddy Ryan can sum up former ninth-overall pick Kevin Allen's one forgettable season best as a less-than-dominating offensive tackle.
Roque Junior, Soccer-Sure he's got a Champions League medal (with Milan in 2003) to his name, but it was clear awkward defender Roque Junior wouldn't last long when his Leeds United squad allowed 24 goals in his seven games.
Kwame Harris, NFL- An offensive tackle out of Stanford taken with the 26th pick of the '03 draft by the Niners, Kwame Harris eventually became more destructive to his own quarterbacks than potent defensive lineman.
Kwame Brown, NBA- Essentially the worst first-overall pick in NBA draft history, high school phenom Kwame Brown made the Wizards the laughing stock of the league for the four years he sported their jersey.
Stan Thomas, NFL- Despite being the 22nd pick of the '91 draft, Stan Thomas lasted only two years with the Bears and two with the Oilers...starting seven out of a possible 56 games along the way.
Elvis Patterson, NFL- 12 interceptions in 11 years may seem average (not really), but it doesn't sufficiently define defensive back Elvis Patterson's career.
Tony Mandarich, NFL-From perhaps the most heralded offensive line prospect ever (chosen second overall by the Packers in '89) to arguably the greatest bust.
JaMarcus Russell, NFL- The epitome of the word bust, this former LSU stud's career went down the drains faster than Bo Jackson once ran the 40-yard dash.
Robert Swift, NBA- He may look more like the ringleader of Marilyn Manson's No. 1 fan club, but Robert Swift was once a promising 7'1" big man out of Bakersfield High School in California.