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Top 10 Draft Busts Since 1980 - Terrell Buckley

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Green Bay Packers Bust #5: Florida State CB Terrell Buckley. Drafted No. 5 overall in 1992. 

It's hard to see the bust factor when you look back at the stats. In his first three NFL seasons, he started 44 games and had 10 INTs. After a solid 1994 season, with 16 starts and 5 INTs, he's traded to the Dolphins, and he goes onto have a long NFL career with 50 INTs. Not a superstar, but a good long-term starter.

But he was a bust for all the reasons that don't show on a stat sheet. He joined the Packers with a massive ego, and he never seemed to fit in. The expectations were also very high for GM Ron Wolf's first draft pick, but that only plays a small part here. While he was a starter, he was also a major liability on defense. He did grab 10 INTs but he gambled on a lot of plays to make those picks, and he usually lost. Also, while listed at 5-10, he played shorter and was a bad matchup against a taller receiver. If it weren't for his personality, he'd probably have been a decent long-term starter/nickel cornerback, and he would have just been disappointing.

Actually I could write an entire series on Top 10 first round busts/disappointments by Ron Wolf. While he did a great job building the 1990s team with mid-round draft choices, his aim was usually off in the first round. His best 1st round draft choice was TE Bubba Franks, and none of his other 1st round picks were re-signed after their rookie contract expired (if they weren't traded away first).

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