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Top 10 Draft Busts Since 1980 - Jamal Reynolds

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Green Bay Packers Bust #4: Florida State DE Jamal Reynolds. Drafted No. 10 overall in 2001.

He always received his high ranking because he barely played (only 18 games, zero starts, in 3 seasons), and the missed opportunity. Not only did they waste a Top 10 selection on a guy who had knee problems almost immediately, but they acquired his pick when they traded away backup QB Matt Hasselbeck and the draft pick that became 7-time Pro Bowl, 5-time first team All-Pro LG Steve Hutchinson.

On the other hand, I really didn't miss him at the time. GM Ron Wolf made up for his usual bad first round selection by stealing DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila in the 5th round of the 2000 draft. That's what I expected Wolf to do. The Packers got the speed rush they needed from the blind side, but they just got it from a late round pick. Even though they completely wasted a great opportunity when they drafted Reynolds.

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