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  1. NEfan32

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    1. Ryan Leaf
    2. Tony Mandarich
    3. Akili Smith
    4. Lawrence Phillips
    5. Heath Shuler
    6. Bruce Pickens
    7. Robert Gallery
    8. Andre Ware
    9. Mike Williams
    10. Jonathan Sullivan
     
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    OK ... :confused:
     
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    Don't forget Ken Sims.
     
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    Kijana Carter, Curtis Enos, Ted Ginn.....:singing:
     
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    Dewayne Robertson DT NY Jets. :D
     
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    Tim Couch, Eugene Chung, Chris Canty,
     
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    Gallery doesn't belong on that list
     
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    yes he does. he sucks at tackle and guard. he is also 1 of the most penalized players in the league.
     
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    The Predator Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I agree. He has shown much maturity this year and is playing well.
     
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    Not even close to the names mentioned. Spending the 1st overall on a decent run stuffing lineman who gets no sacks is a really bad pick, but a 7 year starting lineman (when not injured) is not a bust.
     
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    Sorry, but there's simply no way in hell that Gallery is one of the top 10 draft busts of all time. It's not as if he's even in the top 20 to make a debate out of it. It's a ridiculous notion.
     
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    Charles Rogers
    Brian Bosworth
    Brian Bosworth's sweet hair
    Butch Davis' career draft choices
     
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    Quick look at bigger busts than Robert Gallery just in the "past" 10 drafts, going from most recent to older choices, not counting the 2004 draft or later:

    Charles Rogers
    Jonathan Sullivan
    Ryan Sims
    David Terrell
    Gerard Warren
    Courtney Brown
    Tim Couch
    Akili Smith
    Ryan Leaf
    Andre Wadsworth
    Curtis Enis
    Darrell Russell
    Cedric Jones
    Rickey Dudley
    Lawrence Phillips
    Ki-Jana Carter
    Michael Westbrook
    J.J. Stokes
    Heath Shuler
    Rick Mirer

    I left any player that I even questioned being less of a bust than Gallery off this list (i.e. Mamula) and stopped at 20. Gallery is not anywhere near the top 10 all time draft busts.
     
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    skri65 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Maroney




    (jk)
     
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    QB Ryan Leaf (2) Washington State-San Diego Chargers-1998
    RB Blair Thomas (2) Penn State-New York Jets-1990
    WR Desmond Howard(4) Michigan-Washington Redskins-1992
    TE Ricky Dudley(9) Ohio State-Houston Oilers-1996
    OT Tony Mandarich(2) Michigan State-Green Bay Packers-1989
    OG Eugene Chung(13) Virginia Tech-New England Patriots-1992
    DE Aundray Bruce(1) Auburn-Atlanta Falcons-1988
    DT Steve Emtman(1) Washington-Indianapolis Colts-1992
    LB Brian Bosworth(2) Oklahoma-Seattle Seahawks-1987
    CB Bruce Pickens(3) Nebraska-Atlanta Falcons-1991
    S Patrick Bates (12) Texas A&M-Los Angeles Raiders-1993

    Second Team

    QB Heath Schuler (3) Tennessee-Washington Redskins-1994
    RB Lawrence Philips (6) Nebraska-St. Louis Rams-1995
    WR Michael Westbrook (4) Colorado-Washington Redskins-1995
    TE David LaFluer(22) LSU-Dallas Cowboys-1997
    OT Antoine Davis(8) Tennessee-Philadelphia Eagles-1991
    OG Brian Jozwiak(7) West Virginia-Kansas City Chiefs-1986
    DE Andre Wadsworth(3) Florida State-Arizona Cardinals-1998
    DT Dimitrius Underwood(29) Michigan State-MinnesotaVikings-1999
    LB Percy Snow(13) Michigan State-Kansas City Chiefs-1990
    CB Michael Booker(11) Nebraska-Atlanta Flacons-1997
    S Shaun Williams(24) UCLA-New York Giants-1998

    or

    1. Ryan Leaf
    2. Cade McNown
    3. Akili Smith
    4. Curtis Enis
    5. Ki-Jana Carter
    6. Tim Couch
    7. Gino Toretta
    8. Ron Dayne
    9. Peter Warrick
    10. Courtney Brown
    11. Mike Mamula
    12. Charles Rogers
    13. Andy Katzenmoyer
    14. Rashan Salaam
    15. Heath Shuler
    16. Sylvester Morris
    17. Trung Canidate
    18. Lawrence Phillips
    19. Rick Mirer
    20. Jim Drunkenmiller
    21. David Klinger
    22. Andre Ware
    23. Blair Thomas
    24. Tony Mandarich
    25. Steve Emtman
    26. Brian Bosworth
    27. Michael Westbrook
    28. Todd Marinovich

    Some of these guys didn't deserve a bust label imo. If a player like Katzenmoyer or Emtan get's seriosuly injured why should that count against him? Desmond Howard shouldn't be a bust because he had one of the greatest KR seasons ever. A bust a WR? Yes, but he was also a Super Bowl MVP.
     
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    Get ready to add Dorsey to the list in a few years ... won't be a bad bust ... just not 1st round talent ... perhaps not even 2nd.

    [​IMG] :bricks: [​IMG]
     
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    Here's a couple more big busts....

    - Dan McGwire

    - Andre Bruce

    - Keith McCants

    Gallery is a monster of a bust. He is a 27-year-old former 2nd overall pick who got $18.5 million guaranteed.

    The order of pick, guaranteed dollar value of the rookie contract and on-field performance are the only relevant criteria here. Gallery fits all three very well as a top 10 or 15 bust. Of course virtually all of this is subjective, beyond someone like Ryan Leaf.
     
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    don't forget carr and harrington.
     
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    zarakotas5 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Excellent work.

    My one beef, 'cause there always is one, is that Mamula might catch a break, too.

    He never should have been drafted where he was drafted. People jump on the bust tip solely on the player. Where is the culpability on the team?
     
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    Tom Brady. Taken far too high and has done nothing to justify this.
     
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