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No ranking of the biggest draft busts of all time would be complete without JaMarcus Russell. The 6-foot-6 LSU quarterback wowed scouts with his arm strength and athleticism, and the Raiders made him the No. 1 overall pick in 2007, passing over future stars like Calvin Johnson, Joe Thomas, Adrian Peterson, Patrick Willis, Marshawn Lynch and Darrelle Revis, who were each drafted in the top 15. Russell held out until the first week of the season and didn’t make his first appearance until Week 13. In three NFL seasons, he made 25 starts (7-18), completed 52 percent of his passes and threw 18 touchdowns to 23 interceptions. His on-field struggles and work ethic and weight concerns led to him being cut in 2010, but not before the QB earned nearly $40 million.
Biggest NFL draft busts from all 32 teams

It’s extremely difficult to build a consistent winner in the NFL without having success in the draft, but even the best franchises swing and miss every once in a while. For proof, look no further than these 32 players.