Dec 21, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain (55) on the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
With the 2015 NFL Draft mere hours away, it has been a lot of fun spending the last few months analyzing prospects, poring over Combine numbers and Pro Day results and scouting tapes and information websites and projecting trade scenarios, as we ponder the future of our favorite football team.
But the Oakland Raiders have a somewhat … checkered draft history, and we’ll doubtless hear all about it from NFL Network and ESPN talking heads today when the Raiders go on the clock.
So as a pre-emptive strike, we have decided to release our official JustBlogBaby.com list of the five worst draft busts in Raider history.
In order to qualify as a draft bust, you have to have been the first Raider choice in that year’s draft (and it helps if you were a top 10 pick), and you have to have become a “bust” due to either piss-poor on-field performance or off-the-field issues that took you off the field.
So in other words, Darren McFadden is not a bust on this list because it’s not his fault he got hurt so much. Here they are, in reverse order: