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All-Time Biggest Draft Busts of the AFC South

Houston Texans:

Although the name, David Carr, screams of the biggest draft bust in franchise history, the Texans’ biggest draft bust of all-time is former Florida State defensive tackle, Travis Johnson. Johnson was drafted 16th overall in 2005. He did not live up to any first round expectations outside the expectation that Dom Capers and Charlie Casserly had know idea what they were doing in the Texans’ front office. The Texans parted ways with Johnson as quick as it took them to cleanse themselves of the Three C’s. To this date Johnson has two (2) NFL sacks and the Texans are still looking for a starting caliber defensive stop-gapper.

Jesse Rios – Editor

Indianapolis Colts

The worst draft bust is in Indianapolis Colts history is Art Schlichter. He was drafted as the fourth overall pick from Ohio State in 1982, only to go on to have three touchdowns, eleven interceptions, and barely over 1,000 yards for his career. He would play in 1982, and then in 1984-1985. After that, he would have stints with the Buffalo Bills and teams from other football leagues. Schlichter also had many troubles in with the law with gambling and several other felonies. But he hasn’t stopped, as he was arrested just back in February of 2010 for fraud and theft. He is easily on top of the list for the worst bust in Colts history, hands down.

Josh Dhani – Editor

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars’ all-time biggest draft bust was Derrick Harvey. Harvey was selected 8th overall in the 2008 draft out of Florida University, and he’s been underperforming ever since. To be fair to him, he still has time to resurrect his career. To this point, Harvey has accumulated just 8 sacks and just 70 tackles. The Jaguars traded up to draft Harvey as one of the pieces to push them over the top following the 2007 season, but instead; Harvey became part of one of the worst draft classes in franchise history. At this point, he’s still with the team, but most believe that he won’t survive the off-season.

Shane Clemons – Editor

Tennessee Titans

Jeff Fisher put his reputation on the line to take Adam “Pacman” Jones with the 6th overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft, and it was a decision I am sure he’d like to have back. Jones never became the player that Fisher thought he would be, and his off the field issues always seemed to hinder what he was trying to do on the field. He did have some shining moments, but in 2007, he was suspended for the entire season after his double-digit arrests. The Titans traded him to the Cowboys in 2008. After a year with Dallas, he was cut. Fisher and the Titans learned their lesson with Jones, who still is trying to make it in the game today.

Matt Loede – Columnist

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