With The Draft upcoming, i thought it would be appropriot to take a look at some of the shining accomplishment and most glaring faults in terms of draft picks.
First I will be starting with The Ravens 10 worst draft picks. I have a few parameters here.
- No picks outside of round 3 were considered. It isnt really fair to call a seventh rounder a bad pick because he never played.
- No Current Starters, a starter cant really be considered a bad pick unless they were a high pick who hasn’t paned out(spoiler alert, the Ravens don’t have any of those).
Those arent shackling restraints, but because the Ravens draft so well in the first three rounds, this was actually a bit of a challenge. This list is riddled with career ending injuries(or series of injuries) and crazy improbable events that changed the career of the player involved.
Now We have come to the Man who put the phrase “Horse Collar” in the NFL vocabulary. Musa Smith.
Smith was never a bad player. He was drafted in the third round of the 2003 NFL draft(which outside of Terrell Suggs was pretty much a disaster). Smith played a bit here and there as a third string back, but he never really found his place on the depth chart. In 2004, Smith was horsecollared by Roy Williams in a game against the cowboys, he fell back on his lag an suffered a severe break in both of his lower leg bones(tibia and fibia). Smith basically missed all of the next two seasons due to injury. The Horsecollar tackle was made illegal in 2005 due in large part to that single play. in five years with the Ravens Smith rushed for less than 500 yards. Smith has been out of the NFL since 2008.