7. Mark Clayton:
Career stats with Baltimore: 234 receptions, 3,116-yards, 12 touchdowns
Our first, first round selection makes the list in the form of Mark Clayton. The second of three first round wide receivers in franchise history, Clayton was drafted 22nd overall out of Oklahoma State as a failed attempt to replace another Ravens wide receiver bust (more on him later). Instead, Clayton was just a bag of mixed results who broke fan’s hearts consistently.
Clayton had a injury plagued rookie season, that still saw the 5’10” 195-lbs. receiver nab 44 receptions for 471-yards and three total touchdowns. Clayton followed up his rookie season with a spectacular sophomore campaign with a 67/939/5 stat line. However, after his 2006 season, Clayton tumbled down to bust status.
Clayton had just 1,706-yards and five touchdowns over his final three seasons with Baltimore. Clayton simply struggled with consistency and was eventually buried behind guys like Derrick Mason, Todd Heap, and even Ray Rice.
A solid sophomore campaign keeps Clayton from being higher on this list. Nonetheless, he remains a bust a large reason fans associate receivers Baltimore drafts to be busts. With the hopes he provided fans, the sting of this miss still hurts.