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17. Janikowski

17. Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland, 2000
Janikowski is, without a doubt, the most successful player on this list. Still, the dubious wisdom of picking a kicker in the first round remains a consideration. Shaun Alexander was picked two spots later, and Neil Rackers, a kicker comparable to Janikowski, was still available as of Round 6 … as was some quarterback by the name of Brady.

NFL draft: Biggest first-round busts

April 24, 2013

You'd think a first-round draft pick would guarantee you a good chance of landing a successful player. Not so. Picks at every single position in the first round have failed to pan out, whether from lack of talent, injuries, front-office follies or bad attitudes. Here are the worst picks at every draft position of the first round. – Jay Busbee