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24. Marinovich

24. Todd Marinovich, Oakland, 1991
Exhibit A for why parents shouldn’t project their own dreams onto their children, Marinovich’s attitude and off-field issues overshadowed his talent. After having a lifetime to prepare for this moment, he was out of the league in just two years.

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