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29. Soward

29. R. Jay Soward, Jacksonville, 2000
The pressure of being a first-round pick was too much for Soward to handle, and he lasted only one season in the NFL. He played only 13 games before getting cut in the wake of multiple substance-abuse issues with the league.

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