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6. Phillips

6. Lawrence Philips, St. Louis, 1996
He was what we thought he was. Character issues dogged him in college, but St. Louis thought enough of him to deal a promising youngster named Jerome Bettis to Pittsburgh to make room. Phillips rewarded their faith with inconsistent play and attitude problems. He’s now in prison on a litany of charges, and will not be eligible for parole until 2034.

NFL draft: Biggest first-round busts

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