“Who is the worst NFL draft pick ever?”
The answer is an easy one, and yet another slice of Tampa Bay Buccaneers history that fans would love to forget.
Tampa Bay had the No. 1 overall pick in the 1986 NFL draft, and they obviously wanted to spend it on Auburn star running back Bo Jackson.
The only problem? Jackson had no interest in playing for the fledgling franchise, and especially not for then-owner Hugh Culverhouse.
One of Culverhouse’s last-ditch efforts to convince Jackson to come to Tampa came at a private dinner with just one other attendee: Steve Young, who played quarterback for the Bucs at the time, long before his Hall of Fame career with the San Francisco 49ers.
Young recently told Rich Eisen how quickly his recruiting pitch to Bo that night got shut down:
The Bucs spent the No. 1 overall pick on a player who never played a down for them, and hated them so much he decided to play a completely different sport instead.
No bust at No. 1 will ever top that.