Teams: Oakland Raiders
Drafted: 1st round, 1st overall (2007)
Career Games Started: 25
He was supposed to be the savior of the struggling Raiders, who had seen the likes of Aaron Brooks, Daunte Culpepper and Andrew Walter try to return them to excellence—an excellence that fans hadn't seen since the Rich Gannon days. Instead Jamarcus Russell accomplished something that many pigskin sages thought would not be possible: He became a bigger draft bust than Ryan Leaf.
Turns out Russell was lazy and uncommitted to football (and maybe addicted to lean), showing up for camp a few times overweight. He was probably doomed from the start, holding out into Week 1 of the regular season his rookie year. Jamarcus started a total of 25 games, putting up 18 touchdowns to 23 interceptions, "good" for a 7-18 record.