Seahawks: Biggest Draft Bust

Posted by: Shaun Dolence

With the NFL Draft fast approaching, the FanSided network is going to put together a 64-man tournament of the worst draft choices in NFL history, with two representatives from every franchise. 12th Man Rising will have the opportunity to submit two players, and I’m asking you for your help.

There are a lot of players to choose from, so we’re going to have our own bracket of players and narrow it down to two. I’ve created a small list of players the Seahawks have drafted who may be considered “busts” to get us started.

Any additional input or suggestions are welcome. If you think a player who is worthy has been left off, let me know – either leave a comment, or e-mail me: [email protected].

Here are the players who I’ve come up with, and please, participate and offer your opinions. I’ll take suggestions for a few days, and we’ll start our bracket sometime later this week.

1976 Steve Niehaus 1st Round 2nd Overall
1987 Brian Bosworth Supplemental Draft
1987* Kelly Stouffer 1st Round 7th Overall
1991 Dan McGwire 1st Round 16th Overall
1993 Rick Mirer 1st Round 2nd Overall
1999 Lamar King 1st Round 22nd Overall
2000 Chris McIntosh 1st Round 22nd Overall
2001 Koren Robinson 1st Round 9th Overall
2002 Jerramy Stevens 1st Round 28th Overall
2004 Marcus Tubbs 1st Round 23rd Overall
*Stouffer was selected in 1987 by the Cardinals, and traded to the Seahawks before the 1988 draft.

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Tags: Brian Bosworth Chris McIntosh Dan McGwire Jerramy Stevens Kelly Stouffer Koren Robinson Lamar King Marcus Tubbs NFL Draft Rick Mirer Seahawks Steve Niehaus

  • Tom

    It has to be McGwire and Mirer.

  • Boomer

    I think the Bears should share the Rick Mirer pick with you.  We took him off your hands for a 1st round pick that ultimately became Shawn Springs.  Which is the greater fool; the fool or the fool who trades for him?  BEAR DOWN!!!

  • Steve

    Couldn’t agree more with Tom – the other busts were circumstantial… injuries, addictions and attitude problems. But they all could play. McGwire’s career never got off the ground and Mirer only played because management had to save face. They sucked, and that’s that.    

  • Steve

    By the way… if I’m not mistaken, Brett Favre went to the Falcons early in the second round after we took McGwire at 16. Wound, salt. Salt, wound.  

  • Jim Kelly

         The first two “busts” that popped into my head were August and King.
         I don’t consider Bosworth and McIntosh true busts because I can’t hold career-ending injuries against someone. I know that Niehaus had multiple injuries that led to him calling it quits, but the following year had a bigger bust: Steve August. The Hawks traded their pick to the cowboys, so that Dallas could pick Tony Dorsett. August  had to live up to not being Tony Dorsett. Remember Patera wearing the “I sleep with the cowboys” t-shirt? Man, that sucked.
         After the Hawks traded away thier first round pick in 1985, they took Owen Gill, he was supposed to be an insurance policy in case Curt Warner couldn’t return to form. Gill never made the team, that sucked also.
         The biggest bust had to be McGuire. Chuck Knox always announced his team’s first round picks. Until McGuire. When asked why he didn’t announce the pick, Knox said that he,”wanted the kid from Mississippi.” So not only did Behring force Seattle to draft McGuire instead of Favre, but it paved the way for Flores to fire Knox, replace him, and start the dark ages. Thanks, Dan. You shoulda roided up too.