Oct 5, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Jets defensive end Jason Babin (58) before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Jason Babin, Defensie End, First Round Selection – 27th Overall
Defensive end Jason Babin has actually sustained a long career, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t a bad pick by the Houston Texans in 2004 when they picked him near the end of round one.
What made the pick so awful was the fact that the Texans traded a second, third, fourth and fifth round pick for the player who they ended up trading away after three seasons in Houston. In exchange for all the picks, the team got a player who dropped statistically each season for three years and then picked up a safety, Michael Boulware, who racked up seven tackles in his lone season with the Texans.
Bennie Joppru, Tight End, Second Round Selection – 41st Overall
Many Texans fans won’t remember tight end Bennie Joppru, probably because he never recorded a single catch in his career. He had 19 appearances in his entire NFL career, and 18 of those were with the Seattle Seahawks.
Joppru lasted from 2003-2006 after being picked very early in the second round in 2003. After his failure in Houston, he earned a shot in Chicago before finishing his time in the league in Seattle. A second round selection who never sees the field is certainly going to make the top bust list for any team.
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