ESPN: David Carr biggest draft bust in Houston Texans history

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Is David Carr the Houston Texans biggest bust?

The Texans have only been around for 15 years, but like every other NFL team they’e made some bad decisions when it comes to drafting players.

ESPN released a list of the top draft busts from every NFL team.

Sarah Barshop of ESPN named quarterback David Carr as the Texans’ biggest draft bust.

"Carr has the distinction of being the first player drafted by the Texans before the franchise’s first season in 2002. But in his first year, he was sacked 76 times, an NFL record. Carr spent only five seasons with the Texans before Houston moved on and traded for Matt Schaub."

I’m not sure if it’s really fair to name Carr as the Texans’ biggest draft bust.  It’s not his fault that Houston never built an offensive line to properly protect him.

Now of course Carr being taken with the first overall pick didn’t help given the fact that he was expected to be the Texans’ franchise quarterback for the next 10-plus years.

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But I would go as far as saying defensive tackle Amobi Akoye was almost as big of a bust as Carr after being taken 10th overall in 2007. But then again he didn’t have the pressure that Carr had coming in as a quarterback.

The good news for the Texans is that other than Carr and Okoye, they’ve done a nice job of hitting on first round picks over the past 15 years.

Feel free to comment below and give us your thoughts on who the Texans’ biggest draft bust is.