NFL Draft: Top Booms and Busts

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  • Deion Sanders
  • JaMarcus Russell
  • Akili Smith
  • Walter Payton
  • LaDainian Tomlinson
  • Curtis Enis
  • Ron Dayne
  • Emmitt Smith
  • Dewayne Robertson
  • Mark Sanchez
  • Hakeem Nicks
  •  Jamal Reynolds
  • Tim Tebow

Bust: Akili Smith

University of Oregon quarterback Akili Smith was the third overall pick in the 1999 draft, signing a $10.5 million deal with the Cincinnati Bengals. After four disappointing seasons, he was released and played briefly for the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Smith then appeared in the European and Canadian football leagues before retiring for good in 2007. (Photo:  Paul Spinelli/Getty Images)