NFL Draft: Top Booms and Busts

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

Bust: JaMarcus Russell

Drafted no. 1 overall to the Oakland Raiders in 2007, Louisiana State University quarterback JaMarcus Russell famously held out throughout training camp for a six-year, $60 million contract. Two lackluster seasons led to the Raiders benching him in 2009, the last year he played in the NFL, and his eventual release from the team in 2010. A drug arrest that year capped off his fall from grace, although the former star says he is preparing for a comeback in the 2013 season. (Photo: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)