Same with Raiders, both in the last decade of Als life and both McKenzie and Gruock eras. Just as bad if not worse than the Browns.Sam Bradford is the reason the NFL introduced a rookie wage scale for draft picks.
Johnny cokehead is another bust. well you could just about say the Browns draft and just list years rather than players.
I'd take Couch off the list. For his first two years he had zero help: a coach who was clearly not ready for a head coaching gig, an offensive line that was made up of absolute rejects, no run game (Travis Prentice?!), and subpar receivers. Once they finally got some even passable pieces around him, he had a 3000-yard season in his third season and evened out his TD/INT ratio by his fourth. Injuries (which happen when you're stuck for your first two years behind an offensive line that is among the worst in recent history) ended things for him after five seasons. Swap Couch with the following pick in Donovan McNabb and there's a good chance we're discussing McNabb as a bust while Couch ends up in multiple Pro Bowls.Russell, Leaf, Akili Smith, Tim Couch, Vernon Gholston, Charles Rogers, Mike Williams (Detroit version), Aaron Curry.
I do wonder what the hit rate of the draft is in terms of how many players actually get a 2nd contract in the league.