Despite months of preparation and supreme confidence in their selections, every franchise has had its fair share of first-round blunders in the NFL Draft.

The 2022 edition of the draft is set to begin Thursday night from Las Vegas, making it as good a time as ever to look back on some of the worst picks in recent years.

Here is in my view the worst 'bust' or disappointment drafted by each team in the first round over the last 10 drafts (dating back to 2012).

*It's important to note that there are very few selections here from the last 2-3 seasons given the fact that it's simply too soon to tell in most cases.

Arizona Cardinals – Josh Rosen – 10th Overall – 2018

2018 NFL Draft
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Atlanta Falcons – Vic Beasley – 8th Overall - 2015

Baltimore Ravens – Hayden Hurst – 25th Overall - 2018

Buffalo Bills – EJ Manuel – 16th Overall - 2013

Buffalo Bills v Oakland Raiders
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Carolina Panthers – Kelvin Benjamin – 28th Overall – 2014

Chicago Bears – Kevin White – 7th Overall - 2015

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Cincinnati Bengals – John Ross – 9th Overall - 2017

Cleveland Browns – Trent Richardson – 3rd Overall - 2012

Dallas Cowboys – Taco Charlton – 28th Overall - 2017

Denver Broncos – Paxton Lynch – 26th Overall - 2016

Kansas City Chiefs v Denver Broncos
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Detroit Lions – Eric Ebron – 10th Overall - 2014

Green Bay Packers – Datone Jones – 26th Overall - 2013

Divisional Playoffs - Dallas Cowboys v Green Bay Packers
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Houston Texans – Kevin Johnson – 16th Overall - 2015

Indianapolis Colts – Bjorn Werner – 24th Overall - 2013

Jacksonville Jaguars – Luke Joeckel – 2nd Overall - 2013

Kansas City Chiefs – Eric Fisher – 1st Overall - 2013

Divisional Round - Houston Texans v Kansas City Chiefs
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Las Vegas Raiders – Damon Arnette – 19th Overall - 2020

Los Angeles Chargers – DJ Fluker – 11th Overall - 2013

Los Angeles Rams – Greg Robinson – 2nd Overall - 2014

Miami Dolphins – Dion Jordan – 3rd Overall - 2013

Minnesota Vikings – Laquon Treadwell – 23rd Overall - 2016

Minnesota Vikings v New York Giants
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New England Patriots – Dominique Easley – 29th Overall - 2014

New Orleans Saints – Stephone Anthony – 31st Overall - 2015

New York Giants – Ereck Flowers – 9th Overall - 2015

New York Jets – Sam Darnold – 3rd Overall - 2018

Philadelphia Eagles – Marcus Smith – 26th Overall - 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers – Jarvis Jones – 17th Overall - 2013

San Francisco 49ers – Solomon Thomas – 3rd Overall - 2017

Carolina Panthers v San Francisco 49ers
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Seattle Seahawks – Germain Ifedi – 31st Overall - 2016

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – OJ Howard – 19th Overall - 2017

Tennessee Titans – Isaiah Wilson – 29th Overall - 2020

Washington Commanders – Josh Doctson – 22nd Overall - 2016

There's the list! Some teams had a lot to choose from, and others had surprisingly few first-round picks (Rams) to sift through.

Rest assured this year's draft will have a lot of studs and duds, but I'll be tuning in as always, excited to see the future of the NFL hear their names called from Las Vegas.


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Minnesota Vikings In The Super Bowl? Yep, I Can Remember All Four

It's that time of year, the time when everyone is talking about the NFL's upcoming Super Bowl.

It may be hard to believe, but there was a time when the Minnesota Vikings went to the Super Bowl.

And then they went again. And then again. And then again. Hey, we were one of the greatest teams of all time!

Unfortunately, it was the same time the Vikings lost the Super Bowl. And then again. And then again. And then again. Well, at least we must have been one of the second-best teams of all time!

For a whole lot of Vikings know, the ones who walk around with younger bones...the Vikings have never been to the Super Bowl.

Then there's the ol' dog that is me. I remember the first time... and the second... and the third... and the fourth.


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