2 Biggest Draft Busts In Lions History

So we’re doing a network-wide 64 crap head tournament of all the disasters that have been drafted by the teams that we cover.

For a Lions fan, this is indeed a daunting task.

Do I go with the guys that Millen drafted and they aren’t even playing pro-ball anymore? Or do I go with the guys that we had a lot riding on and they completely let us down?

Seeing as I’m competing with the crappiest of the crappy, I’m going to go with the biggest dirty flops.


Charles Rogers: Number One on our “three years, three wide receivers”, Charles showed a LOT Of promise in the preseason and first 5 games of his rookie season. He was the only guy that would hold onto the ball for Joey Harrington (a draft bust honorable mention), so he got fed the ball constantly. Unfortunately he busted his shoulder, an injury from which he never recovered. The next year, an all healed up Rogers had THE EXACT SAME INJURY OCCUR against the Bears, ending his season right there. From there, his career was over, he was suspended for illegal substance use and the Lions cut ties with him. I’m a Spartan and this one was close to my heart; I wish Charles could have cleaned up his act. I think being a Lion and staying too close to the guys he grew up with in Flint was an issue. Had he been in another city on another team, things might have worked out better for Mr. Rogers.

Mike Williams: The second Williams, arguably the worst draft pick Millen made, 3rd in the ‘three years, three wide receivers’ stint. He lost his appeal to play in the NFL and had to sit out for a year, but supposedly he was working with Chris Carter of the Vikings fame. Mike was a disaster from the get go, he was flat out fat and lacked ability. Two coaching regimes couldn’t get a damn thing out of him. If Mke Martz is giving the 2 String QB touches at WR over you, YOU SUCK! You heard that Mike Williams?! You SUCK. We could’ve had Matt Leinart over you. Yeah, he sucks too, BUT NOT AS MUCH AS YOU.

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