Five Biggest Draft Busts for the Indianapolis Colts: Fan's Take

With the NFL draft quickly approaching, fans everywhere hope their team doesn’t make a pick that will become a bust once they reach the NFL. The Indianapolis Colts hold the first overall pick and should get a reliable quarterback with the selection. Indianapolis has had its share of busts out of former first round draft selections though. The following players are the five biggest busts in franchise history.

Trev Alberts

Alberts is one of the biggest busts ever for the Indianapolis Colts. He was chosen fifth overall in the 1994 draft and only played parts of three seasons in the NFL. He struggled from injuries throughout and never made a real impact in the NFL. Alberts represents every teams biggest fear from such a high draft selection.

Steve Emtman

Emtman was the first overall selection in the 1992 NFL draft. This pick came at a time when the franchise was struggling and really needed value out of the first overall selection. He only played until the age of 27 and was never very successful during an injury filled career.

Anthony Gonzalez

Gonzalez was added shortly after the team won the Super Bowl following the 2006 season and never was able to stay healthy enough to make a big impact. He had a decent rookie season and then constantly battled injuries throughout his career. Gonzalez was selected with the 32nd overall selection in 2007 and shows how late picks in the first round can be a reach sometimes.

Donald Brown

Brown is another recent selection by the Indianapolis Colts. Brown has played three seasons in Indianapolis and only played well in spurts. A lot more has been expected out of him as a first round draft pick. Fans still hold out hope that Brown can have a successful career. So far he can be labeled a bust after being selected in the first round in 2009

Jerry Hughes

Hughes has only played two NFL seasons but is already being considered by many to be a bust. Hughes was the 31st overall selection in the 2010 draft. Fans hope that he can turn around his career with the upcoming switch to a 3-4 defense under coach Chuck Pagano.

Kyle Rapoza is a Featured Contributor for the Yahoo! Contributor Network and has been a lifelong fan of the Indianapolis Colts. He attended Super Bowl XLIV in Miami and follows the team closely. He also runs the blog that covers the team. Follow him on Twitter @kyler11.


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