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.
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.
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.
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.