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Top 5 Worst Draft Picks- Chicago Bears

Updated on April 29, 2015

These guys were brought in to help the team win, but couldn't accomplish anything on the field. Today I rank the top five worst draft picks by the Chicago Bears.

5. David Terrell

He had the skill set but couldn't make it happen at the pro level.

While at Michigan, David Terrell played in 37 games and made 21 starts. He became the first player in Michigan history to have multiple 1,000 yard receiving seasons. He decided to forego his senior season and declare for the draft.

Terrell was the eight overall pick in 2001 by Chicago. With no off field issues or severe injuries, it's hard to pinpoint exactly why he flared out in the NFL. Maybe it's because he didn't love the game, or maybe it's because of some other malignant personal reason, but in any case, Terrell was a major bust. He recorded just 128 receptions, 1,602 yards, and 9 touchdowns in four pathetic seasons. Not one season stood out statistically. With that being said, this player is a mystery.

4. Rashaan Salaam

He is one of the many disappointing Heisman trophy winners to play at the pro level.

As a junior at Colorado, Rashaan Salaam had one of the best individual seasons in college football history. He rushed for a school record 2,055 yards and becoming only the fourth college running back to run for more than 2,000 yards in a season. He also amassed 24 touchdowns and helped lead Colorado to an 11–1 record and won the 1994 Heisman trophy. He decided to forego his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

Salaam was the 21st overall pick in 1995 by Chicago. He rushed for 1,074-yards his rookie season but only averaged 3.6-yards per attempt. He played two more seasons for the Bears with his production dropping each year because of injuries and fumble problems. In 1999 he attempted a comeback with the Cleveland Browns but only played two games that season and was never able to make it back to the NFL.

3. Bob Sapp

The Bears thought they were getting a third round steal but he couldn't even make the team.

At Washington, Bob Sapp was a force at guard and won the Morris award as the PAC-10's best offensive lineman.

Sapp was a third round pick in 1997. Head coach Dave Wannstedt thought the got a steal and that Sapp would be with the team for a decade. How wrong he was. Sapp failed to make the roster and joined Minnesota for two years. His football career ended when he was suspended for alleged steroid use. He has had a successful career as a MMA fighter, pro wrestler and actor who appeared in the 2005 remake "The Longest Yard" as an inmate/football player.

2. Cade McNown

He was brought in to be the next Jim McMahon.

In four years at UCLA, Cade McNown set many of school passing and total offense records. He also holds the distinction of being the only UCLA quarterback to go 4-0 against cross town rival USC.

McNown was selected 12th overall in 1999. Considered by many to be the most NFL ready quarterback in a draft class that also included Donovan McNabb, Cade McNown lasted just two seasons with the Bears, compiling a 3-12 record as a starter. He held out as a rookie, told fans who booed him to stay home from games, and once implied that a receiver he had overthrown was probably too tired and lazy to catch up to the ball. Wherever he went, he alienated coaches, teammates, and fans.

1. Curtis Enis

He continued the legacy of disappointing Penn State running backs.

At Penn State, Curtis Enis put up impressive numbers before a gift acceptance scandal ended his college career in his junior year.

Enis was the fifth overall pick in 1998 by Chicago. He initially held out and ended up missing 26 days of training camp before signing his contract two weeks before the season opener. Midway through his rookie year, he tore his ACL and was lost for the year. The next season, he came close to running for 1,000 yards finishing with 916 yards without ever rushing for more than 100 yards in a game. He was forced to retire after 2000 due to a degenerative condition in his left knee. In three seasons, he rushed for just short of 1,500 yards.

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      Kevin Goodwin 

      3 years ago

      Wow talk about some really bad picks.

    • Ty Tayzlor profile imageAUTHOR

      TT 

      3 years ago from Anywhere

      It's unfortunate. The Bears have been looking for decades for the next Walter Payton. Neil Andrrson and Matt Forte were good running backs, but they can never brin what 34 brought to the table.

    • Larry Rankin profile image

      Larry Rankin 

      3 years ago from Oklahoma

      I remember thinking Salaam was a good pick. Boy was I wrong.

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