With the decade coming to an end in a few weeks, we here at MCM decided it would be a good time to do a top 10 list or two- because who doesn't love a top 10 list?
Today we have the worst 10 draft picks of the decade. Here is how this list was compiled- August, gramsey, hal and I all came up with our own list. They sent their lists to me, actually shared it with me via google docs (which are awesome), and I averaged the four lists together to come up with what I am posting here. After the jump I have added a link that lists all of the picks the Titans made in the decade.
One note on this list; if you need further evidence that the Titans are terrible at picking receivers, here it is- they drafted 15 receivers in the decade. 15! What makes it even worse is that only three of them are still on the active roster. (and gramsey notes that only two of the other 12 are still in the league)
So without further adieu I present the worst 10 draft picks of the decade as voted on by the esteemed panel:
1. Chris Henry, RB, Arizona (2007, Round 2, pick #50 overall)
The Chris Henry pick is pretty much the only one on the list that just never made sense. The Titans fell in love with hal's boy because of the numbers he put up at the combine. They apparently failed to check and see if he was actually any good in college. He was widely known as Cockroach because he ran to darkness. That isn't a good thing, in case you didn't know.2. Andre Woolfolk, CB, Oklahoma (2003, Round 1, pick #28 overall)
If there were to be another guy on the list that never made sense it would be Woolfolk. Here is an interesting tidbit about Woolfolk that I did not know- all three of his career INTs were thrown by David Carr. If you ever wondered how bad Carr was..
3. Adam Pacman Jones, CB, West Virginia (2005, Round 1, pick #6 overall)
As Danno said yesterday, it has been far too long since we talked about Ol' Pacman. The pick of Adam made football sense but not common sense. He was a dynamic returner and a good cornerback when he played his assignment instead of what he wanted to do, which was about 32% of the time (get it?), but he there isn't really an adjective that adequately describes what he was off the field.
4. Paul Williams, WR, Fresno State (2007, Round 3, pick #80 overall)
P-Dub couldn't decide in college if he was a corner or a receiver. Maybe he should have picked corner.
5. Tyrone Calico, WR, MTSU (2003, Round 2, pick #60 overall)
August loves Calico. Calico had a lot of raw talent, but he had trouble staying healthy. He also had some trouble catching the football which is a problem for a receiver. Too bad for him that he didn't get drafted by another team because he would have gotten a lot of money from the Titans in free agency eventually.
6. Ben Troupe, TE, Florida (2004, Round 2, pick #40 overall)
Troupe had more NFL success than any of the other guys on this list. The problem was he could never put it all together. He had loads of potential but was hampered by injuries, the inability to learn the offense (allegedly), and the inability to catch the football at times.
7. Courtney Roby, WR, Indiana (2005, Round 3, pick #68 overall)
Roby was really good in the preseason pretty much every year.
8. Tank Williams, S, Stanford (2002 Round 2, pick #45 overall)
And now Danno hate us. Tank started his career playing pretty well but suffered an ugly ACL injury and was never the same.
T-9. Byron Frisch, DE, BYU (2000, Round 3, pick #93 overall)
This is a name that none of us even remembered. He actually never played a game with the Titans and was cut after the 2000 season. He ended his career with 5 sacks after playing one season with the Cowboys and one with the Giants.
T-9.Shad Meier, TE, Kansas State (2001, Round 3, pick #90 overall)
Shad Meier had my favorite stat line ever in a game at San Diego in 2004- 9 catches for 31 yards. That's 3.4 yards per catch. He finished his career with 42 catches. I need more than that from a third round pick.
Others receiving votes: Chris Brown (2003, round 3, #93), Brandon Jones (2005, round 3, #96) and Donnie Nickey (2003, round 5, #154).
$1,000,000 MCM bucks to the first person to identify who put Nickey on the list.
Click here to see the complete list of draft picks.
And there you have it. We would love to hear your comments on our list, or even your own list in the comments.