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Monday, April 6, 2009
NFC South has had share of defensive draft busts

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

Just happened to stumble across this article about the biggest defensive draft busts in NFL history. Sad to say, the NFC South is pretty well represented.

The Saints got Alex Molden and Jonathan Sullivan on the first team and linebacker Keith McCants made it for the Buccaneers.

The NFC South made up 75 percent of the secondary with Carolina's Rashard Anderson and Atlanta's Bruce Pickens joining Molden. Can't really argue with any of the other selections.

But I can think of a few other NFC South draft busts that were no slouches. In fact, I'd nominate Carolina's Jason Peter and Tampa Bay's Booker Reese and Broderick Thomas as tremendous slouches. I also think Atlanta defensive end Jamaal Anderson is about one more disappointing season away from a spot on this list.

I'm sure I'm overlooking some more defensive draft busts. Fire away if you've got some more.