By Matt LaPan
Next on the list is Ohio State, checking in with 14 players selected in the first round.
Ohio State has seen varying degrees of success in its recent draft history. Most notably is 2006, when the Buckeyes had five players selected in the first round: Pro Bowlers A.J. Hawk, Donte Whitner and Nick Mangold, as well as Bobby Carpenter and Super Bowl XLIII MVP Santonio Holmes.
Ohio State players have, more often than not, turned out to be starters in the NFL, the one extreme exception being Vernon Gholston (No. 6, 2008).
Best Picks: Nick Mangold (2006), Donte Whitner (2006), Santonio Holmes (2006)
Worst Picks: Vernon Gholston (2008), Ted Ginn Jr. (2007), Michael Jenkins (2004)
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Well there are plenty of other QB's that didn't work out but as 1st rounders from Florida goes, Rex is on the list of worst picks. He was at the helm of some successful teams, but was he the reason for the success? I don't think so.
Really Rex Grossman was a worst pick? Sure he is not the greatest QB to play the game, but he did throw for over 3,000 yards in two seasons and took a team to the NFC championship. There are plenty of other "bust QBs" who have done worse. Just the fact that the guy has stayed on a roster for 10 years is something of a success point when you consider how many players just plain don't make it at the top level of the game.