By Matt LaPan
Texas has sent plenty of elite defensive players to the NFL via the first round, most notably safeties Michael Griffin (2007) and Earl Thomas (2010) and outside linebackers Derrick Johnson (2005) and Brian Orakpo (2009).
When it comes to offensive players however, Texas has not had the same success rate. Two prominent examples are WR Roy Williams and QB Vince Young. Young was one of the most electrifying players to ever play college football and saw early NFL success, being named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2006. Since then, his career has faltered, having moved through several teams without seeing more than limited playing time.
Best Picks: Brian Orakpo (2009), Derrick Johnson (2005), Earl Thomas (2010)
Worst Picks: Vince Young (2006), Roy Williams (2004), Marcus Tubbs (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.