The Biggest Busts In NFL History

Jimmy Clausen, QB, Carolina Panthers

Career Accolades: Second-round pick (48th overall) in 2010 NFL draft from Notre Dame; 22 games played (14 starts); 7 touchdowns, 14 interceptions, 2,520 passing yards, 61.9 passer rating, 1-13 record as a starter

A highly-touted prospect out of Southern California, Clausen left a lot to be desired during his Notre Dame career. After going undefeated (42-0) at prep powerhouse Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, Clausen managed to win just 16 games (in 35 starts) during his three years in South Bend.

Clausen’s disappointing college career didn’t stop him from being the third quarterback taken off the board in 2010 (Bradford and Tim Tebow were both first-round picks in ’10). Pundits still believed in his talent, and ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. even went as far as saying he would retire if Clausen didn’t have a successful NFL career. Well, Kiper remains at his position, but it doesn’t seem like Clausen — who won just one start in his NFL career and has been out of the league since 2015 — is turning it around anytime soon.

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