Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The Best Of The Worst: Draft Pick Edition

To continuing this week's apparent Best Of The Worst theme, let's play a little game.

Who was the least productive Penn Stater drafted since joining the Big Ten?

Why am I doing this? Mostly because I don't feel like writing about Andrew Quarless' apparent (second) underage. DISCLAIMER! Both of these guys were truly amazing to watch in college, dominating their opponents. I'm not trying to hate here because it's actually rather sad that injuries ruined these careers, but it is the off season so, sometimes, things need to be taken a little too far.

Anyway, and the nominees are...

From the 2000 NFL Draft, Selected #1 Overall, Defensive End Courtney Brown
(polite applause)

From the 1995 NFL Draft, Selected #1 Overall, Running Back Ki-Jana Carter
(polite applause)

(dim the lights, cut to big screen, start montage music and old man's voice)

Courtney Brown

(Now I'm just going to copy from Wiki)

"His second season was cut short due to injury but Brown recorded 4.5 sacks in 5 games. Unfortunately, Brown had problems staying healthy and struggled on the field. From 2002-2004, Brown only played 26 games and recorded just 8 sacks....Brown tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the 2006 preseason. He was placed on the team's injury reserve for the entire 2006 season. On March 19, 2007, Brown was cut by the team after failing a physical."

(cut to Brown, sitting with his family, trying not to blush in front of the camera as the audience cheers behind him)

Ki-Jana Carter

(Again, from Wiki)
"Carter tore a ligament in his knee on his third carry of his first preseason game of his rookie year and subsequently suffered a series of injuries....He only had 464 yards in a single season as his career best."

(cut to Carter, sitting still next to his wife, giving the Reggie Bush "I'm all business" face)

And the winner is...(cut to commercial, "Deal or No Deal" style)


Nick said...

I think Curtis Enis beats both handily. These 2 guys had injury issues, not to mention they went to the Browns and Bengals, but what the hell happened to Enis? He just went crazy.

Paterno Lives! said...

ya, this is a great example of a busted post. i meant to tie it all together with an ohio joke but took my eyes of the prize. i also coudn't find as much on enis, excpet for this:

"He now works at Clopay in Russia, Ohio. He is also currently attending the Ohio Basic Peace Officer Academy through Edison State Community College and Miami County Sheriffs Office"

Nick said...

I only do busted posts, that's my milieu. I hope Enis has gotten his mind right. Seriously, he went nuts, it was bizarre.