NFL Draft successes and busts 10-year evaluation: 7th overall bust

JACKSONVILLE FL - AUGUST 21: Troy Williamson #84 of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks toward the sideline during the preseason game against the Miami Dolphins at EverBank Field on August 21 2010 in Jacksonville Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Over the next few weeks, we'll evaluate the best and worst top 10 picks in a 10-year span from 1999-2008. We capped this at 2008 because it's unfair to judge first- or second-year players. Today, the pick seven bust.

Pick: Seven overall
The player:
Troy Williamson | Wide receiver | Minnesota Vikings (2005)

How bad was Troy Williamson for the Vikings? The team traded him after just two seasons to Jacksonville for a sixth-round pick. He did just as little there as he did in Minnesota.

Williamson was a one-trick wide receiver. If it wasn't a vertical route, he couldn't run it. Even when he did, he didn't have the hands to always make a catch. For his career, Williamson has 87 receptions for 1,131 yards and four touchdowns. That's a solid season, but an awful five-year career.


There is one positive for Williamson, though. If this series is rejoined in a year, he'll probably be replaced by the Raiders' Darrius Heyward-Bey.


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