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NFL Draft: Biggest Busts, Top Picks For All Teams (GRAPHIC)

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Ryan Leaf, center, of Washington State gets help holding up his San Diego Chargers jersey by Chargers owner Alex Spanos, left, and NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue as the second pick overall in the 1998 NFL Draft.
Ryan Leaf, center, of Washington State gets help holding up his San Diego Chargers jersey by Chargers owner Alex Spanos, left, and NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue as the second pick overall in the 1998 NFL Draft.

Even before the 2012 NFL Draft got underway, the Indianapolis Colts revealed their intention to select former Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. The presumptive No. 1 pick well before the draft, Luck has been touted as a prototypical passer for years. The Colts are so smitten with his pro potential that they were willing to cut ties with a guy named Peyton Manning.

Will Luck's time in Indy end up like Manning's stint? Or could he end up being a draft bust? How about Robert Griffin III, who the Washington Redskins pulled off the board with the No. 2 overall selection?

Back in 1998, the Colts snagged Manning out of Tennessee with the top pick. Directly after him, the San Diego Chargers took another highly-touted QB, Ryan Leaf of Washington State. Leaf never fulfilled his potential, struggling on and off the field.

The stark differences between the careers Manning and Leaf represent the highs and lows of the NFL Draft. Below are the best and worst picks made over the years by each team.


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