After some controversy in picking the Baltimore Ravens' Top Ten Biggest Draft Bust's numbers ten and nine, we have returned to the players that received significant playing time to not be able to use the excuse that they weren't given the chance to be "worthy" of such a label. Number seven on my list is wide receiver Patrick Johnson. Johnson was selected by the Ravens in the 1998 NFL Draft with the 12th pick of the second round. He played seven years in the NFL, five with Baltimore, finishing his NFL career with 84 receptions for 1,286 and ten TD catches. Not bad numbers if it happened in just one season, but a seven year career?
The best year Johnson had with the Ravens was in 1999, when he caught 29 passes for 526 yards and 3 TDs. Mediocre numbers at best but when you add in that he never caught more than 12 passes for the Ravens in any other year, you get that "bust" label. He came out of the University of Oregon with a reputation as a speed burner who could stretch the field. Patrick also ran track in college and was considered an Olympic sprint hopeful as he once defeated the legendary Carl Lewis in a 100 meter race.
However, for the purposes of this list, he has only beaten out three other players as the Top Ten Biggest Draft Busts in Ravens history, and thankfully has six other "alumni" ahead of him on the list that will post one more each day until we reach #1.
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