LB Marcus Smith, 2014
Marcus Smith is arguably one of the most disappointing draft picks in recent history. The Eagles actually moved back four spots to take Smith in the first round of the 2014 draft.
At the time, many fans believed the pass rusher out of Louisville would be a perfect fit for the Eagles defensive scheme. Those same people thought the 26th overall pick was way too early pick Smith. Draft experts projected Smith to go in the second round or possibly the third.
Smith’s rookie season was just plain horrendous. He would end up playing a total of eight games all year and did not record a single NFL stat.
Yes, you read that right. Not even a single penalty. Which is probably the most impressive thing Smith did during his time with the Eagles. It would take Smith all the way until Week 5 of his sophomore campaign to record his first tackle.
After playing 37 games with zero starts in three seasons, Smith decided to skip 2017 OTAs. Just as you would expect, Philadelphia decided to cut Smith shortly after. Smith finished his Eagles career with four sacks, 18 total tackles, and a mere nine hits on the quarterback.
When you are a first-round pick who puts up that kind of numbers you rightfully deserves to be labeled a draft bust, and potentially the biggest bust in franchise history.
We’ll leave that up to you to decide.