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Washington Redskins Top Ten Biggest Draft Busts: Desmond Howard

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So you think Michael Westbrook was not a bust at #4 overall for the Washington Redskins? I can see that. But what about this #4 overall wide receiver? For those keeping track, let it not be said we only called out Vinny Cerrato. This pick was Joe Gibbs' selection. Coming off a Super Bowl victory, Joe Gibbs decided that the franchise could afford a luxury pick at the top of the first round. They viewed the Heisman Trophy winner as a big-play wide receiver that could spark the offense with his quick-strike abilities.

This was a mistake.

Howard did make his mark in the league as a gifted special teams contributor--he was the MVP of Super Bowl XXXI--but he only stayed on Washington's roster from 1992-1994.

Come on Hogs Haven...this guy was a draft bust right?

Interesting note from the 1992 draft: Three first-rounders taken in the top 12 of that draft ended up on our team at some point in their careers: Sean Gilbert (#3), Troy Vincent (#7) and Marco Coleman (#12). Sean Gilbert even netted us 2 first-round picks in a trade Carolina simply should never have made. Thanks Panthers!


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