The biggest NFL Draft busts of the last 15 years

For every Peyton Manning or Von Miller in the NFL Draft, there is another former top prospect who didn't pan out.

Whether they failed because of injuries, substance abuse, or just poor play, all of these players provide fascinating case studies of the NFL's demanding environment and the fleeting nature of athletic success.

Below, read all about the 26 most notorious draft busts from recent NFL history. The group includes seven quarterbacks, 11 players taken among the first five picks, and 24 players who never made a Pro Bowl.

Sam Belden contributed to this post.

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