10 biggest NFL draft busts in Auburn football history

The Auburn football program has produced four first-overall NFL draft picks, but three of them haven't panned out in the league.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Cadillac Williams (24)
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Ronnie Brown. No. 2 overall. Ronnie Brown, RB. Ronnie Brown, RB. 7. player. 59. 2005. .

For those that thoroughly enjoyed running the wildcat offense with the 2008 Dolphins on Madden, this is a tough inclusion, but Brown had to make this list. He ran for 907 yards as a rookie and throughout his career, he racked up three years with 1,000 yards from scrimmage. 

That sounds like a very productive running back and considering the 2008 season when Brown was essentially Miami’s quarterback. However, it’s not the return that you need to justify taking a running back with the No. 2 overall pick. It was a much more common practice in the early 2000s, but even through that lens, Brown was a bust. 

Brown played in the NFL for 10 seasons, six with Miami, one with Philadelphia, two and a half with the Chargers, and a half year with Houston. He rushed for over 500 yards, five times, and scored a career-high 10 rushing touchdowns 2008, those numbers would have been excellent for a second round pick, for No. 2 overall they were underwhelming to say the least.