As we steamroll toward the 2012 NFL draft, we take a brief look back into the annals of Buccaneer history to provide you the best and worst of the previous Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafts. These opinions are of the article's author and not intended to represent the consensus opinion of all the staff of Buc Nation.
Throughout the history of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, there have been just some terrible misses in the NFL draft. Many of these occurred between 1980-94 when the franchise was mired in one of the worst runs in sports history. A lot of them occurred in the 2nd or 3rd round - which is as far back in the draft as we wanted to go to consider a bust (after all, if a 5th round pick doesn't amount to much, it's not really a bust - just a waste).
Of all of these bad apples, these are the ten I feel have been the worst picks in Franchise history.
List:10 Worst Draft picks in Buccaneers History
10.Kenyatta Walker, 1st round, pick 14, 2001
9.Dexter Jackson, WR, 2nd round, pick 27, 2008
Player: Dan Sileo
Draft: 3rd Round, Supplemental, 1987
It was one of the few times the Buccaneers ever used the supplemental draft and it's no wonder they haven't dipped their toes in those waters again.
Dan Sileo lost his eligiblity during the 1986 season and since he wasn't made available for the 86 draft, he believed himself to be a free agent, signing with the Bucs. The NFL said no way and voided the contract, instead forcing Sileo into the 1987 supplemental draft.
He would be selected by the Bucs in the 3rd round of the supplemental draft - the 2nd highest for a defensive lineman in supplemental history.
In 1987, Sileo would get in 10 games his rookie season in 1987, starting none and manage 12 tackles in his NFL career. It would be the only action of his NFL career. He would end up playing in both the World League and Arena League before a knee injury forced his retirement in 1992.
Sileo would go on to become a sports radio shock jock primarily in Tampa and the San Francisco Bay area. He was dismissed in 2012 by Clear Channel for uttering what was perceived to be a racial slur toward prospective Bucs free agents.
He now works the afternoon drive time for WQAM in Miami.
Should Dan Sileo be listed as one of the worst draft picks in Bucs history?
Yes, he was terrible. (145 votes)
No, He wasn't even a true draft pick - just a Supplemental (87 votes)
232 total votes