Is Roberto Aguayo the worst NFL draft pick ever? | The Tylt
Is Roberto Aguayo the worst NFL draft pick ever?
If you trade two draft picks to get a kicker in the second round, he better be one of the greatest kickers of all time.
In one of the most head-scratching front office moves of all time, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave away two picks for Florida State kicker Robert Aguayo. A decent kicker would never live up to those expectations, let alone Aguayo. He finished his rookie year with a 71 percent field goal conversion rate, good for dead last in the NFL.
The Buccaneers missed out on drafting Tyreek Hill, Jordan Howard or even Dak Prescott. Drafting a kicker that high is a boneheaded move. Trading up into the second round to get him made this the worst draft pick of all time.
Drafting Roberto Aguayo was a dumb move, but it isn't the worst move ever. The Oakland Raiders drafted JaMarcus Russell hoping he would be a franchise quarterback. He washed out of the league in just three years, never throwing for more than 2,500 yards in a season.
Shoot, Aguayo wasn't even the worst pick the Bucs made. Bo Jackson made it clear he would not play for the organization if it drafted him. Tampa Bay took him first overall anyway, and Jackson stood firm, sitting out an entire year rather than play for the Bucs. The team lost his draft rights, and a draft pick that could've been used on someone else.
Aguayo was a bad pick, but there are countless others that are definitely worse.