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CBS Names The Biggest NFL Draft Bust Of All-Time

A general view of the stage at the NFL Draft.

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: A video board displays the text "ON THE CLOCK" for the New England Patriots during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

With this week's 2022 NFL Draft quickly approaching, fans and analysts everywhere are discussing some of the biggest wins and losses in draft history.

On Wednesday, just one day before Day 1 of this year's draft, CBS Sports named their top-five biggest busts in NFL history.

Atop the list at No. 1 sits 1998 No. 2 overall pick Ryan Leaf.

Leaf was selected by the San Diego Chargers with the No. 2 pick in the 1998 draft, just one spot behind all-time great Hall of Famer Peyton Manning. To make matters worse, the Chargers traded their No. 3 pick, a future first-round pick, a second-round pick and three-time Pro Bowler Eric Metcalf in order to move up to draft the young QB.

Despite notching an outstanding collegiate career with the Washington State Cougars, Leaf's talent did not translate to the NFL level. In his rookie season with the Chargers, the once highly-touted prospect threw just two touchdowns and a whopping 15 interceptions through 10 games and nine starts.

By the time his NFL career came to an end in 2002, Leaf had notched 3,666 yards, 14 touchdowns and 36 interceptions en route to a 4-17 record as a starter.

Leaf now hosts a podcast called "Bust" where he discusses his football journey, legal troubles and struggles with substance abuse.