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For every sleeper in the NFL draft, there's been a stinker. Mel Kiper Jr. lists the top 10 players he completely missed on since he started covering the draft in 1979.

Updated: April 18, 2008, 7:55 AM ET
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN.com

This is the 30th year (and my 25th with ESPN) I've evaluated talent for my NFL Draft Report. There have been player evaluations that have matched what I thought a player would do in the NFL, but there have been just as many evaluations for players who have underperformed when I thought they would be can't-miss picks.

[+] EnlargeTony Mandarich
AP photo/Alan GrethTony Mandarich was the second overall pick in 1989, but was out of Green Bay after just three seasons.

Here's a look at the 10 players (listed chronologically) who I thought were going to have productive NFL careers but turned out to be busts.


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Mel Kiper Jr.

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