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Atlanta Falcons’ 5 Biggest Draft Busts

Biggest Draft Busts In Falcons History

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The Falcons have the sixth pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, and there are rumors that the team could be trying to move up. Atlanta has made plenty of good draft picks in the past, but they've also had their fair share of clunkers as well.

Here are the five biggest draft busts in Falcons' history.

5. Michael Booker, CB, Nebraska

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5. Michael Booker, CB, Nebraska

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Booker was taken with the 11th pick of the 1997 draft. He made only 10 starts over three seasons with the Falcons before leaving to finish his career with the Tennessee Titans. The next two players selected in the draft after Booker, Warrick Dunn and Tony Gonzalez, went on to become Falcons later in their careers.

4. Bubba Bean, RB, Texas A&M

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4. Bubba Bean, RB, Texas A&M

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A four-year starter in college, Bean was selected with the ninth pick of the 1976 Draft. After an unimpressive rookie season, he tore his ACL in 1977. He came back in 1978 and played two more seasons with the Falcons, finishing his career with only six touchdowns.

3. Bruce Pickens, CB, Nebraska

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3. Bruce Pickens, CB, Nebraska

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Even though the Falcons selected Deion Sanders just two years earlier, they drafted Pickens with the third pick of the 1991 NFL Draft. He started only eight games for the Falcons in just over two seasons with the team, and was out of football by 1996.

2. Jamaal Anderson, DE, Arkansas

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2. Jamaal Anderson, DE, Arkansas

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The eighth pick of the 2007 Draft, Anderson was taken ahead of Patrick Willis, Marshawn Lynch and Darrelle Revis. He was expected to compliment John Abraham in the pass rush, but only tallied 4.5 sacks in four years with the Falcons and was a liability against the run. He started only three games in 2010 and was released after that season.

1. Aundray Bruce, DE, Auburn

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1. Aundray Bruce, DE, Alabama

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A two-time All-SEC selection in college, Bruce was selected with the first overall pick of the 1988 Draft. He picked up 12.0 sacks over 29 starts in his first two years in the league, but was demoted following the 1989 season. He made only five starts for the Falcons over the next two seasons and left for Oakland as a free agent after the 1991 season.