Worst picks of last 30 years

Mandarich wasn’t the first highly-drafted tackle to fail with his first team, and he won’t be the last. But the next three picks after Green Bay took him at No. 2 — Barry Sanders (Detroit), Derrick Thomas (Kansas City) and Deion Sanders (Atlanta) — all became Hall of Famers. Barry Sanders falling to the division-rival Lions, particularly, has to haunt the Packers when they think about the ’89 draft.

The Seahawks probably could have predicted Bosworth in the NFL would be known more for his off-field antics than his on-field performance. He was decent on the field — save for the infamous Bo Jackson encounter — until a bad shoulder forced his retirement during his third NFL season. Bosworth started just 24 games for Seattle.

Fernando Pessoa once wrote on this phenomenon through a character named Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, who became overwhelmed by a thread of silk:

“I’m riding a tram and, as is my habit, slowly absorbing every detail of the Cheap Jerseys To Design people around me. By ‘detail’ I mean things, voices, words. In the dress of the girl directly in front of me, for example, I see the material it’s made of, the work involved in making it — since it’s a dress and not Cheap Jerseys From China NBA just material — and I see in the delicate embroidery around the neck the silk thread with which it was embroidered and all the work that went into that. And immediately, as if in a primer on political economy, I see before me the factories and all the different jobs: the factory where the material was made; the factory that made the darker colored thread that ornaments with curlicues the neck of the dress’ and I see the different workshops in the factories, the machines, the workmen, the seamstresses.

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