#5 Tim Couch, Cleveland Browns
Top 12 NFL Draft Busts of the Modern Era.
Tim Couch was the #1 pick by the Cleveland Browns in the 1999 NFL Draft. During his tenure in Cleveland Couch would experience mild success by leading the Cleveland Browns to a playoff appearance (2002) however, Couch would not play in that game after breaking his leg during the final week of the season.
During his 5 year tenure in Cleveland Couch would fail to live up to his promise several sub par years while battling for the starting job. Couch’s inconsistent play would be the final straw for his career as a starter in Cleveland as they decided to permanently bench their former #1 pick for good. After only 5 years in the Cleveland, Couch found himself chasing a number of failed comeback attempts.