Remember how I said we'd be seeing a couple second round linebackers on this list? Here's yet another. Like Bobbie Williams, this guy was picked in Andy Reid's first year before he had any control over the draft, but was one of several LBs taken highly during the Reid era that failed to meet expectations.
- 1999 - 2nd round 35th overall pick
Like the other 2nd round linebacker on this list, Matt McCoy, Barry Gardner did manage to carve out a fairly long NFL career. After he was let go by the Eagles after four seasons, he spent some time with the Browns, Jets and Patriots.
However, his Eagles career never met the expectations that come with a very high second round pick. He did manage to crack the starting lineup after the Eagles let Jeremiah Trotter walk, but just never was good enough. There's alot of guys on this list where I can point to one thing that was their main deficiency, but with Gardner that's tough. He never seemed to be fast or strong enough. He never seemed to get the defense, he took bad angles... Again, he just wasn't good enough.
Being perfectly honest, I just don't remember almost anything he ever did. I do know however, that he was one of the guys that failed to make a tackle on that infamous Joe Jurevicous TD in the 2002 NFC title game...Are You Smarter Than The Experts?
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