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Top 10 Eagles NFL Draft Busts - #7 Bobbie Williams

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For the #7 bust in the Andy Reid era, we reach back to the second draft of his time in Philadelphia, before Andy was even the guy in charge of the draft. Tom Modrak was actually in charge of the draft until 2001.

Bobbie Williams - 2000 - 2nd round 61st overall pick

Williams is maybe the most interesting case on this list because he actually had a pretty good NFL career, just not in Philadelphia. He's been a 7 year starter for the Cincinnati Bengals. They got a great return on their investment in Williams, the Eagles did not. His success in Cincy only makes this pick look worse.

As a second round pick, a team is expecting to get a starter. For an offensive lineman, he really should be starting quickly if not right away. Unfortunately, Williams spent his entire rookie season inactive. In 2001, he was active just once, starting the final game of the year. In 2002, he was often active but never started a game. So as an offensive lineman taken in the second round, Williams had started one game in his first three years. In 2003, Williams failed to earn a starting job out of camp, but did end up as a starter after Jermaine Mayberry was injured in the fifth game of the season.

He left in free agency the following offseason. For a second round pick, the Eagles got 12 career starts in four years. The Bengals however, got 109 starts out of him...


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