Chargers Draft

Lost in the Draft: The 5 biggest NFL Draft busts by the Chargers since 2000

A tackling monster for Michigan, Jonas Mouton (57) was never able to stay healthy after being selected in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
A tackling monster for Michigan, Jonas Mouton (57) was never able to stay healthy after being selected in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. / Hannah Foslien/GettyImages
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Keyshawn Johnson, Sammy Davis
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Chargers no. 2 Draft Bust: Sammy Davis, cornerback (2003, first round)

I vividly remember trying to make Sammy Davis my star cornerback back in 2004 on ESPN NFL 2K5. As you might expect, this was much easier to do on a video game than what transpired in real life.

Rocking the No. 22 jersey, the Texas A&M product was selected with the 30th overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft. After a strong collegiate career, he was tapped to pair with another former first-round pick, Quentin Jammer who was selected with the fifth overall choice the year prior. Alas, it was not to be. 

Following a decent rookie season where he started all 16 games, Davis’ career slowly disintegrated. He wound up starting 10 games in 2004, but by 2006 he was off the team. This was primarily due to the emergence of Drayton Florence in the secondary who was selected after Davis in the second round of the 2003 draft.

Then following stops in San Francisco (2006) and Tampa Bay (2007), he was out of the league. In three seasons with the Bolts, he was only able to accrue three interceptions and start 20 games. In 2013, he was anointed by Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune as the second-worst draft decision in Chargers history. 

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