Submission for biggest draft bust of all time. Cal Rossi, RB of UCLA, was drafted by the Washington Redskins twice, only to never play a down.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2018   |   Posted by: German NFL Blog Refs4Pats.com

Cal Rossi was a hybrid RB/CB who was a dynamic football player in college. So dynamic that when the Redskins were on the clock in 1946, they jumped at the chance to draft him with the #9 overall pick. The issue? He wasn't draft eligible. The Redskins forfeited their pick. Fast forward to 1947, being draft eligible this time around, the Redskins wanted to make good on their burning desire for Rossi, and selected him this time with the 3rd overall pick. Rossi, however, had no intention of ever playing professional ball, and had signed a contract with the Navy a month earlier. Cal Rossi had a team spend two consecutive top 10 first round picks and never played a down of pro ball. Sources: Redskins Encyclopedia: https://books.google.com/books?id=W8pvThJ6lRMC&pg=PA399#v=onepage&q&f=false Note, he was listed as Carl Rossi in 1947. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal_Rossi http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/05/08/top-5-goofiest-nfl-draft-moments/ submitted by /u/MFreak [visit reddit] [comments]




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