New York Giants 3 biggest draft busts of the 21st Century

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Second Place – William Joseph

William Joseph was selected 25th overall in 2003 by Big Blue. Over the next four years, he would appear in 55 games but only started 17. His most productive season was his sophomore campaign. Over 15 games (4 starts), Joseph accumulated 33 tackles, and 12 tackles for a loss, which included a pair of sacks. Incidentally, it was the only time in his career that he averaged more than two tackles per game (2.2).

Draftmate and second-round pick Osi Umenyiora proved to be a more valuable and productive pick.  Umenyiora played a vital role in the deadly front seven that anchored the New York Giants defense, en-route to a Super Bowl victory.

Joseph’s NFL career lasted just six years (four with the Giants). He never helped a team win a single playoff game, or get selected to a pro bow. Joseph was never even able to earn a full-time starting job throughout his career. Most of his starts were due to an injury to someone else.

All totaled the number two bust from “The U” wore a Giants uniform for 69 miserable performances over his four seasons with Big Blue. He made a grand total of 103 tackles. Umenyiora had as many sacks in his second NFL season as Joseph had his entire career, seven.