Ranking the 5 biggest NFL Draft busts in NY Giants history

Sep 11, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Giants offensive tackle Ereck Flowers (74) blocks Dallas
Sep 11, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Giants offensive tackle Ereck Flowers (74) blocks Dallas / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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People can't wait for the first round of the NFL Draft to arrive and the NY Giants are honing in on who they'd like to select with the 25th overall pick. While we have all the faith in the world for Joe Schoen to make the correct pick, you never know how a player's career is going to turn out.

Such is the case with these five players, all of whom were selected at one point or another in the first round of the draft. These players had certain expectations surrounding their play that they, for one reason or another, failed to meet.

Hopefully, this doesn't become the case with whoever Schoen takes in this year's draft. However, it's always fun to take a look back at the Giants' old front-office mistakes, especially with how successful the team has been historically:

5. TE Derek Brown

Following a collegiate career in which he caught just 62 passes for 899 yards and eight touchdowns in four seasons, the NY Giants selected Derek Brown 14th overall in the 1992 NFL Draft. Obviously, hindsight is 20/20, but we simply don't understand why on earth the Giants opted to take Brown so high.

While Brown had incredible size and athleticism, he was never productive enough in college to make these traits worthy of being selected in the first round, let alone 14th overall. Maybe the Notre Dame connection between Brown and Giants legend Mark Bavaro made the front office lean towards selecting him, but even then it's not a sensible selection.

Regardless, the Giants would very quickly learn that selecting Brown so high was a bad idea. In his rookie season, Brown caught just four passes for 31 yards in 16 games. Brown would follow that up by catching seven passes for 56 yards in '93, and then not catching a single pass in '94.

Following three horrific seasons in New York, Brown would be selected by the Jaguars in the expansion draft where he would remain an unproductive player for the remainder of his career. We simply can't explain this pick with any logical reasoning.