6. Amobi Okoye, DT, 2007 10th overall pick
The Houston Texans made history with the selection of Okoye. He became the youngest player ever drafted at the ripe age of 19. The wunderkind from Louisville seemed to have an extremely bright future ahead of him.
Okoye had not played a snap of football until his sophomore year of high school But, due to his supreme athleticism he quickly flew up the ranks. All the way to being a top ten pick, just five years later.
However, he didn’t come out as a rookie and set the world on fire. Instead, he produced a modest five and a half sacks. Still, not that bad. Maybe not great but, definitely something to build on.
Unfortunately, his final three years as a Texan produced just five and a half sacks, total. It wasn’t the production the Texans were expecting and they cut him loose after four years.
Okoye still was a player to watch when he was on the field, simply due to his superior athleticism. Unfortunately for him and the Texans that athleticism never translated into production.
5. Charles Spencer, G, 2006, 3rd round pick
Like the selection of Joppru, the Texans realized they needed more for Carr. So, as a last-ditch effort to save their investment, they drafted Spencer. The former Pittsburgh product though did nothing to help out Carr.
Spencer won a starting job out of camp but, that’s pretty much the highlight of his career. He started the first two games of his career and never saw the gridiron again.
That’s it, that’s all I got. Spencer was a colossal flop that did nothing to further this offense. But, to be fair he had a massive injury that derailed his career early. Still, only two games make this hard to look past.