10 biggest NFL draft busts in Penn State football history

Penn State has produced plenty of top draft picks in the NFL, they just haven't always panned out in the league. Olu Fashanu and Chop Robinson don't want to end up on this list after their NFL careers.

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Todd Blackledge, QB. . . Todd Blackledge. Todd Blackledge, QB. 5. 124. 1983. player. No. 7 overall

Lucas was certainly an unconventional quarterback and an unconventional bust, but Blackledge had a more traditionally disappointing NFL career. Coming off leading Penn State to the national championship in 1982, Kansas City took him as the second of six first-round quarterbacks in 1983, ahead of Hall of Famers, Jim Kelly and Dan Marino. 

Blackledge started just four games as a rookie, sitting behind Bill Kenney. Blackledge never truly won the starting job for the Chiefs, starting a career-high eight games in 1984 and again in 1986. 

Blackledge finished his career with two years in Pittsburgh after five seasons in Kansas City. He went 15-14 as a starter and threw for 5,286 yards with 29 touchdowns to 38 interceptions.