1. Billy Cannon jr., LB, Texas A&M, 1983, 25th overall pick
The son of the famous Heisman winner from LSU, Cannon jr. is easily the biggest draft bust in Dallas Cowboys history. The Washington Redskins actually had Cannon as their desired pick.
Cannon never started a game, was credited with no tackles, and appeared in just eight games before an injury forced him to retire.
He would later sue the Dallas Cowboys, in a Louisiana court, for $9.6 million; he claimed he sustained the career-ending injury suffered in a game against the New Orleans Saints was based on negligence by the Cowboys.
Doctors had told Cannon he risked permanent paralysis if he continued to play after sustaining the injury. He claimed that he told doctors of numbness in his upper body after making tackles. The Cowboys doctors denied ever hearing such claims from Cannon.
The case was eventually settled, in 1992.
Picked immediately after: Todd Shell, LB, BYU
Picked immediately ahead of: Greg Bell, RB, Notre Dame
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