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In hindsight, the selection of WR Sylvester Morris by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2000 NFL draft was doomed to fail. The combination of a Gunther Cunningham-Carl Peterson first round offensive draft pick was simply too much for the world to handle. This draft kicked off a rather bleak time in Kansas City Chiefs draft history, with the Chiefs churning through draft picks and not getting any production out of them.
Unfortunately for Sylvester Morris, he's on this list for that exact reason - a lack of production.
Morris battled knee injuries his entire career, which is unfortunate, but that doesn't discount the fact that the Kansas City Chief spent a first round pick on a player who only ended up playing in 15 games and catching 48 passes.
Sly Mo's downfall truly was his inability to keep healthy. Josh Looney wrote about Morris recently in his breakdown of 21st overall picks:
After turning in an admirable rookie campaign, the beginning of Morris' knee issues occurred during mini-camp's final offensive series in 2001. It was the first in a long line of leg injures for the wide receiver.
Morris was lost for 2001 and missed all of 2002 after suffering a setback. In 2003, Morris landed on IR with a hip injury before he was eventually waived. He staged a comeback with the Bucs in 2004, but tore his ACL while running untouched across the field during a practice that summer. He'd retire with just 15 NFL games to his credit.
It sounds like the guy's muscles just disintegrated on him. It was really too bad, for Sly Mo and for the Kansas City Chiefs.
So, is Sly Mo ranked about right on this list?
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