The Kansas City Chiefs 1998 season was a forgettable one and not just because of their 7-9 record that year. Marty Schottenheimer would make 1998 his final season in Kansas City. After successful drafts in the mid-1990s, the Kansas City Chiefs would go into a draft pick free fall over the next few years, with bust after bust sabotaging the Chiefs' future success. The team's W-L record wasn't pretty over that time either.
And the 1998 season really got started with the drafting of OT Victor Riley by the Chiefs with the 27th overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft. Riley's issues and less than expected production would be symbolic of the Chiefs' problems in the coming years.
Victory Riley didn't start off as a draft bust. He was an average player whose expectations as a first round pick were probably too high. Riley would play in 47 games for the Chiefs before being shipped off to the New Orleans Saints. Not exactly the career you want out of a first round right tackle.
The Chiefs were able to get more production out of Victor Riley over guys like Junior Siavii and Sylvester Morris. But Riley tops this list for being a first round right tackle bust and for ramming his car into another vehicle that was occupied by his wife and infant daughter. The incident happened on May 23, 2001:
Victor Riley turned himself into police Friday morning on charges that he rammed his vehicle several times into another vehicle occupied by his wife and their infant daughter. The 26-year-old Riley was charged in Johnson County District Court with felony counts of aggravated assault, criminal damage to property, misdemeanor child endangerment and for leaving the scene of an accident.
Okay, I know that off the field incidents don't factor into what being a bust is to many of you but it does for me. Combine Riley lack luster production with this ridiculous incident and you have a man who should not have been drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs.
Is Victor Riley placed correctly on this list? Should be higher or lower than Sly Mo or Junior Siavii? Should he even be on this list?
More Chiefs' draft busts:
No. 10 - Junior Siavii
No. 9 - Sylvester Morris
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