Our No. 6 entry on this list, Harvey Williams, and LB Percy Snow are forever linked. Both were first round draft picks in the early 1990s and both turned out to be huge busts after just three NFL seasons.
Percy Snow was drafted No. 13 overall in the 1990 NFL Draft, one year and eight spots before Harvey Williams was drafted out of LSU. It's not like Snow didn't come without a substantial college pedigree. He's one of only two college players to win the Butkus Award and the Lombardi Award in the same season. Snow won both of those linebacker awards in 1989, his senior season at Michigan State.
In addition to being a great college player, Percy Snow also had a great rookie season for the Kansas City Chiefs in 1990. Fourteen starts, two sacks and an interception were the notable statistical achievements of Snow's rookie season.
Unfortunately, Snow's career was cut short during the 1991 off season.
While at River Falls, WI, for the Kansas City Chiefs training camp, Percy Snow injured his knee in a moped accident. He sat out the 1991 NFL season on injured reserve and frankly was never the same player. He would only make 15 total starts in his NFL career.
Back in 2007, Yahoo! Sports felt that Percy Snow warranted a spot on their all-time worst draft picks list:
13. Percy Snow, LB, Kansas City Chiefs (1990)
An extremely productive pick over the years, there haven't been a lot of huge misses, unless you count the extenuating circumstances of David Overstreet (died in auto accident) or Leon Burns (repeated injuries). Snow was more of a natural bust, when you consider the hype he generated at Michigan State as the country's best linebacker. Snow crashed a moped in training camp in 1991 and was never the same player. His career flamed out after only three active seasons with just one start in his final two. Maybe first-round picks should stay off of anything with a motor and only two wheels during their career.
I think that last sentence is excellent advice for all players. Nothing good happens on a moped.
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