2. Troy Williamson – WR
First Round (7th overall) – 2005
Williamson was basically doomed from the start as he was immediately labeled as the guy who was going to step in and replace All-Pro wide receiver, Randy Moss. Unsurprisingly, this didn’t end up being the case.
Forget Moss though, Williamson’s performance in a Vikings uniform wasn’t even good enough to forget about the departure of Kelly Campbell in 2004.
In three seasons with Minnesota, Williamson managed to only catch a total of 87 passes (47 percent of his targets) for 1,131 yards and four touchdowns. And yes, he only lasted three years with the Vikings.
Drafted mainly for his speed and ability to stretch the field, Williamson had no problem blowing past defenders. His struggles showed up when it actually came time to catch the football, which was pretty significant since that was his main job as a wide receiver.
Williamson’s inability to successfully haul in passes quickly wore out his welcome in Minnesota and the team ultimately sent him packing in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2008.