Somehow ended up skimming one of those articles the other day about the biggest NFL draft busts of all time which had the same time-honored top 3 -- Ryan Leaf, Tony Mandarich and Brian Bosworth -- and a few other whites in the top ten. It was so poorly written and cliche-filled that I can't even remember what site it was on. Just now was looking at Draft Daddy and they've linked to an article where Mike Mamula defends himself against claims that he too is one of the biggest busts of all time. The Eagles took Mamula with the seventh pick of the first round in 1995. Reading the article and what DD wrote makes it obvious that Mamula underachieved but wasn't a bust much less one of the biggest busts ever,but we know how the media and the drunk white fans are so quick to label white players negatively while each year there are blacks drafted in the first round who are total busts who are quickly completely forgotten about. From DD: Former Philadelphia Eagles' defensive end Mike Mamula speaks out about being labeled a bust. DD.comment: As the article stated, Mamula did not perform up to the hype he got prior to that 1995 draft, but he was in an impossible situation in Philly playing defensive end at 245 pounds and getting a lot of attention from opponents -- he was more suited to be a 3-4 linebacker, ala Mike Vrabel (who's about the same age). Also, his Final N.F.L. Numbers were pretty good when you consider he only played five full seasons due to some major injuries. Now, again, we aren't trying to say Mamula's career wasn't a bit of disappointment -- he never made a Pro Bowl and he retired from the N.F.L. at 27 due to mental fatigue. But we strongly disagree with the throngs in the media that claim he's one of biggest draft busts in history. If you are looking for the ultimate "draft bust" at defensive end, we'd think former Packers Top 10 pick Jamal Reynolds , who was a healthy inactive most Sundays of his career and was cut by several teams, would rank much higher on the "buster meter" than Mamula. Matter of fact, if you went back and looked at all the defensive lineman picked in the first round during the decade of the 1990's, you'd find most didn't put up the numbers Mamula did in their first 5 seasons.