5 biggest NFL draft busts in Virginia Tech football history

Virginia Tech football hasn't produced many first-round NFL draft picks, but most of the very highly drafted players have panned out in the league. These later first-round selections, however, haven't worked out as well and are the biggest draft busts.

Tennessee Titans cornerback Caleb Farley (3) drops back in coverage during the first quarter of a
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47. No. 13. Eugene Chung, OG. . 1992. 3. . Eugene Chung, OG. player. Eugene Chung

Chung was selected in the first round by the New England Patriots to play either guard or tackle and as a rookie, he did both. Splitting his time between right guard and right tackle, he played 15 games and started 14 of those. He was named to the All-Rookie team in the NFL. 

After his rookie year, Chung settled into a starting role at left guard but didn’t perform as well after the transition. In 1994, Chung’s third season, he started only three games before Bill Parcells left him unprotected in the 1995 NFL Expansion Draft when he was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

Leaving Chung unprotected showed how little value he held in the New England organization and he didn’t exactly become a foundational piece in Jacksonville either. 

Chung played the final year of his rookie contract with the Jaguars but didn’t start any of the 11 games he appeared in. In 1997, he signed with the Indianapolis Colts and played 10 games with no starts again. Then, after three straight seasons on three different teams without a start on the offensive line, Chung retired from football at 28 years old.