I don't really get this thread. I don't think that you can say guys like Manny Lawson, Alex Smith, and Michael Crabtree didn't pan out. Too many fans are under the delusion that every first round draft pick should be All-pro. In reality, only about 2-3 picks out of each 1st round will be super-stars. The other 30 guys.... half pan out to solid professionals and the rest are busts. Smith, Lawson, and Crabtree have all panned out to be solid professionals.
Of the guys that truly didn't pan out (busts), I had the most hope for Taylor Mays. With his physical skills, I thought he would be a Patrick Willis type of player from the safety spot. Major let down.
[ Edited by blm7754 on Oct 2, 2012 at 10:57 AM ]