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Worst. Draft Pick. Ever.

Remember me?

I was chosen by the Green Bay Packers second overall in 1989.

I was drafted ahead of Barry Sanders, Derrick Thomas and Deion Sanders.

Sports Illustrated called me the best offensive line prospect ever. They also nicknamed me The Incredible Bulk.

I managed to play three seasons for the Packers before they cut me. During that time, I was addicted to drugs and alcohol.

In 2008, I admitted to taking steroids.

Who am I?

The Green Bay Packers worst draft pick ever. The Incredible Bust. Tony Mandarich.

Let’s hope the Packers do better than this on Thursday. It would be really tough for them to do worse.

Tony Mandarich

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. justin brede April 24, 2012

    lol.. i have the “Incredible Bulk” issue of SI autographed by Tony Mandrich himself in my basement.. haha my family keeps it as a joke.. Thank god we have TT now.. we dont have to worry about things like this happening.

  2. AZPack April 24, 2012

    Love the hair

  3. Ivomitonvikingfans April 24, 2012

    Ahhh… The good old days. Back when tickets were easy to score. Back when I got ripped on for wearing anyting Packer related. Back when all of todays Favre fans were wearing Raiders and Niners gear. To those too young to remember the hell that was the 70’s and 80’s, take a second to thank God for Ron Wolf and Ted Thompson. Despite the brief calamities of Sherman and Rhodes we have been blessed.

  4. PackerBob April 24, 2012

    I love how SI declares him the best offensive line prospect ever, and then declares him the incredible bust. Whichever way the wind blows..

  5. SoTxPhil April 24, 2012

    I remember Tony M. well, but don’t think he was as bad a first rd pick as some others since him, like Harrell, T-buck, Rich Campbell, or that DE from Fla. We just missed out on some HOFers with Tony M.

  6. TyKo Steamboat April 24, 2012

    Jamal Reynolds, Ahmad Carroll, Justin Harrell, Tyrell Buckley….

  7. Savage57 April 24, 2012

    Not only the Packers worst draft pick, but I think he gives Ryan Leaf a run for worst NFL draft pick ever.

  8. iltarion April 24, 2012

    Ryan Leaf, Jamarcus Russell, etc… Sorry, but the list of picks worse than Mandarich is long. Mandarich went and played for the Colts and was actually not bad. Leaf and Russell were both out of the league way earlier than Mandarich was.

    As far as the Packers’ worst draft picks go, yeah, he might be the worst, though Mandarich got way more snaps than Jamal Reynolds ever did. Terrell Buckley actually ended up being a pretty good slot corner for both Miami and Denver. He just wasn’t good enough to cover the #1 WRs in our division.

  9. Hacksaw April 25, 2012

    What made it the WORST draft pick is the fact that we could have had Barry Sanders instead of Tony Manwich.