5. Tavon Austin, 2013
You could easily make the case for Tavon Austin being the worst first-round pick of the last six and I would not argue it. However, Austin did not enter the league with as high of expectations as Robinson and his career with the Rams was not as disappointing.
That does not mean that Austin didn’t have high expectations and that he was not disappointing, as he certainly was. Austin was the eighth overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft and never blossomed into the speedster receiver that the Rams were hoping for.
Austin never eclipsed 509 receiving yards for the Rams, although early in his career he was a very intriuging weapon for the team as he was used in both the running and the passing game. While he was good in that hybrid role, it was a role that could have been played by a fifth-rounder, not the eighth pick.
Austin has had even less of an impact with the Dallas Cowboys as he was never able to build off a somewhat promising start. That promising start ended up being his ceiling, which still was not worth the eighth pick in the draft.
Luckily for the Rams, the 2013 NFL Draft is not known for being a deep draft class, so they did not miss out on too much, but it does hurt seeing DeAndre Hopkins taken with the 27th overall pick.
While this list is starting badly, these are the only two duds.