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Ten People Were Wrong Trivia Quiz


This quiz is based on players taken second in the NFL Draft. Sometimes the number one pick paid off, sometimes it didn't, but in every question, the number two guy found some sort of notoriety (good or bad) as a result of his selection.

A multiple-choice quiz by ralzzz. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
ralzzz
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
355,054
Updated
Dec 03 21
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10
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Question 1 of 10
1. Tony Boselli was a highly touted offensive tackle out of the University of Southern California who was a three time All-American. He was also the second draft selection in 1995. The powers that be in the Cincinnati Bengals head office had the first selection and they decided to go another route and choose this running back out of Penn State. His career was cut short after injuring a knee in a preseason game. Although he bounced around the NFL for a while, he never lived up to his potential as the number one choice. Who was this Penn State running back? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. 1987 saw Vinny Testaverde of the Miami Hurricanes selected with the first pick in the draft. The second player chosen was a great linebacker from Alabama who went on to play in five Superbowls over his career. Who was this player who played for the Bills, Colts and Falcons over his 14 year career? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. I bet the Cleveland Browns are still kicking themselves in the rear after choosing Tim Couch as the number one pick, overlooking this fine quarterback who had a great career playing for the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings. Which Syracuse quarterback was chosen second in the 1999 draft? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. No one can criticize a team for taking a Heisman Trophy winner first in the draft, but I'll bet the New Orleans Saints regret not taking this linebacker instead of George Rogers in the 1981 draft. This linebacker from the University of North Carolina had what many consider to be the finest defensive NFL career in his days with the New York Giants. Who is this number two selection who played 13 years with the Giants? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. How many times has it happened that the number one selection in the draft is a bust while the number two guy has a shining NFL career? That was the case in 2007 when JaMarcus Russel was chosen first in the draft over this talented wide receiver from Georgia Tech. Who is this beast of a receiver who was nicknamed Megatron by his fellow Detroit Lions teammate Roy Williams? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Considered by many to be the biggest bust in the history of the draft, this quarterback from Washington State was the number two choice in the draft, taken behind Tennessee's own Peyton Manning. There was huge debate as to who should be taken number one, and that debate was easily won by the Indianapolis Colts when they took Manning. The San Diego Chargers went on to take this quarterback second. Who was this regretful second selection? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In 1977, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made the ill-fated choice to choose Ricky Bell as the number one pick. Bell was a highly regarded running back out of the University of Southern California who would have been a wise choice as the number one selection if it wasn't for this player who was chosen number two. The number two guy was a tremendous running back who played for the University of Pittsburgh. He won the Heisman Trophy, the Maxwell Trophy, the Walter Camp Award, the Harley Award and was a three time All-American. Pretty good resume for a first round choice, but alas, he was chosen second. Who was this long time Dallas Cowboy running back? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The 2005 draft saw Alex Smith chosen number one while a running back from Auburn was selected second by the Miami Dolphins. Who was this running back who starred at Auburn alongside fellow back Carnell "Cadillac" Williams? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Julius Peppers was the second selection in the 2002 NFL Draft. He was chosen by the Carolina Panthers right behind Fresno State's David Carr who went to the Houston Texans. Which school did Julius Peppers attend from 1999-2001? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The Detroit Lions had the second choice in 2010 and they chose this player who has been voted the "dirtiest player in football" in a poll by "Sporting News" magazine. Who is this defensive beast who was an All-American defensive tackle for the Nebraska Cornhuskers? Hint



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1. Tony Boselli was a highly touted offensive tackle out of the University of Southern California who was a three time All-American. He was also the second draft selection in 1995. The powers that be in the Cincinnati Bengals head office had the first selection and they decided to go another route and choose this running back out of Penn State. His career was cut short after injuring a knee in a preseason game. Although he bounced around the NFL for a while, he never lived up to his potential as the number one choice. Who was this Penn State running back?

Answer: Ki-Jana Carter

If Ki-Jana Carter hadn't torn a knee ligament on just his third carry of a preseason game, he may have had a completely different career. After never fully recovering from his injury, he bounced from team to team, each hoping his knee would finally heal and he would return to his obvious talent. That never happened and he retired as a member of the New Orleans Saints in 2004. Tony Boselli had a great career where he was a five time Pro-Bowler with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

He was named to the 1990s NFL All-Decade Team and was named to the Jacksonville Pride of the Jaguars, the teams Hall of Fame. Boselli was moved to the Houston Texans in the expansion draft, but years of playing such a demanding position had taken its toll and he was unable to play, so he retired.

In a great gesture, the Jaguars signed him to a one day contract so he was able to retire as a member of the team that he had played for so long.
2. 1987 saw Vinny Testaverde of the Miami Hurricanes selected with the first pick in the draft. The second player chosen was a great linebacker from Alabama who went on to play in five Superbowls over his career. Who was this player who played for the Bills, Colts and Falcons over his 14 year career?

Answer: Cornelius Bennett

It's quite an accomplishment to play in five Superbowls, even if all five were losing efforts. Cornelius played for the four consecutive Buffalo Bill teams that lost the Superbowl and then again played for the Atlanta Falcons in their losing effort. Other than that, Bennett had a fine football career. Three All-American selections in his years at Alabama and five Pro Bowl appearances in the NFL equals a pretty good career.
3. I bet the Cleveland Browns are still kicking themselves in the rear after choosing Tim Couch as the number one pick, overlooking this fine quarterback who had a great career playing for the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings. Which Syracuse quarterback was chosen second in the 1999 draft?

Answer: Donovan McNabb

Donovan McNabb had a great college career at Syracuse, but he nearly ended up playing for Tom Osborne at Nebraska. His years spent in Philadelphia were often criticized for not producing quality Superbowl contending teams, but overall, his six Pro Bowl selections shows the skill in which he played the position. 2004 was a banner year for McNabb as he won the NFC Player of the Year award in route to a losing effort in the Superbowl against the New England Patriots.
4. No one can criticize a team for taking a Heisman Trophy winner first in the draft, but I'll bet the New Orleans Saints regret not taking this linebacker instead of George Rogers in the 1981 draft. This linebacker from the University of North Carolina had what many consider to be the finest defensive NFL career in his days with the New York Giants. Who is this number two selection who played 13 years with the Giants?

Answer: Lawrence Taylor

Ask any person who knows anything about the NFL, and they'll tell you that Lawrence Taylor just may be the best defensive player ever to put on pads and lace up the cleats. His years in New York tormenting opposing quarterbacks netted Taylor ten Pro Bowl appearances, a MVP award in 1986 and two Superbowl appearances.

The only thing that overshadows Taylor's playing abilities was his off field incidents involving drugs and other extra curricular activities that seemed to surround Taylor during his playing days and beyond.
5. How many times has it happened that the number one selection in the draft is a bust while the number two guy has a shining NFL career? That was the case in 2007 when JaMarcus Russel was chosen first in the draft over this talented wide receiver from Georgia Tech. Who is this beast of a receiver who was nicknamed Megatron by his fellow Detroit Lions teammate Roy Williams?

Answer: Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson is the two time All-American wide receiver from Georgia Tech who was drafted number two by the Detroit Lions in 2007. Johnson has the rare combination of size, hand-eye coordination and leaping ability that NFL coaches covet and quarterbacks fawn over. Calvin's playing days at Georgia Tech were spent playing in the triple option system, so his skills weren't always showcased, but that didn't stop the Detroit Lions from grabbing him up with the second overall selection behind the LSU quarterback JaMarcuss Russell.
6. Considered by many to be the biggest bust in the history of the draft, this quarterback from Washington State was the number two choice in the draft, taken behind Tennessee's own Peyton Manning. There was huge debate as to who should be taken number one, and that debate was easily won by the Indianapolis Colts when they took Manning. The San Diego Chargers went on to take this quarterback second. Who was this regretful second selection?

Answer: Ryan Leaf

Imagine this, you're sitting in the board room in the Indianapolis Colts headquarters and weighing the decision to pick Peyton Manning or Ryan Leaf. With the flip of a coin (or whatever method these NFL brains use to settle tough choices) they take Peyton Manning. Fast forward 15 years and history easily shows they made the right choice. Manning has thrown for well over 50,000 yards and 400 touchdowns while Leaf only managed 14 measly touchdowns and just over 3,500 yards before being run out of the NFL.
7. In 1977, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made the ill-fated choice to choose Ricky Bell as the number one pick. Bell was a highly regarded running back out of the University of Southern California who would have been a wise choice as the number one selection if it wasn't for this player who was chosen number two. The number two guy was a tremendous running back who played for the University of Pittsburgh. He won the Heisman Trophy, the Maxwell Trophy, the Walter Camp Award, the Harley Award and was a three time All-American. Pretty good resume for a first round choice, but alas, he was chosen second. Who was this long time Dallas Cowboy running back?

Answer: Tony Dorsett

Tony Dorsett should easily have been the first selection, but John McKay, the coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, had also been Ricky Bell's coach at USC. Bell was a great running back at USC, but he never had the accolades and awards that Dorsett did. Tony went on to rush for well over 12,000 yards as a member of the Cowboys.

He retired as a Bronco after one season. Bell never really had a standout season as a member of the Bucs, but he did take them to the playoffs in 1979.
8. The 2005 draft saw Alex Smith chosen number one while a running back from Auburn was selected second by the Miami Dolphins. Who was this running back who starred at Auburn alongside fellow back Carnell "Cadillac" Williams?

Answer: Ronnie Brown

Auburn had a stellar backfield as both Williams and Brown were selected in the first five of the 2005 draft. Both backs left Auburn and headed to Florida teams, Brown going to the Dolphins and Williams going to the Buccaneers. The duo of Brown and Williams in the backfield helped Auburn go undefeated in the 2004 season, but they were shut out of the national championship game as voters saw Oklahoma and USC as the better two teams.
9. Julius Peppers was the second selection in the 2002 NFL Draft. He was chosen by the Carolina Panthers right behind Fresno State's David Carr who went to the Houston Texans. Which school did Julius Peppers attend from 1999-2001?

Answer: University of North Carolina

Julius Peppers is nicknamed "The Freak of Nature" due to his physical style of play. The defensive end has squashing quarterbacks since his first season as he was named the Defensive Rookie of the year. Peppers has played for the Panthers and the Chicago Bears and he has amassed over 100 career quarterback sacks.
10. The Detroit Lions had the second choice in 2010 and they chose this player who has been voted the "dirtiest player in football" in a poll by "Sporting News" magazine. Who is this defensive beast who was an All-American defensive tackle for the Nebraska Cornhuskers?

Answer: Ndamukong Suh

The combination of Suh and Fairley on the defensive line for the Lions gives opposing offenses plenty of trouble. Between the two of them they are largely considered to be the dirtiest two players in professional football. Suh has been criticized for his style of play which has seen him fined over $40,000 in his first two seasons in the NFL.

He's famous for his assault on the Green Bay Packer's Evan Dietrich-Smith during a game. In 2012, he was also guilty of kicking the Houston Texans' quarterback, Matt Schaub, in the groin area.

It's actions like these that will certainly keep Suh on the list of dirtiest NFL players for the foreseeable future.
Source: Author ralzzz

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