If Chapman proves to be what they think he can, this will not be a wasted pick.
There are always going to be picks we don't agree with. But to use this hindsight 20/20 crap is pathetic. I won't believe the Chapman pick is a reason to not draft someone in hopes that they will recover. We basically mortgaged a 5th rounder in hopes that he'd be a 1st/2nd round talent for us in the future. Given the guys that went up there, I'd like to think that, if healthy, Chapman would have been a stronger candidate that some that were selected way ahead of him. But, given his injury, he fell... a long ways.
But, further, this guy is a football player whose desire to win a championship outweighed his desire to be drafted higher in the NFL draft. The staff here seems to desire players that are not only talented, but truly desire to be something great. Luck is absolutely that type of player. A guy like Jamarcus Russell clearly wasn't.
All these things said, it is FAR too early to make the claim you did. Just because a guy like Dennard made a pick or two this year, I am not going to declare this a busted pick. Chapman has plenty of time to pan out, and I think this team loves what they got with that pick, even if he has yet to see the field on game day.
Speaking for myself here, I really liked the Chapman pick. I won't fault it even if he never plays a down. But come 7th round, Alphonzo Dennard is on the board, and we pick Tim Fugger. That is my only real complaint in the draft. It's not even a hindsight 20/20 argument when a lot of us wanted him back in April.