2013: Anthony Bennett
Anthony Bennett being taken with the #1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft is your classic case of “groupthink,” when everyone looked at Bennett and just went along with the conventional thinking that he was a can’t-miss prospect. Instead, Bennett struggled as a ‘tweener — not strong enough to be a power forward, and not quick enough to be a small forward. This pick looks even worse when you consider the fact that Giannis Antetokounmpo was taken with the 15th overall pick, and is now a consensus top-five player in the NBA. Rudy Gobert was also taken late in the first round as well.