2011: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Many people thought Blaine Gabbert had the highest upside of any quarterback in the 2011 NFL Draft, which led the Jacksonville Jaguars to trade up from the #16 overall pick to the #10 overall to select him. After a miserable three-year stint with the Jaguars, Gabbert spent three years in San Francisco, before signing with the Arizona Cardinals this past offseason. He’ll go down in infamy for being taken one spot before J.J. Watt, who seems destined to earn a spot in the Hall of Fame some day.
Even the Washington Redskins, whom the Jaguars traded with the for the #10 pick, were able to get a Pro Bowl player (Ryan Kerrigan) with the 16th overall pick (which originally belonged to Jacksonville). Some other players taken after Gabbert in the draft; Mark Ingram, Justin Houston, DeMarco Murray. Did we forget to say J.J. Watt?