19. Joey Harrington (2002, Pick #3)
Even though Joey Harrington wasn’t drafted to an expansion team in the 2002 NFL Draft, he suffered a lot of the same fate as David Carr, who was drafted two picks before him: suffering from a lack of talent, especially along the offensive line, as the quarterback of the Detroit Lions. The Lions tried to find Harrington a wide receiver in the 2003 NFL Draft in Charles Rogers, but the latter’s career was destroyed because of injuries and substance abuse issues.
After one (disastrous) season with Marty Mornhinweg as head coach, Harrington struggled Steve Mariucci’s “win-now” approach, which culminated in the coach bringing in Jeff Garcia and Jon Kitna to replace Harrington. In the end, the Lions suffered nine straight losing seasons since they drafted Harrington.