18. Patrick Ramsey (2002, Pick #32)
Among the many follies by the Washington Redskins during the first decade of the 2000’s was thinking that head coach Steve Spurrier had any interest in or patience with a quarterback who didn’t play under him at the University of Florida. The ultimately doomed career of Patrick Ramsey, whom the Redskins selected in the 2002 NFL Draft, can be almost entirely attributed to Spurrier’s blatant negligence as a head coach.
Teams blitzed — and pounded — Ramsey early in his career, causing the young quarterback to become “gun shy’ from the pounding he suffered in two years playing for Spurrier. While future Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs showed little more patience than Spurrier had in developing Ramsey into an NFL quarterback, the truth was that Gibbs had already inherited damage goods.