#30. Baltimore Ravens, Kyle Boller (2007)
Before Josh Allen did it prior to the 2018 NFL Draft, Kyle Boller was the original version of the quarterback prospect who wowed NFL scouts with his arm strength, when kneeled on one knee at the 50 yard line of a football field, and threw the football through the goalposts. It’s great that Boller had that type of arm strength, but it didn’t mean anything if he couldn’t throw it with a modicum of accuracy.
Even in his 5th year in Baltimore, Boller was still terrible, throwing for nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions in eight starts, and finishing with a record of 2-6 in those games. The Ravens cut their losses with Boller that ensuing offseason, and his career was effectively over after that.
#29. Buffalo Bills, EJ Manuel (2013)
In fairness to Erik Rodriguez “EJ” Manuel Jr., the Buffalo Bills screwed him over from the day he arrived in the NFL, because Manuel really had no business being a first-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Manuel had all the physical tools you could ask for, but was miles away from being ready to contribute in the NFL.
Nonetheless, the hapless Bills franchise decided to push him into starting as a rookie, and the results were just about what you’d expect: marred with a few highs and a lot of lows. His 4-6 record wasn’t exactly anything to be inspired by, which is why he started 10 games as a rookie, only to see his number of starts decrease each of his four seasons in Buffalo.