Jacksonville Jaguars — Blaine Gabbert (2011):
You could have an honest debate as to which fact is more lamentable: the fact that Gabbert was once considered the prospect that the Carolina Panthers should’ve taken with the #1 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft (the Panthers ended up taking Cam Newton), or the fact that the Jaguars traded up from the 16th overall pick to the 10th overall pick to take Gabbert, one spot ahead of J.J. Watt. Scouts fell in love with Gabbert’s production and athleticism, and totally overlooked the fact there were few quarterbacks more afraid of getting hit — from the first day he entered the NFL — than Gabbert.
His pocket presence, footwork, and general composure went out the window in a heartbeat the minute a team blitzed him. He’s reinvented himself as a marginal starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, but reading between the lines of what new head coach Chip Kelly has been saying, Gabbert might not be there too much longer.