New York Giants — Ereck Flowers (2015):
It’s no secret that in the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Giants were absolutely sure that stud offensive lineman Brandon Scherff would fall to them at the 9th overall pick, and they would snap him up. Instead, when Scherff got taken earlier than expected, the Giants’ — seemingly always with needs along the offensive line — panicked, and reached for mammoth offensive tackle Ereck Flowers.
Many draft analysts saw this as an egregious pick, as Flowers was, at best, a developmental tackle that should’ve been taken late in the first round (at the very earliest). After just over three years of watching Flowers get blown past more often than a turnstile, the Giants finally released him, after being unable to trade him away.