While the Giants drafted well after the first Eli Manning Super Bowl victory, the second time around they were not so lucky.
In the 2012 NFL Draft, with the 32nd overall selection, the Giants drafted Virginia Tech running back David Wilson. Wilson was a dynamic college back who was sure to be a success at the next level—and then he wasn’t.
Wilson was in the NFL for just three seasons (though did not take a snap in 2014) and rushed for only 541 yards. He simply could never adjust to the pro game. A true waste of a first round pick.
Another poor 32nd overall pick came just one year prior to the Wilson selection, when the Green Bay Packers drafted offensive lineman Derek Sherrod.
Sherrod played college ball at Mississippi State and the Packers brought him in to anchor the offensive line for the foreseeable future.
Unfortunately, in four seasons in Green Bay he started just one game, played in only 20, and was out of the league after the 2014 season.
Prior to selecting Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs had a miserable draft history, particularly when drafting quarterbacks. Perhaps the second most dismal of all, behind the infamously terrible selection of Todd Blackledge in 1983, was the 1989 selection of Mike Elkins in the 1989 draft.
The Chiefs used the 32nd overall pick (second round) on Elkins. He started one game in 1989, was cut, and never played in the NFL again. He finished his career with one completion for five yards.
In terms of this list, it may even be argued that Patrick Ramsey was a quality selection when Washington took him with the 32nd pick in the 2002 draft. He did manage to start 24 games in the league and lasted on league rosters for seven seasons.
But, Ramsey was never an NFL caliber quarterback, and was a dismal first round selection. He had a career 56% completion percentage and through 30 interceptions to only 35 career touchdowns. He did not start a game in his final three years in the league.