2017: DeShone Kizer, QB
DeShone Kizer joins the long list of quarterbacks selected by the Cleveland Browns that ended up not working out. It is not like the Cleveland Browns were drafting Kizer to be a backup, either, as he started 15 games for the Browns in his rookie season.
Not only did he fall victim to the Browns’ curse but it appeared like a huge reach to take him this early in the draft. Kizer was so bad that he was only given one year as a starter before he took on backup duties on other teams.
Kizer threw 11 touchdowns and an NFL-leading 22 interceptions in his rookie season with the Browns, completing just 53.6 percent of his passes while also rushing for 419 yards.
The next season he was a backup for Aaron Rodgers and actually got a few chances to prove something for future teams but could not do anything with it. In 42 pass attempts Kizer threw 0 touchdowns, two interceptions and completed 47.6 percent of his passes.
At least it was not a first-round selection for the Browns, making it a bit easier to swallow, although there was one Pro Bowler that was selected 10 picks later — Juju Smith-Schuster.