Runner-up: David Wilson (2012)
One of the worst-drafting teams of the last decade is the New York Giants. It’s hard to argue they’ve had more than two hits in each draft class from 2011 until 2018. Even in the 2018 class that yielded Saquon Barkley, Will Hernandez, Lorenzo Carter, and BJ Hill, that’s not exactly a loaded list of franchise-building pieces.
The worst two picks by the franchise were significant misses even considering their track record. Baker played poorly as a rookie due to limited athleticism, had off-field issues, and then had a gruesome non-contact knee injury. He was the first player drafted in the top-64 released from his class.
The Giants’ 2012 first-rounder David Wilson ran for only 504 yards in two years with the team before injuries sunk his career. He was taken before Mitchell Schwartz, Janoris Jenkins, and Jeffrey.