The 6th worst: Matt Barkley
It’s pretty crazy to think now, but for a while, Matt Barkley was seen as a potential number one overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft before choosing to return to USC. This decision proved to bite him, as he would succumb to a shoulder injury that ended his season.
Despite this, he was still seen as a potential number-one overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Then, his stock began to drop. The Eagles would eventually draft Barkley in the fourth round. He’d see limited action in his second season in relief of a concussed Nick Foles.
Barkley went 11-20 for 120 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions against the Cowboys. The next week, Michael Vick would return to stand in for Foles. He’d suffer a quad injury. In came Barkley.
This time, he went 17-26 with an interception and a red zone fumble against the New York Giants. While he didn’t play much for the Eagles or even make a start, someone with so much potential did have a fall from grace, thus his inclusion on this list.