5. Matt Elam – S, 2013 NFL Draft
Matt Elam may go down as the worst draft pick in Baltimore Ravens history. After their 2012 Super Bowl win, the Ravens took Elam with the 32nd-overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft out of the University of Florida and he went on to do a whole lot of nothing in Baltimore.
To be fair, Elam had a decent rookie season, ending the year with 77 combined tackles, three passes deflected, and one interception, but everything went downhill after that in a big way.
His performance got steadily worse during the 2014 season, and Elam sat out all of the 2015 season on injured reserve after suffering a torn bicep. He barely played in 2016, not starting a single game and playing in just nine, ending the year with just four combined tackles. The Ravens ultimately opted not to pick up the fifth year of his contract.
Since then, Elam’s run into some legal troubles too. He was arrested for possession of 126.2 grams of marijuana and 3.1 grams of oxycodone in February of 2017, and in May of 2017, he was arrested for battery and theft in regards to a dispute with his girlfriend. Ultimately, the latter charges were dropped.