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Heath Shuler

If you wanted a quarterback in the 1994 draft, it was Shuler or Trent Dilfer, who was taken by Tampa Bay with the sixth pick (three picks after Shuler was selected by Washington). Shuler seemed the better choice since he played at Tennessee, whereas Dilfer played for tiny Fresno State. Well, at least Dilfer had a long career and was the starter for the Baltimore Ravens when they won the Super Bowl. Shuler, on the other hand, was beaten out for the starting job by 1994 seven-round draft pick Gus Frerotte. Shuler won only one of seven starts as a rookie. Unable to earn playing time, he was traded to New Orleans in 1997 and his career quickly ended. He finished with 15 touchdown passes versus 33 interceptions and a 54.3 quarterback rating. Jonathan Daniel / Allsport
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