2004 NFL Draft, Round 7, No. 217 Overall
Former Niners quarterback Cody Pickett probably should have come out after his junior year at Washington, especially after a so-so 2003 campaign hindered his draft stock.
Nevertheless, San Francisco grabbed Pickett at No. 217 overall in 2004 as yet another option to possibly replace Jeff Garcia, who had departed the team that offseason.
Pickett saw limited action his rookie year but eventually emerged as a starter the following year after Alex Smith and Ken Dorsey were both injured. A two-game stretch of starts didn’t exactly go well. His 2005 campaign resulted in a mere 40 percent completion percentage with zero touchdowns against two interceptions.
San Francisco traded Pickett to the Houston Texans the following year, but he didn’t manage to make the roster.
Pickett managed to hang around in football for a little while, playing in both Europe and Canada.