4 quarterbacks drafted before Brock Purdy who have already flamed out

There are probably 31 other teams that wish they drafted Brock Purdy earlier than the 49ers did at the very end of the 2022 NFL Draft.

2022 NFL Draft - Rounds 2-3
2022 NFL Draft - Rounds 2-3 / Kevin Sabitus/GettyImages
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Tennessee Titans quarterback Malik Willis
Tennessee Titans quarterback Malik Willis (7) / Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

No. 3: Malik Willis (Liberty)

A bigger example than Chris Oladokun, Liberty's Malik Willis was viewed as a very raw prospect with plenty of enticing characteristics that could be developed, potentially, into something exciting.

Whatever team drafting him would have to be patient, though, and not expect too much right away.

The Tennessee Titans grabbed him at No. 86 overall with the thought of him eventually replacing veteran quarterback Ryan Tannehill at some point.

But, as fans now know, that honor has gone to the Titans' No. 1 QB, Will Levis, while Willis is now buried on the depth chart as the third-string option.

Considering some draft pundits viewed Willis as a top-10 pick, being a third-stringer who's almost always inactive on gameday is quite the fall from grace.