In the NBA, MLB, NHL, and NFL, most executives will stress the importance of building a team through the draft and developing young players.
Considering the high expectations of professional sports, teams often trade away their draft choices prematurely. Or, in some cases they just give up on them too soon.
It's funny how talent can slip right through a team's fingertips. They eventually catch on somewhere else and make their former teams wish they still had them in the fold.
Here are 20 of the best players that never starred for the team that drafted them...