Basically the fact that he was the number 2 pick tells me that he atleast had some value and viewed as a franchise player.
No it doesn't. It just means he was a terrible pick and teams realize that and immediately give up on him.
Signing him for vet minimum doesn't hurt... but explain to me how it helps. It is adding suck to suck. It resolves nothing.
And Gallery wasn't bounced from team to team.