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A good and fair article about 1st round QB's

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Good write up on drafting QB's in the first round. Doesn't really take a side just puts it out there. This was written leading up to last year's draft but it just as easily could be about this year.

http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/22/the-fear-of-the-quarterback-draft-bust/

I will highlight only one part that I really agree with,

* Many teams claim that they will wait until the second or third round to get their quarterback of the future. However, that strategy rarely appears to work. Only five teams – the Bills (assuming Trent Edwards is their starter), Dolphins, Patriots, Jaguars, and Eagles – will enter the season with a quarterback they selected after the first round.

Again this was prior to last year's draft

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i agree with that highlighted part as well. the panthers are in position to take the best qb on the board and i believe they should.

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And there is good chance three of those teams (Miami, Bills & Philly) can be removed from that list for the next season and only 1 can be added (Cleveland).

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HA! my favorite quote from the article:

* Since 1995, six colleges – U.S.C. (3), California, Marshall, Oregon, Tulane and Virginia Tech – have had more than one quarterback selected in the first round.

Notre Dame will probably join that list on Thursday.

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We went into last year with a 1st rd QB? News to me.

What about Romo, Hasselbeck, Brees?

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We went into last year with a 1st rd QB? News to me.

Undrafted doesn't count in that article otherwise Romo would be mentioned in addition to Moore

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Undrafted doesn't count in that article otherwise Romo would be mentioned in addition to Moore

They weren't taken in the first, which is the whole point of the article.

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They weren't taken in the first, which is the whole point of the article.

It's about where the team selects their starting QB, not mentioning trades, nor FA pick ups.

Schaub and Brees were not counted since they are not with the teams that drafted them.

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We went into last year with a 1st rd QB? News to me.

What about Romo, Hasselbeck, Brees?

it is referring to QBs drafted by a team to be their QB. Those guys were picked up by teams or traded for.

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They weren't taken in the first, which is the whole point of the article.

yea, intentional skewing of numbers...

damn you skew.

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They weren't taken in the first, which is the whole point of the article.

The point of that particular stat was to demonstrate that while there is a high degree of risk drafting a QB in the first round, teams haven't had much success drafting QBs in other rounds. Brees and Hasselbeck don't play for the teams that drafted them. Romo and Moore weren't drafted.

So if you include those Qbs in the discussion, teams have had success finding QBs in the first round and through trades or FA (including undrafted FA), but rarely find successful QBs in rounds 2-7 (with Brady being the obvious exception).

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I get that, but they're bending the criteria to make their point. If you're going to do this type of comparison then look at all 32 starting QB's, not just the ones that fit your argument.

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