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PFT:2011 draft could topple 1983 first-round quarterback record

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by cowboyjoe, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    2011 draft could topple 1983 first-round quarterback record
    Posted by Mike Florio on April 16, 2011, 10:24 AM EDT
    Greg Cosell’s observation that teams with needs at quarterback could reach for quarterbacks in round one of the draft has caused us to wonder whether the raw number of quarterbacks taken in round one could eclipse the all-time record for first-round quarterbacks.

    The high-water mark came in 1983, when six quarterbacks became first-round picks: John Elway, Todd Blackledge, Jim Kelly, Tony Eason, Ken O’Brien, and Dan Marino (pictured).

    In 28 years since then, only one class had as many as five. In 1999, Tim Couch, Donovan McNabb, Akili Smith, Daunte Culpepper, and Cade McNown exited the board in round one. All five were picked in the first 12 selections, with the next quarterback — Shaun King — drafted 38 spots later.
  2. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Except those were mostly good, and these mostly suck.
  3. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    thats very true chocolate lab, but this way, if some teams reach for a qb, and some possibly might, that will push a player or 2 down to us in lst and 2nd round. :starspin
  4. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    99 was not a good class. McFlabb was the best; Culpepper had some good years and the rest stank it up. I think that is what we will get this year. I pick Gabbert as the best, maybe having a McFlabb like career. Newton will be lucky to be as good as Culpepper was. The others probably will bust.
  5. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    Since we won't be drafting one in the first, they all have to suck, right?!?! Hindsight is always 20/20, QB is by far the most important position in modern football, and if we ignore developing them, then we will continue to look like we have looked in the last decade or more.
  6. UnoDallas

    UnoDallas Benched

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    not going to happen
  7. funkytown

    funkytown Well-Known Member

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    Very unlikely to happen.

    But teams could start reaching for a qbs. Especially ones trying to trade up into the bottom of the 1st round because they missed out on a QB in the 1st.

    Newton - Top 10
    Gabbert- Top 10
    Locker- 1st round
    Mallett- 1st round talent. Character issues, will someone take a chance?
    Ponder- 2nd round. I've seen him listed in a few mocks in the 1st.
    Dalton - 2nd round. Moving up draft boards, he's a hot name right now.
  8. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    Has there ever been another year when so many star qb's came out of the draft like that?
  9. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    1983 was never matched as far as I can tell.

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