2010 NFL Draft: Jimmy Clausen Won’t Fall Past the Jacksonville Jaguars

April 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Once upon a time—as recently as 2007—quarterbacks could fall in the NFL Draft.
Notre Dame's Brady Quinn, considered a top-five prospect in the class of 2007, plummeted through the first round to the 22nd pick. Invited to attend the draft in New York City's Radio City Music Hall by the NFL, Quinn waited over two hours before the Cleveland Browns traded up to his rescue.
Two years prior, California's Aaron Rodgers had watched as the NFL's guest in front of a live TV audience as 23 teams chose other players. Projected by some as the draft's first overall pick to the San Francisco 49ers, the floor dropped out of Rodgers' draft stock when the Niners opted for Utah quarterback Alex Smith instead.
Jimmy Clausen, of course, is neither of those quarterbacks.
Quinn's failure to become Cleveland's starter is trumpeted by Clausen's detractors as a red flag against Notre Dame quarterbacks. His 7.3 yards per attempt from his last season in college, however, match up b...

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