In QB-Desperate NFL, Signal-Callers Will Remain No. 1, 2 Overall Picks Each Year

May 9, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Jared Goff and Carson Wentz went first and second overall, respectively, in the 2016 NFL draft. Just a year ago, Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota did the same thing. Was quarterbacks going first and second overall a unique occurrence these last two drafts, or are we in the midst of a new norm for the NFL draft process?
Looking at the historical trends, contract ramifications and pros and cons of the approach, the feeling is quarterbacks going atop the draft board is a trend that will continue well into the future. And while it's far from a foolproof plan, it's one that NFL teams may feel is a necessity to building a successful franchise.
A Look at History
NFL draft trends tend to fluctuate over the years as the league changes and smart teams adjust to the marketplace and movement in what’s working in the league. The running back trends, for example, shifted from taking the position high in the early 2000s to almost eliminating them from the first-...

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