NFL Draft 2011: How Many Quarterbacks Will Be Taken in the First Round?

April 18, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Investing a first round draft pick in a quarterback has always proved to be a risky proposition for NFL franchises.

For every hit and success story there seems to be twice as many misses.

For every Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers or Phillip Rivers, there are just as many failed busts such as JaMarcus Russell, Alex Smith or Joey Harrington to equal things out and keep teams wary of using a high pick on a young signal caller.

There’s no denying that the quarterback position is by far the most difficult to evaluate in all of football.

Not a single NFL scout, GM or coach can accurately predict with 100 percent certainty what the outcome will be when you place the weight of leading an NFL franchise on a young 22-year-old’s shoulders.

In recent years, we’ve seen that pressure devour even the most successful of college quarterbacks for one reason or another.

There is no pre-draft test, interview or drill that will separate the cans...

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