Originally Posted by BullBlitz
Few of them do. None when the Texans draft them.
'eh, I heard a stat the other day that QB's are the position most in the hall of fame of any position in any round.
14 QBs in the HoF that have been drafted in the first round. No other position comes close according to NFLN.
David Carr should have been a third round pick - at best - and allowed to develop on the bench for 2-3 years before being thrown to the wolves. His work ethic and film study skills were lax according to his own words, and someone should have worked on him to develop those basic fundamental aspects of being an NFL QB.
I think the marketing department had too much influence on football operations back then. Marketing was in overdrive to make an impact with a new expansion team, and David Carr looked handsome in those spiffy new uniforms. They needed a poster boy and Carr fulfilled that position well. Unfortunately, it ultimately damaged his career as his apparent overwhelming and permanent shell shock (according to most everyone it seems) have left him unable to even compete for a starting job.