Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck
One thing to take into consideration is that the draft used to be a LOT longer. In 1973, the draft was 17 rounds long. And guys in the 17th round actually made teams and played on them. All these UDFA's would have been drafted if there were more rounds.
Also, Im not sure how true that assertion is to begin with, especially for QBs who are probably the most heavily scouted position in pro sports.
The league has one UDFA starting, and only two more from the last four rounds.