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Old 01-04-2014   #5
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Default Re: Why do some great college QBs fail in the NFL?

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Originally Posted by LikeMike View Post
Derek Carr
I assume you were referring to David. Derek hasn't failed yet.

I was thinking about this yesterday because of the Texans draft position. How many quality QBs are taken in the first 5 of the draft? In going with this thread we could all list a ton of guys that didn't pan out after being chosen in the first 5.

Instead of doing that, let's look at the ones that are successful. For example, look at QBs in the playoffs now. Half of them were not even taken in the first round.

Andrew Luck (taken #1 overall, however is one of those very rare can't miss guys like John Elway)

Alex Smith (taken #1 overall and didn't pan out for the team that took him. Not a franchise guy and at best a decent game manager. Not worth anywhere close to where he was taken)

Drew Brees (taken in the 2nd round)

Nick Foles (taken in the 3rd round)

Philip Rivers (taken #4 overall, not worth the #4 pick IMO)

Andy Dalton (taken in the 2nd round)

Colin Kaepernick (taken in the 2nd round)

Aaron Rogers (taken #24 overall)

Russell Wilson (taken in the 3rd round)

Tom Brady (taken in the 6th round)

Peyton Manning (#1 overall, obviously was worth going #1)

Cam Newton (#1 overall, jury is still out however having a solid season after a down season last year)
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