Originally Posted by Blazing Arrow
Allot of SB winning QBs in that group all selected pre 3rd round. Care to give me a list 10 SB Qbs since 1985 (a 22 year span) who were 3rd or below?
Here's a more complete answer:
Since the 1985 season, the winner of the SB has been a #1 or #2 pick 13 times, 3+ 8 times, and an UDFA 1 time. The loser of the SB has been a #1/#2 pick 15 times, 3+ 5 times, and an UDFA 2 times.
Number one picks have faced off 7 times. 4 times, both QB's were drafted in the 3rd or less. 6 times, someone drafted in the 3rd round (or worse) has beaten a #1 or #2 pick.
QB's by round (if someone sees a mistake, let me know):
FIRST: Manning, Grossman, Roethlisberger, McNabb, Dilfer, Collins, McNair, Elway, Bledsoe, Aikman, Young, Kelly, Simms, McMahon, Eason, Williams.
SECOND: Favre, Esiason
THIRD: Hostetler, Montana, O'Donnell, Chandler
SIXTH: Hasselbeck, Brady, Humphries, Rypien
UDFA: Delhomme, Warner