Bill Polian grades 1st Round QB selections over last decade

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  1. Playoffs

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    Former Colts GM Bill Polian grades the 31 QBs selected in the 1st Round of the NFL Draft over the last decade for ESPN. (This is what was on the DVR, I'm not sure ESPN didn't mixed one or two up in the graphic.)

    A
    Matt Ryan
    Joe Flacco
    Jay Cutler
    Aaron Rogers
    Eli Manning
    Philip Rivers
    Ben Roethlisberger
    Carson Palmer

    B
    Michael Vick

    C
    Alex Smith
    Jason Campbell
    Byron Leftwich
    Matthew Stafford
    Mark Sanchez

    D
    Matt Leinart
    brady Quinn
    Rex Grossman
    David Carr

    F
    Jamarcus Russell
    Vince Young
    JP Losman
    Kyle Boller
    Joey Harrington
    Patrick Ramsey

    Incomplete
    Cam Newton
    Jake Locker
    Blaine Gabbert
    Christian Ponder
    Sam Bradford
    Tim Tebow
    Josh Freeman
     
  2. Jackie Chiles

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    Matthew Stafford is ready to climb that list if he can stay healthy.
     
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    Which is why he should be in the "B" category. Dude threw for over 5,000 yards last year and he gets stuck in a group with Alex Smith, Jason Campbell and Byron Leftwich?
     
  4. TexanSam

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    Why is Carson Palmer an A? He's had two great seasons and a few okay/good ones. He's never been able to solidly establish himself as a bonafide #1 though. I'd put him in the B list.
     
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    Stafford is A grade in my book.

    The guy is averaging 3.15 passing TDs a game and has a 60-37 TD-INT ratio. In comparison Cutler, who for some reason is in the A category isn't at 1.5 passing TD a game, and has a 117-86 TD-INT ratio.

    If Jay Cutler is 'A', then Stafford is 'A+'. That kid is going to be a great franchise QB for years to come.
     
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    Would anybody else consider taking Flacco & Vick and switching their grades ?
     
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    gwallaia Moderator Staff Member

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    Three of the "D" QB's used to be Texans.:kubepalm:
     
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    Yeah, but only one was a starter here.
    I still think Mittens could have been a better QB if he developed under different coaches than he did.
     


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    CretorFrigg Fire Rick Smith

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    Stafford should be an A. He's a smart, tough quarterback.
     
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    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    I saw this on another forum a couple days ago, and it really made me think Polian is a certified idiot who was fortunate enough to have Manning drop in his lap. The idea that guys like Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco and Carson Palmer are successful draft picks comparable to Eli, Rodgers and Big Ben is just asinine. I don't know how anyone in the business could not make a distinction between the Super Bowl winners who have had playoff success, and the guys who still haven't been a significant factor in playoff wins.

    Here's my list:
    A
    Aaron Rogers
    Eli Manning
    Ben Roethlisberger
    Philip Rivers (boarderline A/B)

    B (potential to become A's)
    Matthew Stafford (needs to stay healthy)
    Michael Vick
    Joe Flacco
    Jay Cutler
    Matt Ryan (boarderline B/C)

    C
    Alex Smith
    Jason Campbell
    Vince Young
    Carson Palmer (would be a B if not for injuries)

    D
    Mark Sanchez
    Rex Grossman
    David Carr (probably should be an F)

    F
    Byron Leftwich
    Jamarcus Russell
    Matt Leinart
    Brady Quinn
    JP Losman
    Kyle Boller
    Joey Harrington
    Patrick Ramsey
     
  11. Fico

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    Your list is better. Logically, that is.
     
  12. Goatcheese

    Goatcheese Nightmare Over

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    Absolutely. I think Stafford is top 5 in the NFL at this point. If throwing for 5,000 yards and 40 TDs (a rather exclusive club) makes him a C... I want some of what Polian is smoking. On second thought, I'd rather keep my brain cells.
     
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    Record 6 time NFL Executive of the Year, appearances in 5 Super Bowls & 8 Conference Title games, 12 Division titles...

    I think I'll try to learn why Mr. Polian ranked them as he did. :tiphat:
     
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    David carr >>>>>>>>>>>. Vince young 0_o JJAJAJJAJAJAJ
     
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    With that being said, you can't really think all those rankings make ANY sort of sense?
     
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    michaelm vox nihili

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    Absolutely yes.
     
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    welsh texan Lest we forget

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    When ranking Vick, you have to take into account how much he hurt that franchise, and how lucky they were to get Ryan at the first attempt. Also how lucky we were to get Schaub a matter of weeks before it broke.

    Sam Bradford was 1st round too no? Where do people rank him?
     
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    Let's get Quinn and cover that D! :)
     
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    Luck, you mean skill right? ;)
     
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    I would give him more credit than that. Before going to the Colts, he was GM at Buffalo for the years they went to four straight superbowls, and GM that put the Panthers in the NFC Championship game in their 2nd year of exisitance.
     

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