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How Draft Round Affects a Quarterback’s Career Performance

Published by on April 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

In one week, the Detroit Lions will likely draft quarterback Matthew Stafford as the No. 1 overall pick.

USC quarterback Mark Sanchez and Kansas State's Josh Freeman are both candidates to be drafted in the top 15 picks.

It's no sure thing, however, that any of them will pan out as analysts believe. For every Peyton Manning, there's a Tim Couch or Ryan Leaf, a highly-touted prospect who is called a bust in three years.

In this series, I'll be looking at the 20 drafts from 1985 to 2004 to see how a player's draft round correlates (if at all) to their expected career performance. In the first installment, I'll be examining quarterbacks—is a quarterback selected in the first round any better than one ...

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