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Star-Struck: Which Sixth Round Quarterback Will Become a Star?

Published by on April 26, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

In my article showing how draft round affects a quarterback’s career performance, I saw that sixth round quarterbacks perform almost as well as third rounders in their careers.

That conclusion wasn’t just due to Tom Brady—Matt Hasselbeck, Jeff Blake, Marc Bulger, Mark Rypien, Stan Humphries, and Steve Bono were among those selected along with Brady in the sixth round.

From 1985 to 2004, there were 38 quarterbacks taken in the sixth; 12 of them never played in the NFL. But of the 26 that did, seven started for five or more years and six went to at least one Pro Bowl (a total of 13 Pro Bowls between those six), and those 26 QBs combined for a career 77.9 passer rating.

Of course, those numb...

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