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The Reality of Drafting QB’s Iin the First Round

Published by on April 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Do you recognize the face in the picture? That is Joey Harrington. Do you notice the headset? That is what his career has become. He is wearing a headset on the sideline. This is the guy that was supposed to be the savior of the Detroit Lions. How did it come to this?

Sure you can say the draft is a crab shoot and a 50-50 chance. The reality is that since 1990, 70 percent of the quarterbacks taken in round one have been failures. Therefore, the odds are way lower than 50-50. When you miss, it sets your franchise back by a lot. The ones who have done well are usually the ones who fall and are drafted much lower than expected.

So why is the failure rate so high? There are many factors. I will give you three.


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