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Nth Quarterback Selected in the NFL Draft for the Past 10 Years

By Chris Malumphy

What if you were told that your favorite team could have the 4th (or 3rd or 1st or 15th) quarterback in the NFL Draft? What would be the odds of that player being successful. Take a look at past history to find out.

Quarterbacks by Nth Selected in Draft
1st Quarterback Selected
YearNameTeamRndPickPlyrCollegeAttCPctYdsYds
Att
Yds
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackYds
Lost
Pct
Sack
RateANYA
2008Matt RyanFalcons133Boston College5593363064.9417967.511.52604.61262.327918374.893.46.72
2009Matthew StaffordLions111Georgia4850300562.0347497.211.62164.51182.428918505.688.36.21
2010Sam BradfordRams111Oklahoma2887180562.5190496.610.61013.5572.019013386.285.15.58
2011Cam NewtonPanthers111Auburn3420200158.5250747.312.51584.6942.725619437.085.36.00
2012Andrew LuckColts111Stanford2651157059.2190787.212.21325.0682.61569905.687.36.29
2013EJ ManuelBills11616Florida State59034358.137676.411.0203.4162.7472977.477.14.95
2014Blake BortlesJaguars133Central Florida2229131859.1149286.711.3904.0642.91649856.980.85.38
2015Jameis WinstonBuccaneers111Florida State154493960.8116367.512.4694.5442.8956365.887.26.35
2016Jared GoffRams111California68240859.848937.212.0334.8142.1513947.089.46.18
2017Mitchell TrubiskyBears122North Carolina33019659.421936.611.272.172.1311968.677.55.05
2nd Quarterback Selected
YearNameTeamRndPickPlyrCollegeAttCPctYdsYds
Att
Yds
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackYds
Lost
Pct
Sack
RateANYA
2008Joe FlaccoRavens11818Delaware5291326761.7357806.811.02003.81302.531722815.784.15.64
2009Mark SanchezJets155USC2285129556.7152196.711.8863.8863.816110486.673.94.91
2010Tim TebowBroncos12525Florida36117347.924226.714.0174.792.54125810.275.35.22
2011Jake LockerTitans188Washington70940857.549677.012.2273.8223.1603787.879.05.38
2012Robert Griffin IIIRedskins122Baylor121076663.389837.411.7423.5262.11238569.288.45.85
2013Geno SmithJets2739West Virginia90252257.961746.811.8293.2364.0805408.172.94.68
2014Johnny ManzielBrowns12222Texas A&M25814757.016756.511.472.772.7221677.974.44.76
2015Marcus MariotaTitans122Oregon127478761.894767.412.0584.6342.7885876.588.66.25
2016Carson WentzEagles122North Dakota State104764461.570786.811.0494.7212.0613755.588.86.08
2017Patrick MahomesChiefs11010Texas Tech352262.92848.112.900.012.92155.4 76.46.05
3rd Quarterback Selected
YearNameTeamRndPickPlyrCollegeAttCPctYdsYds
Att
Yds
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackYds
Lost
Pct
Sack
RateANYA
2008Brian BrohmPackers22556Louisville522751.92524.89.300.059.65138.826.00.25
2009Josh FreemanBuccaneers11717Kansas State2048117957.6138736.811.8814.0683.31126905.277.65.44
2010Jimmy ClausenPanthers21648Notre Dame47225554.025205.39.971.5143.0432818.361.93.40
2011Blaine GabbertJaguars11010Missouri139778155.984376.010.8443.1433.11338798.771.54.25
2012Ryan TannehillDolphins188Texas A&M2637165362.7184557.011.21064.0662.521316067.586.55.61
2013Mike GlennonBuccaneers31173North Carolina State77046760.649336.410.6344.4202.6644837.783.25.07
2014Teddy BridgewaterVikings13232Louisville85155164.761507.211.2283.3222.6835568.986.35.53
2015Garrett GraysonSaints31175Colorado State                              
2016Paxton LynchBroncos12626Memphis1287961.77926.210.043.143.1189312.376.74.10
2017Deshaun WatsonTexans11212Clemson20412661.816998.313.5199.383.9191168.5103.07.19
4th Quarterback Selected
YearNameTeamRndPickPlyrCollegeAttCPctYdsYds
Att
Yds
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackYds
Lost
Pct
Sack
RateANYA
2008Chad HenneDolphins22657Michigan1956115959.3129316.611.2583.0633.21499387.175.54.90
2009Pat WhiteDolphins21244West Virginia500.000.0   00.000.01916.739.6-1.50
2010Colt McCoyBrowns32185Texas84250860.355866.611.0263.1232.7774608.478.95.02
2011Christian PonderVikings11212Florida State105763259.866586.310.5383.6363.4955018.275.94.60
2012Brandon WeedenBrowns12222Oklahoma State96555957.964626.711.6313.2303.1664526.476.05.12
2013Matt BarkleyEagles4198USC26615959.819117.212.083.0186.89673.363.74.34
2014Derek CarrRaiders2436Fresno State2247137861.3146906.510.71034.6442.0915593.987.56.08
2015Sean MannionRams32589Oregon State503162.02354.77.600.012.03205.765.03.21
2016Christian HackenbergJets22051Penn State                              
2017DeShone KizerBrowns22052Notre Dame47625553.628946.111.3112.3224.6382267.460.53.69
5th Quarterback Selected
YearNameTeamRndPickPlyrCollegeAttCPctYdsYds
Att
Yds
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackYds
Lost
Pct
Sack
RateANYA
2008Kevin O'ConnellPatriots33194San Diego State6466.7233.85.800.000.01214.373.63.00
2009Stephen McGeeCowboys 41101Texas A&M824656.14205.19.133.700.06506.882.44.89
2010Mike KafkaEagles424122Northwestern161168.81076.79.700.0212.5165.947.70.65
2011Andy DaltonBengals2335Texas Christian3556221762.3255377.211.51674.7932.622013325.888.76.19
2012Brock OsweilerBroncos22557Arizona State98758459.261716.310.6313.1272.7624295.976.54.91
2013Ryan NassibGiants413110Syracuse10990.012812.814.2110.000.021116.7152.111.42
2014Jimmy GaroppoloPatriots23062Eastern Illinois27218367.322508.312.3124.451.8161085.699.77.49
2015Bryce PettyJets44103Baylor24513053.113535.510.441.6104.1211347.957.73.19
2016Jacoby BrissettPatriots32991North Carolina State52431059.234986.711.3132.571.35835110.081.95.31
2017Davis WebbGiants32387California                              
6th Quarterback Selected
YearNameTeamRndPickPlyrCollegeAttCPctYdsYds
Att
Yds
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackYds
Lost
Pct
Sack
RateANYA
2008John David BootyVikings52137USC                              
2009Rhett BomarGiants 515151Sam Houston State                              
2010John SkeltonCardinals524155Fordham60232053.237076.211.6152.5254.2473257.263.03.94
2011Colin Kaepernick49ers2436Nevada1692101159.8122717.312.1724.3301.817110609.288.96.07
2012Russell WilsonSeahawks31275Wisconsin2834181564.0221767.812.21615.7562.024815978.098.86.90
2013Tyler WilsonRaiders415112Arkansas                              
2014Logan ThomasCardinals420120Virginia Tech9111.1819.081.0111.100.021118.2101.68.18
2015Brett HundleyPackers511147UCLA32619459.518535.79.692.8134.0291978.267.93.52
2016Cody KesslerBrowns33193USC21813963.815066.910.862.831.42718811.087.45.32
2017C.J. Beathard49ers340104Iowa22412354.914306.411.641.862.7191417.869.24.52
7th Quarterback Selected
YearNameTeamRndPickPlyrCollegeAttCPctYdsYds
Att
Yds
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackYds
Lost
Pct
Sack
RateANYA
2008Dennis DixonSteelers521156Oregon593559.34026.811.511.723.45417.871.44.55
2009Nate Davis49ers535171Ball State                              
2010Jonathan CromptonChargers537168Tennessee                              
2011Ryan MallettPatriots31074Arkansas34519055.118355.39.792.6102.97372.066.84.34
2012Nick FolesEagles32588Arizona138683360.197527.011.7614.4292.1805545.587.46.22
2013Landry JonesSteelers418115Oklahoma16910863.913107.812.184.774.19665.186.26.12
2014Tom SavageTexans435135Pittsburgh31518157.520006.311.051.672.2272007.972.54.63
2015Trevor SiemianBroncos733250Northwestern83549559.356866.811.5303.6242.9644077.179.95.34
2016Connor CookRaiders42100Michigan State211466.71507.110.714.814.8278.783.45.13
2017Joshua DobbsSteelers429135Tennessee                              
8th Quarterback Selected
YearNameTeamRndPickPlyrCollegeAttCPctYdsYds
Att
Yds
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackYds
Lost
Pct
Sack
RateANYA
2008Josh JohnsonBuccaneers525160San Diego1779654.210425.910.952.8105.616918.357.73.11
2009Tom BrandstaterBroncos 61174Fresno State200.000.0   00.000.0000.039.60.00
2010Rusty SmithTitans67176Florida Atlantic452351.12345.210.200.048.9102.229.31.17
2011Ricky StanziChiefs54135Iowa                              
2012Kirk CousinsRedskins47102Michigan State2096137265.5162067.711.8994.7552.61068474.893.76.75
2013Brad SorensenChargers715221Southern Utah                              
2014Aaron MurrayChiefs523163Georgia                              
2016Dak PrescottCowboys437135Mississippi State94961965.269917.411.3454.7171.8573285.795.56.76
2017Nathan PetermanBills528171Pittsburgh492449.02525.110.524.1510.2152.038.41.24
9th Quarterback Selected
YearNameTeamRndPickPlyrCollegeAttCPctYdsYds
Att
Yds
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackYds
Lost
Pct
Sack
RateANYA
2008Erik AingeJets527162Tennessee                              
2009Mike TeelSeahawks65178Rutgers                              
2010Dan LeFevourBears612181Central Michigan                              
2011T.J. YatesTexans521152North Carolina32417955.220576.311.5103.1113.43618910.070.74.37
2012Ryan LindleyCardinals615185San Diego State27414051.113725.09.831.1114.0181376.252.42.74
2013Zac DysertBroncos728234Miami (OH)                              
2014AJ McCarronBengals524164Alabama1338664.79206.910.764.521.513728.993.66.01
2016Cardale JonesBills441139Ohio State11654.5968.716.000.019.1128.346.04.08
2017Brad KaayaLions632215Miami (FL)                              
10th Quarterback Selected
YearNameTeamRndPickPlyrCollegeAttCPctYdsYds
Att
Yds
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackYds
Lost
Pct
Sack
RateANYA
2008Colt BrennanRedskins620186Hawaii                              
2009Keith NullRams623196West Texas A&M1197361.35664.87.832.597.613829.849.91.05
2010Joe WebbVikings630199Alabama-Birmingham1599056.68885.69.931.963.811696.563.13.58
2011Nathan EnderleBears529160Idaho                              
2012B.J. ColemanPackers736243Tennessee-Chattanooga                              
2013B.J. Daniels49ers731237South Florida2150.073.57.000.000.0000.058.33.50
2014Zach MettenbergerTitans62178Louisiana State34520860.323476.811.3123.5144.1312368.275.44.58
2016Kevin HoganChiefs525162Stanford1016059.46216.110.444.076.98457.361.53.13
2017Chad KellyBroncos735253Mississippi                              
11th Quarterback Selected
YearNameTeamRndPickPlyrCollegeAttCPctYdsYds
Att
Yds
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackYds
Lost
Pct
Sack
RateANYA
2008Andre' WoodsonGiants632198Kentucky                              
2009Curtis PainterColts628201Purdue28714851.616815.911.462.1134.5201266.557.63.55
2010Tony PikePanthers635204Cincinnati12650.0473.97.800.000.01107.760.12.85
2011Tyrod TaylorRavens615180Virginia Tech127179362.490567.111.4514.0181.41296939.291.26.12
2012Chandler HarnishColts746253Northern Illinois                              
2013Sean RenfreeFalcons743249Duke7342.9111.63.700.0114.321722.210.7-5.67
2014David FalesBears67183San Jose State483164.62876.09.312.112.12134.079.14.98
2016Nate SudfeldRedskins612187Indiana231982.61345.87.100.000.032411.590.94.23
12th Quarterback Selected
YearNameTeamRndPickPlyrCollegeAttCPctYdsYds
Att
Yds
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackYds
Lost
Pct
Sack
RateANYA
2008Matt FlynnPackers72209Louisiana State35721961.325417.111.6174.8113.1392099.885.95.50
2010Levi BrownBills72209Troy3266.7248.012.000.0133.3000.051.4-7.00
2011Greg McElroyJets75208Alabama311961.32146.911.313.213.2117126.279.22.81
2014Keith WenningRavens618194Ball State                              
2016Jake RudockLions616191Michigan5360.0244.88.000.0120.0000.032.5-4.20
13th Quarterback Selected
YearNameTeamRndPickPlyrCollegeAttCPctYdsYds
Att
Yds
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackYds
Lost
Pct
Sack
RateANYA
2008Alex BrinkTexans716223Washington State                              
2010Sean CanfieldSaints732239Oregon State                              
2014Tajh BoydJets637213Clemson                              
2016Brandon AllenJaguars626201Arkansas                              
14th Quarterback Selected
YearNameTeamRndPickPlyrCollegeAttCPctYdsYds
Att
Yds
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackYds
Lost
Pct
Sack
RateANYA
2010Zac RobinsonPatriots743250Oklahoma State                              
2014Garrett GilbertRams638214Southern Methodist                              
2016Jeff Driskel49ers632207Louisiana Tech                              
15th Quarterback Selected
YearNameTeamRndPickPlyrCollegeAttCPctYdsYds
Att
Yds
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackYds
Lost
Pct
Sack
RateANYA
2016Brandon DoughtyDolphins72223Western Kentucky                              

2018 NFL Coaching Carousel

By Chris Malumphy
2018 Coaching Carousel Underway
CoachCareerCurrent Tenure2017
WLTPctTenureTeamWLTPctWLTPct
Sean McVay11500.6882017Rams11500.68811500.688
Bill Belichick25011800.6792000Patriots2147400.74313300.813
Mike Tomlin1166000.6592007Steelers1166000.65913300.813
Mike McCarthy1217010.6332006Packers1217010.6337900.438
Doug Pederson201200.6252016Eagles201200.62513300.813
Bruce Arians493010.6192013Cardinals493010.6198800.500
Mike Zimmer392500.6092014Vikings392500.60913300.813
Dan Quinn291900.6042015Falcons291900.60410600.625
Andy Reid18312010.6042013Chiefs532700.66310600.625
Sean Payton1057100.5972006Saints1057100.59711500.688
John Harbaugh946600.5882008Ravens946600.5889700.563
Pete Carroll1127910.5862010Seahawks794810.6219700.563
Ron Rivera644710.5762011Panthers644710.57611500.688
Sean McDermott9700.5632017Bills9700.5639700.563
Jason Garrett675300.5582010Cowboys675300.5589700.563
Jim Caldwell625000.5542014Lions362800.5639700.563
Chuck Pagano534300.5522012Colts534300.55241200.250
Jon Gruden958100.5402018Raiders        
Anthony Lynn9800.5292017Chargers9700.5639700.563
Marvin Lewis12511230.5272003Bengals12511230.5277900.438
Doug Marrone262400.5202016Jaguars11700.61110600.625
John Fox13312300.5202015Bears143400.29251100.313
Adam Gase161600.5002016Dolphins161600.50061000.375
Jack Del Rio939400.4972015Raiders252300.52161000.375
Bill O'Brien313300.4842014Texans313300.48441200.250
Ben McAdoo131500.4642016Giants131500.46421000.167
Jay Gruden283510.4452014Redskins283510.4457900.438
Dirk Koetter141800.4382016Buccaneers141800.43851100.313
Todd Bowles222900.4312015Jets202800.41751100.313
Mike Mularkey365300.4042016Titans181400.5639700.563
Kyle Shanahan61000.375201749ers61000.37561000.375
Vance Joseph51100.3132017Broncos51100.31351100.313
Pat Shurmur102300.3032018Giants        
Steve Spagnuolo114100.2122017Giants1300.2501300.250
Hue Jackson93900.1882016Browns13100.03101600.000
Matt Nagy    2018Bears        
Mike Vrabel    2018Titans        
Steve Wilks    2018Cardinals        

Top Ranked Quarterbacks Entering 2018 NFL Draft

By Chris Malumphy

Top Quarterbacks Available in the 2018 NFL Draft
Sam Darnold: USC, 6-4, 220
YearCollegeConfClassGCmpAttPctYdsY/AAY/ATDIntRating
*2016USCPac-12FR1324636667.230868.49.0319161.1
2017USCPac-12SO1430348063.141438.68.52613148.1
CareerTotal54984664.972298.58.75722153.7
Josh Rosen: UCLA, 6-4, 218
YearCollegeConfClassGCmpAttPctYdsY/AAY/ATDIntRating
*2015UCLAPac-12FR1329248760.036697.57.52311134.3
2016UCLAPac-12SO613723159.319158.38.2105138.9
2017UCLAPac-12JR1128245162.537178.28.42610146.3
CareerTotal711116960.893018.08.05926139.9
Josh Allen: Wyoming, 6-5, 233
YearCollegeConfClassGCmpAttPctYdsY/AAY/ATDIntRating
2015WyomingMWCSO24666.7518.58.500138.1
*2016WyomingMWCSO1420937356.032038.68.32815144.9
2017WyomingMWCJR1115227056.318126.76.9166127.8
CareerTotal36564956.250667.87.74421137.7
Baker Mayfield: Texas Tech, Oklahoma, 6-1, 220
YearCollegeConfClassGCmpAttPctYdsY/AAY/ATDIntRating
*2013Texas TechBig 12821834064.123156.86.3129127.7
*2015OklahomaBig 12JR1326939568.137009.410.4367173.3
*2016OklahomaBig 12JR1325435870.9396511.112.3408196.4
2017OklahomaBig 12SR1428540470.5462711.512.9436198.9
CareerTotal1026149768.5146079.810.613130175.4
Mason Rudolph: Oklahoma State, 6-5, 230
YearCollegeConfClassGCmpAttPctYdsY/AAY/ATDIntRating
*2014Oklahoma StateBig 12FR3498657.08539.99.264154.0
*2015Oklahoma StateBig 12SO1326442462.337708.98.9219149.1
*2016Oklahoma StateBig 12JR1328444863.440919.110.0284158.9
2017Oklahoma StateBig 12SR1331848965.0490410.010.7379170.6
CareerTotal915144763.2136189.49.99226159.7
Luke Falk: Washington State, 6-4, 223
YearCollegeConfClassGCmpAttPctYdsY/AAY/ATDIntRating
2014Washington StatePac-12FR515624364.218597.77.4137140.4
*2015Washington StatePac-12SO1244764469.445617.17.7388145.9
*2016Washington StatePac-12JR1344363370.044687.17.53811145.6
2017Washington StatePac-12SR1235753466.935936.76.83013137.0
CareerTotal1403205468.3144817.17.411939142.8
J.T. Barrett: Ohio State, 6-2, 220
YearCollegeConfClassGCmpAttPctYdsY/AAY/ATDIntRating
*2014Ohio StateBig TenFR1220331464.628349.09.83410169.8
*2015Ohio StateBig TenSO119314763.39926.77.0114139.2
*2016Ohio StateBig TenJR1323337961.525556.77.2247135.3
2017Ohio StateBig TenSR1423937064.630428.29.0359160.0
CareerTotal768121063.594237.88.410430152.3
Lamar Jackson: Louisville, 6-3, 211
YearCollegeConfClassGCmpAttPctYdsY/AAY/ATDIntRating
*2015LouisvilleACCFR1213524754.718407.47.0128126.8
*2016LouisvilleACCSO1323040956.235438.79.1309148.8
2017LouisvilleACCJR1325443059.136608.58.72710146.6
CareerTotal619108657.090438.38.56927142.9
Riley Ferguson: Memphis, 6-4, 210
YearCollegeConfClassGCmpAttPctYdsY/AAY/ATDIntRating
*2016MemphisAmericanJR1328044363.236988.38.83210152.6
2017MemphisAmericanSR1329947463.142579.09.7389161.2
CareerTotal57991763.179558.79.37019157.1
Ryan Finley: Boise State, North Carolina State, 6-4, 210
YearCollegeConfClassGCmpAttPctYdsY/AAY/ATDIntRating
*2014Boise StateMWCFR4122744.41616.05.821111.6
*2015Boise StateMWCSO3467065.74856.94.614117.2
*2016North Carolina StateACCJR1324340260.430597.67.6188135.2
2017North Carolina StateACCJR1331147865.135147.47.5176136.0
CareerTotal61297762.672197.47.33819133.7
Clayton Thorson: Northwestern, 6-4, 225
YearCollegeConfClassGCmpAttPctYdsY/AAY/ATDIntRating
*2015NorthwesternBig TenFR1315029550.815225.24.37995.9
*2016NorthwesternBig TenSO1328047858.631826.76.7229125.9
2017NorthwesternBig TenJR1326243460.428446.66.01512121.3
CareerTotal692120757.375486.35.94430116.9
Kurt Benkert: East Carolina, Virginia, 6-4, 215
YearCollegeConfClassGCmpAttPctYdsY/AAY/ATDIntRating
*2014East CarolinaAmericanFR381080.0585.81.301108.7
2016VirginiaACCJR1122840656.225526.36.12111120.6
2017VirginiaACCSR1329850958.532076.36.5259124.1
CareerTotal53492557.758176.36.34621122.4
Tanner Lee: Tulane, Nebraska, 6-4, 220
YearCollegeConfClassGCmpAttPctYdsY/AAY/ATDIntRating
2014TulaneAmericanFR1018533655.119625.84.71214107.6
2015TulaneAmericanSO914327651.816395.95.6117109.8
2017NebraskaBig TenJR1224642857.531437.36.72316129.4
CareerTotal574104055.267446.55.84637117.1
Mike White: South Florida, Western Kentucky, 6-4, 225
YearCollegeConfClassGCmpAttPctYdsY/AAY/ATDIntRating
2013South FloridaAmericanFR69317553.110836.24.239100.5
2014South FloridaAmericanSO1112224250.416396.86.187112.4
*2016Western KentuckyCUSAJR1428041667.3436310.511.5377181.4
2017Western KentuckyCUSASR1336856065.741777.57.7268140.8
CareerTotal863139362.0112628.18.17431142.9
Alex McGough: Florida International, 6-3, 218
YearCollegeConfClassGCmpAttPctYdsY/AAY/ATDIntRating
2014Florida InternationalCUSAFR1213827450.416806.15.51410111.4
2015Florida InternationalCUSASO1227042064.327226.56.6218131.4
2016Florida InternationalCUSAJR916728658.418916.65.81311121.2
2017Florida InternationalCUSASR1323235565.427987.97.8178142.9
CareerTotal807133560.490916.86.56537128.2

2018 Tentative First Round NFL Draft Order

By Chris Malumphy

2018 NFL Draft Order - First Round
PickValueTeamRecord / Strength of ScheduleNeeds
(from NFL.com)
13000Cleveland Browns0-16 (.520) QB, RB, CB
22600New York Giants3-13 (.531) OT, QB, RB
32200Indianapolis Colts4-12 (.480) ILB, OL, Edge
41800Cleveland Brownsvia Texans 4-12 (.516) QB, RB, CB
51700Denver Broncos5-11 (.492) OG, QB, OT
61600New York Jets5-11 (.520) QB, RB, OT
71500Tampa Bay Buccaneers5-11 (.555) DE, RB, CB
81400Chicago Bears5-11 (.559) WR, OL, CB
9 (tie)1350San Francisco 49ers6-10 (.512) WR, OL, CB
9 (tie)1300Oakland Raiders6-10 (.512) CB, ILB, OT
111250Miami Dolphins6-10 (.543) OG, ILB, RB
121200Cincinnati Bengals7-9 (.465) OL, QB, LB
13 (tie)1150Green Bay Packers7-9 (.539) CB, OL, WR
13 (tie)1100Washington Redskins7-9 (.539) QB, LB, S
151050Arizona Cardinals8-8 (.488) QB, OL, WR
161000Baltimore Ravens9-7 (.441) WR, TE, RB
17950Los Angeles Chargers9-7 (.457) OT, QB, LB
18900Seattle Seahawks9-7 (.492) OT, CB, OG
19875Dallas Cowboys9-7 (.496) TE, DT, CB
20850Detroit Lions9-7 (.496) DE, OG, LB
21800Buffalo Bills9-7 (.492) QB, LB, DT
22780Buffalo Billsvia Chiefs 10-6 (.477) QB, LB, DT
23760Los Angeles Rams11-5 (.504) CB, OL, LB
24740Carolina Panthers11-5 (.539) OL, WR, DE
25700Tennessee Titans9-7 (.434) Edge, OG, TE
26720Atlanta Falcons10-6 (.543) DT, OG, S
27680New Orleans Saints11-5 (.535) QB, C, WR
28640Pittsburgh Steelers13-3 (.453) ILB, QB, S
Tentative Selections to be Determined by Playoff Results
PickValueTeamRecord / Strength of ScheduleNeeds
(from NFL.com)
29660Jacksonville Jaguars10-6 (.434) TE, OG, WR
30600Philadelphia Eagles13-3 (.461) LT, LB, CB
31590New England Patriots13-3 (.484) CB, QB, Edge
32620Minnesota Vikings13-3 (.492) OT, OG, DL
Teams without a First Round Selection
PickValueTeamRecord / Strength of ScheduleNeeds
(from NFL.com)
  Houston Texans4-12 (.516)OL, S, CB
  Kansas City Chiefs10-6 (.477)CB, WR, S
Note: A coin flip will used to determine the order of selection for the 9th and 10th picks between the 49ers and Raiders as well as for the 13th and 14th picks between the Packers and Redskins.

Could the 2018 NFL Draft Challenge the Record for Most Quarterbacks Selected in the 1st Round?

By Chris Malumphy

With the recent announcements by several collegiate underclass quarterbacks that they will be entering the 2018 NFL Draft, and the undeniable need of several professional teams to improve at that position, it is entirely possible that the record for the most number of quarterbacks selected in the first round set in 1983 could be challenged.

Six quarterbacks were selected in the first round of the 1983 in what arguably might be considered the greatest NFL Draft of all time. That draft produced seven Hall of Famers, including three of those quarterbacks: John Elway, Jim Kelly and Dan Marino. Elway led the Denver Broncos to five Super Bowl Appearances, including two victories. Kelly and the Buffalo Bills went to four Super Bowls. Marino led the Dolphins to one. Even Tony Eason, perhaps the second least accomplished member of the 1983 quarterback sextet was a Super Bowl starter with the Patriots. The Jets Ken O'Brien had a decent career. The only dud was the Chiefs' Todd Blackledge. Others elected to the Hall of Fame drafted in 1983 were running back Eric Dickerson, offensive lineman Bruce Matthews, defensive back (and fastest man in the NFL) Darrell Green and defensive end Richard Dent. All but Dent were drafted in the first round.

The NFL Draft with the second most number of quarterbacks selected in the first round was 1999 with five. That group had far fewer career accomplishments with only the Eagles' Donavon McNabb (one Super Bowl appearance) having much success. The other quarterbacks taken in the first round in 1999 were: Tim Couch (Browns), Akili Smith (Bengals), Daunte Culpepper (Vikings) and Cade McNown (Bears). Culpepper's promising career was thwarted by a devastating injury. Couch had the disadvantage of being thrown into the fire for an expansion team where he had few moments to shine. Smith and McNown were not NFL caliber players or personalities.

The top quarterbacks entering the 2018 NFL Draft appear to be:

It still too early to tell how these quarterbacks will ultimately be ranked by professional teams, but it seems likely that Darnold, Rosen and possibly Allen will be among the top five choices in the draft. Several teams might also place first round value on Jackson and Mayfield based on their overwhelming collegiate success even though others question whether their games will translate well at the professional level. If there is an early run on quarterbacks, the door may open for quarterbacks currently thought of by many as second tier, like Rudolph, Falk and Finley, to be taken by quarterback desperate teams later in the first round. Much will depend on the level of desperation.

The Browns (1st and 4th picks), Giants (2nd), Broncos (5th), Jets (6th) are all in search of quarterbacks, so it is not inconceivable that four players will be taken at that position within the first six picks. With the retirement of Carson Palmer, the Arizona Cardinals (15th) are also in the hunt. Many Buffalo fans are tired of the conservative play of Tyrod Taylor and currently with the 21st and 25th picks (which is likely to change a bit based in the outcome of the playoffs), the Bills have some draft capital that other teams don't. Bills fans should know, however, that according to the draft value charts, the 21st and 25th picks only equal the 7th pick in the draft, by which time the top four quarterbacks are likely to be gone. Thus, the Bills, or any other team hoping to move up, may need to pay an overwhelming ransom just to get into the game, let alone get the quarterback they truly want. And the Patriots, Saints, Steelers and Chargers may also looking towards the future and be shopping for a quality quarterback to be trained in waiting. While you're thinking about it, don't forget the other teams who having quarterbacks on the wain (Ravens) or those who have never been able to get over the hump with their current starter (Bengals, Dolphins). And I haven't even mentioned the Jaguars. As the Bills, Bengals, Ravens and Dolphins (among others) have found in recent years, being around .500 year after year can be a painful experience which continually keeps you out of the top portion of the draft where future franchise quarterbacks tend to reside.

But not every team will look to the draft for their next quarterback. There are also a slew of potential trade and free agent possibilities. The Redskins might decide that Kirk Cousins is no longer affordable, which would make him available to other teams, but would also put Washington into the quarterback hunt. With Patrick Mahomes in the wings, the Chiefs' Alex Smith might become available. Of course, Eli Manning and the Giants may also decide to separate sooner rather than later. Teddy Bridgewater, Sam Bradford and Case Keenum are unlikely to remain together as a trio in Minnesota next season, so one or two of them might be on the market. Although he is not an overwhelming favorite in Buffalo, Tyrod Taylor might be good enough to stabilize a team seeking to cut down on turnovers and mistakes while developing a more commanding choice for the future. The Bengals AJ McCarron might fall into a similar category. And who knows, Jay Cutler might be up for one more season if the Dolphins don't want him around after Ryan Tannehill returns to action.

It is dangerous to reach for a quarterback, especially after the top one or two are off the boards. There have been a few too many unproductive 1st round picks in the last 10 years to raise concern: Paxton Lynch, Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel, EJ Manuel, Brandon Weeden, Jake Locker, Blaine Gabbert, Christian Ponder, Tim Tebow, March Sanchez, Josh Freeman. Still, if a team needs a quarterback, they have to take a chance one way or the other. Coaches and General Managers who produce .500 teams or less don't last long.

Years with Four+ Quarterbacks Selected in the First Round
YearNumberName (Player, Team, College)
19836John Elway (1, Colts, Stanford); Todd Blackledge (7, Chiefs, Penn State); Jim Kelly (14, Bills, Miami (FL)); Tony Eason (15, Patriots, Illinois); Ken O'Brien (24, Jets, California-Davis); Dan Marino (27, Dolphins, Pittsburgh);
19995Tim Couch (1, Browns, Kentucky); Donovan McNabb (2, Eagles, Syracuse); Akili Smith (3, Bengals, Oregon); Daunte Culpepper (11, Vikings, Central Florida); Cade McNown (12, Bears, UCLA);
20124Andrew Luck (1, Colts, Stanford); Robert Griffin III (2, Redskins, Baylor); Ryan Tannehill (8, Dolphins, Texas A&M); Brandon Weeden (22, Browns, Oklahoma State);
20114Cam Newton (1, Panthers, Auburn); Jake Locker (8, Titans, Washington); Blaine Gabbert (10, Jaguars, Missouri); Christian Ponder (12, Vikings, Florida State);
20044Eli Manning (1, Chargers, Mississippi); Philip Rivers (4, Giants, North Carolina State); Ben Roethlisberger (11, Steelers, Miami (OH)); J.P. Losman (22, Bills, Tulane);
20034Carson Palmer (1, Bengals, USC); Byron Leftwich (7, Jaguars, Marshall); Kyle Boller (19, Ravens, California); Rex Grossman (22, Bears, Florida);
19874Vinny Testaverde (1, Buccaneers, Miami (FL)); Kelly Stouffer (6, Cardinals, Colorado State); Chris Miller (13, Falcons, Oregon); Jim Harbaugh (26, Bears, Michigan);
19594Randy Duncan (1, Packers, Iowa); Don Allard (4, Redskins, Boston College); Dave Baker (5, 49ers, Oklahoma); Lee Grosscup (10, Giants, Utah);

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