Summer Sale Extended! Get unlimited digital access for 13 weeks for $13.
Topics

Brandon Weeden

Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota? No slam dunk at top of NFL draft

Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota? No slam dunk at top of NFL draft

When teams fixate on the quarterback position, they can place too much value on prospects and push them up draft boards while turning a blind eye to obvious flaws. Look no further than the 2011 NFL draft as a warning sign for what can happen. The Titans drafted Jake Locker eighth overall and the Jaguars tabbed Blaine Gabbert two picks later. Both went ahead of elite pass rushers J.J. Watt (No. 11) and Robert Quinn (No. 14), and don't forget the Vikings selected quarterback Christian Ponder at No. 12. It's easy to play armchair general manager and have a keen scouting eye four years later. But those are just a few of the quarterbacks that have been overdrafted of late, and we...

Loading
86°