In the wake of the news that New York Giants' backup quarterback David Carr intends to take advantage of free agency to see if there is a market for his services, we wrote about potential replacements in the free-agent market?
What about the other approach to replacing Carr? What about using a mid- to late-round pick on on a quarterback and trying to develop him into a capable understudy for Eli Manning?
Would the Giants go this route? Why wouldn't they? GM Jerry Reese has tried this route twice, spending a sixth-round pick on Andre Woodson in 2008 and a fifth-round pick on Rhett Bomar in 2009. Neither worked out, however, and the Giants have used the veterans Carr and Sage Rosenfels to caddy for Manning.
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Could Carr's possible departure convince Reese to jump back into the quarterback pool and grab a developmental quarterback? This is not a great year for quarterbacks at the top of the draft, but there are a number of quarterbacks expected to be taken in the mid- to late rounds of the draft.
Let's quickly look at a few of them, using quarterback rankings from CBS Sports that include a likely draft round projection. Below is a table with five quarterbacks who are projected to be taken anywhere from the third to the seventh round.
2013 NFL Draft: A quarterback for the Giants?
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