Has the Quarterback Well run dry for at least this NFL Draft?
The last two drafts has produced a whopping 11 starters.
That leaves an accomplished but underwhelming senior-heavy quarterback class. But one that could have post-first round value.
“Believe it or not, the quarterback group is better top to bottom than it has been in years past,” Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell.
That statement invites a reading between the lines.
The Jaguars could feel confident enough in the group to bypass one with their first two picks (Nos. 2 and 33), preferring to address other needs.
“There are good quarterbacks out there,” Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said. “Take away last year because of the amount of guys that ended up starting and it’s going to be a quarterback class like most.”
Good college players, yes. Good qualities, like mobility or arm strength, yes. Good intangibles, yes. But the obvious No Brainer Pick — like Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III going 1-2 last year — is nowhere to be found.
The consensus top nine quarterbacks in the draft have 26 years and 322 starts of experience, 711 touchdowns and most have extensive time running a pro-style offense.