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First two quarterbacks drafted by year - rank 'em

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MisterCreosote, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    To piggyback off a comment I made about RG3 and Andrew Luck on the NFL Week 8 thread, I couldn’t sleep last night so I looked up some draft history and found the first two quarterbacks taken in each draft dating to 1985.

    I was surprised at how much dreck there is here. So much so that, IMO, the Luck-Griffin combo already ranks close to the top 5, based on the combined career success of both QBs.

    Here’s the Creosote Top Two QBs By Draft Class Power Rankings:
    1. Manning-Rivers (2004)
    2. Vick-Brees (2001)
    3. McNair-Collins (1995)
    4. Smith-Rodgers (2005)
    5. Ryan-Flacco (2008)

    The complete list for your perusal:

    2012
    Andrew Luck (1)
    Robert Griffin III (2)

    2011
    Cam Newton (1)
    Jake Locker (8)

    2010
    Sam Bradford (1)
    Tim Tebow (25)

    2009
    Matthew Stafford (1)
    Mark Sanchez (5)

    2008
    Matt Ryan (3)
    Joe Flacco (18)

    2007
    JaMarcus Russell (1)
    Brady Quinn (22)

    2006
    Vince Young (3)
    Matt Leinart (10)

    2005
    Alex Smith (1)
    Aaron Rodgers (24)

    2004
    Eli Manning (1)
    Philip Rivers (4)

    2003
    Carson Palmer (1)
    Byron Leftwich (7)

    2002
    David Carr (1)
    Joey Harrington (3)

    2001
    Michael Vick (1)
    Drew Brees (32)

    2000
    Chad Pennington (18)
    Giovanni Carmazzi (65)

    1999
    Tim Couch (1)
    Donovan McNabb (2)

    1998
    Peyton Manning (1)
    Ryan Leaf (2)

    1997
    Jim Druckenmiller (26)
    Jake Plummer (42)

    1996
    Tony Banks (42)
    Bobby Hoying (85)

    1995
    Steve McNair (3)
    Kerry Collins (5)

    1994
    Heath Shuler (3)
    Trent Dilfer (6)

    1993
    Drew Bledsoe (1)
    Rick Mirer (2)

    1992
    David Klingler (6)
    Tommy Maddox (25)

    1991
    Dan McGwire (16)
    Todd Marinovich (24)

    1990
    Jeff George (1)
    Andre Ware (7)

    1989
    Troy Aikman (1)
    Mike Elkins (32)

    1988
    Tom Tupa (68)
    Chris Chandler (76)

    1987
    Vinny Testaverde (1)
    Kelly Stouffer (6)

    1986
    Jim Everett (3)
    Chuck Long (12)

    1985
    Randall Cunningham (37)
    Frank Reich (57)
     
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It still makes me mad that the Niners took Druckenmiller when Plummer was on the board.
     
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Never mind.
     
  4. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    Tom tupa was the top quarterback taken in the 1988 draft. Wow, just wow.
     
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    This reminds me of this thread:

    http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/52323/
     
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Have we finally gotten to the point where no one will argue Rivers over Eli anymore?
     
  7. TGO157

    TGO157 Member

    I miss Tommy Maddox.
     
  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I'm not going to rank 'em -- if I were I'd probably come up with about what Creosote did -- but it tickles me to be reminded that for all their air of superiority, NFL coaches and GMs don't know shitfuck about quarterbacks. Mike Leach was right.
     
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I seem to remember people being surprised that Brees slid out of the first round. Is that how others remember it?

    If Rodgers had hired a good agent and not the guy Tedford told him to hire, he would have gone a lot higher, and may have been the No. 1 pick. Even funnier that if Leinart had come out that year, he probably would have gone ahead of both of them. The scouts didn't realize how soft and unmotivated Leinart was until his senior season.
     
  10. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    If you include the supplemental draft Kosar would replace Reich in '85. As much of a Terp as I am, you'd still rate Kosar ahead of Reich.

    WAISAD, Manning, Rivers and Roethlisberger will have more titles than Elway, Marino and Kelly. And Shaub is better than O'Brien. 2004 = 1983?

    And since Elway was drafted #1 the 3 best #1 draft choices have been:
    Peyton
    Eli
    Aikman
     
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Hey, I guess Rivers will then finally win a title! :D
     
  12. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    A lot of mock drafts had the Dolphins taking Brees in the first round and instead the great shut down corner Jamar Fletcher was selected.
     
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