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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:

    Andrew Luck (1)
    Robert Griffin III (2)

    Cam Newton (1)
    Jake Locker (8)

    Sam Bradford (1)
    Tim Tebow (25)

    Matthew Stafford (1)
    Mark Sanchez (5)

    Matt Ryan (3)
    Joe Flacco (18)

    JaMarcus Russell (1)
    Brady Quinn (22)

    Vince Young (3)
    Matt Leinart (10)

    Alex Smith (1)
    Aaron Rodgers (24)

    Eli Manning (1)
    Philip Rivers (4)

    Carson Palmer (1)
    Byron Leftwich (7)

    David Carr (1)
    Joey Harrington (3)

    Michael Vick (1)
    Drew Brees (32)

    Chad Pennington (18)
    Giovanni Carmazzi (65)

    Tim Couch (1)
    Donovan McNabb (2)

    Peyton Manning (1)
    Ryan Leaf (2)

    Jim Druckenmiller (26)
    Jake Plummer (42)

    Tony Banks (42)
    Bobby Hoying (85)

    Steve McNair (3)
    Kerry Collins (5)

    Heath Shuler (3)
    Trent Dilfer (6)

    Drew Bledsoe (1)
    Rick Mirer (2)

    David Klingler (6)
    Tommy Maddox (25)

    Dan McGwire (16)
    Todd Marinovich (24)

    Jeff George (1)
    Andre Ware (7)

    Troy Aikman (1)
    Mike Elkins (32)

    Tom Tupa (68)
    Chris Chandler (76)

    Vinny Testaverde (1)
    Kelly Stouffer (6)

    Jim Everett (3)
    Chuck Long (12)

    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:

  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

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

    TGO157 Active 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:
  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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