The history of drafting 2 QB's since 1999

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by JCBRAVE, Jan 28, 2014.

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Would you gamble 2 draft picks on QB's this year?

  1. We'll get it right eventually so yes!

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  2. Thats stupid hell no!

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  1. JCBRAVE

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    I've seen this idea suggested here many times, that we try our hand at drafting multiple QB's and see what happens. Let us call this the Matt Flynn theory.

    Well I decided to go back in time and see who else tried doing this and its success.

    Since 1999, only 8 teams have gone this route in the draft.

    1999 Bengals
    1st round Akili Smith 52.8 career passer rating
    7th round Scott Covington 64.6

    2000 49er's
    3rd round Giovanni Carmazzi 0.0
    7th round Tim Rattay 81.9

    2003 Texans
    3rd round Dave Ragone 47.4
    6th round Drew Henson 64.2

    2004 Broncos
    7th round Matt Mauck 53.9
    7th round Bradlee Van Pelt 39.6

    2008 Packers
    2nd round Brian Brohm 26.0
    7th round Matt Flynn 85.7 (traded away for fifth-round pick in 2014 & a conditional pick in 2015)

    2010 Panthers
    2nd round Jimmy Clausen 58.4
    6th round Tony Pike 60.1

    2012 Colts
    1st round Andrew Luck 81.5
    7th round Chandler Harnish 0.0

    2012 Redskins
    1st round Robert Griffin III 91.5
    4th round Kirk Cousins 68.6

    Since the good ol days of Steve McNair the Titans have drafted Kevin Daft 0.0, Vince Young 74.4, Rusty Smith 29.3, and Jake Locker 81.1, and also had Kerry Collins 73.8, and Matt Hasselbeck 82.1 take their try at quarterbacking the Titans.

    So with all this info here for you to chew on, what do you think about taking 2 QB's in the draft?
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  2. Scarecrow

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    we have 6 picks, and a ton of need across the team. This is another bad thread JCB.
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  3. JCBRAVE

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    Oh well

    again, not my idea, but blame me for doing the research
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  4. Scarecrow

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    If we had 7 or more picks, an actual shot at a high prospect, then sure. The idea isn't bad at all, but it is for us this year.
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  5. TitansWillWin2

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    Idk if we draft 2 this year but if we struggle at the qb position again next year then we need to draft a QB in every round till we find one that hits.
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  6. Mberglo

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    Betting all that's left of my Moolah that Titans won't draft ANY QBs. If they do, I think it's a mistake. If you use a precious draft pick (1st or 2nd round) and Locker bounces back and plays to his capability, you now have a high draft pick holding a clipboard instead of a DE rushing the passer or a MLB jamming the hole. QBs taken after the 2nd round are practice squad fodder. The Brady effect is one in a million.

    Let Locker finish his rookie deal. If it doesn't work out, we probably missed the playoffs and we can select a new stud in the first 10 picks of 2015.
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  7. 615nick

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    I'm not against the strategy, but it doesn't seem like it worked out to well in the past. We have one qb in locker that "could" be the guy, so imo I think we only need to bring in one.
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  8. Alex1939

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    You always draft a QB between rounds 1-3 until you have a proven legit starting QB.

    Then you always draft a QB between rounds 4-7 (after you have your legit starter) as a backup or third string in line to replace the backup, to try and hit a home run.

    I really don't remember a lot of people suggesting we should always draft 2 QBs.
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  9. Scarecrow

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    Someone suggested you should always take a QB every two years. Because in the event you get someone who can start, you can get the farm for him.

    I take the same stance with WRs and RBs, because those are also special teams guys and usually make up your 4-5th string guys anyway.
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  10. Old Oiler Fan

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    They key on drafting a 2nd QB in my opinion is to not wait too late in the draft and conversely not pick too early. I think the 4th Rd is perfect. So yes I have been a proponent of this idea for years. back in the day, the Oilers had solid backups that were drafted and groomed. For example Cody Carlson backed up Moon. Cody was drafted in the 3rd round and whenever he came in for an injured moon the oilers never missed a beat.

    I think you keep drafting Qbs until you have 2 solid ones. the position is too important and the likelihood of injury too high not to in my opinion.
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