Saturday, April 27, 2013

Late Round Quarterbacks

Rounds 4 and 5 of the NFL Draft was filled to the brim with surprises, such as Ryan Nassib of Syracuse was picked by the New York Giants to be a backup for Eli Manning.  Nassib will not get much playing time there, because Manning has started 135 straight regular season games and counting.

Matt Barkley was taken in the fourth round as well as Nassib, Barkley played at USC and is now an Eagle. The Eagles coughed up quite a bit of dough for this pick number 98. They are giving him a signing bonus of $500,000 and a four year contract for 10 million dollars.

Another good fourth rounder was Landry Jones a quarterback at Oklahoma, he went at pick  number 115 to the Steelers. Jones threw for over 4,000 yards and 30 touchdowns last year and will make a great backup for (Big) Ben Roethlisberger. He may even replace him like Rodgers did for Farve after a few years on the bench.

In the fifth round the Jacksonville Jaguars went after the NCAA's rushing leader for a quarterback and a great wildcat quarterback Denard Robinson. Robinson played quarterback at Michigan for four years and ended up even playing a little bit of running back as well. He doesn't have the best arm in the world, but he can run at the quarterback position and at the running back position. This is considered a steal for the Jags' considering how much their offense needs help.

Who do you think was the best quarterback taken out of these late round picks.

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