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#1 Drafted QBs from the Past 20 Years (1 Viewer)

David Yudkin

Footballguy
Offshoot of the other threads . . .

1986 - Jim Everett (1-3, Oilers)

I was not aware he was drafted by the Oilers and can't recall how he got to the Rams. Went on to 6 Top 10 fantasy seasons.

1987 - Vinny Testaverde (1-1, Bucs)

Two Top 10 fantasy seasons (out of 19 played).

1988 - Tom Tupa (3-13, Cardinals)

What a lousy year for QBs when the first one taken goes on to be a punter!

1989 - Troy Aikman (1-1, Cowboys)

HOFer.

1990 - Jeff George (1-1, Colts)

Had 3 Top 10 fantasy seasons AFTER leaving the Colts.

1991 - Dan McGwire (1-16, Seahawks)

Mark's little brother played 5 years as a backup.

1992 - David Klingler (1-6, Bengals)

Never did much of anything in 6 seasons.

1993 - Drew Bledsoe (1-1, Pats)

Great career but never could win the big one.

1994 - Heath Shuler (1-3, Redskins)

4 mediocre years.

1995 - Steve McNair (1-3, Oilers)

Gutted out 5 Top 10 fantasy seasons and an MVP Award.

1996 - Tony Banks (2-12, Rams)

Left Genesis to have 9 so-so seasons but no great ones.

1997 - Jim Druckenmiller (1-26, 49ers)

52 lifetime passing attempts says it all.

1998 - Peyton Manning (1-1, Colts)

Went on to make some funny commercials.

1999 - Tim Couch (1-1, Browns)

Played 5 years and never met expectations.

2000 - Chad Pennington (1-18, Jets)

Has shown flashes but has never really been healthy.

2001 - Michael Vick (1-1, Falcons)

Had one great season but has not developed much as a passer.

2002 - David Carr (1-1, Texans)

Texans have been so bad with no protection that it's hard to tell about Carr.

2003 - Carson Palmer (1-1, Bengals)

Really shined brightly last season.

2004 - Eli Manning (1-1, Chargers)

Led the G-Men to the playoffs and played much better than his rookie campaign.

2005 - Alex Smith (1-1, 49ers)

SF was just plain poor all around but Smith did little to impress.

2006 - Matt Leinart (1-2, Saints?)

May or may not be the top QB picked and destination also in question.

I'd assess this as about a 50%/50% proposition for decet contributors to those that were not.

 

cstu

Footballguy
1st QB's taken drafted in the top 5.

Offshoot of the other threads . . .

1986 - Jim Everett (1-3, Oilers)

I was not aware he was drafted by the Oilers and can't recall how he got to the Rams. Went on to 6 Top 10 fantasy seasons.

1987 - Vinny Testaverde (1-1, Bucs)

Two Top 10 fantasy seasons (out of 19 played).

1989 - Troy Aikman (1-1, Cowboys)

HOFer.

1990 - Jeff George (1-1, Colts)

Had 3 Top 10 fantasy seasons AFTER leaving the Colts.

1993 - Drew Bledsoe (1-1, Pats)

Great career but never could win the big one.

1994 - Heath Shuler (1-3, Redskins)

4 mediocre years.

1995 - Steve McNair (1-3, Oilers)

Gutted out 5 Top 10 fantasy seasons and an MVP Award.

1998 - Peyton Manning (1-1, Colts)

Went on to make some funny commercials.

1999 - Tim Couch (1-1, Browns)

Played 5 years and never met expectations.

2001 - Michael Vick (1-1, Falcons)

Had one great season but has not developed much as a passer.

2002 - David Carr (1-1, Texans)

Texans have been so bad with no protection that it's hard to tell about Carr.

2003 - Carson Palmer (1-1, Bengals)

Really shined brightly last season.

2004 - Eli Manning (1-1, Chargers)

Led the G-Men to the playoffs and played much better than his rookie campaign.

2005 - Alex Smith (1-1, 49ers)

SF was just plain poor all around but Smith did little to impress.

2006 - Matt Leinart (1-2, Saints?)

May or may not be the top QB picked and destination also in question.

I'd assess this as about a 50%/50% proposition for decet contributors to those that were not.
 

beto

Footballguy
Alex Smith should not have been the #1 overall player last season. Shame that the 49ers felt they had to take him.

 

Ozymandias

Footballguy
Alex Smith should not have been the #1 overall player last season. Shame that the 49ers felt they had to take him.
Probably. But it's too early to tell. As the list above makes it quite clear. 50% shouldn't have been drafted so high, if at all. Maybe 20% will be HOF's, but not more than that.It is not a science. It is part science, part art, part luck. So, your conclusion is premature.

 

Rockchild

Footballguy
These are interesting reads and show what a crapshoot drafting actually is. What would be very interesting and potentially helpful for fantasy football would be the percentage of first round RB's finishing in the top 24(to account for 2 starters in a 12 team league) each year. And then second, third round RB's and so forth. The success rate of each round could help with rookie drafts in dynasty leagues especially. I don't know how viable this would be to produce but if anyone has the time or spirit to attempt it would be appreciated and potentially very helpful.

 

UnknownCoach

Footballguy
These are interesting reads and show what a crapshoot drafting actually is. What would be very interesting and potentially helpful for fantasy football would be the percentage of first round RB's finishing in the top 24(to account for 2 starters in a 12 team league) each year. And then second, third round RB's and so forth. The success rate of each round could help with rookie drafts in dynasty leagues especially. I don't know how viable this would be to produce but if anyone has the time or spirit to attempt it would be appreciated and potentially very helpful.
The NFL has a much easier time scouting college RBs than other skill positions. The college passing game isnt as polished and RB is really a simple athletic position for the most part. The highly drafted RBs who bust, usually do so because of injury or drugs.
 

Evilgrin 72

Distributor of Pain
1988 - Tom Tupa (3-13, Cardinals)

What a lousy year for QBs when the first one taken goes on to be a punter!
:eek: Holy cow. First QB taken midway through round 3, and is converted into a punter? I can't imagine we'd ever see anything like that happen again....

 

David Yudkin

Footballguy
1988 - Tom Tupa (3-13, Cardinals)

What a lousy year for QBs when the first one taken goes on to be a punter!
:eek: Holy cow. First QB taken midway through round 3, and is converted into a punter? I can't imagine we'd ever see anything like that happen again....
Here were all the QBs drafted in 1988 . . .1988

3-13 Tom Tupa Cardinals (Ohio State)

3-21 Chris Chandler Colts (Washington)

6-12 Don McPherson Eagles (Syracuse)

6-14 Scott Secules Cowboys (Virginia)

6-22 Stan Humphries Redskins (N.E. Louisiana)

7-10 Mike Perez Giants (San Jose State)

7-15 Kerwin Bell Dolphins (Florida)

10-7 Bud Keyes Packers (Wisconsin)

10-25 Todd Santos Saints (San Diego State)

11-4 Danny McCoin Lions (Cincinnati)

11-5 Danny McManus Chiefs (Florida State)

11-6 David Weber Raiders (Carroll College)

12-23 Steve Slayden Browns (Duke)

(The draft had many more rounds than it currently does today.)

 

Evilgrin 72

Distributor of Pain
1988 - Tom Tupa (3-13, Cardinals)

What a lousy year for QBs when the first one taken goes on to be a punter!
:eek: Holy cow. First QB taken midway through round 3, and is converted into a punter? I can't imagine we'd ever see anything like that happen again....
Here were all the QBs drafted in 1988 . . .1988

3-13 Tom Tupa Cardinals (Ohio State)

3-21 Chris Chandler Colts (Washington)

6-12 Don McPherson Eagles (Syracuse)

6-14 Scott Secules Cowboys (Virginia)

6-22 Stan Humphries Redskins (N.E. Louisiana)

7-10 Mike Perez Giants (San Jose State)

7-15 Kerwin Bell Dolphins (Florida)

10-7 Bud Keyes Packers (Wisconsin)

10-25 Todd Santos Saints (San Diego State)

11-4 Danny McCoin Lions (Cincinnati)

11-5 Danny McManus Chiefs (Florida State)

11-6 David Weber Raiders (Carroll College)

12-23 Steve Slayden Browns (Duke)

(The draft had many more rounds than it currently does today.)
I can smell that QB class through my monitor screen. Chris Chandler and Stan Humphries are the best of the lot.... wow.
 

BlueOnion

Footballguy
:lmao: Let me give it a try.

1986 - Jim Everett (1-3, Oilers)

Real gamer who lead the Rams in the late 90s and threaten the 49er dynasty.

1987 - Vinny Testaverde (1-1, Bucs)

Crippled by being color blind, Vinny did the best with what he had.

1988 - Tom Tupa (3-13, Cardinals)

...

1989 - Troy Aikman (1-1, Cowboys)

Great system quarterback who excelled at handing off the ball.

1990 - Jeff George (1-1, Colts)

Still the greatest arm ever in the NFL, with one of the worst heads.

1991 - Dan McGwire (1-16, Seahawks)

Apparently Dan missed the family memo on steroids. Never amounted to much.

1992 - David Klingler (1-6, Bengals)

Could have been a HOF if he was drafted by an NFL team.

1993 - Drew Bledsoe (1-1, Pats)

Had success when in a great system, but struggled to lead a team.

1994 - Heath Shuler (1-3, Redskins)

Premature ending to a potentially HOF career because of injuries.

1995 - Steve McNair (1-3, Oilers)

HOFer

1996 - Tony Banks (2-12, Rams)

Left Genesis to have 9 so-so seasons but no great ones.

1997 - Jim Druckenmiller (1-26, 49ers)

Had some beautiful white shoes.

1998 - Peyton Manning (1-1, Colts)

Established a new gold standard for all quarterbacks. Potentially the greatest player ever to play the position.

1999 - Tim Couch (1-1, Browns)

He did wear the #2 jersey, which is quite rare for a quarterback.

2000 - Chad Pennington (1-18, Jets)

Career part-time quarterback, never filling the starting roll for a team for an entire season.

2001 - Michael Vick (1-1, Falcons)

Went on to make some great commercials.

2002 - David Carr (1-1, Texans)

Has shown why quarterbacks should not use stick'em on their throwing hand.

2003 - Carson Palmer (1-1, Bengals)

A lot of potential but very injury prone.

2004 - Eli Manning (1-1, Chargers)

Great regular season player who dissapears in the playoffs.

2005 - Alex Smith (1-1, 49ers)

Smallest hands this side of Culpepper

2006 - Matt Leinart (1-2, Saints?)

May or may not be the top QB picked, but did grade higher than Smith and Rodgers in 2005.

 

ViG

Footballguy
Niners defintely have to feel gutted about Smith after seeing the QB's this year who may all end up being better than Smith. Having said that, I still think Smith may make the grade.

 

paydrt

Footballguy
1988 - Tom Tupa (3-13, Cardinals)

What a lousy year for QBs when the first one taken goes on to be a punter!
:eek: Holy cow. First QB taken midway through round 3, and is converted into a punter? I can't imagine we'd ever see anything like that happen again....
Here were all the QBs drafted in 1988 . . .1988

3-13 Tom Tupa Cardinals (Ohio State)

3-21 Chris Chandler Colts (Washington)

6-12 Don McPherson Eagles (Syracuse)

6-14 Scott Secules Cowboys (Virginia)

6-22 Stan Humphries Redskins (N.E. Louisiana)

7-10 Mike Perez Giants (San Jose State)

7-15 Kerwin Bell Dolphins (Florida)

10-7 Bud Keyes Packers (Wisconsin)

10-25 Todd Santos Saints (San Diego State)

11-4 Danny McCoin Lions (Cincinnati)

11-5 Danny McManus Chiefs (Florida State)

11-6 David Weber Raiders (Carroll College)

12-23 Steve Slayden Browns (Duke)

(The draft had many more rounds than it currently does today.)
Danny McManus has carved out a Hall of Fame career in the CFL... :bag:
 

Assani Fisher

Footballguy
1993 - Drew Bledsoe (1-1, Pats)

Great career but never could win the big one.
beating Pittsburgh in that AFC championship game was 'the big one' for him that season and he won a super bowl that year.
 

Assani Fisher

Footballguy
These are interesting reads and show what a crapshoot drafting actually is. What would be very interesting and potentially helpful for fantasy football would be the percentage of first round RB's finishing in the top 24(to account for 2 starters in a 12 team league) each year. And then second, third round RB's and so forth. The success rate of each round could help with rookie drafts in dynasty leagues especially. I don't know how viable this would be to produce but if anyone has the time or spirit to attempt it would be appreciated and potentially very helpful.
The NFL has a much easier time scouting college RBs than other skill positions. The college passing game isnt as polished and RB is really a simple athletic position for the most part. The highly drafted RBs who bust, usually do so because of injury or drugs.
What about Natrone Means?
 

Texasmouth

Footballguy
1993 - Drew Bledsoe (1-1, Pats)

Great career but never could win the big one.
beating Pittsburgh in that AFC championship game was 'the big one' for him that season and he won a super bowl that year.
Uhhh, no he didn't. He lost to the Packers I beleive.
 

David Yudkin

Footballguy
1993 - Drew Bledsoe (1-1, Pats)

Great career but never could win the big one.
beating Pittsburgh in that AFC championship game was 'the big one' for him that season and he won a super bowl that year.
Uhhh, no he didn't. He lost to the Packers I beleive.
He may be referring to the 2001 season when he came in late in the first half against the Steelers when Brady got dinged up. He got a ring that year but didn't play in the Super Bowl.He certainly did not beat the Packers in the Super Bowl . . .

 

jgb95

Footballguy
These are interesting reads and show what a crapshoot drafting actually is. What would be very interesting and potentially helpful for fantasy football would be the percentage of first round RB's finishing in the top 24(to account for 2 starters in a 12 team league) each year. And then second, third round RB's and so forth. The success rate of each round could help with rookie drafts in dynasty leagues especially. I don't know how viable this would be to produce but if anyone has the time or spirit to attempt it would be appreciated and potentially very helpful.
Love the avtar!!!
 

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