2009 NFL Draft: Will the QB’s of 2009 Be Anything Like the QB’s of 2005?

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Published: March 14, 2009


... to make the first pick of the 2009 NFL Draft. Questions loom about whether they will take their pick to a safer offensive lineman or will grab their franchise QB in Matthew Stafford or Mark Sanchez.

The question is a puzzling one, but it is easy to remember what a risk grabbing a QB No. 1 overall can be. Much like the 2005 draft, a QB will most likely be taken as the No. 1 overall pick, overshadowing wherever the No. 2 QB lands, which predictably will be the New York Jets for the former USC standout Mark Sanchez.

This begs the question, who will have the better career? The solid and durable Matthew Stafford of Georgia, or the round and balanced Mark Sanchez of USC?

In 2005, such a comparison could easily have been made in regards to Aaron Rodgers and Alex Smith. With the first pick of the 2005 draft, the San Fransisco 49ers selected Alex Smith over the closely second Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers then plummeted to No. 24 of the draft, got selected by the ...

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