NFL Quarterback Draft Class Showdown: 2006 Vs 2005


Published: March 10, 2009


... draft, I decided that now might be a good time to reflect on draft classes of the last 10 years.

Too often in this business we rush ahead to the next big event without taking pause to evaluate the past and learn from it. In a way, this study will still be a celebration of the coming 2009 draft, as I believe it will shed some light on certain overlooked trends that no one ever stops to consider.

I will begin with a class by class showdown of sorts at the quarterback position over the last 10 drafts. This is part IV in the series:

I. 2005

A) 14 quarterbacks selected in the draft/ three in the first round.

B) Of those 14 quarterbacks, 10 are currently still in the league in some capacity.

C) Of those 10 still in the league, one merits a level five rating (franchise quarterback), four merit a level four (starter), one merits a level three (solid back-up), and ...

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