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2012 NFL Draft -- Statistical Analysis of QBs

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Last year, there were four (4) QBs taken in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft and six (6) QBs overall taken in the first 36 picks — Cam Newton (1st – Panthers), Jake Locker (8th – Titans), Blaine Gabbert (10th – Jaguars), Christian Ponder (12th – Vikings), Andy Dalton (35th – Bengals), and Colin Kaepernick (36th – 49ers).  That means nearly 20% of the teams in the NFL selected a QB in the first 36 picks.  It is unlikely that this will happen again in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Apr 28, 2011; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks before the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

In the 2012 NFL Draft, it is possible that four (4) QBs could again be selected in the first round.  It is a done deal that Andrew Luck (Stanford) and Robert Griffin III (Baylor) will be selected with the first and second picks.  Ryan Tannehill (Texas A&M) will likely be taken with one of the top twelve (12) picks — he could even be selected with the fourth pick.  And, it is possible that Brandon Weeden (Oklahoma State) could be selected in the second half of the first round.

However, I think the remaining 2012 NFL Draft QBs could actually be taken well after the 36th pick.

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