2012 quarterback class a cautionary tale for 2018

At least four quarterbacks will go in the first round of the NFL draft tomorrow night, making this year’s a particularly strong quarterback class. But the last draft class with four first-round quarterbacks serves as a cautionary tale.
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Who else was available when Holmgren chose Weeden and Elway chose Osweiler? Oh, just Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson, who went to Wes Schweitzer Jersey Seattle at 75, Super Bowl-winning quarterback Nick Foles, who went to Philadelphia at 88, and Kirk Cousins, who went to Washington at 102 and just got the biggest fully guaranteed contract in NFL history from the Vikings.

So while the 2012 quarterback class did have some big-time NFL talent, it didn’t go in the order it should have gone in 鈥?and even the talent evaluators who should have been the most equipped to recognize top quarterback talent whiffed badly.

Elite Willie Roaf Jersey That should serve as a warning for 2018. Whether four, five or six quarterbacks go in the first round on Thursday night, you can bet some quarterback who’s drafted on Friday or Saturday will end up having a better career than some quarterback who hears his name called on Thursday. The NFL draft is far too inexact a science for any player to be labeled a sure thing.

Without the Cowboys, we wouldn’t be here, Goodell said. . . . We’re here because of [Jones’] leadership, because of his drive and because of his commitment to this community as well as making everything bigger and better. He does that, and every time we give him an event, he finds a way to make it bigger and better. He’s been an extraordinary leader for us.

Jones threw the bouquet back to Goodell when his turn came at the microphone.

Our commissioner, Roger Goodell, when he was a young guy, he started off in the mail room with the NFL, Jones said, and became its leading person in being the commissioner of the NFL as a relatively young man. What he was always about was growing the pie, a bigger picture. He always had real imaginative ideas about where we could go, and you could imagine that was like honey in attracting this little bee to become involved with him in that. So I have always appreciated so much the idea of what we’re doing.

The NFL needs Goodell and Jones, arguably its two most powerful figures, to get along for the common good. Maybe neither man ever will forget nor completely trust the other, but they are putting on a good public face, as they should.
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