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    Is Big Ben The Best QB Drafted In The Last 10 Years?

    Is Big Ben the best QB drafted in the last 10 years?

    By Marc Sessler NFL.com
    April 13, 2012

    Twenty-seven quarterbacks have been selected in the first round of the draft over the past 10 years.

    Around the League ranked them from top to bottom. The core criteria is a mix of career achievement and future potential (for instance, Cam Newton at No. 5? You bet, based on what we've seen and what we expect to see).

    Rosenthal and I engaged in a furious two-minute debate over IM, shifting some guys around, generating some consensus, disagreeing in other areas. We thought we'd throw it your way.

    You're an NFL general manager. Who do you want leading your team? Here's our list:

    1. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers (No. 11, 2004)
    2. Aaron Rodgers, Packers (No. 24, 2005)
    3. Eli Manning, Chargers (traded to Giants) (No. 1, 2004)
    4. Philip Rivers, Giants (traded to Chargers) (No. 4, 2004)
    5. Cam Newton, Panthers (No. 1, 2011)
    6. Matt Ryan, Falcons (No. 3, 2008)
    7. Matthew Stafford, Lions (No. 1, 2009)
    8. Jay Cutler, Broncos (No. 11, 2006)
    9. Carson Palmer, Bengals (No. 1, 2003)
    10. Sam Bradford, Rams (No. 1, 2010)
    11. Joe Flacco, Ravens (No. 18, 2008)
    12. Mark Sanchez, Jets (No. 5, 2009)
    13. Alex Smith, ***** (No. 1, 2005)
    14. Josh Freeman, Buccaneers (No. 17, 2009)
    15. Jason Campbell, Redskins (No. 25, 2005)
    16. Vince Young, Titans (No. 3, 2006)
    17. Tim Tebow, Broncos (No. 25, 2010)
    18. Rex Grossman, Bears (No. 22, 2003)
    19. David Carr, Texans (No. 1, 2002)
    20. Byron Leftwich, Jaguars (No. 7, 2003)
    21. Matt Leinart, Cardinals (No. 10, 2006)
    22. Kyle Boller, Ravens (No. 19, 2003)
    23. Brady Quinn, Browns (No. 22, 2007)
    24. Joey Harrington, Lions (No. 3, 2002)
    25. Patrick Ramsey, Redskins (No. 32, 2002)
    26. J.P. Losman, Bills (No. 22, 2004)
    27. JaMarcus Russell, Raiders (No. 1, 2007)


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    Re: Is Big Ben The Best QB Drafted In The Last 10 Years?

    Eh, I'd put Eli and Aaron Rodgers ahead of Big Ben at the least. You could argue that Carson Palmer should be higher up there, too.

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    They clearly forgot Andy Dalton.
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    Re: Is Big Ben The Best QB Drafted In The Last 10 Years?

    Quote Originally Posted by rampower View Post
    They clearly forgot Andy Dalton.
    Dalton was a second-round pick, and thus does not meet the requirements for the list.
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    Re: Is Big Ben The Best QB Drafted In The Last 10 Years?

    The core criteria is a mix of career achievement and future potential
    It seems like this criteria ruins the ranking. Career achievement.......ok, that can be sort of objective. But "future potential"? That's entirely subjective, and I don't see any way to do anything more than just bounce around opinions at that point.

    So removing the purely subjective, with the sort of subjective remaining, I'd have to say Phillip Rivers tops that list. He hasn't had the team talent to get to the big one like Big Ben or Manning or Rodgers, but he has played at a higher level for longer than the rest on that list.
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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    Re: Is Big Ben The Best QB Drafted In The Last 10 Years?

    At least Sam broke the top 10!

    I completely forgot about JP Losman isn't he in like Canadian or arena league?

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    Re: Is Big Ben The Best QB Drafted In The Last 10 Years?

    I'd have Ben 2nd.

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