Eight quarterbacks drafted in first three rounds, most in common draft era

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Eight quarterbacks have been selected so far in the 2021 NFL draft, the most through three rounds since the NFL began the “common draft” era in 1967.

Friday night saw three quarterbacks selected, when Kyle Trask went to Tampa Bay at the end of the second round and Kellen Mond went to Minnesota and Davis Mills went to Houston with back-to-back picks early in the third round.

The first round saw quarterbacks Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson and Trey Lance go 1-2-3, Justin Fields go 11th and Mac Jones go 15th.

Among the quarterbacks still available on Day 3 are Notre Dame’s Ian Book, Texas’s Sam Ehlinger, Arkansas’ Feleipe Franks and Georgia’s Jamie Newman.

6 responses to “Eight quarterbacks drafted in first three rounds, most in common draft era

  1. Trey Lance is the 21st century equivalent of the Herschel Walker trade. Shanahan is going to chase Jimmy G. out of the Bay Area, and he will have a losing record as a head coach after that.

  2. And how many of these QBs are actually ready to start? And how many will have impossible expectations put on them by fans and the media? How many will be put on the field before they’re ready because teams don’t develop young QBs, they let them “sink or swim” (which is a really dumb way to waste your multi-million dollar investment in a player who could lead your team for 15 years)?

    The NFL chews so many of these guys up and spits them out and then acts like it was all the player’s fault.

  3. Definitely a QB league. Try to tell anyone who watched a down of college FB last year that Zack Wilson and Trey Lance were the 2nd and 3rd best players in this class. It’s not even close. Fields, Mac Jones, Trask, and Mond went much closer to their true value.

  4. Best chances for success:

    Mac Jones with Patriots.. he is deadly accurate, great decision maker, quick through his reads, predicts defenses…. Similar to Brady type qb…

    Kyle Trask with the Buccaneers… Solid built team, great coaches, amazing qb to learn from…

    Success won’t come easy to…

    Justin Fields with the Bears… The Bears history with an is not great, they still have many holes to fill, tough place to play…

    Trevor Lawrence with the Jaguars… They lost so many games for a reason, college coaches usually are not great at NFL level, need several more play makers..

    Most likely to fail…
    Trey Lance with 49ers… So little experience as qb, the pressure will be great and he will be under a microscope as the third over all pick…

    Zack wild with the Jets… The jets and city media chew up young QBs…

    Mills and the Texans… With all the drama and disconnect in that organization it will be turmoil for a while…

    Mond and the Vikings… Jimbo QBs have yet to be successful starts at the NFL level…

  5. It’s safe to ask the question…how many of these QBs taken in this ‘21 NLF draft will see a second contract with the original team that drafted them?

  6. Dalton is arguably the best QB the Bears have seen. Just needs to keep the W’s rolling until Fields is up to speed et la Mahomes.

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