NFL Draft 2013: How Rookie QBs Can Make an Immediate Impact

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NFL Draft 2013: How Rookie QBs Can Make an Immediate Impact
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The NFL has been a quarterback driven league since Dan Marino and John Elway were taken in 1983. Since then, teams have drafted quarterbacks out of college in hopes that they would be their future starter.

Fast forward to today, and college quarterbacks must be polished and ready to immediately start for the team that drafts them. Since 2008, only three rookie quarterbacks taken in the first round have started less than 10 games.

This year, only one QB was selected in Round 1. The signal callers in this year's draft weren't of the caliber of drafts in years past. Not that many quarterbacks taken this year are thought of as starters in the NFL.

That being said, there is use for a good backup, which is what most of these QBs are going to be heading into the regular season. We already know that the four quarterbacks taken in Round 7 won't start anytime soon. Sorry Brad Sorensen, Zac Dysert, B.J. Daniels and Sean Renfree, but you're going to backup the best that the NFL has to offer at the position.

Read ahead to see what rookie QBs can have an immediate impact in their first year in the NFL.

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