No position is more important in any sport than quarterback in the NFL. It has become the most scrutinized position in all of sports, and for good reason.
The quarterback is the face of the franchise, a team leader and the most essential piece of the offense in today's pass-happy NFL.
Look around the league and you will find that the best teams are those with the best quarterbacks. Tom Brady on the Patriots and Aaron Rodgers on the Packers are just two examples. The Ravens would not have won in 2012 if Joe Flacco didn't elevate his game in the playoffs.
There are still a few teams around the league who have yet to find their franchise quarterback and who would greatly benefit from having a top pick in the 2014 NFL draft where they could find a leader of their own.