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The Jacksonville Jaguars' Blake Bortles and Cleveland Browns' Johnny Manziel both went off the board before the Minnesota Vikings swooped in to pick Teddy Bridgewater at the end of Day 1 of the draft. All three first-round picks don't have much competition for immediate starts, but none of them will be the Day 1 starter for their team.
That makes each nothing more than a late-round pick in fantasy.
The Jags have already publicly stated they would like to see Bortles serve a one-year apprenticeship, as head coach Gus Bradley said on the NFL Network's NFL Total Access this week, per NFL.com's Dan Hanzus:
We really felt comfortable with (Chad Henne) coming back with another year in the system. I think it gave us flexibility. When Blake was there available for us, we really wanted to capture that opportunity. And we do feel good about where Blake's at, but we feel like this time that he has under Chad, a year to develop, will be really good in the end result.
In Cleveland, Brian Hoyer has already gone on record, telling Cleveland.com that "he intends to win the job and keep it for a long time," according to the The Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot. New head coach Mike Pettine likes the competition he has, telling Cabot:
That's the way you want it. He's an ultra-competitive guy, and he knew that more than likely we were going to bring in a quarterback, and he reacted the way we want him to react, which was, 'Bring it on, let's go.' ...
I don't know if they're going to be sending each other Christmas cards anytime soon. But they know they're both in it together, and they're going to compete, and I think they both feel comfortable that as a staff we're going to put the best quarterback (out there) that puts us in position to win games.
Bridgewater had his detractors in the draft process, which is why he tumbled from the No. 1 overall selection to the last pick in the first round. These quarterbacks are by no means polished prospects, so not starting right away might be the best thing for them.
It will also help them fall to the very depths of fantasy drafts.
Eric Mack, one of the giants among fantasy writers, was the Fantasy Football Lead Writer for Bleacher Report this past season. He is now an NFL featured writer here. Follow him on Twitter, where you can ask him endless questions about your team, rip him for his content and even challenge him to a head-to-head fantasy game.