The quarterback position is the most important position in all of professional sports. NFL teams simply cannot win a championship without a quality starting quarterback to lead their team.
Many teams that don’t currently have quality starting quarterbacks will look at the upcoming NFL Draft as a potential source for a quarterback of the future.
The majority of today’s top quarterbacks were early round draft picks, such as Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers. Yet just because a quarterback isn’t a early round pick doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have a future in the NFL.
Tom Brady, Tony Romo and Matt Cassell are just a few examples of quarterbacks who weren’t high draft picks but have become pretty successful starting quarterbacks in the NFL. So I decided to take a look at some potential mid-to-late round quarterbacks who may make a future impact in the NFL, despite the lack of interest in them on draft day.
Here are my top five potential sleepers at the quarterback position for the 2011 NFL Draft: