NFL 2011 Draft : 10 Quarterbacks Not Named Cam Newton

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NFL 2011 Draft : 10 Quarterbacks Not Named Cam Newton
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Most experts agree that 2010 Heisman winner Cam Newton will be the first quarterback selected in the National Football League's 2011 Draft, while some others think Blaine Gabbert might end up holding that distinction.

Jake Locker and Ryan Mallett are two quarterbacks that could slide into the second round, while a few theorize Mallett's personality has now dropped him possibly into the fourth round.

These four men are the first quarterbacks typically mentioned for the 2011 draft, but there are several prospects out there in what is perceived as a weak quarterback class.

Yet the draft is an inexact science, no matter how many tests run by scouts or data entered into a computer, there will always be a player who defies this erratic logic.

The New England Patriots drafted Tom Brady in the sixth round of the 2000 draft as almost an afterthought that the team hoped they could at least develop into a reserve behind Drew Bledsoe, their Pro Bowl starter.

When Bledsoe was injured during the 2001 season, Brady stepped in and hasn't left since. He has gone to four Super Bowls, winning three, and appeared in six Pro Bowls so far in a career most feel will culminate with his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

There are 30 quarterbacks inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and 11 of them were not first-round draft choices ever since the league created the venue in 1936.

The question who will be the next quarterback passed over in the first round of the draft is now in play. Who it will be is a guess no one can truly be certain of.

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