2011 NFL Draft Results: Ryan Mallett and the QBs That Will Have the Best Career
2011 NFL Draft Results Recap Which QB Will Have Best NFL Career
There were four quarterbacks selected in the top 12 picks, and two more that were selected in the second round of the draft. However, the biggest selection may have been Ryan Mallett to the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the draft.
Which of these QBs will have the best career in the NFL? Bleacher Report is here to figure that out for you.
1. Blaine Gabbert, Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jacksonville Jaguars traded up with the Washington Redskins to select Blaine Gabbert with the No. 10 overall pick in this year's draft.
Gabbert landed in the best situation, as he has the ability to sit and learn from David Garrard for a year or two. Gabbert was the top-rated QB in this draft and was considered the most NFL-ready. Sitting and learning an NFL system though will be a huge advantage for Gabbert, as he comes out of a spread offense.
2. Ryan Mallett, New England Patriots
Ryan Mallett landed in the best possible situation possible. He heads to a Patriots locker room that will not put up with any off the field or drug issues.
He gets to learn behind future Hall of Fame QB Tom Brady before finally taking control of the offense himself upon Brady's retirement. He heads to a system that was able to make Pro Bowlers out of two NFL QBs, Brady and Chiefs QB Matt Cassel.
3. Christian Ponder
Christian Ponder has a well-rounded game and could become one of the best QBs drafted in this year's draft. However, that depends on what the Vikings do after the draft. Ponder in not NFL-ready, and the Vikings need to bring in a veteran to groom him.
They should look to bring in Donovan McNabb, who can groom Ponder to become his successor upon his retirement.
One huge advantage that Ponder has is that he has one of the best RBs in the NFL to hand off to, in Adrian Peterson.
4. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
Andy Dalton lands in a solid situation with the Bengals. They used their first selection on A.J. Green who should quickly become Dalton's favorite target. He also has a solid RB behind him in Cedric Benson who should help with the play action plays.
Dalton is NFL-ready, and has the weapons and talent around him to be a successful QB.
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