2011 NFL Draft: Which QB Is in the Best Position to Win?

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2011 NFL Draft: Which QB Is in the Best Position to Win?
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Carolina took a big risk on Cam Newton, but will he even have the tools to be sucessful?

When asked, "What's the most important position in football?", many would instantly reply quarterback.

In a pass-happy league, teams have proven that without an elite signal-caller, you have very little chance at reaching the big game. Let alone win one.

For those reasons, there were many quarterbacks in this draft hopeful to show that they could be the next Sam Bradford. However, something that's almost as important as the quarterback's skills is the situation they are going into. It doesn't matter how good a quarterback is, if his receivers can't catch, has no running game and his O-line can't win in the trenches, then he might as well retire and find a new job.

So which QB is in the best position to even have a chance of becoming a franchise QB? Is it Cam Newton with the miserable Carolina Panthers? Christian Ponder with AP and the Vikings? Or could it be that Jake Locker was actually the big winner? Let's take a look at the quarterbacks taken in the first two rounds and their new homes.

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