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QBs expected to 'fall like logs' in 2013 NFL Draft

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05:48 PM ET 04.08 | Quarterbacks typically go earlier than expected in the NFL Draft -- and 2013 isn't going to be an exception, according to one league executive. An NFL general manager expects quarterbacks to "fall like logs" when the draft kicks off later in April, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The anonymous general manager made his prediction even after the Cardinals, Raiders and Bills made moves to acquire Carson Palmer, Matt Flynn and Kevin Kolb. The Jacksonville Jaguars could be the first team to take a quarterback. The Jaguars hold the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, and have been linked to West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith. In SB Nation's latest mock draft, the Jaguars are indeed projected to take Smith with the No. 2 overall pick. Smith is the only quarterback selected in the first round in SB Nation's latest mock draft, but E.J. Manuel, Tyler Wilson, Matt Barkley and Ryan Nassib are all projected to be second-round draft picks. While some may be doubting the quality of this year's quarterback class, Sports Illustrated's Peter King thinks the first round could see three QBs taken, with Manuel and Nassib joining Smith.

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April 8, 2013  05:56 PM ET

Geno is a cool name.

April 8, 2013  07:44 PM ET

"An NFL general manager expects quarterbacks to "fall like logs"...."

Explanation: "Desperate men do desperate things!" It doesn't speak well of the confidence level of GM's in the current group (signed & unsigned) of free agent QB's.

April 8, 2013  07:57 PM ET

But once they've fallen, can they get back up? Or do they need life alert?

April 8, 2013  07:59 PM ET

Lol. Logs...

April 8, 2013  08:05 PM ET

fall like logs, that sounds like it would hurt...

April 8, 2013  08:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

But once they've fallen, can they get back up? Or do they need life alert?

Are you suggesting that JaMarcus Russell is going to be drafted again?

April 8, 2013  08:20 PM ET

Hope so...

Better players to choose from at 18.

April 8, 2013  09:06 PM ET
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Are you suggesting that JaMarcus Russell is going to be drafted again?

I've already said that if he gets around 270 and doesn't get arrested, someone is going to take a shot on him. There are some desperate teams out there.

April 8, 2013  09:16 PM ET

But if they fall and nobody's around to hear them, do they make any noise?

April 8, 2013  09:19 PM ET
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But if they fall and nobody's around to hear them, do they make any noise?

Not this group. They fade into nothingness.

April 9, 2013  12:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Not this group. They fade into nothingness.

Welcome to the NFL Black Hole.

April 9, 2013  12:54 AM ET

And Peter King's not exactly an authority on anything to begin with. He's like Peter Vecsey was for the NBA. Whatever he says, the opposite usually happens.

April 9, 2013  09:08 AM ET
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But if they fall and nobody's around to hear them, do they make any noise?

Yup.. They hit the toilet water with a kerplunck.

April 9, 2013  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Yup.. They hit the toilet water with a kerplunck.

Unless you ate corn within 24 hours of your session. Then it's more of a plip-plip-plip-plip. :)

April 9, 2013  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

But if they fall and nobody's around to hear them, do they make any noise?

LOL. Beat me to it.

 
April 9, 2013  11:10 AM ET

Most of the QB's who went to the combine will fall into the late rounds if they are even drafted. Watch for some of the less heralded players like Seth Doege from Texas Tech to sign as undrafted developmental projects to emerge as solid players in a few years.

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