For the first time in 35 years, the 2018 NFL Draft saw five quarterbacks selected in the first round. And there’s a good chance, at least as of right now, that like the 1983 NFL Draft, the very best quarterback among the group could be the last one taken: Lamar Jackson, the 32nd overall pick by the Baltimore Ravens.
After leading the Baltimore Ravens to the playoffs as a rookie, with every single game that Jackson plays in 2019, he makes guys like NFL coach Marty Mornhinweg and former NFL executive Bill Polian — both of whom have said Jackson would be better served NOT playing quarterback — look laughable, considering he’s the heavy favorite to win the league’s MVP award at the end of his second season.
So let’s take a look back at the decisions made by the rest of the NFL — specifically, the 31 players who were picked ahead of Jackson last year.
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