Drafting Top 10 Quarterbacks is a 50-50 Crapshoot
If you’re an NFL team using a top-10 pick to select a quarterback, you might as well be betting the value of your franchise on a coin flip. History tells us that quarterbacks drafted in the top-10 have about a 50% chance of panning out into the type of player you can build a franchise around. The proof is more or less in the pudding. To show you what we mean, let’s take a look back at all the quarterbacks drafted in the top-10 since 2000.
Michael Vick, Falcons – #1 in 2001
Trying to sum up Vick’s career is a loaded question. He had periods of greatness that are sometimes easy to forget because of the off-field issues that derailed his career. All things considered, he was a lot better than a lot of the quarterbacks that follow on this list. But he never won a Super Bowl and never became that transcendent player we thought he could become.