BBAO: Slim pickings at QB

December, 20, 2012
12/20/12
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We're Black and Blue All Over:

Inside Slant partner Mike Sando and I spent this week's podcast hashing through the bleak pool of quarterback replacements available this offseason for teams that want to make a change. A few hours later, ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay released an updated set of rankings Insider that added more context to the discussion.

There are only two quarterbacks ranked among McShay's 32 best players in the draft, and both are near the bottom of the list. West Virginia's Geno Smith is No. 23 and USC's Matt Barkley is No. 31. And that's it.

Quarterbacks tend to rise in value as the draft approaches considering the importance of the position. But this is yet another sign that it's a bad year to need a new quarterback for NFL teams.

Continuing around the NFC North:

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