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Circumstances dictate how fast to play QBs

History shows there's a different level of expectations and scrutiny when it comes to QBs taken No. 1 overall.

Originally Published: November 17, 2004
By Michael Smith | ESPN.com

Ernie Accorsi knows poise when he sees it. The New York Giants vice president and general manager drafted John Elway and Bernie Kosar when he was general manager of the Baltimore Colts and Cleveland Browns, respectively. He was with the Colts during the Bert Jones years.

Accorsi and many others believe he has the next great quarterback in rookie Eli Manning, the top overall selection of this year's draft for whose rights he traded Philip Rivers, and a first-, third- and fifth-round pick ...

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