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Quarterback youth movements mean more teams will likely lean on RBs in 2011

Originally Published: May 4, 2011
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Everyone agrees the NFL is a quarterback-driven league.

That point became clear last Thursday, when four teams drafted quarterbacks in the top 12, three in the top 10. This came in a draft in which all of the quarterbacks, including No. 1 pick Cam Newton, had questions about their chances in the league.

But the abundance of quarterback changes for next season could lead to more running. Here are a few examples. The Vikings are thinking about starting No. 12 pick Christian Ponder ...

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