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Rookie QBs affected by free agency

Should any of the five rookie QBs drafted to start early do so? A look at each situation

Originally Published: August 3, 2011
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN Insider

Shortly after he was drafted, Minnesota rookie quarterback Christian Ponder got to visit the team headquarters, grab at least an annotated version of the new Vikings playbook and then quickly head out the door and into the reality of a lockout. No practices. No film sessions with the coaching staff. No getting ahead in the way rookies traditionally have.

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