Finding NFL-ready QBs is tougher than ever

Finding NFL-ready QBs coming out of college is tougher than ever. That's what makes the case of Brady Quinn's stock slipping even more puzzling, writes John Clayton.

Updated: April 20, 2007, 9:22 AM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Tape used to be the one thing that never lied about a prospect. Now, general managers watch tape with increasing confusion. The trend in college of spreading receivers across the field and turning quarterbacks into runners is making evaluating those quarterbacks more difficult.

Years ago, scouts struggled to project quarterbacks because many were throwers trapped in running offenses. Now, college quarterbacks are playing a different game than what they will experience in the ...

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