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Tip Sheet: Young QBs ready from get-go

Originally Published: September 18, 2009
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

In NFL drafts from 2000 through 2009, 131 quarterbacks were selected, including 26 in the first round. Yet those 10 lotteries produced only eight QBs who started the opening game of their careers.

And four of those starters, two each in 2008 and 2009, came from the past two drafts.

That represents a dramatic sea change of sorts in the league's long-held philosophy about starting rookie quarterbacks.

"I don't know if it's a big change or not, because I really don't think ...

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