Rank 'Em: First-Round Quarterbacks

Created: April 20, 2009, 10:03 AM

Where does last year's No. 3 overall pick rank?

Who are the best -- and worst -- quarterbacks selected in the first round since 2000, SportsNation?

Whenever Matthew Stafford, Mark Sanchez and possibly Josh Freeman come off the board in the first round of the NFL draft, they'll make up the 10th collection of quarterbacks to go in the opening round since the infamous class of 1999.

If any group illustrates the perils involved in projecting professional performance based on college results, it's one that includes Tim Couch, Cade McNown and Akili Smith. But each and every year since, teams have still wagered their future on finding a franchise quarterback.

As we wait to find out where Stafford, Sanchez and Freeman land, help figure out whose transition they should most hope to emulate and whose they should most dread duplicating.
 

How are the points calculated?
On a poll with 10 options, a No.1 ranking equals 10 points, a No.2 ranking equals 9 points, etc. The item with the most points will be ranked first.
 
  • Drafted: 2003
    Pick: No. 19
    Career W-L: 20-22
    45 TD, 44 INT
  • Drafted: 2005
    Pick: No. 25
    Career W-L: 16-20
    35 TD, 23 INT
  • Drafted: 2002
    Pick: No. 1
    Career W-L: 23-56
    64 TD, 70 INT
  • Drafted: 2006
    Pick: No. 11
    Career W-L: 17-20
    54 TD, 37 INT
  • Drafted: 2008
    Pick: No. 18
    Career W-L: 11-5
    14 TD, 12 INT
  • Drafted: 2003
    Pick: No. 22
    Career W-L: 19-12
    33 TD, 35 INT
  • Drafted: 2002
    Pick: No. 3
    Career W-L: 26-50
    79 TD, 85 INT
  • Drafted: 2003
    Pick: No. 7
    Career W-L: 24-22
    54 TD, 38 INT
  • Drafted: 2006
    Pick: No. 10
    Career W-L: 7-9
    14 TD, 17 INT
  • Drafted: 2004
    Pick: No. 22
    Career W-L: 10-23
    33 TD, 34 INT
  • Drafted: 2004
    Pick: No. 1
    Career W-L: 42-29
    98 TD, 74 INT
  • Drafted: 2003
    Pick: No. 1
    Career W-L: 32-33
    107 TD, 67 INT
  • Drafted: 2000
    Pick: No. 18
    Career W-L: 43-34
    101 TD, 62 INT
  • Drafted: 2007
    Pick: No. 22
    Career W-L: 1-2
    2 TD, 2 INT
  • Drafted: 2002
    Pick: No. 32
    Career W-L: 10-14
    35 TD, 30 INT
  • Drafted: 2004
    Pick: No. 4
    Career W-L: 33-15
    78 TD, 36 INT
  • Drafted: 2005
    Pick: No. 24
    Career W-L: 6-10
    29 TD, 14 INT
  • Drafted: 2004
    Pick: No. 11
    Career W-L: 51-20
    101 TD, 69 INT
  • Drafted: 2007
    Pick: No. 1
    Career W-L: 5-11
    15 TD, 12 INT
  • Drafted: 2008
    Pick: No. 3
    Career W-L: 11-5
    16 TD, 11 INT
  • Drafted: 2005
    Pick: No. 1
    Career W-L: 11-19
    19 TD, 31 INT
  • Drafted: 2001
    Pick: No. 1
    Career W-L: 38-21-1
    71 TD, 52 INT
  • Drafted: 2006
    Pick: No. 3
    Career W-L: 18-11
    22 TD, 32 INT