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NFL teams wary of undergrad QBs

The top four-rated QBs this spring are skipping their senior collegiate seasons. History tells NFL teams to be wary of early-entry QB draft candidates, John Clayton writes.

Updated: February 23, 2009, 3:45 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- The fascinating part of the 2009 NFL draft isn't just that the four top-rated quarterbacks are underclassmen. The fascinating part will be how quickly the NFL can accept four quarterbacks who skipped their senior seasons.

Judging college quarterbacks is harder than ever. The spread offense totally has changed the college game. Thanks to the spread, quarterbacks operate out of shotgun formation. They complete higher percentage passes to a more diverse group of receivers. ...

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