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Trading up for a QB is risky business

Originally Published: April 6, 2011
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Recent history tells us it's hard for an NFL draft to produce five or six quality starting quarterbacks.

Normally, a draft is lucky to offer three quarterbacks who end up being a long-term answer to a franchise's quarterback needs. With the growing likelihood of Cam Newton and Blaine Gabbert going in the top three of the draft to Carolina and Buffalo, respectively, the biggest decision facing quarterback-needy teams is how to be in a position to get the third-best QB in ...

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