Draft to Be Known for QB Reaches

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It’s not Christian Ponder’s fault the Vikings took him too high.  It’s not Jake Locker’s fault that Vince Young’s tantrums and lockout uncertainty left the Titans desperate for a quarterback.

But life in the NFL isn’t always fair, and the NFL minted four new “franchise quarterbacks” in the top 13 picks on Thursday night that aren’t likely to be ready for the role.

Cam Newton, Blaine Gabbert, Locker, and Ponder will have to overcome a lot to become successful pros, starting with unfair expectations created because their teams reached too high to take them.

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