The 2022 NFL Draft will feature some quarterback prospects like Kenny Pickett, Malik Willis, Desmond Ridder, and Matt Corral.
During the Scouting Combine, these athletes did not gain much interest in terms of one or more being seen as potential top picks.
However, their respective Pro Days might have changed the scouts’ minds.
Still, there’s uncertainty regarding the number of play-callers drafted in the first round because of the deep talent pool at wide receiver and defensive end.
Worst yet, falling to the second round might not be an excellent spot to start, as shown in this tweet by The Athletic contributor Ben Baldwin.
This week's draft tweet:
If you have a 2nd-round grade on a QB, you are saying there is almost no chance of him amounting to anything in the NFL pic.twitter.com/xzgGJMHQnY
— Computer Cowboy (@benbbaldwin) April 11, 2022
Baldwin tweeted, “This week’s draft tweet: If you have a 2nd-round grade on a QB, you are saying there is almost no chance of him amounting to anything in the NFL.”
To back up his claim, he included a chart of all quarterbacks drafted in round two from 2006 to 2021.
Better Be Drafted In Other Rounds Than The Second
Unfortunately, more names in the chart support Baldwin’s argument.
Geno Smith had an opportunity to start for the New York Jets, but his performance didn’t go as planned.
Jimmy Clausen had a brief NFL career and had more interceptions than touchdowns.
Meanwhile, Brock Osweiler was out of the league at age 28.
Kyle Trask remains as Tom Brady‘s backup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the team had no confidence in naming him the starter.
Finally, the jury is still out on Jalen Hurts as he leads the Philadelphia Eagles for the second year.
In case Hurts underperforms, the Eagles’ first-rounder in 2023 will likely be used for his replacement.