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The 2010 Draft Class was not very good when it came to quarterbacks.  Take a look:

 
Rnd Pick Tm Player Pos Age To AP1 PB St CarAV DrAV G Cmp Att
Yds TD Int
1 1 STL Sam Bradford QB 22 2016 0 0 4 33 25 66 1444 2387 15509 82 52
3 85 CLE Colt McCoy QB 24 2015 0 0 2 12 10 34 508 842 5586 26 23
5 155 ARI John Skelton QB 22 2012 0 0 0 4 4 20 320 602 3707 15 25
2 48 CAR Jimmy Clausen QB 23 2015 0 0 1 3 0 22 255 472 2520 7 14
1 25 DEN Tim Tebow QB 23 2012 0 0 1 12 11 35 173 361 2422 17 9
6 176 TEN Rusty Smith QB 23 2012 0 0 0 1 1 3 23 45 234 0 4
4 122 PHI Mike Kafka QB 23 2011 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 16 107 0 2
6 204 CAR Tony Pike QB 24 2010 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 12 47 0 0
7 209 BUF Levi Brown QB 23 2010 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 24 0 1
5 168 SDG Jonathan Crompton QB 23 0 0 0
6 181 CHI Dan LeFevour QB 23 0 0 0
7 239 NOR Sean Canfield QB 24 0 0 0
7 250 NWE Zac Robinson QB 24 2012 0 0 0 0

So far this year, Bradford is the only quarterback from the 2010 Draft Class to throw a pass, tho McCoy is currently Washington’s backup.  The graph below shows the amount of passes so far this year in 2016 thrown by quarterbacks from each draft class:

2016-passes

The book isn’t looking so hot for the 2013 Draft Class right now, either. None of the quarterbacks drafted that year have attempted a pass to date [update: whoops: E.J. Manuel has thrown one pass this year.]:

Drafted Players Table
Rnd Pick Tm Player Pos Age To AP1 PB St CarAV DrAV G Cmp Att
Yds TD Int
2 39 NYJ Geno Smith QB 22 2015 0 0 2 14 14 31 493 852 5836 27 35
3 73 TAM Mike Glennon QB 23 2014 0 0 1 11 11 19 364 619 4025 29 15
1 16 BUF EJ Manuel QB 23 2016 0 0 1 9 9 23 309 522 3381 19 15
4 115 PIT Landry Jones QB 24 2016 0 0 0 1 1 9 32 55 513 3 4
4 98 PHI Matt Barkley QB 23 2014 0 0 0 1 1 4 30 50 300 0 4
4 110 NYG Ryan Nassib QB 23 2015 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 10 128 1 0
7 249 ATL Sean Renfree QB 23 2015 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 7 11 0 1
7 237 SFO B.J. Daniels QB 23 2015 0 0 0 0 8 1 2 7 0 0
7 234 DEN Zac Dysert QB 23 0 0 0
7 221 SDG Brad Sorensen QB 25 0 0 0
4 112 OAK Tyler Wilson QB 24 0 0 0
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/7/2016.

Bradford was one of only three quarterbacks selected in the top 32 picks of either draft, and the only one taken in the top ten. So these weren’t necessarily viewed as strong drafts, and they have lived down to that hype. And if Bradford himself wasn’t the first overall pick, he almost certainly wouldn’t have been given as many chances as he’s received so far in his career.

I don’t have much else to add today, but wanted to present the data for you guys. As always, please leave your thoughts in the comments.

  • Mike Hovermann

    Why is 2016 showing 0 passes? Shouldn’t that be showing passes from Wentz, Dak, Brissett and Lynch?

    • Whoops – yep, my bad.

    • Thanks – I’ve updated.

      • Mike Hovermann

        Great, thanks!

  • Adam

    Crazy how terrible front offices are at drafting quarterbacks, given the monumental amount of time they spend evaluating them. As bad as 2010 and 2013 were, 2007 might have been even worse, as Drew Stanton is the last QB standing.

  • Adam

    What does “DrAV” measure?

    • Jonathan Aicardi

      AV is Pro-football Reference’s measure of overall contribution of “player value,” and drAV is the same but for the team that drafted said player. It’s sort of their answer to baseball’s WAR, though more heavily based in the number of plays in which the player was involved as opposed to points or yardage production. Production is still the main driver in this metric, but a big component of it is also just being on the field. It’s a good way of estimating how much return a team obtains from its draftees and meanwhile allows you to directly compare one player to another.

      • Adam

        Thanks. I’m familiar with standard AV but didn’t know there was a drafting-team-specific version. It does make more sense to use drAV for evaluating draft value, because you wouldn’t want to credit the Rams for Bradford’s production on the Eagles and Vikings, for example.

    • Jonathan Aicardi

      It’s also probably helpful to know that the leaders in AV year to year generally accumulate 18-22 AV per year, occasionally higher if a player goes nuts. Average is around 10-12. Producing 14-17 in a given year is generally where pro-bowlers fall.

    • Like Jon said, the difference between DrAV and regular AV is that it just looks at the AV with the team that drafted him.

  • EJ Manuel has attempted and completed a pass this season. Just one. Also two rushing yards and a fumble, so off to a good start.

    • Good catch. I’ve updated.

  • Deacon Drake

    Why does nobody want Mike Glennon? He has looked moderately competent on a bad, bad team, and would have to give some of these teams swirling the bowl with mediocre veterans (Miami, Houston, NYJ, Cleveland, Chicago, SF… Baltimore) a different look, or some of these other teams clinging to over-the-hill QBs (NYG, SD, NO, KC, AZ… ATL up till 3 weeks ago) a second option in case of injury.

    Everyone else is a train wreck, except Landry Jones, who is probably a train wreck, but has survived, sometimes thrived in a good system.

    Colt McCoy is surprisingly reliable, and I could see having a McCown-like career resurgence, but not handing him the keys to the Buick… ever. McCown and FitzMagic are proof of that.