Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Rule of 59? NFL teams need to learn this rule

Bleacherreport.com does a nice job teaching us about the "Rule of 59." The rule is that you shouldn't draft a quarterback that hasn't completed more than 59 percent of their passes in college. The rule is confined to just the first three rounds of the draft, but it appears to make sense when presented by the Bleacherrport.com. The article states: "The reasons for this are complicated and diverse, but as these players move from college to the pro ranks, the margin allowed for error shrinks dramatically. Their rocket arms no longer can save them from bad reads and other risky throws. As every NFL expert has said, the speed of the game and the defenders changes dramatically." The less than 59 percent QBs include Michael Vick, Joey Harrington, Akili Smith and J.P. Losman, among others.

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