The 2014 NFL Draft class is a hot topic lately, primarily thanks to the massive contract signed by Derek Carr of the Oakland Raiders. It’s the first extension given to any quarterback in this class, during the first offseason in which the players from 2014 were eligible to receive extensions.
Which got us thinking: Wow do the quarterbacks in this draft class slot out if you were picking them today? To be sure, they do not slot out in the same way they were drafted.
The gist of this exercise was basically whether a team would trade Player X for Player Y while sorting the quarterbacks out into tiers. The other lesson that’s sort of popped up through all of this? We’ve had a nice little run the last few years drafting quarterbacks after a pretty bad stretch there where not many emerged.