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Jacksonville has picked inside the top five for 6 consecutive seasons (2012-17), drafting Justin Blackmon (5), Luke Joeckel (2), Blake Bortles (3), Dante Fowler Jr. (3), Jalen Ramsey (5), and Leonard Fournette (4).
The last team to do this was the 1936-43 Chicago Cardinals, back when the NFL only had 10 teams. They picked in the top five for 8 straight seasons, and spent back-to-back first round picks in 1941 and 1942 on a fullback.
Here's the list of picks in that stretch, for those curious.
Around this time of the year everyone becomes a scout (myself included) and just knows which QB is going to be a star and which will flame out in 2 years.
So many stats are brought up like "players with x completion % can't succeed, except for y and z" and "here's how QBs with a hand size below x have done in the NFL, I wouldn't draft y!"
It seems like there is absolutely no answer found in statistics, and often not even on film, that can prove who will succeed in the NFL and why.
NFL teams miss over and over despite having entire departments working year round dedicated to getting it right, but you still have fans who become stans of a certain QB and are positive another will fail.
I think at the end of the day succeeding in the NFL, as long as you've shown you can compete at the college level, is related far more to intangibles like work ethic, drive, and leadership than anything we can analyze on film or on the stat sheet.
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