Drafting a Quarterback. Interesting..

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    When Ryan Leaf decided he would leave Washington State and enter the 1998 draft, the people who run the NFL scouting combine had to uninvite one quarterback.

    The guy they dropped was Matt Hasselbeck.

    Almost eight years later, while Leaf contemplates unemployment and spends whatever is left of the $11.25 million signing bonus he got for being the second overall pick that year, Hasselbeck is getting ready to quarterback the Seattle Seahawks against Carolina in Sunday's NFC championship game.

    That's just another example of the imperfection in scouting quarterbacks - Tom Brady was the 199th overall pick in 2000, and he's been the winning QB in three Super Bowls and the MVP in two.

    Hasselbeck and Carolina's Jake Delhomme, the starting quarterbacks in Seattle, both came out of college in 1998, the same year Peyton Manning and Leaf were 1-2 in the draft.

    Hasselbeck was chosen in the sixth round by Green Bay and tutored by Mike Holmgren, now his coach in Seattle. Delhomme went undrafted.

    That unites them in what is known informally as "the second-day club" - quarterbacks who were not chosen on the first day, in the first three rounds.


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    Motivation plays a crucial role in many player's development.
     
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    That and Ryan Leaf was the biggest draft BUST in the history of any sport.
     
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    I'm not sure if his failure to live up to the hype is any worse than Brian Bosworth's...
     
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    Oh yes it does. Ryan Leaf was consider to be on par and possibly ahead of Peyton Manning. IT was said that the Colts had a 50/50 shot of taking either QB. Lucky for them, they chose Peyton that day.
     

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