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NFL draft: Quarterbacks get shot at succeeding two greats

NFL draft: Quarterbacks get shot at succeeding two greats

Make room for the understudies.

Thirteen years ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Ben Roethlisberger and the New York Giants acquired No. 1 pick Eli Manning in a trade with San Diego. Those quarterbacks went on to win two Super Bowls each.

On Saturday, for the first time in four years, the Steelers drafted a quarterback in fourth-rounder Josh Dobbs of Tennessee. That came a day after the Giants selected Cal’s Davis Webb in the third.

While it’s too early to say that either Dobbs or Webb will eventually succeed the current starters, it’s not outside the realm of possibility. After all, Dak Prescott was a fourth-round pick by Dallas last year, replaced the injured Tony...

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