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Quarterback might not be a top priority in opening round of NFL draft

Quarterback might not be a top priority in opening round of NFL draft

If anyone questions whether the NFL is a quarterback-driven league, consider that many of the worst teams are looking for one.

That said, this year’s crop of quarterback prospects could have those teams saying pass, pass, pass — at least at the top of this year’s three-day draft, which starts Thursday in Philadelphia.

“As far as the quarterbacks in this year’s class, I’m not banging the table for any of them,” said Mike Mayock, lead draft expert for NFL Network. “I think there’s talent in the class, but I think it’s going to take a year for most of these guys.”

That’s not to suggest this will be a year like 2013, when the underwhelming EJ Manuel was the only...

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