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Old 02-20-2014, 01:00 PM   #26
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Default Re: It was 10 years ago…

Originally Posted by SteelReserve916 View Post
I honestly believe that the careers of Leftwich and Pennington, which were below-average at best, caused enough teams to shy away, which allowed Big Ben to fall all the way to #11.
Leftwich had the 'intangibles'. He was as big or bigger than Ben, with a huge arm and had started for two/three years at Marshall (aka 'leadership').

He had the make-up of a NFL QB.

His major problem was injuries. He was Mr. Glass.

If you look at his season-by-season stats he progressed until injuries derailed a promising career.
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