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Research Examines Newly Drafted NFL Quarterbacks

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Research Examines Newly Drafted NFL Quarterbacks

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Research Examines Newly Drafted NFL Quarterbacks

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Yale economics student Sam Dorward reviewed career statistics of newly drafted NFL quarterbacks. He says new draft picks have better careers if they wait a year to start at quarterback. But the teams with the top picks are unlikely to be patient.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. As the pro football draft begins today, a student at Yale has provoked some discussion. Economic student Sam Dorward reviewed career statistics, and he says new draft picks have better careers if they wait a year to start at quarterback. It worked for Drew Brees. But the teams with the top picks this year are unlikely to be patient. Andrew Luck is going to the Colts, Robert Griffin to the Redskins. And both teams will likely start their high-priced prospects right away. It's MORNING EDITION.

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