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Quarterback quest: The best rusher?

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While rushing the ball isn't the most important aspect for an NFL quarterback, it can indicate a player's ability to extend a play by avoiding defenders. Sometimes, the best-known players aren't always at the top of the rankings when considering a variety of rushing factors beyond just yards and average. Who edged out Cam Newton in Dave-Te Thomas' analysis?

There's more to the quarterback position than throwing the ball. On Thursday, we detailed and compared the passing statistics of five of the top quarterback prospects in this year's NFL draft – Blaine Gabbert, Cam Newton, Jake Locker, Ryan Mallett and Colin Kaepernick – through the statistics compiled by longtime NFL analyst Dave-Te Thomas, the man whose reports go to the NFL and its teams to...

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