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Position Analysis: Quarterbacks

Jake Locker (K Grinolds/

The Vikings need a quarterback and plan to draft one, but there is little certainty in this class. It's possible the sixth-rated quarterback outperforms the top-rated one after a few years. Get the in-depth look at more than 15 of the rookies hoping to prove themselves, from stats and awards to analysis and projections – all topped with a Vikings spin.

POSITION ANALYSIS: No position is more important on the football field and perhaps never have teams been lined up in such a way that as many as nine teams picking in the first dozen selections could make a case to select a QB in the first round (Carolina, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Arizona, Cleveland, San Francisco, Tennessee, Washington and Minnesota). Unfortunately, there isn't a slam-dunk first... Recommended Stories