10 NFL Draft Terms You Should Know

Confused by all the jargon draft "experts" are using? Learn the true meaning of 10 of the experts' favorite draft terms through STACK's NFL Draft guide.

Developmental Quarterback

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Developmental Quarterback

Not a Peyton Manning or an Andrew Luck, a "developmental quarterback" is the type of player a team takes with a late-round pick. He is usually above-average in a few skills, but needs work in other aspects of his game to stick in the NFL. When a team drafts a developmental QB, the intention is to groom him into a quality backup or, in a best-case scenario, a capable starter.

Examples: T.J. Yates, Houston Texans (152nd overall pick, 2011 NFL Draft); Zac Dysert, Miami (Ohio) University (2013 prospect, pictured above)

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Not a Peyton Manning or an Andrew Luck, a "developmental quarterback" is the type of player a team takes with a late-round pick. He is usually above-average in a few skills, but needs work in other aspects of his game to stick in the NFL. When a team drafts a developmental QB, the intention is to groom him into a quality backup or, in a best-case scenario, a capable starter.

Examples: T.J. Yates, Houston Texans (152nd overall pick, 2011 NFL Draft); Zac Dysert, Miami (Ohio) University (2013 prospect, pictured above)


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