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● By Rob Rang

Accuracy: 18.75%51st Place
Quarterback may be the most important position in sports, but that fact will not keep clubs from making other areas their top priority throughout the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft. This draft is loaded with talent at quarterback, which is why I have five of them going among the first 31 picks. Rare talent along the line of scrimmage, tight end and cornerback, however, will make these positions very nearly as popular during the opening round Thursday night — and perhaps lead to longer waits for some of the quarterbacks than expected.

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