Every draft features its share of late risers, prospects who leapfrog up the board in the weeks preceding the lottery, sometimes enhancing their stock by two or three rounds.
But rarely has any draft included as many upwardly mobile quarterbacks as it appears this year's does.
There are, of course, two certain first-round quarterbacks in JaMarcus Russell of LSU, still the favorite to be the top pick overall, and Notre Dame's Brady Quinn. But there also look to be several other first-day quarterbacks, and that is a rarity of sorts, particularly as so many of them are players who only recently moved into the top three rounds on the draft boards of most franchises.
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