Chatted with a coach who was on a staff that recently drafted a quarterback No. 1 overall.
We talked about Detroit's decision to select Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford No. 1 overall and marveled at the deal he landed with agent Tom Condon.
Over at ESPN.com, Kevin Seifert takes a look at the biggest contracts in league history in terms of guaranteed money. Stafford's $41.7 million tops the list, edging out Washington defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth.
"They can make you or break you,'' the assistant coach said of quarterbacks taken No. 1 overall. "And if they break you, everyone is losing their job.''
Stafford becomes the 12th quarterback selected No. 1 overall in a span of 21 drafts, dating back to when the Dallas Cowboys selected his idol Troy Aikman with the first pick. Here are the hits and (more) misses that have been found in this spot.
2007--JaMarcus Russell, Oakland
2005--Alex Smith, San Francisco
2004--Eli Manning, San Diego
2003--Carson Palmer, Cincinnati
2002--David Carr, Houston
2001--Michael Vick, Atlanta
1999--Tim Couch, Cleveland
1998--Peyton Manning, Indianapolis
1993--Drew Bledsoe, New England
1990--Jeff George, Indianapolis
1989--Troy Aikman, Dallas