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October 07, 2014

In total, 23 quarterbacks were selected in the 2011 and '12 NFL drafts. And while Brock OsweilerRyan Lindley, Christian Ponder, Ricky Stanzi and Brandon Weeden don't seem destined for Hall of Fame careers, the top talent in these classes represent the future at quarterback. Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson -- the former being the NFL's touchdown leader, the latter the reigning Super Bowl champion -- clearly are the cream of the crop, but who else rounds out the top five?

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SI.com's John DePetro, Chris Burke and Doug Farrar look back at the those two drafts to determine the top-five young quarterbacks in the NFL today. The order -- and the snubs -- may surprise you.


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