6 QBs projected to go in the 1st round ... match them up and we'll look back in 5 years. My view
Elway. : Rudolph. (Me thinks he turns out to be the best of the bunch)
Marino. : Darnold
Kelly. : Allen
O'Brien. : Rosen
Blackledge : Mayfield
Eason : Jackson
Regardless of whether you think Rudolph will become a great NFL QB, he's a bad comparison to Elway because absolutely no one views him the way Elway was viewed in '83.
From a draft perspective, I agree with your point. I was thinking more in terms of how they they'll turn out.
but I think Lamar Jackson is more like Marlin Briscoe. The big difference being I think Jackson will get more of a chance at QB. I think in Briscoe's day the prejudice against a black man playing QB was just too much for everybody.
Babe Laufenberg = Tanner Lee (Nebraska)
Only because your list was too top-heavy and you took the easy way out. Go deeper like this...
Reggie Collier (5th Round Cowboys) = Ryan Finley, NC State
Jeff Christiansen (5th round bengals) = Kenny Hill, TCU
Tom Ramsey (10th round Patriots) = Anu Solomon, Baylor
Are the only ones who think he'll turn out to have a career like Elway's.
He's generally regarded as the 5th or 6th best QB of the draft.