With as many as three NFC West teams seeking quarterbacks this offseason, I joined Mel Kiper Jr.'s media conference call Wednesday with added interest.
One point Mel drove home hard: We tend to have unrealistic expectations for rookie quarterbacks.
Mel scoffed at evaluating whether a quarterback was "the guy" after the player's rookie season.
"If you evaluate them on one year, you will (usually) say they are not the right guy," Kiper said. "We need a reality check on how we evaluate quarterbacks."
With that in mind, I went through ProFootballReference.com's database looking at how first-round quarterbacks fared as rookies while playing for current NFC West teams. I went back to 1976, the Seattle Seahawks' inaugural season, so that the time frame would be equal for all four teams.