by Ryan Wilson
By most accounts, Mark Sanchez will be the second quarterback drafted this April behind Matt Stafford. The circumstances are similar to those another USC quarterback, Matt Leinart, faced three years ago.
In the months leading up to the 2006 draft, conventional wisdom had Leinart and Vince Young as the top draft-eligible quarterbacks and two NFL teams in search of a face for their franchise would be very happy with either player. As it turned out, both the Titans (they selected Young third overall) and the Cardinals (they grabbed Leinart with the 10th pick) have yet to see the return on their investment. Kerry Collins started 15 games in '08 and led Tennessee to a 13-win season, and Kurt Warner took Arizona to the Super Bowl.
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Sanchez Prepares for Draft by Distancing Himself From Leinart originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Tue, 17 Feb 2009 11:55:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.