Every year multiple quarterbacks are drafted early in the first round despite having mid-to-late first-round grades or worse. Teams need to land that star quarterback if they want to have a chance to succeed in today's NFL, and recent teams like the 2013-14 Seahawks and 2017 Eagles have proven a capable, young starter on a rookie deal can lead you to the Super Bowl.
But that necessity to land a franchise quarterback pushes players down on the draft board, leading to some players falling into the second round when they are truly first-round talents.
So what would a mock draft look like if no quarterbacks were selected? Here's a look: