Draft record-setter: 11 QBs taken in first 150 picks

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers’ selection of quarterback Sean Clifford from Penn State in the fifth round of the NFL draft on Saturday was a record breaker.

NFL Network reported that this is first draft in history in which 11 quarterbacks were taken in the first 150 picks. The Packers nabbed Clifford with pick 149.

Overall, 14 quarterbacks were selected in the three-day draft.

The Minnesota Vikings went on to add Jaren Hall of BYU with the 164th pick, making him the 12th quarterback selected in the first five rounds. In the sixth round, the count grew to 13 as the Philadelphia Eagles selected Tanner McKee of Stanford with the 188th pick.

TCU’s Max Duggan, the Heisman Trophy runner-up, ended the flurry by going to the Los Angeles Chargers in the seventh round at pick No. 239.

The 14 QBs selected, and their draft number:
No. 1: Bryce Young (Alabama), Carolina Panthers
No. 2: C.J. Stroud (Ohio State), Houston Texans
No. 4: Anthony Richardson (Florida), Indianapolis Colts
No. 33: Will Levis (Kentucky), Tennessee Titans
No. 68 : Hendon Hooker (Tennessee), Detroit Lions
No. 127: Jake Haener (Fresno State), New Orleans Saints
No. 128: Stetson Bennett (Georgia), Los Angeles Rams
No. 135: Aidan O’Connell Purdue), Las Vegas Raiders
No. 139: Clayton Tune, (Houston) Arizona Cardinals
No. 140: Dorian Thompson-Robinson (UCLA), Cleveland Browns
No. 149: Sean Clifford (Penn State), Green Bay Packers
No. 164: Jaren Hall (BYU), Minnesota Vikings
No. 188: Tanner McKee (Stanford), Philadelphia Eagles
No. 239: Max Duggan (TCU), Los Angeles Chargers

–Field Level Media

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