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“I think if you look back at the drafts, there may have been a period of a couple years there where the quality of quarterbacks and the quantity of quarterbacks maybe wasn’t as good,” Gruden said. “Maybe there were a couple down years, and those are cycles sometimes.”

Right now, it’s a boom cycle.

“It’s maybe a little coincidence with the situation a lot of teams happen to be in, too,” Titans coach Mike Munchak said. “I don’t know if this has ever happened before, this many young guys at the same time breaking in. But I guess it’s good for the league to see how these guys develop.”


AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner and sports writers Dave Campbell, Teresa Walker, Joseph White, Steven Wine, Tim Booth and Michael Marot contributed to this report.