The San Francisco 49ers moved up to No. 3 in this year’s draft to presumably select their quarterback of the future.
Every situation is different, so we can’t glean much from the history of quarterbacks going No. 3 overall, but it’s interesting to look at the pending selection from a historical perspective.
In all, 17 quarterbacks have been taken third overall. San Francisco has taken three of those 17 and looks like they’ll make it No. 4 on April 29.
The 17 previous selections are a mixed bag with some Hall of Famers, colossal busts and everything in between.
Here’s a quick look at every signal caller ever drafted No. 3 overall.