The rumors are flying around fast and thick around all of the QBs available, and the teams that need them. Miami apparently wants to trade up desperately to get Josh Rosen. The Bills also want to crack the top 5 for a shot at one of the available guys. Shit, even New England, you know, the team that gave us Jimmy G for a song, is looking to trade up for a replacement for Tom Terrifffffffphhhht. The Browns, Giants, Jets, and Broncos all desperately need a QB. Would that mean that these 4 teams take (in no particular order) Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield, and Josh Allen?
Since the Browns have 2 of those picks (1 and 4), they should be able to get Saquon Barkley AND a stud QB. Not a bad haul for a team that hired the services of Scott McLoughan. One of the best draft minds out there in football-land. Why he keeps moving around the league remains a mystery, but as of now he’s running the Browns, and I think he will bulky up that team with some great players. What they do with them is another matter for Hue Jackson to figure out, but that’s why they play the games.
As for the Niners, everyone knows what we need. Edge rusher, Guard, Corner, WR. Due to all the insanity around those 4 QBs and who gets them, and where, I still think our choice will come down to the BPA. With a caveat. The best pass rusher, or best guard available at 9. Shit, Lamar Jackson or Mason Rudolph could fly up the board into the top 5, thus making Bradley Chubb or Quentin Nelson available to us, and say, the Colts trade out or get tired of Andrew (un) Luck (y) missing huge chunks of seasons and they draft a QB as well. Will we get one of those two? Highly doubtful, but it is within the realm of possibility. Is Minkah Fitzpatrick worth the pick? At the cost of trading down for more bounty, and the services of Will Hernandez? This scenario looks more and more like the course I’d take if Fitzpatrick, Nelson, and Chubb are gone.
Needless to say, this is gonna be one of the wildest drafts in a loooong time.
And the draft has come a loooooong way as well . . .