With an incoming draft class loaded at the top with quarterback talent, the 2018 NFL Draft could be a franchise-defining moment for numerous teams should they find their next longtime signal caller. Thanks to the Jets trading into the top three, football fans have a good idea how the very top of the draft will play out, save for one team: the New York Giants. The Browns will likely take their top choice at quarterback with the first overall pick in the draft, and the Jets will hope to get their guy at No. 3. However, since the Jets trade, the Giants’ second overall pick has become the greatest variable remaining. Below we break down the Giants options for how to use their pick. 1. Fill the hole on defense left with the departure of Jason Pierre-Paul caption Many draft experts believe defensive end Bradley Chubb to be the safest pick in the 2018 Draft class in terms of ability to play at the professional level. source Grant Halverson/Getty Images The … [Read more...] about The New York Giants have become the X-factor heading into the 2018 NFL Draft
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Cork Gaines, provided by Published 6:21 pm, Monday, April 23, 2018 Gregory Payan/AP The first day of the NFL Draft should be a mad scramble for quarterbacks as there are expected to be five or six taken in the first round. The NFL Draft is often a crapshoot, especially for quarterbacks as teams often reach in the hopes of drafting a franchise player. Below, we take a look back at the last 22 QBs who have gone in the first round of the NFL Draft, what the draft experts thought at the time, how their careers have turned out, and the six who could join them this year. The QBs are ranked by their pre-draft, Scouts, Inc. draft rating. 28. EJ Manuel — Buffalo Bills, 2013 LATEST BUSINESS VIDEOS Now Playing: Now Playing Amazon Gains Ground in the Smart Home Market Fortune Norma Kamali on the Future of Fashion Cheddar TV NASA Rocket Blasts Off in Search of New Planets Associated Press FOX Business Beat: Amazon Prime Hits 100 Million; Gas-Up From … [Read more...] about WHERE ARE THEY NOW? First-round QBs from recent NFL Drafts and how this year’s crop compares
There are some non-quarterbacks available in this NFL draft.Who knew?It will be, pretty much, all about the quarterbacks when the NFL draft begins Thursday night. Quarterback-needy teams are lined up at the top of the first-round draft order with the Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, New York Jets and Denver Broncos. Other teams could trade up. There is a highly regarded draft class of quarterbacks that includes USC's Sam Darnold, Wyoming's Josh Allen, UCLA's Josh Rosen, Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and Louisville's Lamar Jackson.The pre-draft talk has been about the quarterbacks. The Jets made a blockbuster trade to move up, presumably for a quarterback. The draft-night focus will be on the quarterbacks. And rightfully so, given the importance of getting the right player at the sport's most important position.And yet, there is more to this draft than the quarterbacks. And that begins, some within the sport say, with Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, North Carolina State pass … [Read more...] about It’s a quarterback-heavy NFL draft, but the three best players aren’t QBs
The Jets gave up a huge haul in their trade with Indianapolis. (Getty Images) DAVIE—This is the simplest thing in the world: The Dolphins’ three choices with the No. 11 pick are stay there, trade up or trade down. One factor that could complicate that decision, though, is the massive Jets-Colts trade that took place a month ago. New York gave up three second-round picks, two of which are this year, in order to move up from sixth to third. That’s a drastic spike from what the traditional Jimmy Johnson trade chart says is equal value, but Miami vice president Mike Tannenbaum doesn’t believe it will inflate the market for trading picks. “Obviously, three (second-round picks) for three spots, it looks like one team is targeting something,” said Tannenbaum, who surely is aware of the widespread assumption that the Jets are angling for one of the top four quarterbacks. “That doesn’t necessarily affect the rest of the trades. Sometimes trades … [Read more...] about 2018 NFL Draft: How does Jets-Colts trade affect Dolphins’ thinking at No. 11?
Leading up to the 2018 NFL Draft, we'll be taking a look at each of the Philadelphia Eagles' positional groups. We'll determine if the Eagles are likely to select a player at that position with one of their six picks, as well as note some players who make sense. Today we'll look at cornerback.Previous draft preview positional analysisQuarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endOffensive tackle | Interior offensive line | Defensive end | Defensive tackleLinebackerCornerback is one of the most intriguing positions the Eagles could address in the 2018 NFL Draft, as there are all kinds of possibilities.Even after the release of Daryl Worley, the Eagles are loaded with outside corners, in Ronald Darby, Jalen Mills, Sidney Jones, and Rasul Douglas. None of the Eagles' corners have extensive experience playing the slot in the NFL, though the team thinks that Mills can handle those responsibilities if need be.Still, it … [Read more...] about Eagles 2018 NFL Draft preview: Cornerback