Hopefully your team addressed its need for a quarterback prior to this NFL Draft because if it makes a reach for any of the available picks in the first round, you are fvcked as a fan.
There are 16 quarterbacks expected to attend next week’s Combine. None are even remotely close to being talked about for a No. 1 overall selection — which would mean the 2022 draft would be the first since 2017 that a QB was not selected No. 1 overall.
IF a QB goes No. 1 overall, there were heavy trades AND that GM is asking to get fired.
Seriously, here is the top of the crop.
Mississippi’s Matt Corral, North Carolina’s Sam Howell, Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett, Cincinnati’s Desmond Rider, and Liberty’s Malik Willis… all are expected to attend the Combine.
None are as good as the worst QB picked in the first round last year but someone is going to take at least one. Remember Christian Ponder and Geno Smith were first round picks….
“Tell me which one is better than Mac Jones?” an AFC East scout asked OutKick’s Armando Salguero. “Serious question. Jones had a good rookie season and was a solid guy coming out last year, but he wasn’t any type of generational prospect.
“And I’d say to you he’s as good a prospect or better than any of the guys you just mentioned. This is just a solid group, but nothing spectacular. It may not play out that way once one of these guys is in the league. One of them might surprise me. But that’s the point. It would be a surprise if one of these guys is better than a Mac Jones.”
The rest of the quarterbacks include the following winners: Carson Strong (Nevada), Jack Coan (Notre Dame), Dustin Crum (Kent State), Kaleb Eleby (Western Michigan), Cole Kelley (SE Louisiana), D’Eriq King (Miami), EJ Perry (Brown), Brock Purdy (Iowa State), Skylar Thompson (Kansas State), and Bailey Zappe (Western Kentucky).
This feels like a draft where the Jets or Giants will fvck up and go get one of the turds in the Top 10 and set themselves back even further…