How was your week

Posted: March 13, 2021 by Sports Time Radio in sports

I look forward to the NFL draft and I’m one of the few people who will end up watching all three days. All I want now is for the draft to get here so I can stop seeing and hearing about these mock drafts. Let’s face it very few of the people who put these out every get any of the picks correct and now that they’re all putting out about 100 mock drafts each there seems to be a new one everyday. I just need it to be over; please.

Here’s what I’m finding humorous about these mock drafts. If you remember just last season both the Cleveland Browns and the Buffalo Bills needed to draft new quarterbacks because Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen weren’t what these teams needed. Now I understand that I’m getting older and my memory isn’t what it used to be, but didn’t the Browns and the Bills not only make the playoffs last season didn’t each team also win a playoff game? Would they have done that if they had listened to the draft experts and started over with a new quarterback? I doubt it.

The Bills tied for the second best record in the NFL at 13-3 and Josh Allen’s name was mentioned in the MVP conversation. The Browns went 11-5 in a division where they were the third team to win 11 games or more. Again I ask; would either team have done this if they had listened to the draft experts and started over with a new quarterback?

So we get to this upcoming draft. Now it makes perfect sense for the Jacksonville Jaquars to select a quarterback with the #1 pick. I believe every mock draft I’ve seen has them taking Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with that pick and it will probably be the only selection a lot of those mock drafts get right. Oddly the majority of the mock drafts I’ve seen has the next three draft picks also being quarterbacks with a fourth quarterback going in the Top 10. Does this make sense?

After the Jaquars the New York Jets have the 2nd pick and a lot of the draft experts think it’s time for them to move on from Sam Darnold. Does this sound familiar? Now Darnold was the 3rd pick in the 2018 draft. Mayfield was the 1st pick in that draft while Allen was the 7th selection. I’m not sure if the Jets are in the same position talent wise as the Browns and the Bills where last season, but should they give up on Darnold after just three seasons?

The 3rd pick in this draft belongs to the Miami Dolphins. Now the Dolphins used the 5th pick in last years draft to take Tua Tagovailoa, but there are draft experts out there that have suggested the Dolphins need to move on from a quarterback that only played in 10 games last season. The Dolphins might be better off trading this pick as they have another 1st rounder as it is. If they acquire more draft capital they can surround Tagovailoa with the weapons he needs to be successful. Who gives up on a quarterback 10 games into his career?

Now at #4 it would be just fine if the Atlanta Falcons selected a quarterback. Matt Ryan will be 36 years old at the start of next season. Would it be terrible for the Falcons to draft a quarterback to learn under Ryan for a year or more? Ryan is signed through the 2023 season. Now that may be a long time to have a young highly drafted quarterback to have to sit and wait for the starting job, but I believe Aaron Rodgers sat for a number of years and he turned out just fine. I’d like to see the Falcons hang onto Ryan for at lest one season to work with whoever their possible draft pick could be, but you know how teams are now everybody wants to see that young quarterback even if he’s not ready.

Now obviously there could be trades as teams that actually need or think they need a quarterback try to move up in the draft to get a guy. It appears as though the Pittsburgh Steelers are looking for someone to take over after Ben Rothlisberger retires. The Chicago Bears only have Nick Foles under contract; so I’m sure they’d like to land a young quarterback. There’s been talk that the Carolina Panthers are interested in trading up to get one of those quarterbacks even though they have Teddy Bridgewater. The New England Patriots resigned Cam Newton yesterday, but his deal was only for one year; so I’m sure they also have some interest in a quarterback to take that spot. Don’t forget that the Washington Football Team is also probably in the market for a quarterback after they agreed to release Alex Smith.

Of course you’re going to hear a lot of these teams names mentioned in the Deshaun Watson Russell Wilson situation, but don’t believe those rumors. Eventually Watson may be traded if he doesn’t report to the Houston Texans, but it’s highly doubtful that Wilson will be playing anywhere except Seattle next season.

Comments
  1. I wonder if those trade rumors will die down after the draft selection? It looks like the top picks in this year’s draft will be QB’s but that isn’t always what happens. I wonder if some of the teams interesting in selecting a QB will try to move up in the draft?
    After all, isn’t that what the Bears did a few years ago and look how that worked out!

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