The 2022 NFL Draft is in the books. Some teams added a whole lot of premium talent (looking at you, Jets). Some added big names at quarterback (hello, Steelers and Titans). But none of the 32 teams are totally finished assembling their respective rosters for the upcoming season. In fact, the draft’s completion figures only to signal the next wave of lineup tweaks.
With that being said, here are 10 notable moves we believe should now be on the table:
Is he that much of an upgrade on Jared Goff? Maybe not. Have the Lions said publicly they’re OK with Goff under center? Yes. But after failing to add to the position in the draft, Detroit is sorely lacking juice here. Mayfield, while still a mid-tier option, is younger, cheaper and brings far more of the moxie Dan Campbell seemingly prefers. Worst-case scenario, the soon-to-be-ex-Browns QB gives you Goff-level competence and hits free agency after the year. Best-case, he proves to be an actual longer-term starter.
Spending a third-rounder on Matt Corral probably removes them from the Mayfield sweepstakes, but are they done at QB? It’s very possible, even with Corral’s confidence and athleticism, that Sam Darnold opens the offseason as the best-looking potential starter. Which is emblematic of the entire issue. Garoppolo doesn’t have many clear paths to a starting job, so unless he’s ready to take a pay cut or the 49ers are ready to pay him over $25 million to sit behind Trey Lance, Carolina is the last logical destination.
The Bears finally granted the former Super Bowl MVP his exit from Chicago. Now he’s poised to find a new home that’ll deploy him as a proper backup. The Jaguars make some sense, with old friend Doug Pederson perhaps eyeing better insurance for Trevor Lawrence. The Seahawks could be a dark-horse suitor, with only Drew Lock and Geno Smith under center. But why not Indy, where Frank Reich loves him some Foles and the Colts…
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Author : Cody Benjamin
Publish date : 2022-05-01 21:53:34
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