The Carolina Panthers traded up from No. 9 overall to have the first selection in the 2023 NFL Draft. One would think that the top two picks are earmarked for the quarterback position with the Houston Texans holding the No. 2 overall selection. Action at the top of the draft is inciting discussions elsewhere, beginning with No. 3 overall.
ESPN is reporting that Arizona has held discussions with six teams around trading out of the No. 3 overall selection, but the franchise remains uncommitted on whether to make a selection or trade down. If the Cardinals were to make a selection, the decision would likely be for either Alabama edge rusher Will Anderson Jr., Texas Tech edge rusher Tyree Wilson or Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter.
Here are the six teams that could be in the market to potentially trade up, ranked in order of which make the most sense:
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Indianapolis has some weaknesses, but it has a competitive roster overall. Growing weary from chasing their own tail since Andrew Luck retired, the Colts need to become aggressive in landing a young talent to build around at the quarterback position. The team still has a quality offensive line that should ease the transition of any prospect making that transition. If Indianapolis does not land competition at the position, it is in line to start veteran Gardner Minshew in Week 1.
Would Arizona want to deliver a top quarterback prospect to a division rival? It certainly would not be its preference, but it makes sense from the Seahawks’ perspective. The contract given to veteran quarterback Geno Smith essentially amounts to a three-year deal with off-ramps after Years 1 and 2. In the meantime, Smith serves…
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Author : Josh Edwards
Publish date : 2023-04-10 20:00:05
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