The NFL draft is the most important event of the NFL offseason. This is where real teams are built. You hit on that star quarterback? Your Super Bowl window opens up in a big way. Hit on that star wideout? You’re now a division champion. Put together a talented class from top to bottom? You shock the NFL world and make the postseason. That’s what the Seattle Seahawks did last year.
All 32 general managers will be faced with dozens of questions during this three-day event. Apart from the actual selections, you also have to consider trade offers, and whether you want to move up or down the board for certain prospects. When it comes to the first round, some teams will have easy decisions to make, while others will have tough ones.
There’s a lot of smoke around this time of year — especially when it comes to the top of the draft order. Let’s talk about five teams that have some easy decisions to make in the first round. We will go in numerical order, starting with the Houston Texans at No. 2 overall.
Houston Texans, No. 2 overall
The Carolina Panthers have a tough decision to make at No. 1 overall. The Texans on the other hand do not. You’ve probably noticed a flurry of reports indicating Houston could pass on a quarterback if the one the Texans want doesn’t fall to them. I think that’s bunk. For one, the Texans need a franchise quarterback. Also, there’s a huge difference between selecting No. 2 overall and No. 3 or No. 4 overall in this draft.
Maybe there’s not a consensus No. 1 quarterback in this class, but it appears there is a consensus top two quarterbacks. Bryce Young brings plenty of star power to the table, and he thrived in a pro-style offense at Alabama. He’s awesome when it comes to improvising, and has been the best quarterback under pressure in college football over the last two years. While Young threw an SEC-record 79 touchdowns over the last two seasons, he…
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Author : Jordan Dajani
Publish date : 2023-04-18 13:53:06
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