With the First Pick: Bills send Stefon Diggs to Texans in blockbuster trade, plus J.J. McCarthy a top-3 pick?


As the first week of NFL Draft month progresses, so many questions are running through my head, and chief among them is: Will we get that massive trade up into the top five from one of the teams looking for a quarterback BEFORE the draft? Like soon? That’d be fun, wouldn’t it? With pro days complete and 95% of my prospect evaluations done, I’m starting to feel a little antsy. Thankfully the draft starts April 25 this year, the earliest start date since 2020. (Plus, shortly after I wrote this newsletter, the Bills traded Stefon Diggs to the Texans! More on that below.)

I will say — while there’s always an inherent craving for more certainty in the draft — and life — the uncertainty does add some spice to this time of year. There’s absolutely a part of me that wants no trades to have been consummated before the draft and the deals to go down while a team is in the pressure cooker that is being officially “on the clock.” 

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1. Today’s NFL mock draft 🔮: J.J. McCarthy goes how high?

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It’s hilarious to me when I’m featuring my own mock draft, but mine is the freshest on the CBS Sports site today, so this is not just blatant self-promotion. 

1. Chicago Bears — Caleb Williams, QB, USC
2. Washington Commanders — Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU
3. New…

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Author : Chris Trapasso

Publish date : 2024-04-03 17:01:08

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