Conventional wisdom throughout the entire NFL draft process was that quarterbacks wouldn’t hear their names called within the top five. The 2017 class is not necessarily filled with franchise-level signal callers and appears to be deep at multiple positions on the defensive side of the ball. As the draft itself nears, this can now pretty much be thrown out the window. It started earlier in the month with reports that the Cleveland Browns were torn between Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett and North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky. While that report can be taken with a grain of salt, it’s a clear indication that NFL teams value signal callers at a higher clip than other positions heading into the draft. Remember, neither Jared Goff nor Carson Wentz were considered top-end overall prospects heading into the 2016 NFL Draft. Despite this, they ended up going No. 1 and No. 2 respectively after teams moved up to acquire their services. This lends some credence to the idea that quarterbacks will be over-drafted when the annual event kicks off in Philadelphia next week.
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Sportsnaut | Apr 19