Draft experts have spent the past couple of months dumping on this year’s crop of quarterbacks. NFL Network’s Mike Mayock said he’s not “banging the table” for any of the top quarterbacks, and several recent mocks don’t have a quarterback being drafted until No. 12, by Cleveland. Only once in the past 16 years has a quarterback not been taken in the top 10: E.J. Manuel was the first quarterback drafted in 2013, when Buffalo selected him with the 16th pick. But as the draft creeps ever closer and quarterback-needy teams begin to question whether they really want to start the season with Cody Kessler (Browns) or Mike Glennon (Bears) as their starters, there’s a growing buzz that at least one quarterback could be drafted in the top 10. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported last week that the Browns are still considering North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky for the top overall pick (Cleveland has the first and 12th selections). And after watching Bears coach John Fox, general manager Ryan Pace and several other coaches and scouts descend on Clemson for Deshaun Watson’s pro day, I still have this feeling Chicago could snag Watson with the third pick.
Selection of Mitchell Trubisky or Deshaun Watson could mean a Panthers draft bonanza
Charlotte Observer | Apr 26