Most people assume the Giants will trade with Buffalo. However, if the Giants want an elite player, they can’t move all the way back to the 12th pick. Instead, they could make a move with the Broncos and stay in the top five.
If Denver really wants to get a quarterback, they should make a trade up. When the Eagles moved up to the No. 2 to take Carson Wentz, they gave up the No. 8 pick, a second- and third-round pick and a first-round pick the next year. Since Denver won’t be making quite as big of a leap, there will be less draft capital given up. Maybe they don’t throw in the future first-round pick or the second-round pick. Maybe they include both of their third-round picks.
Regardless, Denver could make the jump to get the quarterback they want. For me, that would be Rosen.
The 1999 class didn’t pan out. Tim Couch, Akili Smith, and Cade McNown are among the biggest busts in NFL Draft history. But the Eagles and Vikings likely didn’t regret their choices of Donovan McNabb and Daunte Culpepper.
Taking a quarterback is always a risky venture. There are clues that indicate the 2018 class could be similarly peppered with doomed selections.
The future of several NFL franchises will depend on their ability to identify which passers in the class are franchise quarterbacks and which will be busts.
Here’s why each quarterback could be a great choice, and why each could end up being a mistake:
Logan is going to offer very little as a pass rusher, and therefore is likely to only be an early down contributor in Nashville and that’s OK considering what he’s getting paid.
The Chiefs have shown interest in further wideouts, particularly in a slot role, as the Kendall Wright visit illustrated. However, they have Travis Kelce at tight end, Kareem Hunt at running back and Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins at wide receiver. Chris Conley is coming back from a season-ending injury and the team also has Jehu Chesson and Demarcus Robinson as options down the depth chart.
The easiest way that the 2018 Chiefs can move up into the first round would be by trading a good player. Judging by the reactions fans had after the Marcus Peters trade these will not be popular scenarios. However, if the Chiefs are truly wanting to move up into the first round for a player they want, these are scenarios they must consider.
What’s most important about Williams isn’t so much about his rushing ability, inasmuch as Akeem Hunt’s rushing ability was important. Instead, this is about competition for the returner role on the Chiefs roster, and when you have 90 players available to control, you begin to even add a couple guys to compete for this spot as well.