Obviously too many quarterbacks right now, Bowles said when asked about the release of Petty. Hopefully Bryce can get with another team.
2008: After the Falcons go Matt Ryan, the Raiders draft Joe Flacco. Baltimore never wins that second Super Bowl thanks to Flacco’s magic. The Browns grab Chris Johnson with their 2008 first-round pick that they didn’t trade to move up for Quinn in 2007.
Mostly, the Giants were down to Sam Darnold or Josh Allen, with some Josh Rosen support in the building as well. Schwartz reports there wasn’t much love for Baker Mayfield among the new-look Giants power structure.
If it were up to Pat Shurmur, Allen would have been the quarterback pick — had the franchise been leaning in that direction.
The first round of the 2018 NFL Draft is over, which means it’s time for some early reactions on the selections.
The draft is a fun time because it brings so much promise to fans and to the teams themselves. We don’t really know how these picks will turn out until we see them on the field, but we can still analyze the decisions beforehand based on what we know already.
These selections are reversed in Sporting News’ latest mock draft, with Miller going No. 23 and Rudolph at No. 31. But the stock of the two QBs “behind” USC’s Sam Darnold, Wyoming’s Josh Allen, UCLA’s Josh Rosen and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield keeps rising. Garoppolo and Brissett with their athleticism developed well behind Brady, and both Jackson and Rudolph fit the same profile.
Adapting to Jackson’s speedy, quick skill set would take patience, and returning offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels can get the most out of him. Jackson also has a growing edge over Rudolph, because what he did at Louisville translates better to the Patriots’ playbook. It makes sense for New England lean that way at No. 23, especially with the chance to also get Miller several picks later.
I was surprised they took a QB because I thought maybe in the third round you can get some really good players that can help this team win now. Nothing against Mason I think he is a great player. I don’t know him personally but I’m sure he is a great kid. I just don’t know how backing up or being the third, who knows where he’s going to fall in the depth chart but helps us win now but that’s not my decision to make that’s all the coaches and the GM and owner…if they feel like he can help our team, so be it but I was a little surprised.