The NFL Draft is a tradition that grows more exciting every year. The game’s size is reduced due to safety concerns and pandemic fears, but fans still enjoy watching college players realize their NFL dreams. The NFL Draft has become more colorful than ever, from pastel hues to periwinkle suits. One year featured a 300-pound lineman in a periwinkle suit, and another featured a masked Mac Jones.
Zach Wilson’s content coaster
Zach Wilson, the Jets new first-round pick is thrilled. He wants to play with the Jets. Unfortunately, it seems the Jets don’t have the resources to help him succeed. But he’ll have a second chance next season. Let’s look at his worst traits. Here are some things you can do to help him succeed.
He’s a good quarterback. He’ll shut down Darnold apologists Week One. He’ll win the OROY award. He’ll throw for 3890 yard and 25 touchdowns. He’ll never touch the field, and he’ll be forgotten by 2022. Those are the numbers we’ll need to get over the Wilson draft hiccups.
He is a great athlete. Despite his size and lack of arm strength, Zach Wilson possesses an incredible work ethic. Zach Wilson rushed and passed for nearly 100 yards per game, which is a franchise record. He was more precise and accurate in his pre-snap reads, and he seemed more decisive. Braxton Berrios, Michael Carter, and other young players also had strong performances.
Trade shakeup between the Saints and Eagles
This trade between the Saints and Eagles is insane. The Saints traded their first round pick for a third round pick, while the Eagles sent their second-rounder to Philadelphia. If you believe the trade is good for Philadelphia, the Eagles get a first round pick in 2024 and a second round pick in 2022. Rich Hill’s trade chart will prove you wrong. It will show you the value of your picks and how much you can get them.
The Saints could use a franchise quarterback. Jamel Winston is currently the starter. The Saints don’t have a lot of quarterback prospects this year so they may look elsewhere for a quarterback. The Saints could also be looking at players at other positions. But they don’t need a quarterback in the draft and could be moving up to get a playmaker.
While it’s tempting to want to trade up for a quarterback in the first round, it’s unlikely to work out. Both teams have first round picks in 2018. The Saints have two first round picks this year, and three in 2020. They have enough draft capital for Hurts and a future quarterback. And while they won’t get the first overall pick in 2020, they could retool and get back to contending for the NFC South.
The Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints trade two first-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft to get a quarterback. Philadelphia will receive two first-round picks from the 2022 NFL Draft and two first-round picks from the 2023 draft. The Saints will receive a fifth-round selection in 2024, and a sixth round pick in 2022. This trade makes sense because the Eagles will have two first-round picks in 2023.
Mac Jones’s walk to the stage of the NFL Draft
The Internet was ablaze with excitement after Mac Jones was selected 15th overall by the New England Patriots at the NFL Draft on Thursday. Although he was widely considered the future quarterback, the 49ers chose North Dakota State star Trey Lance to replace him. Mac Jones was the fifth quarterback selected in the first round. Then, Mac Jones’ walk to the NFL Draft stage rekindled the Internet with his slick moves.
The controversy surrounding Mac Jones’ entry to the NFL Draft stage has reached a higher pitch. The comments of the NFL coach add another layer to the drama. Ultimately, though, the hypothetical postseason game that Jones may play a crucial role in has no bearing on the draft. The NFL front office is more focused on the next 10 years than on a hypothetical playoff game. The Alabama quarterback has already shown his skills in the postseason by throwing for 761 yards and nine touchdowns with no interceptions during a perfect 13-0 year.
Mac Jones’ journey to the NFL Draft has many positive aspects. The quarterback is one the three former Alabama players who are starting this season. He’s surrounded by the best offensive line in football and will likely be paired with former teammate Damien Harris, who’s also a Patriot. Although the Patriots defense is strong, they are missing a true wide receiver. The Patriots’ offensive line was responsible for nearly 4000 passing yards last season, but no one on the offense had a 100-yard catch, or 1000 yards.
Jones’ performance may be a warning for the AFC or the N.F.C. rivals. The Patriots have been a strong team all season, but the Buccaneers haven’t completely locked up the N.F.C. South. Just one month ago, they were in complete control of their division. Tampa Bay, after all, has the chance to repeat as Super Bowl champion, but Jones’ performance could serve as a catalyst for the rest of the AFC.
The Ravens and Chicago Bears have been in negotiations
The Ravens’ trade talks to the Chicago Bears are now a meme. The Ravens have made clear that they are open to trading a player of color for a first-round draft pick. While the Ravens have been very open about this, it is still not easy to get a player of color to sign with your team. In addition, there are plenty of other reasons for the Ravens to trade away a player.
Free-agent wide receiver Allen Robinson has heard rumors that the Chicago Bears are interested in him. The Chicago Bears will likely offer an original-round tender for Josh Bellamy or Cameron Meredith. The Bears could make a major move in free agency with these two. If the Bears are open to moving forward with a trade, they will keep their current players while adding free agents.
If the Chicago Bears aren’t willing to trade their first-round pick, they’re not a serious contender. The Ravens need top-tier players to make a splash in the NFL. A lack of impact players has kept the Ravens stuck in the bottom half of the standings. The Ravens have been trying to add impact players to their roster since the Great Purge in 2012.
The draft of 2021 will be even more popular because of the Ravens’ negotiations. The success of a team depends on the ability to recruit character players. They aren’t as successful in the last two decades and don’t have a pass rush unit to fill their roster. Change is the only way to fix this situation.
The Falcons’ decision to not take Josh Lamb
The Atlanta Falcons are defending their decision to draft A.J. Terrell was chosen over CeeDee lamb, who was picked by the Dallas Cowboys three slots earlier. On Twitter, many have said that the Falcons should regret not selecting CeeDee Lamb. These people either don’t know football or are clueless. You can’t make such an obvious and blatant statement without considering all the factors involved.
The first defining play in the game was Ryan Lamb’s game-winning touchdown catch, a 38-yard gain on a slant route that caused a defender to lose his footing. The play set up the game-winning field goal. Ryan Lamb had six catches on nine targets, a total of 106 yards. Although there are some areas where he needs to improve on, he is a solid player that should help the Cowboys win many more games.