The quarterback position in the NFL is becoming more and more valuable every single year.
When people first begin to think about the draft, there is usually only one or two quarterbacks that are mocked in the top ten picks, but as the draft grows nearer that number always increases.
In fact, I just saw earlier this morning that Mel Kiper Jr. thinks that the first four picks will all be quarterbacks this year.
Usually, there are not this many talented quarterback prospects, but since there are five highly touted players in this yea’s draft, all five of these guys will probably be picked inside of the top-15.
I imagine at least one and possibly more will be selected by a team who trades up to get their guy.
Of course, Jacksonville will take Trevor Lawrence, but after that teams could move up or down or stay put and make their pick.
The abundance of throwing talent in this year’s draft will give teams like Cincinnati and Atlanta the opportunity to trade down with a quarterback-needy team.
Especially teams that have good rosters, but are only missing a quarterback.
Which top QB has had the best OL?
Career pressured dropback rate:
🔸 Trevor Lawrence – 23%
🔸 Zach Wilson – 27%
🔸 Justin Fields – 32%
🔸 Trey Lance – 22%
🔹 Mac Jones – 20% pic.twitter.com/iUJar8FCzE
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) March 17, 2021
Garrett Bolles took a huge step last year and it seems like Denver has all the pieces it needs to win now.
Except there is one small problem, Drew Lock is their quarterback, and he does not seem to be the answer for this franchise.
The Broncos defense is one of the better units in the league, they have a very underrated group of skill players, and their offensive line is improving.
It is very hard to keep good rosters together in the NFL; Denver’s general manager, George Paton, needs to not waste this opportunity and go get his quarterback of the future as soon as possible.
Most turnover worthy plays on throws 20+ yards downfield in 2020:
Patrick Mahomes – 11
Drew Lock – 10 pic.twitter.com/bjZSg9EGO7
— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) March 23, 2021
Unlike the Broncos, Jacksonville is not in win-now mode, but they have the opportunity to grab one of the best quarterback prospects in history and that is not a common opportunity to have.
Jacksonville can not afford to get in this situation because their fan base is set on Trevor Lawrence and if they come out of this draft without Trevor Lawrence on their roster, then their fans will lose all faith in their organization.
An organization that has a very weak fan base in the first place.
They also just spent a lot of money in free agency this year and will have a lot of space for 2022 as well which means they can put pieces around Lawrence while he is on his rookie deal.
Coach Meyer on @gmfb lists what makes Trevor Lawrence different than most quarterbacks –
Competitive spirit, toughness, football intelligence and leadership pic.twitter.com/PF0k3TViTG
— Ashlyn Sullivan (@ashlynrsullivan) March 19, 2021
Washington Football Team
They have a good offensive line and Curtis Samuel definitely improved their skill group.
Their strength is their young front seven led by Chase Young.
That defense nearly upset the eventual super bowl champions in the wildcard round, with Tyler Heinecke playing quarterback.
If they can grab the right guy in this year’s draft they could be one of the best teams in the league in the next couple of years.