3. Dwayne Haskins is going to have a long, long, long night
Either the disinformation world is on its game to the nth degree, or the Ohio State star quarterback is going to sink like a stone.
Of course that’s not the end of the world for him if it happens – he’s still going to go in the first round – but for whatever reason, he’s been the coldest top guy in the rumor mill despite being the best quarterback prospect in the draft.
Why? He’s going to need time and seasoning. If you take Haskins, he’s probably not quite your Day One starter, only because he doesn’t have all that much time logged in – think Mitchell Trubisky and the at-bats needed to figure out what he was doing.
Of course, Murray hasn’t seen that much game action, either, compared to some of the top quarterback picks of the past, but don’t let that stop Arizona from going Arizona.
Going back to Wacky Call No. 4, expect Daniel Jones to be the second quarterback off the board, and then a bit of a freeze for a while. Remember, there aren’t that many teams that need a quarterback.
Arizona doesn’t need one, but it thinks it does. The Raiders are actually fine with Derek Carr, but they want to upgrade. The Giants have to get one, and so do the Dolphins and Redskins, but that’s it.
Miami at the 13 or Washington at the 15 would be perfect for Haskins. Both teams have mediocre veterans to step in for a bit – a suddenly pudge Ryan Fitzpatrick at Miami, and Case Keenum at Washington – but don’t be shocked of both of them go with the better value at defense with their picks.
The Giants should be able to wait until the 17 to take Haskins, or Denver could trade down from the 10 to get its man, orrrrrrrrr …
With the 27th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Raiders select, Dwayne ….
You don’t think Mike Mayock remembers who went with the 27th pick in the 1983 NFL Draft? Dan Marino did just fine after his slide.
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