1. Josh Rosen will be a New England Patriot
I’m just silly enough to stick with my original call that Joshua Ballinger Lippincott Rosen is and was the best quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft.
He needs seasoning, but if he gets time in the right system and with the right coaching, the upside is enormous as the best pure passer among last year’s rookie crop.
But he needs the right fit.
He’s not going to mesh quite right at Miami, and Washington doesn’t have any interest in trading for him. He’ll fit best at a place where he respects the overall program and totally buys into the head coach.
Hello, Bill Belichick.
Brian Hoyer might be a capable backup, but he’s not the guy who’ll step in and two years from now and keep this all going once Tom Brady decides he’s ready to do the avocado ice cream thing full-time.
Best of all, it wouldn’t cost all that much to get last year’s No. 10 pick and the quarterback of the future.
The Patriots have the last pick in the first round at 32. They also have the 56th overall selection, and the 64th – both in the second round – and they have three third round picks and a fourth.
Arizona needs more picks, but it has the first selection in each of the first six rounds to play around with.
New England’s three third round picks are a fantastic bargaining chip, and there are four seventh round picks to give away, too.
Why toy around with any of the second round quarterbacks in this draft like a Ryan Finley or a Will Grier if Rosen is better?
If Belichick thinks Rosen is better.
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