Published: Wed, April 25, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Rapoport: Cardinals making calls about possibly trading up in NFL Draft

Rapoport: Cardinals making calls about possibly trading up in NFL Draft

We are going to have our answer in just a day's time as to what the Cleveland Browns are planning with the first-overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, and realistically it is unlikely to affect the Pittsburgh Steelers' draft much at all.

With the Giants and Jets owning the second and third overall picks, respectively, Thursday, there's a chance Rosen could soon call NY home. Despite the year Drew Brees had and despite him signing a two-year contract, the discussion has persisted.

Yet it was Allen's work ethic which Magnusson says made that possible.

Josh Rosen of UCLA is the other top quarterback.

Baker in Green?After Darnold and Allen, Mayock ranked Rosen and Mayfield third and fourth, respectively, in his positional rankings. The league's general managers and coaches who have bad quarterback situations, start to obsess about the quarterbacks in the draft.

If not, well, these are the bumbling Browns.

"I think some of them look a little bit more fancy, some of them can do some special things, but I think a lot of the reason you're doing those is because you're off-schedule and off-script". And once again they have the chance to correct the problem after passing on Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson in the past two drafts.


The Falcons are always aggressive in the draft.

The Jets traded up from No. 6 to No. 3, presumably to acquire an elite quarterback.

He knows what he's looking for.

NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said he thinks New England will have to consider Jackson, but questions whether it would be too drastic a move away from Brady's style. Does he have a strong arm? He's an outstanding red zone receiver who caught ten touchdowns for Iowa State last season and performed above expectations at the NFL Combine, where buzz really started to grow around him. They didn't win a game [last year]. "That is kind of what I look for".

If Mayfield does in fact go number one than the Giants could potentially trade back and acquire another top pick in 2018 or 2019. It is overwhelmingly likely that it will be a quarterback. Then there is the intriguing case of Allen, arguably one of the most physically gifted passers ever to come out of college. Cleveland's inclement weather can make gripping the ball a challenge, and therefore the bigger the hand, the better. He's a good athlete and a good run blocker, and that has gotten him some attention as a well-regarded center prospect. New Orleans also brought back tight end Ben Watson, who had the best year of his career receiving with Brees in 2015.

The 6-foot-4, 270 pound Chubb would be a ideal complement to Myles Garrett, last year's top overall pick who had a solid rookie season despite being slowed by an ankle injury. Dorsey said. "Does he have accuracy?" But when talking about just pure talent, who is the best player? He is a man of character. This is one of the most confusing years to figure out which teams are going to do what in the first round.

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