No, this year the Cleveland Browns look set to go in a direction other than quarterback with the No. 1 pick, and the San Francisco 49ers seem likely to take another position too with the No. 2 pick. This, despite the fact that both teams are much in need of quarterbacks to build around.
But when the crop of quarterbacks doesn’t have a top talent New Nike NFL Jerseys to go after early, sometimes we have the tendency to create one anyway.
In 2010, there was a consensus in mock drafts that Jimmy Clausen would be a top-10 pick before he surprisingly fell to the second round. The same was true for Geno Smith in 2013, although there were rumblings of a potential fall in the days before the draft began.
Smith looked to be the headliner of a weak crop of quarterbacks with Matt Barkley, Tyler Wilson, and Ryan Nassib all getting talked up as potential first-round picks at one time or another. Instead, only EJ Manuel landed in the first round and Barkley, Wilson, and Nassib all stayed on the board until the fourth.
Oakland gave Khalil Mack some help last season, but it needs to prioritize defensive line in order to improve its overall ability to beat blockers and get to the quarterback. A rangy linebacker and speedy cover man are right up there as options. Right tackle also will be on the radar.
For immediacy, Green Bay could use an interior blocker to Authentic Cheap Jerseys From China offset the loss of T.J. Lang. Otherwise, it’s more of the same, with Ted Thompson looking for more pass-rush pop up front and playmaking potential in the secondary.