Quarterback Alex Smith probably has just one more season left to prove himself before the Chiefs need to consider a younger option for the future. Since there’s no player like that on the current roster, G.M. John Dorsey and Coach Andy Reid should plan ahead by grabbing one later this week.
After trading up to land their hopeful franchise quarterback in Paxton Lynch during last year’s draft, it’s now incumbent on G.M. John Elway to find a pair of bookend tackles to protect his young signal-caller and help open up the running lanes for an offense that needs to start doing their part if the Broncos are going to be a factor for years to come.
G.M. John Schneider wants his team to get younger and he also needs more cap space. The Richard Sherman rumors are major evidence of this and with five picks in the first 106 I get the feeling we’re going to see an active Seahawks team looking to make headlines in the next week.
The 49ers are in full blown rebuild mode following the moves to hire a first-time general manager (John Lynch) and a first-time head coach (Kyle Shanahan). They’re also changing their defensive scheme to a 4-3 with first-time coordinator, Robert Saleh. What does all this mean for the draft? We can only guess.
After trading Brock Osweiler and losing out on Tony Romo, many expect Houston will add a quarterback with their first-round pick. But following the loss of several key defenders through free agency, we believe they might surprise and turn to the Watt family by adding J.J.’s brother T.J. with the 25th pick.
Greg DePalma and Dan Shonka, general manager of Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services, conduct their final mock draft with just a week to go before the real thing happens in Philadelphia. In this edition, Mitch Trubisky (right) is the first quarterback off the board, but how does Christian McCaffrey fare among running backs?
With a new coaching staff including first-time 31-year-old head coach Sean McVay, a new defensive scheme led by 69-year-old Wade Phillips and major salary cap issues, the Rams are a team in full blown transition. And oh yeah, I almost forgot. They don’t have a first-round draft pick.
The Cardinals window is closing fast and with five major defenders gone in free agency and an aging quarterback on his last legs G.M. Steve Keim better get things reloaded fast or his team and his job will be in big trouble before too long.
The Titans roller-coaster season ended with an injured quarterback and another playoff miss. But they reached nine wins for just the second time in eight years and now have two picks in the top 18 of the NFL Draft to help them get over the top.
No team had a more successful free agency period than the Jaguars with most of their damage done on defense by adding three quality starters. Now G.M. David Caldwell has a big decision to make on day one of the draft. Does he potentially reach a bit with the top two obvious needs on offense (RB/TE) or does he pick the best available player on an already rebuilt defense?