The New York Jets have to take Josh Rosen after what he said this week. Plus how many blue chip players are really in this draft?
Here’s how it all breaks down:
- Sam Darnold could be there if the Cleveland Browns overthink their decision.
- Baker Mayfield will likely be available in any realistic scenario.
- Josh Allen… I’m just going to hope is gone before pick No. 3.
- While finally Josh Rosen. Some call him ‘The Rosen One’, oh wait, that’s just me? Okay then.
josh rosen snapped on em pic.twitter.com/NVqYk6b7M2
— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) April 24, 2018
This is exactly why I love Rosen. He has an edge to him, but it’s different than a Mayfield edge. He’s got a quiet swagger to him, he is certainly outspoken, but at the same time, he has a refined quality to him.
I’m sure Jets fans would be happy with any of the aforementioned three (Mayfield, Darnold, Rosen), but that’s what makes this draft so damn intriguing. It could literally fall so many different ways, but that’s why the Jets deserve a lot of credit for having the guts to make the trade up so early so they were ahead of the curve.
It’s a common misconception to believe that there are 32 first round grades given every year. Actually quite the opposite. It often varies, NFL Draft Analyst Bucky Brooks says that number usually floats around 25, not 17, as Cowboys VP Stephen Jones said they have in his pre-draft conference.
This comment speaks volumes about the lack of “elites” in the 2018 Draft. Most drafts feature 25 or so 1st-round prospects.. Not a lot of top end talent but plenty of depth in the 2nd/3rd round range.. Could make for an interesting trade market on Draft day https://t.co/UvuWUhhEXV
— Bucky Brooks (@BuckyBrooks) April 24, 2018
Long story short that means this is a top heavy draft, so you better get them while they’re hot or you’ll miss out on the truly elite players in this draft. But as a Jets fan seeing that there’s plenty of depth in round two is a bit of a bummer, especially after the trade sent two of those prized picks away. I think I’ll feel better on Thursday night when we have our franchise quarterback.