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The Buccaneers still hold the seventh overall, it looks like Derwin James (FSU) or Minkah Fitzpatrick is selected by the Bucs.
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Those who think that the design experts and even some team managers have no idea what will happen in the opening round on Thursday should talk to the guys who are likely to be selected early.
You will not get much clarity. You will get the same shrug that answers the same "it's not in my control".
And you can also get a perspective.
"It's not where or when you're drafted," said Wyoming's Josh Allen, one of four quarterbacks who were expected to be selected in the top six dozen or so. I can see myself in seven different uniforms; I had seven visits. "
UCLA's Josh Rosen said," My game is not where or when I go, it goes in. If you do not think I'm right for your team, do not put me on. I want to go somewhere where I think I'm doing well, and if that team feels like I'm doing well then take me. "
This team could be Cleveland in the lead, it could be the New York clubs, the Giants in 2nd place and the jets in 3rd place, maybe Denver in 5th place, or a team desperately trying to get into the QB -Derby to make his way.
This draft has more puzzles than most, and the prospects recognize it.After they threw soccer balls with teenagers on Wednesday and some modified exercises with the kids in the Play Football Clinic Many of the players who were predicted as top 10 players, which could happen in the AT & T stadium, judged the NFL.
Well, they mostly laughed and joked because they have no idea what
"There will be much uncertainty tomorrow," said Sam Darnold of Southern California, another quarter of coveted passers-by. "So you have to be prepared for anything. I look who is right and who is wrong (among the so-called design experts). This is fun. "
The fun starts at 8 pm Eastern with the Browns, from an immaculate season – as in zero wins – with the first and fourth choices – it would be a great shock if you can not Allen, Rosen , Darnold or Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield would be in trouble.
Both teams that come home to New Jersey come next, the Giants have a franchise quarterback in Eli Manning, but he's 37. Go on a boy Poor or do you see the players who are considered the best overall talents on each side of the ball? That would be Penn State, who ran back from Bradley Chubb's Saquon Barkley and North Carolina State defensive end.
"I'm trying to level a head and not to think about it, "said Chubb, who then admitted that it was" huge "when he finished fourth in Cleveland and was paired up with Myles Garrett, last year's top pick." People think this is going to happen and that will happen and Nobody knows what's going to happen. "
Maybe. But it's a pretty sure bet that the Jets will decide to QB after trading from sixth overall to reach Indianapolis # 3.
"It's all about opportunity," said GM Mike Maccagnan. "We felt good where we originally typed and then we made the trade and got ourselves in the position to position ourselves, to have a good option and a good choice with this spot."
Denver is fifth and has recently signed the Free Agent Case Keenum, whose top professional team has helped Minnesota create the NFC title game. The fact that Keenum is on board does not exclude GM John Elway – the first choice in the famous design of 1983, in which six first-round QBs, three of them the Hall of Fame, were on the road for a signal caller.
"We stacked them, put them in order, how we think they fit, who suits us and who does not," Elway said of the current quarterback harvest. "We've gone through this process, we do this in every position, where they fit in our football, and are they right for us – even though we stack the board, we stack them up talented, but even if they are." a fit for us.
How it all fits together is a fascinating spectacle, has sparked home work and has become a touring exhibition.
So how is Thursday night going?
"I did not pay attention to many designs," Rosen said. "It just seems nobody knows what's going on."
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