MAKING MOVES!!! Another team trades up to grab a franchise quarterback.
Steve Wilks will look to get his guy in his first year, no matter the cost.
Mayfield heads out west to give the Cardinals a dynamic backfield. David Johnson will be a great weapon to help Mayfield get acclimated to the talent difference in the league. The Cardinals offense can lean of Johnson until Mayfield is ready to take the reins.
Arizona is a great landing spot for Mayfield. His maturity will not be big issue in Arizona because they have veterans in place to keep him in check. Larry Fitzgerald will be a great mentor that can help him grow into the future of the Arizona Cardinals. (Justin)
The Bears could be tempted to go receiver here in an attempt to get a weapon for second-year QB Mitchell Trubisky, but none warrant a top-10 pick.
Instead they select the second Notre Dame offensive lineman in the draft, Mike McGlinchey. They will need the tackle to help keep Trubisky upright and the team can use their salary cap space to sign a top receiver in free agency or trade for someone like Jarvis Landry. (Stephen)
The rush for quarterbacks allows elite players to drop.
This was a toss-up between two defensive playmakers in Fitzpatrick and Denzel Ward. Fitzpatrick got the nod due to his versatility.
I believe the 49ers will look for help on the offensive side of the ball during free agency. The free agent pool is offense-heavy and they need to continue to focus draft assets on the defensive side of the ball.
In recent years, they selected Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner, and Solomon Thomas to build their defensive line. Now the focus must shift to the secondary. Fitzpatrick could fill in at safety or corner, so he has great value at No. 9 overall. (Justin)