Trade: Arizona receives No. 4, No. 24, and No. 35, Oakland receives No. 1
Kyler Murray- Holy Smokes Gruden is Spider 2 Y-Bananas. With Derek Carr in his back pocket, he opts to trade up and take Kyler Murray. This would be the splash move needed for the Raider franchise moving to Vegas. Trading Carr for draft capital would be a must if he and GM Mike Mayock opt to pull this trigger.
Pairing Murray with an old-school play-caller like Gruden would be a weird match. The whole league will be tuned in for this experiment from day one, because you don’t move up to number 1 overall to sit him behind Derek Carr.
Adding Antonio Brown to the mix makes this an even more interesting dynamic. A rookie quarterback, polarizing head coach, personality filled wide receiver, and Las Vegas – what could go wrong?
San Francisco would be a prime candidate for a potential trade down if teams want to get their guy. But, if San Fran opts to stay put, Bosa is the guy. His selection would continue the run of first-round defensive linemen (3 chosen in last 4 years).
The Jets need plenty of help throughout the roster. While I considered slotting an offensive lineman or receiver here, the Jets have the second most cap space in the NFL this offseason. They can most likely fill those needs in free agency and help build around Sam Darnold in year two.
Burns is big and fast and can add quite a bit to the New York defense. With Tom Brady and now Josh Allen in the division, the Jets will need to do what they can to slow down the opposing offenses.
This pick could very easily end up being the Raiders pick with Arizona staying at one and selecting Kyler Murray. Since we did execute this trade, Quinnen Williams is the pick.
Williams has gotten tons of buzz as one of if not the top overall player in this draft, and the tape shows that he is. Hyped up Alabama defensive lineman drafted in the top-three give me pause (see Dareus, Marcell), but Williams is a monster blend of speed and power.
Moving back allows the Cardinals to add more picks and address their many needs while adding a player in a position of need. It’s a win-win scenario for the Cardinals.
New head coach Bruce Arians comes with an impressive offensive pedigree over a long NFL career. He has committed to Jameis Winston and developing the offense further, but he needs to help protect Winston. That is where Williams comes in as a tackle or guard at the next level, helping protect the former No. 1 overall pick.
Now I make this selection with a high level of skepticism. During draft season, there are several reports out that come out that untrue, but I have a feeling about this.
The 2019 QB class is going to be a hot topic moving forward. The Giants may feel that Jones will fit their run-first scheme. He will have time to sit behind Eli for a year and compete for the starting job in 2020.
With quarterbacks going early, that means the defensive talent of this draft slides. Jacksonville comes out big here with one of the best players and pass rushers in the class, adding to an already potent defense.
I could also see the Jags going with a tight end in T.J. Hockenson for someone to help the run and pass games, or an offensive lineman. As long as Doug Marrone is in charge, we should expect a puzzling pick at least.
The Lions opt to stay in the state and grab the hyper-athletic pass rusher from Michigan. Gary was an absolute monster coming out of high school but cooled off a bit during his time in Ann Arbor.
I believe his skill set will translate and he will provide the Lions with a fine replacement for a departing Ziggy Ansah.