Should Your Team Draft a 1st-Round QB?

My Twitter feed is full of people arguing that the Giants taking Saquon Barkley over one of the available QBs would be malpractice because quarterbacks impact their teams so much more than running backs – or players at any other position. I’ve argued on the podcast that while the second clause of that sentence is partially true – more on that below – the first part might well be false.

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NFL Draft: Fresh Baked Mock

Happy Draft Day Eve, football fans!

Last year was one of the most enjoyable drafts I can ever remember covering and this year has been the exact opposite. Nevertheless, on the eve of my favorite day of the year, I’m as excited as ever.

I particularly enjoyed studying last year’s class for the exceptional top-end talent and depth at running back, and while this class is quite similar in that regard, completing a mock draft has proven painstaking because of the quarterbacks ruining all the fun. Some may say the speculation over the top five quarterbacks enhances the draft build-up and adds excitement, but I find it tiresome. I just can’t get on board with this crop of signal callers being what they’re chalked up to be.

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