Right now, the
Miami Dolphins are riding into the season with
Ryan Fitzpatrick, who signed
a two-year deal in March. With the spotty veteran in place as a bridge quarterback, the new regime must think about its quarterback of the future. This draft has several players with the potential to become a franchise QB, but the signal-caller they want might not be available at 13th overall. Miami general manager Chris Grier would be wise to trade up and nab Ohio State's
Dwayne Haskins, who has the best arm talent in this class.
Cardinals don't deal
Josh Rosen, it's likely they won't take
Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick. IF it plays out this way -- and that's a big IF -- expect quarterback-needy or interested teams (
Raiders, among others) to make the BIG move of the night. Murray has the skill set to play in any system, so if a team believes the kid will be the next
Patrick Mahomes or
Baker Mayfield, it will no doubt make aggressive moves to land the Heisman Trophy winner.
I think we'll see several trades happen in Round 1. I expect Washington will jump up to draft a quarterback, and Seattle should make a move for a wide receiver, considering
the latest Doug Baldwin news. But the trade I'm taking is a team with a pair of first-round draft picks -- the
New York Giants (Nos. 6, 17). GM Dave Gettleman's crew needs a quarterback of the future, as well as a D-line disrupter after dealing away
Damon Harrison and
Olivier Vernon. If the
Giants select a quarterback early, I still expect them to make a move to get the guy they think will most improve the defensive front. If they select a pass rusher at No. 6, it's likely the
Giants will jump up to select a quarterback. I'd have my eye on
Dwayne Haskins if I were the GM.
Philadelphia Eagles should trade up for an offensive tackle, with
Jason Peters and
Lane Johnson getting up there in years. Two prospects they may have a shot at drafting at No. 25 overall are Mississippi LT
Greg Little and Oklahoma RT
Cody Ford, with the left tackle being the greater need. The
Super Bowl LII and made the playoffs last year because of the play of their offensive line. It is the backbone of the team.
Alex Smith unlikely to take the field in 2019, the Washington Redksins must start over in terms of finding their future -- with
Case Keenum and
Colt McCoy atop the depth chart. The
Redskins, who led the division in 2018 before Smith went down, have a roster that is primed for success. A quarterback away from being a playoff contender, they should trade up from No. 15 for Missouri's
Drew Lock. Lock is battle-tested from playing in the SEC, has a lot of arm strength and is the prototype a lot of NFL teams covet. He could get this offense headed back in the right direction.