The most important position in sports tends to take precedent when it comes to the NFL Draft, as teams have little hope to win a Super Bowl without at least a slightly above average quarterback. And though this year’s quarterback crop entering the NFL leaves something to be desired, there is no doubt that you should expect a few reaches to try and fill the vital position.
The OVER/UNDER for number of quarterbacks taken in the first round has been set at 2.5 (-1200/+650) at Sportsbook.
There is no doubt that Cal’s Jared Goff and North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz will be taken in the first and second overall after the LA Rams and Philadelphia Eagles traded up to those spots to land their new signal callers.
Paxton Lynch is expected to be the third quarterback taken in the NFL Draft, but his location has been widely varied among pundits. Lynch is raw and will likely need a season of clipboard holding before taking the helm, but he offers the physical tools that most offensive coordinators dream of.
Potential landing spots for Lynch in the first round include San Francisco (No.7), the New York Jets (No.20) and maybe even Kansas City (No.28).