You don’t pass up a potential franchise quarterback. Not in today’s pass-happy NFL.
Commissioner Roger Goodell says Chicago has “overdelivered” as host of the 2015 NFL draft. And the picks haven’t even begun.
Selecting a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback won’t end the debate about who the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should take with the first overall pick in the NFL draft.
A former Florida State University student on Thursday filed a lawsuit against top NFL prospect Jameis Winston, saying he assaulted and raped her at an off-campus apartment in 2012.
If you browse the mock draft on CBSSports.com, you’ll see all four experts have the Jets taking Mariota. But just because you need a quarterback, it doesn’t mean you risk your draft on one.
The pick would certainly come as a shock, though there have been some questions as to whether Winston is mature enough for the NFL spotlight.
If you believe the Jets, the new brain trust will take a good, hard look at the best player available at No. 6. Then again, they could select the best player, period.
Here’s a look at the other quarterbacks who could turn out to be tremendous value picks in the 2015 draft.
“We have to assist him in growing and developing as a man,” David Cornwell said. “And it’s not going to be easy. If he messes up again, he’s done.”
The top two draws in the upcoming draft could many, many miles from Chicago — and the huggable arms of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell — on April 30.
The Florida State star threw passes for nearly an hour Tuesday, demonstrating arm strength, accuracy and stamina. His next public workout might be as the top pick in the NFL draft.
The Jets are in need of a franchise quarterback, though the price tag to trade up to No. 1 would be astronomical, perhaps several first-round picks.
When you have a quarterback like Marcus Mariota, who has been so proficient throughout his career, judging him on one bad game is not prudent.
Antonor Winston said his son was planning to spend that time with his family in Alabama, but added the decision “was not set in stone.”
A lot will happen before Roger Goodell starts the draft clock April 30. But this much is clear: short of a trade for a veteran quarterback, the Jets will have to put up with Geno for at least part of 2015.