With the Patriots trading receiver Brandin Cooks to the Rams, how will the Patriots replace him?
Here’s an intriguing possibility: The Pats could trade for Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Beckham may not be interested in that. Of course, if the Patriots are willing to pay him what he wants, Beckham may be willing to give it a try.
This is where the run on offensive linemen likely will begin. The Falcons, like may teams picking near the end of the first round, don’t have many glaring needs, but shoring up their offensive line would be wise. Hernandez is a plug-and-play starter for either guard spot.
The Saints could look at guard prospects in Round 1, and they also could consider Lamar Jackson. But as they continue to retool their offense for the future, finding a top tight end is in the cards. Hurst is this draft’s best at the position.
Alexander’s talent and upside is clear, but inconsistency among other factors makes him risky as a first-rounder. Still, the Steelers are known to value talent first, especially for playmakers on defense, and Alexander eventually can be Joe Haden’s replacement.
A coaching change could have a significant impact on the roster, specifically at the quarterback position. If Dak Prescott plays more like he did in 2017 and less like he did in 2016, the next coach could push to make a change at quarterback.
That gives Prescott even more incentive to do whatever he needs to do to improve in 2018. If he fails, the team fails. If the team likely fails, Garrett quite possibly goes. If Garrett goes, Prescott’s future with the Cowboys may hinge on what would be a contract year in 2019.
For more on the current dynamics in Dallas, the video attached to this blurb includes a visit from Charean Williams to Friday’s PFT Live.
Teams rarely make moves up the draft board for anything other than what they hope will be a franchise quarterback. Sure, Barkley is a franchise running back, and the Jets’ backfield currently has former Browns early-down back Isaiah Crowell as its best new option in the wake of Matt Forte’s retirement. In relation, Barkley is Samsonite, but the Jets have had too much lost luggage at QB not to grab one of the Joshs off the carousel.