NFL Draft 2018: Minnesota Vikings 7-round mock draft
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 18, 2018,
Apr 18, 2018, 22:32
"He has. We'll see".
Barkley is just as impressive catching the ball out of the backfield as he is running it. He was also the cornerstone of a defense that led the Giants to two Super Bowls (1986, 1990). His ability to make something out of nothing is second to none in this class, hence the comparison to Sanders. ESPN analyst Todd McShay, for one, had Mayfield at No. 19, to the Chargers. It may very well be Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Saquon Barkley or someone else mentioned earlier. I'm not taking anything away from Elliott's rare talents - he's obviously a great player - but Barkley has more wiggle and top-end speed than Elliott.
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Nelson and the Chicago Bears seem like the flawless connection. And given the historical hit rate of quarterback evaluation, that reason may be as good as any. The New York Giants are also potentially looking for Eli Manning's successor under center.
The New York Jets have already moved up to the third pick to take a quarterback.
If you're a pessimist, however, the biggest negative is that Allen is bad at just about everything else that makes a quarterback good. He even caught a touchdown during his senior season at Oklahoma. He reeled in 83 passes for 1,159 yards and 11 touchdowns in three seasons. Josh Allen has that coveted big arm but serious accuracy issues. This would only happen if both the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets decide they do not want Rosen or Darnold, arguably the top two quarterback prospects in the NFL Draft.
The standout from Allen's numbers must be his 56 percent completion rate while starting at Wyoming the last two years. He has been in to visit the Browns (as has every other QB). The best part of the National Football League offseason is rapidly approaching, and it's nearly here. But there's a chance, albeit a slight one, that Jackson could fall to them. Also, what would be the point of drafting Davis Webb, whose talent and work ethic past year has impressed the Giants so much that safety Landon Collins said that the future front office should not draft a quarterback in the next draft, assuring them that, "Davis is gonna be really good in the league when it's his time".