Top 5 NFL Franchises That Drafted A Quarterback To Aid Them in The Future
The Top 5 NFL Teams That Drafted A QB And How They Could Impact Their New Teams For The Better In The Near Future
1. Denver Broncos
Paxton Lynch (1st Round 26th Overall), College 2015-2016 Stats- 3,778 Passing Yards, 28 Touchdowns Thrown, 4 Interceptions, 13 Games Played
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Paxton Lynch has a strong arm and is very athletic for his size. I ranked Paxton higher than Carson Wentz and Jared Goff because Paxton will have Pro Bowl Wide Receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders to throw to, along with Pro Bowl Running Back C.J. Anderson to hand the ball off to. The Broncos will also have majority of their defense back this upcoming season. The Broncos pick of Lynch shows that as off now Mark Sanchez is the starter because of his experience. Lynch struggles with footwork and throwing accuracy, but given time could improve. Lynch may not be the Broncos stating QB this 2016-2017 season, however the Broncos will give all their QB’s a fighting chance for the starting role.
2. Los Angeles Rams,
Jared Goff (1st Round 1st Overall), College 2015-2016 Stats- 4,714 Passing Yards, 43 Touchdowns Thrown, 13 Interceptions, 13 Games Played
The Los Angeles Rams are hoping that they have drafted their future franchise QB in Jared Goff. With the addition of Goff, Rams QB’s Case Keenum and Nick Foles have been on the trading block. Goff threw well at the Combine, and his Pro Day. Goff has problems when under pressure, but the Rams will possibly make Goff their week 1 starter, since they were willing to trade either Keenum or Foles. Goff will have Todd Gurley, and Tavon Austin to help him offensively, and should transition well to the NFL.
3. Philadelphia Eagles
Carson Wentz (1st Round 2nd Overall), College 2015-2016 Stats- 1,651 Passing Yards, 17 Touchdowns Thrown, 4 Interceptions, 7 Games Played
The Eagles traded with the Cleveland Browns for the 2nd draft pick and took Carson Wentz. The Philadelphia Eagles have made it clear that Sam Bradford will be their starter this 2016-2017 NFL season while Wentz will develop behind him. Wentz will need to adjust to his new opponents in the NFL, but has a lot of upside in his field vision and experience working under center. When Wentz becomes the starter in the future he should have Jordan Matthews and Zach Ertz to throw to, as well as Ryan Matthews to run the ball. Wentz should come back from his broken wrist ready to go.
4. Dallas Cowboys
Dak Prescott (4th Round 135th Overall), College 2015-2016 Stats- 3,793 Passing Yards, 29 Touchdowns Thrown, 5 Interceptions, 13 Games Played
The Dallas Cowboys missed out on drafting Paxton Lynch or Connor Cook, and settled for Dak Prescott. A pick I like, Prescott will have time to develop behind Tony Romo, and if eventually made a starter, will have Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams, and Jason Witten to throw to, as well as Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris or newly drafted running back Ezekiel Elliott to run the ball. Prescott is a good running QB, but needs to improve on accuracy.
5. Oakland Raiders
Connor Cook (4th Round 100th Overall), College 2015-2016 Stats- 3,131 Passing Yards, 24 Touchdowns Thrown, 7 Interceptions, 13 Games Played
Oakland drafted Connor Cook who will be the back-up for Derek Carr. Obviously not Oakland’s new franchise QB, Cook could emerge if Carr is injured and has to miss some time. If ever started, Cook would have Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree to throw to, as well as Latavius Murray to run the ball. A young team, the Raiders would be okay if Carr was to get injured and a developed Cook stepped in. Cook needs to improve his accuracy, but will have lots of time to adjust behind Carr.