whodatworm23 Posted April 3, 2021 Share Posted April 3, 2021 Imagine for a moment if you will that the 2021 NFL drafts first 7 picks plays out as follows… #1. Jaguars take Trevor Lawrence: No shock here, consensus #1 and has been since his freshman season. #2. Jets take Zach Wilson: This appears more and more a lock with each passing day with even former BYU and Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young saying that the Jets are committed to Wilson at #2. #3. 49ers take Justin Fields: Here’s where the draft takes a little bit of a turn. All of the talk at the moment is of the Nines taking Mac Jones and while it would seem like a good fit, the best player to ever run the Shanahan system was John Elway and Fields is the most physically gifted quarterback in this class and that simply cannot be overlooked when giving up this much in trade value. I think Kyle Shanahan is loving everyone thinking they know what he’s going to do when he knows he’s going to draft the more gifted athlete at the position all along. #4. Broncos trade up with Falcons and take Trey Lance: With Fields off the board the Falcons look for the best option via trade and find it in Denver as they likely wouldn’t trade within the division with Carolina. The Broncos seize the opportunity to come up and land their quarterback of the future in the raw but talented Lance. #5. Bengals take Ja'Marr Chase: The Bengals never make deals and everyone wants to give them a tackle here and while I understand that, Chase is a special talent and Joe Burrow will have a say in this as the Cincinnati front office has committed to consulting with him on personal moves recently according to reports. This draft offers depth at the tackle position either at the top of the 2nd round or late 1st if the Bengals choose to trade back up. #6. Dolphins take Kyle Pitts: The Dolphins traded back up with Philadelphia for the 6th pick because I believe they want to walk away from this round with either Chase or Pitts and would be happy with either. Here they land Pitts giving their young quarterback Tua a dynamic weapon and safety valve. #7. Saints trade up with Lions and take Mac Jones: 💥 💥 💥 BOOM 💥 💥 💥 So if the draft played out like this to this point, we’d have the top 4 quarterbacks off the board already with the Lions on the clock and Carolina then Atlanta coming up at picks 8 & 9. I’m not going to go into Jones comparisons to Drew Brees as a college prospect but their there. The Lions are in a rebuilding mode with former Saints assistant HC Dan Campbell at the helm giving both New Orleans and Detroit a comfort level in trade talks built off trust. Compensation will be key but outside of Carolina at 8 and possibly New England at 15, I don’t see much of a bidding war to acquire Jones at this point so I doubt the price will be driven out of reach. It’ll still be costly though… I’m thinking to realistically come up from 28 to 7 its gonna cost a 1st and 3rd in both 2021 & 2022. The issue will be if the Lions expect 2023 draft compensation as well… I think that’s where the Saints would draw the line. So here I have them giving up picks 28, 98 & 218 in 2021 and their 1st and 3rd round picks in 2022 for the 7th overall selection and the right to draft Mac Jones. The question I pose to you is would you make this trade and or how would you feel if this trade did occur? WHODAT? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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