At some point, we’ll work through a thought experiment where Trevor Lawrence isn’t the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. That day is not today. The Clemson quarterback, Ross or not, is the goods. Lawrence’s arm, athleticism, size and playmaking are unbelievable. There’s a reason he’s considered a generational talent at the position. And as the Jacksonville Jaguars are in a period of transition, they would be thrilled to add him.
The Cincinnati Bengals selected Joe Burrow with the No. 1 pick this past year, which should begin to turn the franchise around. However, the Bengals are more than just a quarterback away from competing in the loaded AFC North, which is why they add Penei Sewell here. He’s a top-tier offensive tackle prospect who will pair perfectly with Jonah Williams as book-end tackles for the long haul.
While it may be too early to determine whether or not Daniel Jones is a superstar quarterback in the NFL, the New York Giants have 100 percent hitched their wagon to the youngster. So if they’re going to give him an honest shot, they need to get him a true No. 1 wide receiver. Ja’Marr Chase is that guy, the clear-cut WR1 in this draft class. He can win on all levels on the field and is the type of weapon Jones needs to fully determine whether or not he’s a franchise player.
For as much talent as the Washington Redskins have on the defensive line, they are lacking behind that unit. Patrick Surtain II can help with that, an all-around cornerback primed to start in the NFL already.
Some people might wonder if Washington would take a quarterback here to already move on from Dwayne Haskins. While not out of the question, I’m not buying the new Redskins regime being so ready to cut ties already.