This is the end of the quarterback evaluation process for the Jets. Factor in his toughness, his football IQ and his burning desire to win and, well, talk about a great fit for a team that hasn't had a franchise quarterback in four decades. If there's a hang-up with Mayfield, it's that he's only a shade above 6-feet tall.
"Josh Allen, to me, he could be a superstar". This year, if the Cleveland Browns (who need a quarterback) draft Barkley at No. 1 anyway, look for the Giants to take Chubb at No. 2 since the defensive end pool drops significantly after his selection or trade down a few notches and get Nelson. If it does, he and whichever passer winds up at No. 1 overall - likely Darnold, Josh Rosen, or Josh Allen - would see their National Football League careers top out at "underwhelming".
What I'm hearing: The same. "I just love his energy and athletic ability". With the 4th pick, there are plenty of scenarios I could imagine. Suddenly, Allen is the hot name. According to multiple whispers around the league's water cooler, that would include NY nabbing former Penn State running back Saquon Barkley with the second overall pick. Wouldn't that be something? It may very well be Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Saquon Barkley or someone else mentioned earlier. "And I know Gettleman has no history of trading down".
What I'm hearing: The Jets apparently bought into the Allen/Browns chatter because they hastily arranged a trip to Florham Park for Darnold, who originally wasn't on their list of top-30 visits. The New York Jets got the No. 3 pick, while the Buffalo Bills moved from No. 21 to No. 12 with an eye on perhaps going up even further. We could also see a team like Jacksonville take a shot.
While NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah said last week that he could see Davis being selected in the first round, ESPN draft experts Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. differ on that viewpoint of the former Tigers All-American. The Jets might smell an opportunity, especially if they have the hots for Darnold.
Josh Allen had the lowest drop rate of all the top QB's in this year's draft class.
He has clearly taken big strides under his current coaching staff but at some point, you have to ask how much you really expect a guy to develop. "I would say for him maybe third, fourth (round)". A trade in the previous year's draft landed New England the Saints' No. 27 pick to pair with its own No. 31 pick.
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