Evans, an athletic, off-the-line inside linebacker who also played some on the edge for the Crimson Tide, is considered one of the best players at his position in this draft class and is projected as a first-round pick. Is the 2018 NFL Draft the flawless opportunity for them to ensure a return trip to the Super Bowl next season?
That's not hyperbole: they have the No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and, barring something VERY surprising, they will take a quarterback with that pick. He has all the tools that teams look for in a franchise quarterback. They offer the Giants both their first round picks to move up and get the quarterback they so desperately need after trading Tyrod Taylor away to the Browns this past March. A couple possible picks that we could see Jacksonville make would be to select Texas A&M receiver Christian Kirk, or tight end Mike Gisecki from Penn State.
The Patriots will have plenty of opportunities to address their needs early in the draft as they have four picks in the first 63 overall - two first-round picks and two second-round picks. Let's take a look at what their top three picks could look like now that they have traded up and appear poised to take a quarterback...
With Ben getting older by the season and the current contract situation with Bell, they could choose a running back and a quarterback at some point in the draft. The select Vita Vea, the versatile human wrecking ball to create some disruption in the trenches. They lost 11 of the last 12 games of the season and did not even come close to qualifying for a playoff spot. The odds may be against the likes of Hilland, Caskin and company to join the NFL ranks, but that should not stop them from pursuing their dreams of playing professional football and joining the exclusive fraternity of former College athletes who reached the NFL. "He is a unsafe receiver who could end up being a draft-day steal".
Behind Washington, the Chargers had the second-worst rushing defense in the league previous year and they also take control of that problem by acquiring a defensive tackle in Da'Ron Payne.