One half of the NFL’s Wild Card Round is in the books with two more games left to play on Sunday. With their Saturday losses, the Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions joined the other 20 teams that are now preparing for a long offseason.
Next up for them is the NFL draft, which presents an opportunity for teams to immediately acquire a game-changer.
The potential game-changing impact of rookies was most recently put on display by quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott, who throttled the Dallas Cowboys to a 13-3 record, an NFC East title and the No. 1 seed in the conference.
With that, let’s take a look at my latest mock draft predicting which elite talents will go in the first round:
Could 3 Quarterbacks Go in Round 1?
This could be the third time since 2014 that three quarterbacks are selected in the first round, given the need for passers around the league.
While the Cleveland Browns could take a quarterback with their No. 1 overall pick, it was revealed back in December that the organization has an “astronomical grade” on Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
At No. 2, though, the San Francisco 49ers need to find another option other than Colin Kaepernick or Blaine Gabbert.
In 2016, the 49ers’ passing …