Every week Daniel Jeremiah asks five NFL executives a question. This week, it was in regards to the 2018 NFL Draft and which team is most likely to make a move up for a quarterback this year?
The answers were heavily in favor of the Arizona Cardinals being the team to move up:
Executive 1: Arizona Cardinals
Currently hold: Pick 15 in Round 1
“The Cardinals need to get their quarterback of the future. Every other team in that division is set with a talented, young QB. I’m sure they’ll do their best to move up for one of the top guys in this year’s group.”
Executive 3: Arizona Cardinals
”I’d probably lean toward Arizona, but there are a lot of teams in the QB market. Several teams outside the top 10 have been doing a ton of homework on the quarterbacks. Teams like the Steelers, Chargers, Dolphins could be candidates to move up.”
Executive 5: Arizona Cardinals
”Initially I thought Buffalo, but the more I look at it, I will say Arizona. (Sam) Bradford’s presence allows them to develop someone for a year. A rebuild has begun already, but other parts of an aging core group will be gone in the next couple years. Perfect timing to hand the QB job over to someone like Josh Allen.”
Three of the five picked the Arizona Cardinals to be the team that makes a move up in the draft.
The question has been how high up will they go?
They allegedly balked at the asking price of a future first to move up last year, this year, it could cost them even more if a quarterback doesn’t fall past the top five.
If one does, it will then cause quite the bidding war for teams with multiple picks, Bills and Patriots, or with a team in a better position to give up more, think the Saints or Jaguars.
To see the Cardinals at the top of this list is certainly interesting.
Steve Keim is known for his aggressiveness in the draft, but always on day two and three, not on day one.
Did last year’s draft change his philosophy or is this wishful thinking of exec’s hoping to pull a bounty of picks away from Arizona?
We’ll know for sure in two weeks.