Matt Miller’s Scouting Notebook: When, Where Will Top QBs Land in NFL Draft?

The biggest question among every person who follows the NFL draft or works in the industry right now is “Where will the quarterbacks go?” I actually woke up to that text from a high-level executive on Thursday morning. The problem is, we’re all waiting to see what the Cleveland Browns do with the No. 1 overall pick first.

The NFL draft is like a game of dominos in that once a team makes a move, there’s a ripple effect that changes every pick made after it. With all the focus being on the top quarterbacks, now is a good time to look at some scenarios for each and how that could affect the first round.

Sam Darnold, USC

Range: Picks No. 1 through No. 3 overall

Darnold may very well be the first pick in the draft, but as of right now, Browns general manager John Dorsey isn’t leaking his intentions. If Darnold is the first pick, the New York Giants likely select running back Saquon Barkley at No. 2 overall, and the New York Jets have to decide between Josh Allen, Josh Rosen and Baker Mayfield at No. 3.

If the Browns opt to go with Josh Allen, all the intel I’ve gathered says Darnold would be off the board to the Jets at nfl cheap jerseys¬† No. 3. He is seen by NFL scouts as the safest and best quarterback in this class and won’t be waiting long to hear his name called Thursday night.

Josh Allen, Wyoming

Range: Picks No. 1 through No. 5 overall

Allen’s exact landing spot is tough to predict, but there are multiple scenarios running around that should be addressed.nfl jerseys cheap china

The Browns could take Allen at No. 1 overall and end his draft night wait early. And that’s a scenario many in the NFL do believe could happen. One source I spoke to this week downright thinks it’ll happen. If the Browns don’t select Allen with the first pick, where would he go?

Allen’s range is the top five picks. The Jets could consider him at No. 3, a team could trade with the Browns to move up to No. 4¬† nfl jerseys for him, or he could go to the Denver Broncos at No. 5 if they keep the pick. Based on multiple conversations with teams this week, it doesn’t sound like the strong-armed nfl jersey Wyoming quarterback gets out of the top five.