There’s a chance one of the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft will fall to the Houston Texans.
NFL Network’s draft analyst Mike Mayock was on a conference call with the media on Monday and of course talked about this year’s weak class of quarterbacks.
“So if you’re asking me whether the Jets at No. 6 should take a quarterback, I would emphatically tell you no,” said Mayock via Texans Wire.
“As a matter of fact, I don’t have a Top 10 grade on any quarterback in this draft,” he said.
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During an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday, Mayock once again said he wouldn’t take a quarterback high in this year’s draft because none of this year’s prospects is ready to start right away.
Mayock did say that he believes there are some quarterbacks worthy of being taken in the first round.
“The way I got the quarterback thing segmented this year, is that the top four guys all have in my mind, first round talent. They also have different issues associated with each one of them,” said Mayock.
When thinking of this year’s NFL draft, I get flashbacks of the 2011 draft when teams reached on Christian Ponder, Jake Locker and Baline Gabbert due to the fact that the prospects that year were bad, other than Cam Newton of course.
NFL teams are so desperate for a franchise quarterback they often reach and then strike out.
There is of course the chance that a quarterback like Mitch Trubisky, DeShaun Watson or DeShone Kizer could fall to the Texans in April’s draft.