Answering NFL draft questions for potential top-10 picks: Who wants a QB?
As we pass the midway mark of the 2020 NFL season, some teams are more likely to have a top-10 pick in the 2021 NFL draft than to have a playoff berth by season’s end (though the Miami Dolphins could have both, thanks to the Houston Texans). In fact, ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI) gives 12 NFL teams a better than 45% chance of ending up with a selection in the top 10 come next April.
So what can those 12 teams look forward to if they do end up with a high draft pick? We asked our NFL Nation reporters two big questions about their teams’ likely approach to the draft, including one about the quarterback situation and looming decisions to be made. Which teams could be in the hunt for a new QB if they lock in a top pick? And what weaknesses should each team think about addressing?
Here is an early look at what Round 1’s top picks might bring, starting with the odds-on favorite to land the No. 1 selection. (Note: Teams are ordered by descending percentage chance to have a top-10 pick.)
New York Jets
FPI chances of a top-10 pick: 99.9%
Projected draft slot: 1
Get out your crystal ball: As it stands, there is a ___ % chance the Jets move on from Sam Darnold and draft a quarterback.
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