The Washington Commanders have themselves a quarterback, as the team agreed to a trade with Indianapolis for Carson Wentz. Wentz is far removed from the MVP-caliber he was before injuries took their toll, but he is used to playing in the NFC East and is an upgrade over Taylor Heinicke.
Now, the Commanders have to try and put a capable team around him, and they continue to bolster the defensive line with Jermaine Johnson. This is a player who would certainly be a top-10 pick this April, but if he falls outside of pick No. 11 the Commanders have to be waiting with open arms.
The Minnesota Vikings are sticking with Kirk Cousins, which means they are going to be out on a quarterback during this draft cycle. They could revisit that next year, but for now, first-year head coach Kevin O’Connell will have the veteran under center when they kick off the 2022 NFL season.
That means the Vikings will be looking elsewhere at pick No. 12 overall, and with this selection, they take the defensive tackle that turned a lot of heads during the NFL Combine. Jordan Davis displayed a rare blend of size and speed during the NFL Combine, making him a legitimate top-half of the first-round pick this April.
Looking at the Cleveland Browns roster heading into draft season, it is pretty clear that they need to start adding some offensive weapons around Baker Mayfield. The organization decided that they will continue to roll with Mayfield as their quarterback, but with OBJ and Jarvis Landry leaving, they have to bring in a playmaker at wide receiver.
Enter Jameson Williams, who may have torn up his knee during the national title game, but he is still regarded as the best wideout in this draft class. In fact, he is well ahead of schedule in terms of his rehab, so him being able to make an immediate impact as a rookie is a very real possibility for the Browns.
Pick No. 14 belongs to the Baltimore Ravens, who are a team that I believe will be right back in the mix in the AFC next season. Of course, the AFC North is loaded and has the reigning AFC champions in the division, but Baltimore would have been a legitimate playoff team had Lamar Jackson not gotten hurt in the second half of the season.
With a healthy Jackson back, the offensive should roll, which means the Ravens should be able to use this selection on the defense. David Ojabo is an absolute athletic freak of nature, and he improves one of the few weak parts of this Ravens defense immediately.