“Dallas had no intention of taking a receiver,” the executive said. “Then the receiver who was arguably the top one in the class (CeeDee Lamb) falls to them. OK, they are going to be in 11 personnel a lot. It makes sense, them taking him.”
Sando also spoke with NFL executive, who believes Dallas’ 2020 draft class is among the best in the league.
“The only thing you can say about them is, a lot of guys they took are super talented,” the exec tells Sando. “[Trevon] Diggs was probably the third-best corner on the board. If you get the best out of him, you hit a grand slam. This draft to me is probably one of the best ones. When your owner is also the GM, you can take some risks.”
Even so, the executive doesn’t think it was a crazy pick for
“The biggest problem with something like that is the message it sends to people who like to crush Carson Wentz,” an exec tells Sando. “That is a tough media market, so it sends a really weird message. But if you think about it, Carson Wentz has been hurt every year of his career. The backup quarterback is an important position, but to them it is critical because that person is going to have to come in and win you a couple of games. I don’t think it’s all that crazy.”
Regarding the idea of Hurts having a Taysom Hill-like role with the Eagles, a separate evaluator doesn’t think Hurts is ready for this.
“What they are expecting is to maybe get the Taysom Hill contributions but I don’t think this kid is ready to do that,” the evaluator said. “He’s fast, but he is not 4.4 Taysom Hill fast and he is not 220 like Taysom Hill. People do not realize how legitimately big and fast and strong that guy is. This seemed like a luxury pick and too early to do that.”
- Mike Kaye notes that draft pick Jack Driscoll could potentially move to the center position and serve as the backup to C Jason Kelce.
- Ralph Vacchiano writes that Jabrill Peppers and Xavier McKinney will likely serve as the Giants’ starting safeties next season. He expects James Bradberry and Deandre Baker to be their starting cornerbacks.
- Despite not selecting a wide receiver in the draft, Vacchiano mentions that Austin Mack or Binjimen Victor may emerge as the Giants fourth receiver.