Random rant here. I really wish the NFL would change the timing of the draft and free agency and flip flop them to have the draft first somehow. Nothing about the way they have it now makes sense to me. You are supposed to build a team through the draft and fill major holes in free agency. Right now teams are having to reach in the draft for positions of need instead of really trying to build with talent by taking best player available with the majority of their picks. The overall quality of the NFL on-field product would be better if the draft was first. And I know the NFLPA wants the veterans to be cashing in as much as possible and think changing the timing would hurt that, but I think it would do the opposite. Teams would be more desperate to throw money at free agents to fill glaring holes in free agency if it was after the draft. Right now a lot of teams are waiting for the draft instead of spending their money.
Final thought on this – if we didn’t already sign Case Keenum to big money in FA in 2018, do we draft a QB at 5 or even trade up to get Darnold that year?