After a flurry of moves in recent weeks, the NFL draft is now poised to have three quarterbacks selected with the first three picks.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are widely expected to select Trevor Lawrence at No. 1. After trading away Sam Darnold, the New York Jets are set to pick a QB at No. 2, presumably Zach Wilson. After trading up to No. 3, the San Francisco 49ers are also expected to select a QB.
There have been rumors that San Francisco is targeting Mac Jones.
If Lawrence, Wilson and Jones go 1-3 in the draft, that would leave Justin Fields and Trey Lance to fall to No. 4, a pick currently owned by the Atlanta Falcons. If a team is hoping to land either Fields or Lance, trading up to No. 4 might be the best way to make sure they get him.
The Denver Broncos own pick No. 9, and they might make sense as a potential trade partner for the Falcons, who are open to trading down. Atlanta has already received calls from teams considering trading up to No. 4.
If the Broncos are hoping to select a top QB prospect, trading up would greatly improve their chances, so we’ll be tracking buzz about the Falcons’ potential trade interest in the coming weeks.