Josh Rosen (Arizona Cardinals): Rosen landed in the perfect place for him. He gets a good front office with Steve Keim at the helm, great veteran leaders in David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald, and gets to play in an indoor stadium. The Cardinals have gone from one of the worst teams in football, to a team that now has a lot of hope in 2018 because of Rosen.
Sam Darnold (New York Jets): The Jets were smart to pounce on Darnold after he fell to them in the draft, and I think he has a bright future in this league. The Jets won’t set the league on fire this year but, Darnold will at least make them entertaining.
Mitchell Trubisky (Chicago Bears): I wasn’t very impressed with Trubisky last year, but the Bears have had a great offseason and Trubisky may take a dramatic leap forward in his sophomore season as a result of this. Matt Nagy will be able to help Trubisky more than John Fox could.
Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs): I was hesitant to believe in Mahomes headed into last year, but he did a pretty good job when he played. Mahomes will have a lot of help around him in Kansas City.
Lamar Jackson (Baltimore Ravens): Jackson isn’t ready to be a NFL starter right now, but if you give him a year or two to learn the NFL game (similar to what Kansas City did with Patrick Mahomes), he has the potential to be one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in the game.
I trust that the Ravens regime of Ozzie Newsome/Eric DeCosta and John Harbaugh will help him transition well to the NFL.