An early run on quarterbacks in the 2019 NFL Draft will help the Green Bay Packers.
The more quarterbacks selected early, the better for the Green Bay Packers. And you could make a case for three or four teams picking inside the top-11 to need a quarterback.
Despite selecting Josh Rosen a year ago, Kyler Murray remains a popular name in mock drafts to the Arizona Cardinals. Could the Oakland Raiders look to replace Derek Carr? It can’t be ruled out. The New York Giants? Yeah, they need a QB. And how about the Denver Broncos? Even after trading for Joe Flacco, they probably should still consider a quarterback.
Then consider the teams that could potentially trade up for a passer. How about the Miami Dolphins? They currently own the No. 13 pick, one after the Packers. The Washington Redskins from No. 15? Teams like the New York Jets or Detroit Lions may show interest in moving down.
As ever, quarterbacks are in high demand. Could three QBs go inside the top-11? It’s a possibility. Conor Orr of Sports Illustrated has that exact scenario playing out in his latest mock draft.
In such a scenario, the Packers would end up with more choice at No. 12 in the draft. Three QBs coming off the board ahead of Green Bay could be the difference between Ed Oliver making it to No. 12 or being selected earlier. It could even help the Packers get a tight end at No. 30.
Eleven players will be selected ahead of Green Bay. If three of them are QBs, that means the Packers effectively get a top-10 pick.
When we reach draft day on April 25, the Packers should hope the Cardinals select Kyler Murray first overall, and that the Raiders or Giants use their first pick on a quarterback.
It could help Green Bay’s top target fall to No. 12 overall.