It’s a foregone conclusion that the Rams and Eagles will draft Jared Goff and Carson Wentz, in some order, to open the 2016 NFL Draft on Thursday.
But what the Chargers? What about the team sitting at No. 3? What will they do?
“I think that they’re going to try and get out of that spot,” NFL analyst Jay Glazer said on CBS Sports Radio’s The Doug Gottlieb Show. “I think that there’s a chance they could have a partner. Here’s the interesting thing about this draft as opposed to last year. Last year, I could have told you (on that) Tuesday most of the picks because nobody was in love with the same guys. They were so all over the place that you would have a guy that you loved at 5 and others had him in the second round. It was really that all over the place. Last year, I had a real good read on it because it wasn’t even close. This year, a lot of guys are kind of lumped in together. They all kind of like the same guy. They all look at it like, ‘Yeah, it drops off after 10.’ And then there’s another level in the mid-range over to like 30. So all those teams (with picks in the middle of the first round), they’re going to look to try and drop back down the other way. Everybody right now from 10 to 15, in that area, is really hoping there’s a reach, that somebody kind of shocks you so that one of those top-10 guys – or two of them – could (fall).”
As for the top two quarterbacks, Glazer is a big fan of Wentz – in part because he’s not a diva or a distraction.
“I friggin’ love what this guy’s upside is,” Glazer said. “He just wants to be a quarterback and drive a little tractor and that’s it.”
In other NFL news, Glazer was asked about Tom Brady’s four-game suspension. Glazer doesn’t understand all of the legal ins and outs, but he finds the entire situation ludicrous.
“When it comes to legal mumbo-jumbo, I got no idea what the hell I’m talking about,” he said. “I think I can figure out women before I’ll figure out the judicial system. I know there’s a bunch of other steps. I don’t know what the other legalities are because, well, I’m just not smart enough to decipher what’s right and what’s wrong when all these attorneys are trying to explain it to me. All I could tell you is I would think our government has better ways to spend their time than friggin’ deflated football a year-and-a-half later. This is still going on? You got to be kidding me. Enough already. Our court system is spending time on this when we got real issues in the real world going on. You got to be kidding me.”