Rumors of NFL drafts: Jets locked in Zach Wilson after Sam Darnold’s trade; What will the 49ers do in No. 3?
The NFL Draft drama begins at No. 3.
Monday’s trade between the Jets and the Panthers brought a little more clarity to this year’s draft board. New York sent quarterback Sam Darnold to Carolina in exchange for a 2021 sixth-round pick, a 2022 second-round pick and a 2022 fourth-round pick, bolstering Jets ’commitment to bringing the young QB to No. 2 overall pick.
Clemson star Trevor Lawrence is expected to be the Jaguar’s top candidate, and now that Darnold is gone, the Jets are blocked by BYU’s Zach Wilson, according to ESPN’s Todd McShay. Sharpie alert!
New York’s interest in Wilson has not been a secret, as many draft analysts have suggested that Jets always wanted the 21-year-old to correct the crime, including McShay’s ESPN colleague Steve Young. The Darnold trade confirms what has been stated before.
As for the biggest question in the 2021 NFL Draft: What will the 49ers do in No. 3? San Francisco reached an aggressive deal to move up the draft order and not lose its future quarterback. Excluding Lawrence and Wilson, the 49-year-olds are Mac Jones of Alabama, Trey Lance of North Dakota State or Justin Fields of Ohio State.
Meanwhile It looks like Fields and Lance have more potential He is said to have been a 49-year-old who has been given tremendous physical gifts rather than Jones Bending towards the Crimson Tide QB, threw 4,500 yards and 41 touchdowns last season.
“Most people in the league think that’s for Mac Jones,” Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network has just said that In the podcast “The Athletic Football Show.” “Among the people you would like to believe in and put your faith in, most of them think that’s going to be Mac Jones with that choice. So that’s so amazing.”
It’s worth noting that the NFL Draft is more than three weeks away, so a lot of things could change before the 49ers release their own Sharpie.