Football fans go from obsessing over fantasy lineups and whether or not they should purchase the Sunday Ticket package, to becoming armchair general managers commanding the war room that makes up their head in a matter of months, largely due to the media frenzy that the draft has become.
This year’s draft is no different. It’s hard to open up social media nowadays without seeing debates over who the best player at a particular position is, or for the even more dedicated fans, who their favorite team should spend their mid-round picks on.
Little do they know that the fifth-round pick they are obsessing over will more-likely-than-not be spending Sundays on their couch five years from now.
Nevertheless, it’s time for me to obsess over the draft like all the other maniacs out there.
1. Arizona Cardinals: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
The Cardinals have gone from fringe-Super Bowl contenders to a team that needs football’s version of Marie Kondo in just a few years.
Josh Rosen has the potential to be a franchise quarterback, but it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the Kliff Kingsbury-led Cardinals will opt for Kyler Murray and hope to trade Rosen for about 50 cents on the dollar in the coming weeks.
2. San Francisco 49ers: Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State
Don’t be surprised if Quinnen WIlliams is the pick here, but John Lynch knows the value of a reliable exterior pass rusher, and he’d land one by drafting Bosa.