These days NFL rookies are expected to adapt to new teams and deliver results. No player feels such pressure than the quarterback. Patrick Mahomes started his first season behind Alex Smith but became MVP the following year. Last year Lamar Jackson dove right into the heat as a full-time first starter. He handled such pressure very well and went on to become the season’s MVP. Picking and mentoring a rookie quarterback is not an exact science. Therefore, every team hopes to get the right match in the first pick of the draft.
Here are the draft picks every team hopes to get in the first draft.
Joe Burrow, LSU
Joe made this year’s college football very exciting. He led Louisiana state to an undefeated season on the road to a national title. What makes this an amazing feat is that LSU defeated all top seven opponents. Burrow also has the leagues SEC highest record with 5,671 yards and an impressive 60 touchdowns.
Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
Tagovailoa would be this season’s first pick if it weren’t for his hip injury. That, and Joe Burrow’s exemplary form. However, Tua is elusive in the field, instinctive in reading plays and collected under overwhelming pressure. His accuracy is also impressive. He had a 71 percent average in 3,966 yards and 43 touchdowns against only three interceptions.
Justin Herbert, Oregon
Herbert had a shaky season where he proved to struggle under pressure. But, his stats are enough to attract any franchise. Herbert dedicated four years to Oregon, averaging a completion rate of 64 percent. He threw 10,541 yards and scored 95 touchdowns.
Jordan Love, Georgia
At 6’4″, 225 pounds Jordan is the most intimidating player in the NFL. His stats are also off the charts, with a completion rate of 61.2 percent. He passed over 8,600 yards and was able to score 60 touchdowns. His passes suffered only 29 interceptions in his three years playing for Georgia.