Hello Economics 101: the law of supply and demand. On the supply side, most mock drafts believe there are four first-round passers, Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert, and Jordan Love. Some even believe they could all go in the top ten. At this point in the scenarios, Burrow is gone. Additionally, Love may not be in the class of the other three.
Some scouts are very impressed with his 6-4, 225-pound body and strong passing arm. Others are of the opinion that the Utah State product is the most overrated player in this draft. So depending on how teams value Love, there may be only two viable NFL starters available.
Moving to the demand side, there are more than a few teams looking for quarterbacks. Both Miami (5th overall), and Los Angeles (6th overall) are in a must-draft a quarterback now situation. Jacksonville (9th) and Las Vegas (12th) would like to upgrade the position.
That’s four teams for only two or three (depending on how they feel about Love) QBs. With Washington and Detroit staying with their picks, it’s a seller’s market for Gettleman.
GMDG has a bidding war on his hands. This is his chance at redemption after being suckered by misinformation last year. As much as the Los Angeles Chargers would like to compete for the Giants first-round pick, they don’t have enough draft capital to do it, so the Lightning Bolts are out of the running, for now. The phone in Big Blue’s war room is ringing, let’s see what the Jags, Dolphins, and Raiders can do to persuade Gettleman.