Latest draft rumors
April, 24, 2013
By Adam Schefter | ESPN Insider
Getty ImagesGeno Smith, Ryan Nassib and Matt Barkley are the three top QBs on most teams' boards.Adam Schefter answers reader questions in his mailbag once a week during the NFL season. Got a query of your own? Submit it here.
Q: Is it really possible that Tyler Eifert could be a top-10 pick? Is he that much of a matchup threat?
-- Derek (Florida)
A: Top 10 seems a bit high, but again, if you like Eifert that much, go take him. The one thing I can tell you is, there are enough teams that are high on Eifert. I've seen some mocks in which Eifert is going later in the first round -- I don't think that will happen. It wouldn't floor me if he were a top-10 pick, but I think more than likely, he'll go in the 12-25 range, probably earlier rather than later.
Q: Adam, how many trades do you think there could be in the top 10? Will Cleveland move down? What about at the end of the first round to trade back in to take a QB?
-- Josh (Kansas)
A: My sense is most every team in the top 10 would love to find a trade partner to move down; problem is, which teams are willing to move up? And we probably won't know that until draft night, when teams see certain players slide. Cleveland is one of those teams that has made calls about moving back -- we'll see if it can find a trade partner. And you hit on the one scenario I do think could well come into play Thursday night: I could see no quarterback going early, and then some team trading into the 20s to pick the first one, just as Denver once did with Tim Tebow. I think it might be a while before we see the first quarterback (Geno Smith, Matt Barkley, EJ Manuel or Ryan Nassib) go, but it won't surprise me if we then see the other three come flying off the board in the next dozen or so picks. Again, there might not be any quarterbacks who are top-20 picks. But I could see four quarterbacks gone in the first 45 or so picks easily.