The NFL officially opened its season with one of the most anticipated events of the year. This Thursday, April 29, the first night of the Draft, and the franchises made their first-round picks and trades outside FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The ceremony, although it had predictable selections, had several interesting points.
As for the first pick of the Draft, there were no surprises whatsoever. As anticipated for weeks, Jacksonville Jaguars selected quarterback Trevor Lawrence in the first overall pick., star of Clemson University. The player becomes the 26th quarterback to be selected at the first pick.
San Francisco 49ers and Trey Lance
After the expected selections of Tray Lawrence (Jaguars) and Zach Wilson (Jets), came the first question of the night with the San Francisco 49ers. From the previous one, the options of Mac Jones, Justin Fields and Trey Lance were anticipated, and sources close to the franchise affirm that even in the team’s directive there was this doubt until the moment they were called for the pick in the Draft. It is said that the assistant coaches of the ‘Niners’ found out live and direct of the selection of Trey Lance.
The hot swaps threw up an unusual scenario, and it is the large number of college peer gatherings in the Draft, with 5 franchises that made 2 picks from the same varsity team. The reunions are those of Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne (Jaguars), Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase (Bengals), Tua Tagovailoa and Jaylen Waddle (Dolphins), Jalen Hurts and DeVonta Smitn (Eagles) and Jerry Jeudy with Patrick Surtain II ( Broncos).
Surprisingly, the Draft made clear a trend in the league, and it is the shortage of offensive players. Of the first 20 selections of the ceremony, a total of 14 players were offensive, among whom there were mainly quarterbacks, tight ends, wide recievers, offensive tackles, offensive guards, etc. Only once were there 15 offenses in the first-round top 20, and that was in 1985.
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