The most likely scenario to me by the time the draft rolls around is Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen going 1-2 in some order. But nothing is written in pen until the card is turned in on draft night, and as a result, mock draft season is the perfect time to game out how different decisions made by teams at the top of the draft could play out as we go down the board.
In previous mocks, I've slotted Rosen in No. 2 to the Giants. That's a possibility even if the Giants decide to keep Eli Manning around for 2018, as new general manager Dave Gettleman has said is his intent. Here, though, we're going to see what happens if the Giants aren't sold on Rosen or any of the quarterbacks available at No. 2, or if they're confident Davis Webb can develop into the long-term starter.
So with the decision to pass on Rosen at No. 2, I'm going to explore what happens if some of these QB prospects don't blow up the pre-draft process and instead slip a bit further than expected. Most likely, they'll be moving back up in future versions of this mock. But what if a large portion of teams fill holes at the position via free agency and trade? Between Alex Smith, Nick Foles, AJ McCarron, Sam Bradford, Teddy Bridgewater, Tyrod Taylor and others, there should be plenty of options available in March, even if more-coveted quarterbacks like Kirk Cousins, Drew Brees or even Case Keenum and Blake Bortles stay put.
It's not crazy to imagine a scenario where we only see two top-10 quarterbacks drafted. Let's see what that looks like now.
Below is the current draft order, which features a coin flip at No. 9 and 10 and the possibility of a swap at No. 31 and 32.