NFL draft: Jets exchanging Sam Darnold deletes most secret at No. 2 pick. The 49ers’ expectations of something abnormal occurring in front of them in the current year’s draft were run Monday when the Jets exchanged quarterback Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers.
Darnold’s takeoff from New York leaves the Jets without a beginning sign guest and concretes what was conjectured from the start – they’re drafting a quarterback.
This was likely the case regardless of whether Darnold remained, yet his quality left some wiggle room for shenanigans at the second pick. Maybe a group blew the Jets away with a proposal to climb in front of the 49ers, or possibly they could draft a non-quarterback to attempt to improve the program around Darnold. Those situation were remote chances, yet they were on the table as long as Darnold was near.
All things being equal, New York picked to leave no uncertainty. They sent Darnold to the Carolina Panthers in return for a threesome of draft picks. They’ll draft a quarterback after the Jaguars select Trevor Lawrence, and the 49ers will have their decision of three quarterbacks.
There’s still some vulnerability at No. 2 however that could mess up the highest point of the draft. BYU QB Zach Wilson is broadly expected to go No. 2 generally. On the off chance that the Jets pass on him, there could be some mayhem either at No. 3 or after. While the majority of the vulnerability is gone, barely stays that the second pick will in any case accompany some interest for the 49ers.