The MMQB Draft Insider: Everything We Know
We decided to do something special for this week’s podcast. So special that we couldn’t help but say “special” three times in the title. The entire staff of The MMQB stopped by this week’s episode, everyone dumping out all the draft knowledge they have.
Usually I fill this space with some kind of teaser for the show but there’s no time to lose; we have a two-hour show. So dive in.
If you’re looking for a specific writer, here’s when each appears, and the subject matter we discuss (though we talk general draft gossip with everyone):
Peter King (0:00–21:51): On the Chargers’ move, teams most likely to trade up on Thursday night, plans for the Browns and Broncos. (I also asked who would be under center for Denver on Opening Night, and the answer made me do a full-on spit take.)
Emily Kaplan (21:54–34:08): Where the NFL draft and combine are headed next, and Connor Cook: Weirdo or Not A Weirdo.
Robert Klemko (34:09–50:27): The “other” QBs—Cardale Jones, Dak Prescott and Kevin Hogan—and what three rising teams will do on draft night.
Kalyn Kahler (50:57–1:02:40): Dancing with the Stars (well, maybe not a star, but a very good running back prospect who’s taken up Irish Dance) and where Derrick Henry fits in this draft.
Andy Benoit (1:02:41–1:23:11): Breaking down Wentz (he’s much more pro ready than you think) and Goff, as well as Kevin Dodd, Shaq Lawson, Reggie Ragland and Jarran Reed.
Andrew Brandt (1:23:12–1:36:06): Why the Rams and Eagles made the wrong moves, what goes on inside a war room, and the story behind the Packers drafting Aaron Rodgers.
Jenny Vrentas (1:36:36–1:54:04): Myles Jack’s knee (and his overwhelming talent), “The Kicker” (Roberto Aguayo), “The German” (Moritz Boehringer), The Christian Hackenberg Enigma, and the Bills’ plans at quarterback.
And that’s it! Just an insane amount of last-minute draft info. If you missed the Podcast Mock Draft Andy Benoit and I did on the regularly scheduled show, you can catch up on those episodes here.
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