Ask 5: Which QB do you prefer, Baker Mayfield or Josh Allen?
Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and Wyoming’s Josh Allen are two of the best, and most polarizing, QBs available in this year’s draft. We’ll get a chance to see them compete on the same stage next week when they participate in the Reese’s Senior Bowl. NFL Network will have live coverage of Senior Bowl practices beginning at 1 p.m. ET on Jan. 23, and tune in for exclusive coverage of the game on Jan. 27 at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Conclusion: I know some of these executives believe this is an obvious choice, but I find it difficult because these two guys are almost polar opposites. Allen has prototype size, arm strength and mobility while Mayfield is a creative wizard with outstanding ball placement and savvy. It took some time for me to decide how to rank the QBs in the 2018 draft class. How’d it shake out? Stay tuned. I’ll be releasing my top 50 prospects list early next week.
Wilks finished his first season as Carolina’s defensive coordinator after five years as the team’s secondary coach. Wilks also interviewed for the head coaching jobs with the Tennessee Titans and New York Giants.
Wilks will take over a talented Cardinals defense. With pass-rushing demon Chandler Jones, secondary stalwarts Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu and a bevy of young players, including safety Budda Baker and linebacker Haason Reddick, Arizona could boast the top defense in the NFC West under Wilks.
There will be questions on the offensive side of the ball, where quarterback Carson Palmer retired and Larry Fitzgerald is undecided on his future. Who Wilks taps for his offensive coordinator will be vital to Arizona’s success in 2018 and down the road. The Cardinals are interviewing former Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell for the job, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported, per a source.