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The lead-up to the NFL Draft is an important time to understand the potential landing spots and the potential fallout for incoming rookies. Grindingthemocks.com compiles mock draft data throughout the pre-draft process that can be valuable in the process. Mock draft data, as well as publicly available betting lines, provide insight into when players may hear their names called and which teams may be interested in calling their names. The articles would focus on potential landing spots and the potential impact of the landing spots.
Who does Carolina take at number 1?
Carolina traded a big haul to move from the ninth pick to the first overall in the draft to select their franchise quarterback. Since the trade, there have been stark changes in the betting odds. Before the trade, Bryce Young was the favorite to be selected first in the draft, but the odds changed sharply in favor of C.J. Stroud almost immediately after the trade. At his height, the implied odds of Stroud being the pick for Carolina were around 75%. Since then, the odds slipped, with Young now the favorite with around 66% implied odds based on the betting market. The selection of a quarterback will likely spell doom for Matt Carroll. If you roster Carrol, consider trading him for a draft pick upgrade, or use him as part of a bigger deal to clear the roster spot.
To get a sense of the market, here is a recent actual trade from a MyFantasyLeague.com league so you can see what GMs got in return for Carrol. Every league is different, of course, but a trade in an existing real league can give you a pretty good feel for the cost and type of trade package it might take to acquire him.
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