A while back, just after the Philadelphia Eagles traded Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins, we made a case for why QB Jimmy Clausen would not experience a 1st round slide that could result in the Vikings taking the Notre Dame QB at #30.
The basis for our opinion that Clausen wouldn’t end up with the Vikings was independent of the Vikings actual feelings about him – I still don’t know what the Vikings think of Clausen – and was instead was more a product of the high number of teams that could easily justify using an early 1st round pick on a QB.
Ultimately, we guessed that Clausen could go as early as #7 to Cleveland or to San Francisco at #17 at the latest. Then we stumbled upon San Jose Mercury News columnist Tim Kawakami (per profootballtalk.com), who made a compelling argument – citing a league source – that the furthest Clausen would fall is to the 49ers at pick #13 (San Francisco has two 1st round picks).
Because Jimmy Clausen is one of the draft-eligible players I’m asked about the most, I thought I would pass along Kawakami’s report. Let the draft-related speculation continue!
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