Manuel made one start in place of Carr last season, which seems to be the limit for him in his role. Cook can be developed more, and Johnson gives the Raiders a presence who’s been in a lot of QB rooms.
Bradford figures to be the favorite to start over Rosen. At some point, if the rookie first-round pick progresses well, Glennon might be expendable. It will take a while for the Cardinals to reach the level they enjoyed in Carson Palmer’s best days, but getting Rosen No. 10 overall feels like a steal for the long term.
The Bolts gave up a league-worst 4.9 yards per rush last season, and some of their struggles in the running game had to do with uneven play at the second level of their defense. If the Chargers want to compete with electric running back Kareem Hunt and the Chiefs for an AFC West crown, they need more rangy athletes who can make sure tackles in the open field. — Eric D. Williams
GM Dave Gettleman will address his lines, even if it’s not with the No. 2 overall pick. This is an especially deep interior offensive lineman draft, which plays well for the Giants at 34 and with one of their two third-round picks (66 and 69). — Jordan Raanan
Then snag an offensive skill position player early in the second. The Super Bowl champs have a league-low six picks at the moment. They can add to their stockpile by selling their No. 32 pick, potentially to a quarterback-needy team. The top of the second round looks like a good spot to land a difference-making running back. — Tim McManus
The Chargers were patient with Rivers, and it paid off with a 14-2 record in his first full season as a starter. Other than two down seasons at the end of the Norv Turner area, he has thrived as efficient and durable, two of the most important elements for happy returns from a franchise QB.