One day removed from the beginning of the NFL Draft, one high-ranking executive called this year's draft the "worst draft in the past 10 years or longer," according to Mike Freeman of CBSsports.com.
The comment was made in regards to the amount of potential franchise players available in the draft, Freeman said.
"There will be 13-15 players picked in the first round that are true first-rounders," he said. "That's a fairly low number."
Last year, according to the general manager, there were 20-23 players who were true first-rounders. That's about average.
The draft is lacking two key elements, the executive told Freeman: franchise quarterbacks and impact players at other positions.
Last year's draft saw two quarterbacks go in the first two selections that have already had major impacts on their franchises: Andrew Luck to the Indianapolis Colts and Robert Griffin III to the Washington Redskins. This year's draft doesn't seem to feature similar talent at that marquee position, though Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib goes No. 8 overall to the Buffalo Bills in SB Nation's latest mock draft. Nassib played for BIlls coach Doug Marrone when Marrone was the coach at Syracuse.
Nassib is the only quarterback projected to go in the first round of SB Nation's mock draft.