The NFL is in a unique position to draft a quarterback right now, thanks to the draft lottery that opened Tuesday and will close Thursday.
For the first time since 2007, teams are able to select quarterbacks.
That means the league will have to decide between the No. 1 overall pick and the No 2 overall pick.
The league has the power to pick either a franchise quarterback or a prospect who might fit the mold of what the league values most.
The players drafted in the top 10 this year are quarterbacks with NFL experience.
Here’s a look at the quarterbacks that could go No. 2.
Quarterback: Marcus Mariota, OregonThe Titans have the third overall pick, and they’ll likely have Mariota in the mix.
Mariota is a three-year starter at Oregon who went 21-10 as a starter in his first two seasons.
He threw for 2,829 yards and 26 touchdowns as a sophomore and junior.
The Titans are hoping that Mariota’s arm can translate to the NFL, but the numbers don’t look like it will.
Mariot threw for 1,764 yards and 21 touchdowns in three seasons as a true freshman, so he’s not going to be a huge surprise to a team looking to draft the No 1 overall selection.
Mariots ability to throw deep and play the run could make him a perfect fit for Tennessee, but it’s difficult to see him going much higher than No. 3 overall.
Offensive tackle: Taylor Lewan, MichiganThe Bills have been linked to Lewan since he was a freshman in college.
The Bills also have a need for an interior offensive lineman.
That doesn’t mean the Bills are looking for a tackle who can play both tackle and guard.
The Patriots, Panthers, and Lions are all looking for inside blockers, and Lewan fits that mold.
He has good size and quickness for an inside tackle, and he’s been a force at right tackle in the past.
He’s a great athlete who can also play left tackle and left guard.
If Lewan falls to the Bills, he could go to the Texans or Saints, which could be the best fit for him.
The Texans have the No 8 overall pick in the first round, and the Saints have the seventh overall pick for next year.
The Texans are hoping to get a player who can contribute immediately and has NFL experience, and there are some questions about the offensive line and Lewans lack of experience.
The Saints have made a push to move up to the No 3 pick, but Lewans name has become a distraction.
If he falls to No. 6, he’s going to need to be dealt to a contender in order to be considered.
The Lions have the 14th overall pick with the No 4 pick available.
The Lions are in desperate need of a pass rusher, and a guy like Lewan would be perfect for Detroit.
He could provide them with a pass rush starter and a run blocker.
The Eagles have the 13th overall selection, which is a big jump from No. 11 overall, and will take either Oregon’s Taylor Lewans or Ohio State’s Christian Kirk.
Lewans is a four-year veteran and was a four time first team All-Big Ten pick.
He is a great run blocker who can be a three or four technique tackle.
He would provide the Eagles with an inside linebacker who can provide a physical presence on the edge and also has good length.
The Patriots are looking to move to No 1, and that could mean moving up in the draft order to grab an offensive lineman like Lewans.
The Eagles are still looking to trade down, and if the Patriots draft a tackle, they could move up one spot to select Lewans in the second round.
The Seahawks have the 18th overall picks in each round.
The Seahawks could choose either Alabama’s Braden Smith or Ohio’s Cody Whitehair.
Smith is a five-year player with five years left on his deal.
Whitehair is an outside linebacker who was a three time first-team All-Ohio pick and has played at every position.
Whitehas been an incredible athlete who is an excellent pass rusher who can get after the quarterback and is very versatile.
White has shown flashes of being a good pass rusher.
The Browns have the 21st overall pick by the Texans and the Bills have the 12th overall.
Both teams have the same pick and have similar needs at the position.
The Browns have had a need at right guard the past few seasons, but that’s been addressed with the addition of Zack Martin.
The team could move down and grab Martin, which would give the Browns a quality guard to pair with Cody White.
The Panthers would also have to trade up to grab White, and it’s unclear how they’ll move up the draft to grab him.
With that in mind, the Browns could select a guard or tackle in each of the first three rounds, which means the Bills would need to move down to grab a quarterback.
The Dolphins are looking at multiple quarterbacks and are