As Tom Brady once again proved in Super Bowl LI, it's nearly impossible for a team to become a perennial contender without possessing an elite quarterback.
Mel Kiper Jr. released his Mock Draft 2.0 on Wednesday, and while this year's quarterback talent isn't as stout as it's been in years past, Clemson's Deshaun Watson and North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky are both in Kiper's top 10.
If you're the general manager for one of these teams, which quarterback would you pick to be the future of your franchise?
While Trubisky lacks the pedigree of Watson -- who went 32-3 as a starter and led Clemson to the national title this year -- Kiper predicts Trubisky will be the first quarterback taken in the draft, going at No. 2 to the Niners.
In his only season as the Tar Heels' starter, Trubisky threw for 3,748 yards and 30 touchdowns.
In 15 games this past season, Watson threw for 4,593 yards and 41 touchdowns.
The 2017 NFL draft is April 27-29.
-- Isaac Chipps