Mark Sanchez; A Pre-Draft Journeyman

Jackson DworakContributor IIIMarch 29, 2009

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Quarterback Mark Sanchez #6 of the USC Trojans celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass during the 95th Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi against the Penn State Nittany Lions at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2009 in Pasadena, California. The Trojans defeated the Nittany Lions 38-24. (Photo by Matt Kincaid/Getty Images)

So, what will happen to Mark Sanchez, the second best quarterback in the draft? Well, here are five possible happenings in the draft to show where he may end up that you may not have thought of before.

1. Denver Broncos trade Jay Cutler to the 49ers for the No. 10 pick in the draft, and select Mark Sanchez No. 10 overall. They could add another player at No. 12 like Tyson Jackson or BJ Raji.

Mark Sanchez could be better than Jay Cutler, with a year or two he could be a lightly seasoned version of Phillip Rivers.

2. Seattle Seahawks select Mark Sanchez with the No. 4 overall pick. He could back up Matt Hasselbeck for a year at most until Seattle realizes that Hasselbeck's prime is over.

This would also allow them to switch Seneca Wallace to wide receiver like they've been planning for a while; they just needed a decent backup for Hasselbeck to do so.

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers trade their No. 19 pick to Green Bay and their third-round pick for the ninth overall pick.

The Buccaneers have spent too many years signing middle-of-the-road quarterbacks who end up on the wrong end of the stick. Sanchez would provide leadership and help take Tampa back to the top.

4. Philadelphia Eagles trade their No. 20 and 28 picks to Oakland for their No. 7 pick. Don't worry Giants fans, McNabb will, as history has proven, get hurt again.

I believe that when that does happen, the Eagles' management will say, "Alright, you've provided a staggering era for this proud franchise, but we believe it is time to move on." That is when Sanchez would get the call and lead the team for many years.

5. St. Louis Rams select Sanchez with the No. 2 overall pick. Hey, why not? The Rams cut their two most proven veterans already this offseason (Orlando Pace and Torry Holt), so who's to say they won't do the same with Marc Bulger?

They should pick Jason Smith or Michael Crabtree, but they really don't care what they should do. They want to make a splash, and this would be a big one.