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Deshaun Watson names the draft quarterback he thinks will make the most impact in the NFL

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The 2018 NFL draft is just over one month away now. 

It will take place between the 26-28 April and is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in recent years. 

Teams have been busy trading in the weeks building up to the occasion and last weekend, the New York Jets and the Indianapolis Colts made a blockbuster deal.

The Colts agreed to swap their number three pick for the Jets number six spot and acquired multiple second-round picks as well. 

It was a trade that the Jets needed to make too. They're now in prime position to take a franchise quarterback as the new number three pick. 

Had they kept their original place on the board, New York would really have struggled to get their first choice QB. 

Indianapolis will be happy enough moving down in the draft and acquiring a handful of second-round picks. 

They've put their trust in Andrew Luck, so really didn't need that third spot anyway. 

Indianapolis Colts v Minnesota Vikings

The Jets though, now have a much better opportunity to select one of the hottest quarterbacks on the board. 

When they had the sixth pick, it's likely they were looking at UCLA's Josh Rosen or Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, but now they could go after two other names. 

USC's Sam Darnold and Wyoming's Josh Allen could be available after the Cleveland Browns make their pick - which is expected to be a quarterback too. 

Goodyear Cotton Bowl - USC v Ohio State

Aside from the Browns and Jets, almost every other team could be looking to draft a QB next month - and that's why this year's draft could get crazy. 

Up to six quarterbacks could realistically go in the first-round, however, it's unclear which one of them is going to make the most impact on the NFL. 

But Houston Texans signal-caller Deshaun Watson believes he knows exactly who will do that. And he didn't pick Darnold, Allen, Mayfield or Rosen. 

Houston Texans v Seattle Seahawks

"The first guy who pops to my mind is Lamar Jackson," Watson said during an interview on Reiter's Block, per CBS

"I feel like whatever team decides to pick him, he's going to get in there and surprise a lot of coaches and also, a lot of teammates."

He justified his surprise call by suggesting Jackson brings a lot to the table but made it clear he'll still have a lot to learn. 

Syracuse v Louisville

"I feel like he's a smart individual, he's a smart quarterback. He has the intangibles to run the ball and throw the ball and make quick decisions. 

"Of course, there's going to be things that he's going to have to learn and be patient with. Every quarterback, regardless of what system they're coming from is going to have to learn at this level."

Watson himself knows a fair bit about surprising people. He had a brilliant rookie year with the Texans before unfortunately picking up an ACL injury in November. 

Houston Texans v Seattle Seahawks

He'll be hoping to return fully fit in 2018 and pick off exactly where he left last season. 

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