Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer will enter the 2017 NFL Draft, according to Matt Miller of Bleacher Report (on Twitter). Kizer is widely regarded as one of the best QBs in this year’s class, though this is not considered to be a strong crop for the position.
We have a long way to go between now and the draft, but right now it seems that most evaluators have Kizer as the No. 2 QB in this year’s draft. UNC’s Mitch Trubisky has gained steam in recent months and some even see him as a Top 10 pick. Behind both players is Clemson QB Deshaun Watson, a player with solid raw skills but questionable instincts.
Reportedly, Browns scout Lake Dawson has been spending an “inordinate” amount of time in South Bend scouting Kizer. If the Browns select Texas A&M edge rusher Myles Garrett at the top of the draft, Kizer is a player who could be available later on.
In 12 games this season, Kizer completed 212 of 361 passing attempts. He also threw for 26 touchdowns against nine interceptions.
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