DeShone Kizer
Projection
Round 1
Grade
A
6.90
Starter

DeShone Kizer

Quarterback
Notre Dame
  • Year: Junior
  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 233
  • 40-Yard: 4.83
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Prototypical NFL size with good athletic ability, speed and quick feet. Has a very strong arm. Offense he played in was similar to an NFL offense. He was able to change plays and protections at the line of scrimmage. Receivers ran an NFL-type route tree with sight adjustments. Has a quick delivery and shows good accuracy and ball placement. Able to read the field and go through a full progression. Able to extend plays and is a good runner.

Weak Points

Needs to improve his footwork. Played with an inexperienced receiver corps in 2016 that helped cause his productivity to decline. Made some poor decisions and forced some throws in 2016. Combine workout was average.

The Way We See It

As talented a quarterback as there is in this class and may have more upside that any other quarterback. In 2015, he looked like a potential top 3 selection playing with an experienced receiver corps and a strong O-Line. His play fell off in 2016 with a less experienced supporting cast. He needs to improve his mechanics and footwork but he has all the physical tools to be a very good starting quarterback in the NFL. He has great size and strength to go along with the athleticism to extend and make plays with his feet. He is smart and a good leader. Put him in a situation where he has a supporting cast and proper coaching and he can excel.