NFL Draft: Brad Kaaya Needs to Prove Consistency to Earn Blue-Chip Label

July 11, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The first round of the NFL draft should be used to acquire players with rare traits, skills that players who hit free agency almost never have, no matter how raw or young those athletes are.
At the quarterback position, that net is wide, as hardly any starting-caliber signal-callers ever sniff the open market in today's NFL era.
For example, this offseason, CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco ranked every starting quarterback in the league, and only one of the top 24, Drew Brees, has ever hit free agency. Even then, Brees had strong injury concerns as he was coming off of shoulder surgery.
With so many teams still looking for a quarterback, Prisco believing eight franchises have worse starters than the sophomore pairing of first-round picks in Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, organizations have to turn to the college draft for franchise passers. This year, the two quarterbacks who are the apple of the draft world's eye are Clemson's Deshaun Watson and Miami's Brad Kaaya.<...

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