NFL Draft: Making Sense of Top QB Logjam After First 3 Weeks of Season

September 22, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Three weeks into the college football season, the Power Five has given us a four-horse race in terms of quarterbacks who can potentially find themselves as first-round picks. If an NFL franchise is trying to find a franchise quarterback in the coming 2017 draft class, Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer, Clemson's Deshaun Watson, Oklahoma State's Mason Rudolph and Miami's Brad Kaaya are a tier above any other eligible passers.
The biggest riser of the group is Kizer, who saw split reps throughout the spring but won the Fighting Irish's starting gig during his Week 1 performance against the Texas Longhorns. Despite Notre Dame losing two of the squad's first three games of the year, he's done enough to convince some, like CBS Sports' Dane Brugler, that he's the top passer in the class:
Kizer plays in a system which asks him to make several option runs, as either the dive or outside ball-carrier, which may lead some to consider him a dual-threat passer, but his bread and butter is what h...

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