Deshone Kizer, Notre Dame
Kizer and the Fighting Irish got back on track this past week with a big win over Syracuse. Kizer had a huge performance, throwing for 471 yards and three touchdowns. He showcased his arm strength and natural passing ability in the much needed win for Notre Dame.
Scouts covet Kizer’s physical frame and natural passing ability. Despite not having the starting experience some would want, Kizer has impressed each week. With his skill set, it would be expected he is one of the first quarterbacks selected next April if he declares for the draft.
This week, Bleacher Report’s lead draft writer Matt Miller slated Kizer going first overall in his latest mock draft to no other than your Cleveland Browns. Miller had high praise for the redshirt sophomore in his mock draft:
"“He brings a Cam Newton-sized arm and excellent athleticism to the position in combination with a heady, instinctive style of quarterbacking from the pocket and on the go.”"
Deshaun Watson, Clemson
In one of the biggest games on the schedule this season, Watson delivered leading Clemson over Louisville in a battle of No. 3 vs No. 5. Watson threw for 301 yards and five touchdowns, but had three interceptions. However, when Clemson trailed late in the game, Watson was clutch and led the offense to multiple late scoring drives. Watson has all the physical tools that make up a successful NFL quarterback.
The most frustrating aspect of Watson is that he is inconsistent, having good and bad stretches. This was seen Saturday when throwing three interceptions and throwing inaccurately on numerous passes. But when the game was on the line, the junior quarterback raised his game and shined to lead the Tigers to a huge home win over Heisman front-runner Lamar Jackson and Louisville.