Deshaun Watson, Clemson
Watson remains my top quarterback prospect at the midway point of the college football season. Although at times he has played down to his competition, he has still done enough to keep Clemson perfect at 7-0 and has shown his natural abilities that make scouts rave about him. Watson remains a top Heisman contender His dual-threat, playmaking ability and his starting experience make him my front runner in this draft class to warrant an early first-round draft selection.
Deshone Kizer, Notre Dame
Kizer’s draft status took a hit last week, after being benched for part of last week’s game against Stanford for throwing two interceptions. Notre Dame is now 2-5 on the season and head coach Brian Kelly showed his lack in Kizer last week in a struggling performance. Kizer still has all the raw talents and intangibles scouts love, but shows inexperience and his coach may be hurting his NFL development. Kizer remains in first-round consideration but his draft stock is as low as its been since his emergence.
Brad Kaaya, Miami
Thus far in the draft process, there seems to be no middle ground on the consensus of Brad Kaaya. Some involved in the draft believe Kaaya is the top quarterback in this draft class, while others believe he has been unimpressive and has failed to dominate college competition.
Kaaya has much to prove to be a clear top choice in the draft but remains one of the more intriguing options at this point. NFL GM’s are seeing Kaaya up close in person to accurately depict his draft value.