From: BFE, WA
ORIGINAL: kurt bilben
I'm not so sure we're not already good at LBer.
Kendricks & Barr are going to be on the field all the time, Kentrell Brothers might be a perfect fit for running downs here, and there.
Edmund Robinson shows promise as well. I certainly wouldn't go very high with selecting LB, especially a MLBer.
I was listening to NFL radio last night and a Viking fan called in asking what they think we should do in the draft. They said one of our biggest needs was LB....I completely disagree. Yes we lost greenway but we are in nickel most of the time so mostly just Barr and Kendricks are in.
The other guy said he thought DT was our highest need. They then asked the caller what he though of drafting a QB in round two? The caller thought he could live with that since he thought bridgewater was a good kid but will never be more than average and most likely will never see the field again.
They recommended this guy.
DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame
Height: 6-4. Weight: 233. Hand: 9.88.
40 Time: 4.83.
Projected Round (2017): 1-2.
4/25/17: Kizer has the best physical skill set of any quarterback in the 2017 NFL Draft. Some league sources from teams that don't need quarterbacks told me they think Kizer is a high first-round talent with correctable problems. Many others are not enthusiastic about Kizer at all and have him graded on Day 2. One playoff general manager told me Kizer has the tools to be the prototypical quarterback prospect, but was unable everything together and win. Thus, they graded Kizer on Day 2 of the 2017 NFL Draft. Another general manager felt Kizer was worthy of a late first-round pick. Aside from not winning, sources knock Kizer for his decision-making, and every team evaluator has cited a lack of consistency.
Kizer is capable of making beautiful touch passes with superb accuracy and ball placement while being under fire from the pass rush. His field vision can be very good as he moves his eyes through his progressions, even with defenders bearing down on him. Additionally, Kizer has the arm strength to make all the throws and beat good coverage. He consistently shows the ability to drop in accurate touch passes downfield and the mobility to make plays with his feet. Kizer can be an excellent pocket passer.
Kizer had a number of rough games in 2016, including getting benched against Stanford and facing off against N.C. State in the midst of Hurricane Matthew. He started the 2016 season with a tremendous game against Texas and gave evidence to NFL teams that he could be a future starting quarterback. Kizer lofted in some beautiful passes between defenders against the Longhorns. Kizer also showed excellent decision-making while maintaing poise under the pass rush of Texas. He protected the football and made extraordinary passes into small openings.
In 2016, Kizer completed 59 percent of his passes for 2,925 yards with 26 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also ran for seven touchdowns. That completion percentage was hurt by the hurricane game against N.C. State and his young wideouts dropping a plethora of well-thrown passes. 2015 was a better year for Kizer as he completed 63 percent of his passes for 2,884 yards with 21 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also ran for 520 yards with 10 scores on the ground. Kizer had a much better supporting cast that season, including a first-round left tackle, Ronnie Stanley; first-round wide receiver, Will Fuller; second-round center, Nick Martin; and third-round running back, C.J. Prosise.
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