2017 NFL Draft: Breaking down Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer

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Deshone Kizer shows unreal grip on the football that allows him to throw exaggerated pump fakes. He makes good reads in a pro system; you can see him actually go through the progressions.

Kizer throws a really good deep ball and can back up and put the ball on a frozen rope when he gets his mechanics correct. 

Kizer is an agile statue in the pocket, always ready for the defensive pressure, but not skittish at all— there is a difference. He stands tall. 

More notes:

  • Cool to see him pick up and hug his offensive line after a score versus the Syracuse Orange.
  • Hits his men in stride on deep balls.
  • Comfortable mover but also comfortable statue.
  • Runs a clean pocket and does a lot to help the offensive line with subtle movements.