We all know the top quarterback prospects in the NFL Draft, but a few more under-the-radar prospects could develop into decent quarterbacks. In this article, i will break down a few of the options that could be mid to late-round picks.
Jamie Newman is a big quaterback at 6’4 and 230 LBS; he has a strong arm and is accurate on mid to intermediate routes. The quarterback is athletic and can run, which you need on the NFL level nowadays. Newman has a strong arm, but his deep accuracy needs to be improved. Also, Newman needs to work on anticipation as a thrower; he is more of see it and throw it kind of quarterback. With his athletic ability and arm strength, NFL teams will take a chance on Newman in the mid-rounds. Maybe Newman could develop into a quality starter.
Davis Mills is another quarterback that has good size and athleticism. He played in a pro-style offense at Stanford, which allowed him to work through progressions; Mills throws the ball with outstanding accuracy and is a threat to run with his legs. The former Stanford quarterback has only about one season of starting under his belt and will need more reps. Mills needs more reps to improve his ability to read defenses.
One of the most intriguing quarterback prospects in the NFL Draft to me is Shane Buechele, who played at SMU last year but spent time at Texas before that. Buechele is a mobile quarterback, and he’s very accurate. He can make plays out of the pocket and throw accurately on the move. Buechele is short at 6’1, so it could limit his vision in the pocket; when the pocket gets crowded, Buechele rushed and losses his accuracy down the field. With Buechele’s athleticism, accuracy, and toughness, teams will take a chance in him; he has the potential to develop into a starter.