DeShone Kizer was one of the most physically talented quarterbacks available in the 2017 NFL Draft. Any scout or coach around the league will tell you as much. However, thanks to questions — raised by his college coach — about Kizer’s maturity and ability to adjust to playing a pro-style offense, the former Notre Dame signal caller fell all the way to the Cleveland Browns in the bottom half of the second round.
Most people expected Kizer to get a “redshirt” year during his first seasons with the Browns. But the 6-foot-4, 233-pounder experienced a strong offseason and a great start to training camp. Now he’ll contend to be Cleveland’s starting quarterback in their Week 1 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.