2017 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about DESHONE KIZER: Notre Dame, 6042 233 4.87. Junior entry from Toledo, OH. Two-year starter who was our top underclass quarterback heading into the 2016 season. He took a step back due to the loss of offensive weapons and breakdowns in blocking early in the season. He has the size, aptitude, and decision making ability to be a future NFL starter. Plays in a pistol and split back alignment spread offensive scheme. We were as disappointed in his Combine workout as we were with his inconsistencies last fall. His footwork was sloppy and his passing was scatter-armed. Flashes the ability to put the ball between the numbers on out routes. Hangs in the pocket to let the play develop and the receiver to break free of coverage. His passes in 2016 were all over - high, low, and behind his receivers. At times he threw the ball well and with accuracy. A strong runner when he scrambles and as a zone read quarterback. As Kizer became more experienced in Brian Kelly’s offense, so did his responsibilities in getting out of bad plays and checking into better options. He also set the protections for the offensive line. With the roller coaster ride the season was for Kizer in 2016, he was just the opposite in 2015 - stable and consistent. Over strides at times and his throwing point is lowered and has passes batted down. Must work to keep his feet under him. He has the most success with short and medium ball control passes. Has some definite running skills when he pulls the ball on the zone read. Strong enough to run over a linebacker or defensive back. Does a nice job of stepping up and throwing the ball over linebackers. Poised in the pocket when there is a bad center snap. As a former baseball player, Kizer does a nice job of sliding after he runs for positive yards. He grades out as an eventual starter who will replace a declining player. 2016 stats: 212/ 361, 2925 yds, 58.7%, 26 TD, 9 INT, 472 yds rushing, 8 TD, 145.6 QB rating. Ball velocity 52 mph. OSR:11/13. Second/third round. (A-33 1/8, H-9 7/8, SS-4.53, VJ-30.5).