We’re officially in the part of NFL draft season when players who have appealing traits but a limited college resume begin flying up the board because of pro-day performances and overall scouting fatigue.
Let’s face it: we’ve been tweeting and writing and talking about the same players since August, so it’s nice when a new name begins to make the rounds.
And that’s what’s happening right now with Stanford QB Davis Mills, who excelled at his pro day on March 18.
According to NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah, he “crushed it.”
“He answered the bell,” Jeremiah wrote of Mills’ performance. “A lot of pressure on Davis Mills with a limited number of starts (11), no combine, no all-star game opportunities, this was his one shot, and I thought he crushed it.
“He crushed it from the testing numbers that we got, and I thought it was a clean, really pure throwing session that he put on in the rain. The day could not have gone any better for Davis Mills.”
The top of the quarterback rankings are fluid behind Trevor Lawrence. Zach Wilson and Justin Fields should be the second and third passers off the board — in some order — with Trey Lance ranked fourth (for now; he’s on the rise) and Mac Jones fifth.
All five should be first-round picks.
Mills slots in somewhere after Jones and could end up being QB6 ahead of Kyle Trask if he can keep this momentum going. Regardless, don’t expect him to come off the board any earlier than late-Day 2, early Day 3.