DeShone Kizer is confident in his abilities, that much is for sure.
The Notre Dame quarterback told USA Today’s Tom Pelissero that he believes he could end up being the best quarterback of all time.
“No one else can do what I can do,” Kizer told USA Today. “And I’ve truly figured out in this (draft) process, if I can maximize all my potential in every aspect of the game – this is bold – I do have the ability to be the greatest quarterback to ever play. Imagine taking (Tom) Brady’s intellect and Brady’s preparation and putting it on a guy with Cam Newton’s body. Why can’t I be the greatest? The only thing stopping me from it is me. That’s what’s driving me now.”
Aaaaaaand then both went in the top 10, Fournette to the Jaguars and McCaffrey to the Panthers, which would seem to indicate NFL general managers didn’t care much about players with injury issues skipping December bowl games. Maybe the NFL also likes their RBs to have minimal tread on the tires, too.
Especially since later in Michigan’s bowl, star tight end Jake Butt tore his ACL, as did McCaffrey’s QB in the Sun Bowl, less-severe versions of what happened to Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith in the Fiesta the year prior. When even healthy players can suffer crucial damage in these semi-exhibitions that don’t even count toward NCAA records, any prospects with any worries should be excused.
So does the NFL care about bowl game attendance? This draft was a good test. And Cheap Jerseys To Design with Fournette and McCaffrey going early, we might ought to expect more bowl absentees again Cheap Jerseys Outlets next season.