He becomes the eighth quarterback selected by the Browns in the first three rounds of the draft since 1999.
BEREA, Ohio - DeShone Kizer presented himself as thoughtful and quiet when he met the media as the second-round draft choice of the Cleveland Browns. Kizer is also projected as one of the top quarterback prospects in this year's NFL Draft.
Browns Executive of Football Operations Sashi Brown said he was surprised Kizer was still available when the Browns used the pick acquired from the Titans past year. "We felt like we knew him well and were surprised that he was there and available to us at 52".
Chat Sports will have a live NFL Draft show for round two, which you can view on the Chat Sports NFL Facebook page. Irish defensive linemen Jarron Jones and Isaac Rochell are expected to get the call sometime Saturday.
Yet there are also rumors of a diva-like attitude and his own head coach Brian Kelly said that he thought Kizer should've stayed another year in college.
At 6-4, 233 pounds, Kizer has a quick release and the aforementioned arm strength that all make some draft analysts feel he has the highest ceiling of any quarterback in this year's draft.
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Kizer will compete with current Browns quarterbacks Cody Kessler, Brock Osweiler and Kevin Hogan for positioning on the depth chart in training camp. Browns coach Hue Jackson will have a chance to mold him into a reliable starter, but it'll likely happen in Year 2.
"Name a college quarterback who goes into the game-plan meetings on Monday and throws his notes at the coaches", Kizer said. I believe there is a lot of room for growth.
The feeling appears to be mutual.
"The first thing you think of is having that jersey on, that orange helmet and being able to compete and becoming an asset as quickly as I possibly can to this team", he said. "But I think in time, he has the biggest upside of all the three quarterbacks". That was outstanding. He is very coachable. Today, I expect more offensive weapons to be taken, as well. Kizer was the fourth quarterback chosen in this draft after Trubisky, Patrick Mahomes and Watson were taken in the first round. Atkinson had 34 yards on seven carries and a TD last season for Cleveland.
Kizer has prototypical National Football League size at 6'4, 235 and one of the top arms in this draft class.
- Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) April 29, 2017DeShone Kizer most talented QB in this class.
The likelihood Jimmy Garoppolo sticks around with the New England Patriots in 2017 increased Friday night when the Cleveland Browns drafted Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer. Not satisfied, the front office traded back into the first round to take uber-athletic Miami tight end David Njoku.