NFL Community’s Peter Schrager had a huge shock for the Bucs in his first mock draft. Schrager didn’t have 5 quarterbacks going within the first spherical. He truly had six.
Schrager had Tampa Bay choosing Stanford quarterback Davis Mills with the No. 32 decide. That’s a shocker.
Schrager wrote: “I don’t know the place Mills goes precisely, however the buzz across the league is that he might be a first-round decide and can more than likely be the sixth quarterback chosen. I’ll throw him to Tampa Bay, the place he can study from a fairly good QB1.”
The QB1 Schrager is referencing is Tremendous Bowl MVP Tom Brady, in fact. As Brady enters his second season with the Bucs he turns 44 on August 3. Mills can be seen as his inheritor obvious.
Mills is extensively thought to be the sixth quarterback on this yr’s draft class with Florida’s Kyle Trask or Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond usually seventh. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound passer solely performed in 14 video games at Stanford with 11 begins, together with all 5 within the COVID-shortened 2020 marketing campaign. He has accomplished 287-of-438 (65.5 %) of his passes for 3,468 yards with 18 touchdowns and eight interceptions in his Cardinal profession. Mills threw 11 touchdowns and 5 interceptions in eight video games with six begins in 2019. He then handed for seven TDs and three INTs throughout 5 begins in his junior season.
Mills had an excellent professional day within the rain, finishing 50-of-54 passes and testing properly. He ran an eye-opening 4.66, adopted by a 4.58 time within the 40-yard sprint. Not recognized for his mobility, Mills rushed for simply 86 yards on 63 carries (1.4 avg.) and scoring three touchdowns at Stanford.
Schrager had quarterbacks going with the primary three picks, led by Jacksonville taking Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence at No. 1. The New York Jets took Zach Wilson at No. 2, adopted by San Francisco choosing Alabama’s Mac Jones at No. 3.
Shrager had New England commerce as much as draft Ohio State’s Justin Fields at No. 4. Denver took the fifth QB within the first spherical with North Dakota State’s Trey Lance at No. 9. All of these picks make sense. But the Bucs choosing Mills with the thirty second decide looks as if fairly a attain for a participant usually regarded as a second- or third-rounder.