Denver Broncos: Draft options at QB outside the first round

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Davis Mills is a name that is starting to rise and he could be the “come out of nowhere” quarterback of this draft class.

Though staying another year at Stanford likely would have been beneficial, Mills has chosen to jumpstart his professional career and see where it takes him. Though he isn’t the flashiest player, he does show intelligence and a true competitive nature.

Teams are starting to take notice of Mills through their evaluations for what he did in a short period of time at Stanford.

He started as a backup behind K.J. Costello but after the latter transferred, Mills came in and completed about 66 percent of his passes with 18 touchdowns to just eight interceptions. He is solid in size at 6-foot-4. His skills seem to get better all the time, which is what makes him an interesting prospect.

Mills is far from hitting his ceiling and if he could come onto a team and have his technique, footwork and decision-making coached up, he could be one of the steals of the entire draft.

Of course, learning behind a veteran would help and he would not get that in Denver, but the Broncos might be interested enough to take a chance on him, knowing that good coaching can turn an unknown college quarterback into a terrific professional.

That’s what teams see in the potential of Mills right now, so using a day three pick on him would not be the worst idea.