1. Davis Mills, Stanford
There were some rumblings that Davis Mills of Stanford could potentially sneak into the back end of the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft despite starting just 11 games in college.
The reason he only started 11 games? He has had significant problems with his left knee preventing him from playing as much as the other guys in this class, even though he’s only six starts behind guys like Mac Jones and Trey Lance given all that transpired in 2020.
Mills has a live arm and is a fascinating player to watch given how highly recruited he was coming out of high school a few years back.
With decent size, above-average athleticism, and some really good stuff on tape over those 11 games, there’s plenty to like about Mills despite his lack of experience.
Any quarterback that has only started 11 collegiate games, you worry about experience making the right reads with live bullets flying around. Mills’ tape backs that up with some questionable decision-making, but NFL people are really enamored by the “good” this guy has shown.
Ultimately, the hype around Mills is such that the Broncos would probably have to pick him at 40 if they want him, but we’ll see how everything shakes out.