Washington Football Team: 5 non-first-round quarterbacks to consider drafting

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Stanford QB Davis Mills. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Stanford QB Davis Mills. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

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As you can see, the theme with all the non-Round-1 quarterbacks is that they have some sort of upside. Davis Mills is no different. He may be the most inexperienced of the bunch in terms of starts made, but that’s all the more reason that teams may be interested in the hyper-raw Stanford product.

During his college career, Mills appeared in 14 games. He completed 65.5 percent of his passes for 3,468 yards, 18 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. Those games were spread out over three seasons, but he played in 13 total games the last two years.

When it comes to Mills, there are some obvious positives. Ian Cummings summed them up pretty well in a scouting report for Pro Football Network.

"Mills fits the old-school, prototypical passer mold almost to a tee, at least from a physical standpoint. He’s big, standing at 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, and he has a fairly strong arm. Mills’ natural talent as a thrower was part of what made him such a highly-touted prospect, and he certainly brings that to the table. Mills can generate good velocity on his throws, especially in the short and intermediate ranges. He has a nice, generally compact throwing motion, and a wide base. He also has some limited capacity to produce off-script."

That certainly sounds good, and it seems like Mills has something to work with for the next level. Of course, his relative lack of experience may mean it will take him a lot of time to develop, especially when it comes to ball placement and processing the game at a faster level.

But again, like the other two quarterbacks previously listed, Mills will have a chance to progress at the NFL level. Of all the Tier-2 quarterbacks, he probably has the most potential solely because of his lacking experience. Maybe if Washington thinks that he can be a diamond in the rough, they’ll select him.

Mills’ draft stock is a bit all over the place, but he probably will be an early Day 3 pick that has a chance to sneak into the end of Day 2 provided that teams don’t decide to wait until Day 3 to take their developmental passers.