DeShone Kizer Posts Message After Not Being Drafted In Round 1

Carla Harmon
May 3, 2017

For the Cleveland Browns, what are they going to do with DeShone Kizer?

The Browns, after passing on quarterbacks in the first round, used the 52nd overall overall pick - the 20th pick of the second round - to choose DeShone Kizer of Notre Dame.

Of all of the players invited to attend the 2017 NFL Draft and sit in the green room, five of them still remain available now that the first round is completely wrapped up.

Big recruit? He sure was, coming out of Toledo, Ohio.


Kizer - a Central Catholic graduate and former Notre Dame standout quarterback - will have to wait another day to begin his National Football League dream after he was not selected in the first round. The quarterback-needy Niners also selected Iowa QB C.J. Beathard at No. 104 with one of the last picks of the night. Quinn, the native of Columbus failed to become the franchise signal caller.

Some Browns fans were excited, some were ready to jump off the 430 bridge.

The Browns undoubtedly picked up a tremendous amount of real estate as a result of moving out of a prime position-to date, three first-rounders, two second-rounders, two third-rounders, two fourth-rounders, and two fifth-rounders-but their search for a franchise quarterback continues. The quarterback that many scouts have as the top one on the board fell to them at pick fifty two.

Cleveland, at last, selected a quarterback. "I think I'm well polished in that area and looking forward to taking it to the next level under the lens of one of the greatest coaches out there in Coach Jackson".


Kizer's draft day jacket worn during Thursday's first round was purchased through a sponsorship by Jack Link's. But that doesn't mean we can't agree to disagree and then go and support him, and that's what we did.

So when Prescott led the Cowboys to a 13-3 record and the No. 1 seed in the NFC past year, nearly everyone who doubted him was forced to eat crow. "I think we saw that in our workout". Still, it was a miserable and unsuccessful season for Notre Dame, which finished 4-8.

And although he will be in competition with Cody Kessler, Brock Osweiler and Kevin Hogan for the Browns' starting quarterback job, the team would like to ease Kizer into his pro career, Brown said.

Following the pick, Barnidge, who made 134 catches for 1,655 yards over the past two seasons, went on social media to greet his new teammate. But be forewarned, because you know that if you keep kicking that tin can known as "draft capital" down the street long enough, some bully will come along (in this case, the bully's name is Jimmy Haslam), take all your draft capital, tell you to get lost, and put someone else in charge (who just might go by the name of Dee). Can't believe I am saying this, but the Browns really crushed this draft with good defensive players and came out of it with an extra 1st rounder for their troubles next year. As far as the Jets and Giants, the Jets were happy to see safety Jamal Adams fall to sixth but failed to draft a quarterback. It's Friday night and I'm positive all of our teams will make a head scratching selection.


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