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QB in NFL Draft thinks he’s a combo of Tom Brady and Cam Newton

Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer thinks he could be the greatest quarterback to ever walk the face of the earth.

You may not be aware, but Kizer is about to make you know what you don’t know.

“Name a college quarterback who goes into the game-plan meetings on Monday and throws his notes at the coaches,” Kizer told USA Today’s Tom Pelissero. “No one else game plans the way I do. No one else prepares the way I do. No one else knows football the way I do. No one else is as big as I am. No one else is as powerful a runner as I am. Pat Mahomes might throw the ball 80 yards and I can only throw the ball 72, but I guarantee he can’t throw an out route the way I can. No one else can do what I can do. And I’ve truly figured out in this process, if I can maximize all my potential in every aspect of the game – this is bold – I do have the ability to be the greatest quarterback to ever play. Imagine taking Brady’s intellect and Brady’s preparation and putting it on a guy with Cam Newton’s body. Why can’t I be the greatest? The only thing stopping me from it is me. That’s what’s driving me now.”

Whoa. Wait. Where’d this guy come from?

At Notre Dame as a junior last season, Kizer finished with 2,925 passing yards, 26 touchdowns and 9 interceptions with a 58.7% completion percentage.

Brady, at 39 years old last season, threw just 2 interceptions and led the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history. Newton struggled in 2016 after being named MVP in 2015.

Kizer thinks the media is taking his quote out of context.

NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah asked five NFL executives who they think will be the first quarterback taken in the draft and none of them said Kizer.

In fact, there’s a decent chance Kizer is still available when the Vikings pick at No. 48 in the second round.

Good luck, Mr. Kizer.

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