Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya has already been touted as one of the top quarterbacks available in the 2017 NFL Draft. ESPN’s Mel Kiper even has him as a top-15 pick if he were to leave school after the 2016 season.
However, it doesn’t seem like everyone is too sold on Kaaya at this point. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported that an NFC scout is not confident that the rising junior can be a top player in the NFL.
Jackson wrote: “Though Mel Kiper has UM junior-to-be Brad Kaaya as a top-15 draft pick next year if he turns pro early, one NFC scout told me he doesn’t consider him a first-rounder (yet), and worries about his mobility, plus this: ‘He can’t throw with people in his face.'”
Brad Kaaya has been the Hurricanes’ starter in each of his two seasons in Coral Gables. He has had a decent run for the team, throwing for over 6,400 yards and 42 touchdowns and just 17 interceptions, five of which came during the 2015 season.
It still seems way too early to determine who will be the top quarterbacks in the 2017 draft, but there already seems to be mixed reviews surrounding Kaaya. I guess he will just have to let his play do the talking.
The Hurricanes open the 2016 season on September 3 when they host Florida A&M.
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