Brad Kaaya is likely to declare for the 2017 NFL Draft once the season wraps up. The junior quarterback for the Miami Hurricanes was projected to be one of the first quarterbacks off the board prior to the season starting.
Despite having a strong season — 2,340 yards passing, 17 touchdowns and six interceptions — his team sits just above .500.
It appears it may be currently hurting his draft stock, as most mock drafts have him falling out of the first round. That isn’t stopping teams in the NFL from getting a good look at him, though.
Kaaya already plays in a pro system and has a the tools necessary to succeed.
He appears to be hitting his stride late in the season and that should help him cash in on his talents.
Miami QB Brad Kaaya went 30-for-41 for 317 yds and 4 TDs when kept clean in the pocket against Pitt, which was good for a 127.8 QB rating pic.twitter.com/T9JY3Y3VKi
— PFF College (@PFF_College) November 6, 2016
And according to the Palm Beach Post, there are already “six teams consistently checking on” the signal-caller.
So far, the Bears, Cardinals, Saints, Texans, Chargers and Dolphins appear to be showing the most interest in Kaaya. All of these teams could be in the market for a quarterback in this draft for various reasons.
The Cardinals, Saints and Chargers have aging quarterbacks and the Dolphins are weighing their future options with Ryan Tannehill.
Kaaya and the Hurricanes take on Virginia at 2 p.m. ET today.
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