49ers 2024 Pre-Draft Tracker: Visits, Meetings, Workouts, Picks →
placeholder image

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports


John Lynch at Notre Dame’s pro day to watch QB DeShone Kizer

Mar 23, 2017 at 9:44 AM--


Videos are auto-populated by an affiliate. This site has no control over the videos that appear above.
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch has had a busy three days of quarterback evaluations this week. On Tuesday, he was at North Carolina's pro day to watch, among other players, quarterback Mitch Trubisky. On Wednesday, the 49ers and one other team had a workout scheduled with Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. On Thursday, Lynch and the 49ers are in South Bend for Notre Dame's pro day, which includes another top quarterback prospect – DeShone Kizer.


On Tuesday, the representatives for the 49ers included Lynch, vice president of player personnel Adam Peters, and senior personnel executive Martin Mayhew. So it's safe to assume that the latter two are with him to watch Kizer. The 49ers currently have the second overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft, which kicks off on April 27. After that, they are slated to select again at the number 34 overall pick.

Over the past two seasons for the Fighting Irish, Kizer has completed 61.2-percent of his passes for 5,589 yards, 45 touchdowns, and 18 interceptions. He has also run the ball 252 times for 1,029 yards and 17 touchdowns.



Kizer went 8-3 as a starter in 2015 and was considered by many to become the top quarterback in the 2017 NFL Draft following his sophomore year. However, Notre Dame won just four games in 2016, dropping the quarterback's stock.

Lance Zierlein of NFL Media had the following to say in his scouting report:

"The comparison to Steve McNair could raise eyebrows, but that is based primarily on size, mobility and arm strength. The aforementioned traits often land a quarterback in the first round, but Kizer's second-half drop in production combined with inconsistent decision-making and accuracy should be a speed bump for teams ready to jump in head-first on the traits. Kizer has the ability to become a quality starter, but has to improve his ball placement and field vision first."

Measurables


Height: 6-4
Weight: 233 lbs.
Arm length: 33 1/8 inches
Hand length: 9 7/8 inches

NFL Scouting Combine


40-time: 4.83 seconds
Vertical: 30.5 inches
Broad jump: 107 inches
3-cone drill: 7.40 seconds
20-yard shuttle: 4.53 seconds

(h/t to Niners Wire)

Related News





Facebook Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News


placeholder image

John Lynch: 49ers want to keep Brandon Aiyuk around for a long time

By David Bonilla
Feb 27

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch addressed reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Naturally, he fielded a question regarding Brandon Aiyuk's contract situation amidst the unexpected $30.6 million increase in the salary cap. Lynch acknowledged that the significant salary cap increase was a welcome sight. However, he notes that every team benefits from the unprecedented cap increase, not just the 49ers. Aiyuk is entering his fifth NFL season and is currently slated to play on the team-exercised fifth-year option. Naturally, both parties are interested in working out a long-term deal that is financially beneficial for the player and the


placeholder image

John Lynch provides updates on Jauan Jennings, 49ers' front office moves

By David Bonilla
Feb 27

Jauan Jennings is poised to become a restricted free agent, offering the San Francisco 49ers various avenues to retain the talented wide receiver. One such option involves signing Jennings to a long-term contract, a possibility that general manager John Lynch openly acknowledged as a possibility while speaking to reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. If that doesn't happen, the 49ers can tender Jennings, giving the team the right to match any more lucrative offers from other teams. Alternatively, they could attach the tendered offer to a draft pick, a costlier approach when it comes to guaranteed salary, but one that would force interested teams to surrender compensation if the 49ers opt not to match competing offers. All of those options


placeholder image

Why John Lynch doesn't expect 49ers' continued DC search to impact draft evaluations

By David Bonilla
Feb 27

Many anticipated that the San Francisco 49ers would have a new defensive coordinator in place this week as the team delves into studying draft prospects at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. That didn't happen, and head coach Kyle Shanahan continues to seek a replacement for Steve Wilks, who was dismissed after the 49ers' Super Bowl 58 defeat. Shanahan recently confirmed two interviews—one with former Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley and the other with 49ers defensive passing game specialist Nick Sorensen. Additional interviews are scheduled for this week. The continued search means that


placeholder image

John Lynch says Brock Purdy has given 49ers stability at QB

By Marc Adams
Feb 27

The San Francisco 49ers finally have stability at the quarterback position. And it's been a while coming. Three years ago, the team was on the verge of making a major trade for the chance to draft Trey Lance, who they hoped would be the QB they had been waiting on. They needed to find a new quarterback because of the lack of stability at the position, primarily due to the number of games starting QB Jimmy Garoppolo seemed to miss most seasons. But after watching Lance for some time, questions began to arise as to whether or not he could be the quarterback they drafted him to be. And after he and Garoppolo both were lost to injury in 2022, Brock Purdy, the barely-drafted seventh-rounder came in and saved the season, leading the 49ers to the NFC Championship Game. But a torn


Latest

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone