Chicago Bears: 5 late-round quarterback targets in 2021 NFL Draft
By Joseph Herff
Chicago Bears Target: Davis Mills | Stanford
Davis Mills is a name to keep your eyes on as he is slowly climbing draft boards right before the NFL Draft. He keeps climbing up more especially after his impressive Pro Day that had scouts and analysts raving about the Stanford quarterback.
Mills is a naturally-gifted passer who displays terrific arm strength and the ability to hit every throw on the field. He also has prototypical size for an NFL quarterback. Mills doesn’t lock onto one target as he likes to survey the field and spread the ball around. A good amount of starting experience as a two-year starter for Stanford. He is an ideal pocket passer who can get out of the pocket and gain yards if he needs to.
Like Mond, Mills is sporadic with his ball placement and accuracy. Didn’t throw the ball a lot at Stanford only completing 436 passes over two seasons (Mond threw the ball 419 times in 2019 alone). Needs a lot of work. It seems that Mills entered the NFL a year early, so he will take time to develop.
Chicago Bears’ Fit:
Much like Mond, Mills needs work before he is ready to take the reins and potentially be an NFL starter. Lucky for him, he has two pocket passers on the Bears’ roster ready to help him develop into one as well. As stated above, Mills went a year early, so he will take more work. He can likely be found in the fifth round of the NFL draft.