3. K.J. Costello
No football fan ever enjoys seeing a senior deal with injuries during their final season of action at the college level, and unfortunately this was the case for K.J. Costello in 2019 at Stanford after the quarterback was limited to appearing in just five games.
One can only imagine how different Costello’s draft projection would be at the moment if the injuries weren’t a factor, but at least there will still be numerous teams taking his potential into consideration.
If anything, the teams in need of help at the quarterback position in the draft just need to look how effective Costello as a sophomore and junior when he combined for 43 touchdowns with just 15 interceptions in 24 games to see what kind of skill set he could bring to the table.
Some critics will make the case that Costello tosses too many dangerous balls down the field with the hope of his receivers coming through with the big plays, but the arm strength is there to help improve this weakness.
Plus, with Costello’s bigger size compared to other quarterbacks entering the draft, this is another factor that could work to his advantage with the right coaching staff in the NFL.