3 ideal landing spots for Davis Mills in 2021 NFL draft

Davis Mills, Stanford football (Photo by Bob Drebin/ISI Photos/Getty Images).
Davis Mills, Stanford football (Photo by Bob Drebin/ISI Photos/Getty Images). /
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Breaking down three ideal landing spots for former Stanford football quarterback Davis Mills in the 2021 NFL draft. 

In one way or another, every team that needs a long-term answer at quarterback is trying to find one in the 2021 NFL draft.

The problem is that if you’re a team needing a quarterback and you don’t have a top-10 pick. That’s where things get tricky.

This year’s 2021 NFL draft class is heavy on quarterbacks with as many as five expected to go in the top-10 picks or at least in the first round.

However, beyond that group, there are others with starter potential too such as Kellen Mond of Texas A&M or Davis Mills, the former quarterback for Stanford football.

Unlike Mond, Mills doesn’t have quite as much starting experience. He finished 2019 as the starter for Stanford football and was the guy in 2020 throwing for 1,500 yards, seven touchdown passes and three interceptions.

Mills also completed 65 percent of his passes and while he won’t be off the board in the first round, he could be gone by the late second or early third, and here are three teams that should consider him in the 2021 NFL draft.

Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings are still languishing with Kirk Cousins as their franchise quarterback which so far has netted the franchise one playoff victory in three seasons. If Minnesota is expecting much more from Cousins, then the joke is on them.

The issue for Minnesota is that in the first round, it’s picking 17th overall. That’s not going to be high enough to get one of the five first-round quarterbacks. Minnesota could move up and snag someone like Trey Lance possibly, yet the Vikings don’t have a second-round pick, which makes the move up even harder.

As far as drafting Mills, Minnesota might need to move up to do that. The Vikings are picking 78th overall, which could be a sweet spot for Mills, depending on where the other quarterbacks go, but there’s a good chance he won’t last to round three.

If teams view Mills as having starter potential, then there’s a decent chance he doesn’t make it out of the second round.

If he does or the Vikings are willing to trade up, Mills would be a good fit. He’s accurate, got a big arm, and would have time to learn. He would then at least give Minnesota an alternative too.