According to Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News, there’s smoke circulating that the Chargers like Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer.
Earlier in the day, a report surfaced that Kizer is “in play“ for the Packers, who are getting interest for their No. 33 overall pick. Although, it’s still possible the Packers could hold onto the pick and take their preferred player to open round two.
The Chargers hold the No. 38 overall pick, so it’s possible that they could make the move up the board to get Kizer, assuming they’re actually interested in drafting him to sit behind Philip Rivers.
The Packers were able to get a fourth-round pick to drop back four spots, so it seems likely that they could be asking for something similar in a potential deal with the Chargers.
Kizer, 21, is one of the top quarterback prospects in this year’s draft and some feel as though he has the highest ceiling of any quarterback available in the draft.
Kizer visited with the Cardinals, Bills, Chiefs and Browns and worked out for the Browns, Bears, Chargers, 49ers and Jets during the pre-drat process.
During his college career at Notre Dame, Kizer threw for 5,805 yards while completing 60.7 percent of his passes to go along with 47 touchdowns and 19 interceptions over the course of 25 games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 4 quarterback prospect in this year’s draft class and the No. 68 player overall.