6 quarterbacks the Vikings could pick in the 2021 NFL Draft
By Nik Edlund
Davis Mills (Stanford)
Height: 6 foot 4 | Weight: 225 pounds
- 1,508 passing yards
- 7 touchdowns
- 3 interceptions
Mills is flying under the radar a bit especially in Vikings’ circles. When talking about mid-round quarterback prospects, a lot of fans and those in the media focus on Kellen Mond, Kyle Trask, and even Jamie Newman. Mills deserves to be mentioned in that breath and has the potential to be the best of them all.
He has great size at 6’4 and 225 pounds and that big frame will come in handy if he ends up with a team that has a leaky front line. He also senses pressure well in the pocket and knows when to get rid of the football. Mills’ ball placement is a thing of beauty as he leads his receivers to open areas and can drop the ball on the back shoulder with ease.
While there’s plenty to like about Davis Mills there are some pretty hefty concerns. The first is his lack of overall experience. Mills has started just 11 games in his college career. While there is still plenty of upside to him, most teams would like a little bigger pool of games to project how his skills will transfer to the NFL. He also doesn’t have the strongest arm. It’s good enough, but he’s not a guy who will be tossing the ball sixty yards down the field consistently.
Davis Mills has plenty of tools that the Minnesota Vikings can work with. If he’s still on the board in the late fourth round or early fifth, he’d be worth a draft pick and could learn from Kirk Cousins as he backs him up for the next couple of seasons.