DeShone Kizer scouting report: NFL coach says QB has 'voices in his head'

Kizer will get a chance to start in his rookie season, though he'll have to outshine Brock Osweiler, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan first.

Not too long ago, DeShone Kizer was considered one of the top three quarterbacks in the upcoming NFL Draft, along withMitchell Trubisky andDeshaun Watson. Now, however, some negative comments have surfaced about Kizer with the draft just weeks away.

The latest commentary came from MMQB's Albert Breer, who spoke with an unidentified NFL head coach. The coach, who is in the AFC, had some interesting things to say about Kizer.

“He’s got the size, the arm talent and he’s very bright,” he told MMQB. “But there’s a disconnect there. There are diva qualities there, and he seems to get voices in his head, like he’s fighting who he is. And once the cycle starts, he can’t get himself right.”

Earlier this month, Kizer's former college coach, Brian Kelly, raised eyebrows when he said the QB "should be in college." Kelly essentially said Kizer was forced into entering the draft because it was a business decision.

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"I'm going to support him and his decision. But the reality of it is he needs more football, he needs more time to grow in so many areas. Not just on the field, but off the field," Kelly said onSiriusXM NFLRadio.

That followeda report in January that there were "character concerns" aboutKizer.At the time it seemed outlandish, but as we inch closer to draft day it appears more teams looking critically at him.

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