Chalk this one up to rumors that might not necessarily make sense and therefore is probably a smoke screen, but the Green Bay Packers reportedly are considering taking Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer with the first pick of the second round.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 28, 2017
Kizer made some waves prior to the draft saying he had Cam Newton's body and Tom Brady's brain, but the fact is he's a very smart and physically gifted player, and it makes sense if a team wanted to draft him and let him sit behind a proven quarterback like Aaron Rodgers.
Now, as Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders commented on Rapoport's tweet, it might not be the smartest move considering the Packers already have Brett Hundley on their roster.
Both have big arms and big frames, but both struggled with accuracy and footwork in college. They would essentially be drafting two of the same player if they take Kizer.
However, the Packers may be throwing Kizer's name out there to see if any team wants to trade into the spot and then move back down again in what is one of the deepest second rounds of an NFL Draft at several positions in recent history.
Take what you will of this rumor, but also understand the Packers are a savvy organization. They could very easily just be stirring the pot to see if anyone wants their pick.