The 2017 NFL Draft continues Saturday, April 28, with the final four rounds.
So far, six quarterbacks are off the board. In the second and third rounds on Friday, Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer went to the Browns, Cal’s Davis Webb to the Giants, and the 49ers traded up for Iowa’s C.J. Beathard.
Below, find rankings for the best remaining quarterbacks going into Saturday.
2017 NFL Draft: Best available quarterbacks
1. Brad Kaaya, Miami
A three-year starter for the Hurricanes, Kaaya got valuable experience at Miami. He threw for more than 3,000 yards in each of his three seasons and totaled 69 passing touchdowns. Kaaya, at 6-foot-4, looks like a standard pocket passer. However, there are times when Kaaya can’t get out of the pocket or successfully avoid sacks.
2. Joshua Dobbs, Tennessee
Dobbs played in 37 games at Tennessee, where he was one of the better dual-threat QBs in the SEC. He had 2,946 passing yards during the 2016 season and was sharp on his deep ball. He also piled up more than 2,100 rushing yards during his career — 831 of which came last year. At 6-foot-3, 216 pounds, durability might be an issue.
3. Nathan Peterman, Pitt
Peterman was a teammate of Dobbs’ while at Tennessee for two seasons before he opted to transfer to Pitt. Peterman got playing time and produced with the Panthers. He threw for 5,142 yards, 47 touchdowns and 15 picks in Pitt’s pro-style system.
4. Jerod Evans, Virginia Tech
Evans is one of the biggest quarterback mysteries in the draft class. He played just one season of FBS football, transferring to Virigina Tech from a junior college ahead of the 2016 season. He threw for 3,552 yards with the Hokies, but many analysts think he could’ve used another year of development.
5. Chad Kelly, Ole Miss
The Rebels QB has two years of starting experience. After passing for 4,042 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2015, Kelly passed for 2,758 yards this past season. But he also combined to rush for 832 yards in his two seasons as the starter.
6. Alek Torgersen, Penn
The Ivy League standout passed for a combined 36 touchdowns and only 7 interceptions in his final two seasons with the Quakers. He completed 69.1 percent of his passes in 2015 (66.9 percent in 2016). He threw for the most yards in a season in 2014, when he passed for 2,689.
7. Seth Russell, Baylor
In his last two years with the Bears, Russell threw 49 total touchdown passes and 14 interceptions. He was stronger in 2015, averaging 10.52 yards per attempt as he passed for 29 touchdowns and 2,104 yards. But he required season-ending surgery after a neck injury against Iowa State.