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Notre Dame Football: DeShone Kizer Will Not Be A First Round NFL Draft Pick

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I looked at mock drafts from 30 of the 31 most accurate analysts of the past five years. No one picks Kizer in the first round.

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I wish I had better news.

Either DeShone Kizer will not be picked in tonight’s first round of the NFL Draft, or almost all of the most accurate mock draft analysts of the past five years are wrong.

The Huddle Report has been scoring mock drafts for years now, assigning one point to an analyst for each player they correctly pick in the first round and additional two points if they correctly match a player to his future team.

I looked for mock drafts written by the top 31 guys. I couldn’t find final results for one individual. Of the other 30, not one has the former Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback going in the first round.

Here is the big board at a glance, followed by links to mocks of the top 10 most accurate analysts.

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Most accurate: Jason Borris, Times News (Pa.) - Kizer not in the first round

2. Forrest Long, Scout Fantasy - Kizer not in the first round

3. Ben Standig, CSN Mid-Atlantic - Kizer goes No. 34 (second round) to the San Francisco 49ers

4. Brad Clark, NFL’s Future - Kizer not in the first round.

5. Mike Mayock, NFL Network - Kizer not in the first round.

6. Bob McGinn, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel - Kizer not in the first round.

7. Ryan McCrystal, Draft Ace - Kizer taken No. 68 (third round) by the Jacksonville Jaguars

8. Mike Loyko, NE Patriots Draft - Kizer not in the first round.

9. Brian Phlipot, The Football Hub - Kizer not in the first round.

10. Staff, NFLFans.com - Kizer not in the first round.

The rest of the top 30 is here:

Most Accurate Analysts’ Mock Drafts

Analyst Publication Date of Mock DeShone Kizer
Analyst Publication Date of Mock DeShone Kizer
Jason Borris Times News PA 4/27/2017 Not in the first round.
Forrest Long Scout Fantasy 4/27/2017 Not in the first round.
Ben Standig CSN Washington 4/26/2017 #34 - San Francisco
Brad Clark NFL's Future 4/26/2017 Not in the first round.
Mike Mayock NFL Network 4/26/2017 Not in the first round.
Bob McGinn Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 4/26/2017 Not in the first round.
Ryan McCrystal Draft Ace 4/26/2017 #68 - Jacksonville
Mike Loyko NE Patriots Draft 4/26/2017 Not in the first round.
Brian Phlipot The Football Hub 4/27/2017 Not in the first round.
NFLFans.com Staff NFLFans.com 4/26/2017 Not in the first round.
Doug Martz Draft Board Guru 4/26/2017 #42 - New Orleans
Walt Deptula WCCP Radio 4/27/2017 Not in the first round.
Scott Wright Draft Countdown 4/27/2017 Not in the first round.
Eric Galko Optimum Scouting 4/27/2017 Not in the first round.
Mike Luchene & Ray Mecino NFL Rough Draft 4/26/2017 Not in the first round.
Dan Kadar Mocking the Draft 4/26/2017 Not in the first round.
Ken Zalis Press Box Online 4/27/2017 #27 - Kansas City
Will Spencer & Rob Engle Draft Breakdown 4/26/2017 Not in the first round.
Peter Clarke Inscriber Mag 4/26/2017 Not in the first round.
Keet Bailey Breaking Football 4/26/2017 Not in the first round.
Jonathan Cook Draft Bulletin
Sam Farmer LA Times 4/26/2017 Not in the first round.
Brian Fitzgerald Draft Daddy 4/26/2017 Not in the first round.
Daniel Hope Independent Mail 4/26/2017 Not in the first round.
JP Miguel 10 Jardas 4/26/2017 Not in the first round.
Robby Esch The Huddle Report 4/26/2017 Not in the first round.
Tommy Lawlor Scouts Notebook 4/27/2017 Not in the first round.
Joel Wesler College Sports Madness 4/24/2017 Not in the first round.
Michael Harman Draft Maven 4/27/2017 Not in the first round.
Evan Silva Rotoworld 4/26/2017 Not in the first round.
Rob Rang CBS Sports 4/27/2017 Not in the first round.