Bears: 5 realistic QB options in the 2020 NFL Draft

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K.J. Costello

Kicking off our list is a quarterback who fans haven’t had a chance to watch much of this year due to a thumb injury, but whose 2018 provided a lot to be excited about. K.J Costello, from Stanford University, had a pretty darn good 2018, completing 65 percent of his passes while attempting 8.6 yards per pass. Costello didn’t have the strongest supporting cast around him, and only getting 166 carries from Bryce Love didn’t help.

Nevertheless, Costello has good size at 6-foot-5, 222 pounds, with enough arm strength to make just about all the “NFL caliber” throws he will have to. While he doesn’t have a rocket arm like a Patrick Mahomes, plenty of quarterbacks have gotten by with much less.

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However, one of his greatest strengths, in my opinion, is his ability to be decisive and accurate once he makes up his mind where he is going with the ball. In other words, exactly the opposite of what we have seen from Trubisky thus far.

He still has some polishing to do and must get better at reading defenses, but the good news is he is studying under one of the best coaches in the country and knows how to develop quarterbacks. Of course, I’m talking about David Shaw. Hopefully, by the time the NFL Draft rolls around, Shaw will have ironed out some of the flaws in Costello’s game and if so, he could be a viable candidate in the mid to late rounds.