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Quarterback Anthony Gordon, Washington State

Projected Round(s): 3-5

Must trade up if available in Round 3

Welcome aboard the Anthony Gordon hype train — you’re late.

Our own Patrick Sheldon has been slamming the table for this kid since last fall, and it’s easy to see why when you watch him on tape.

Gordon came to Washington State to play for Mike Leach, knowing he could end up soaring to the pros if he made that move. Boy, was he right. All Gordon did was break records when he became the starter; no big deal. Gordon’s 5,579 passing yards and 48 touchdowns broke the single-season PAC-12 record, and all it took was one year of play for Gordon to ascend.

One year as a starter — that sounds familiar, but we’ll leave that alone for now.

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Gordon played behind another name you may have heard of last year: Gardner Minshew.

Leach seems to have something going on with quarterbacks, doesn’t he? Let us not forget, though, that he made Luke Falk seem like a potential NFL starter at one point. However, Gordon is much more talented than Falk was. Let’s put that to bed.

Gordon’s draft stock has been climbing exponentially as of late, and I hesitate to think he’ll even be available in the fourth round. At this point, if Pace likes him as much as we hope he does, the Bears should trade up if Gordon is available in the third round.