Chicago Bears NFL Draft: 3 under the radar QB options

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Chicago Bears, Carson Strong
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Our next candidate really fits the “sleeper” mold. In fact, I’d venture a guess that the vast majority of fans across the league haven’t heard the name Carson Strong. That’s understandable considering the plethora of top quarterbacks in this year’s class.

However, Strong should get strong (no pun intended) consideration from the Bears as a potential late-round quarterback option.

From a physical standpoint, he has what you are looking for. He’s big at 6-foot-4 and weighing in at about 215 pounds. He has a very strong arm and likes to show it off, leading some to even characterize him as a “gunslinger.”

However, there is much more to playing the quarterback than just having a strong arm. You also have to have touch and accuracy. Well, Strong seems to have that as well, checking in with the third-highest accurate pass percentage among Group of Five quarterbacks. Accurate pass percentage is a much better indicator than completion percentage because completion percentage can be inflated by a variety of factors. Accurate pass percentage tells you he is putting the ball where it needs to be.

If the Bears are smart, they will take a look at someone like Strong with one of their late-round picks, and give him time to develop.