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Lions opt for QB, take Miami's Brad Kaaya

By PFF Analysis Team
Apr 29, 2017
Detroit Lions Brad Kaaya

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 15: Brad Kaaya #15 of the Miami Hurricanes throws the ball prior to the game against the Florida State Seminoles on November 15, 2014 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Seminoles defeated the Hurricanes 30-26. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Brad Kaaya
  • With the 215th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions selected QB Brad Kaaya out of Miami.
  • Kaaya’s 102.9 QB rating last season was ninth-best in this draft class.
  • His 74.4 passing grade ranked fourth among ACC QBs behind Deshaun Watson, Mitchell Trubisky, and Nathan Peterman.
  • Kaaya is shows natural talent at the quarterback position with his footwork and timing, but when under pressure his game changes significantly.
  • Without pressure he had a passer rating of 113.0, but with pressure that dropped to 59.2.

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