Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots, who made just four draft picks, have been aggressive in the undrafted free-agent market by guaranteeing significant money for prospects they might have otherwise drafted. One example of this is Brigham Young linebacker Harvey Langi, who received $100,000 of his base salary guaranteed, in addition to a $15,000 signing bonus. That type of guarantee is more than a seventh-round draft choice receives. It also surpasses the previous high of Wyoming TE Jacob Hollister, whom the Patriots guaranteed $80,000 in base salary in addition to a $10,000 signing bonus.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Finally, a running back. The Packers picked BYU's Jamaal Williams with their second fourth-round pick (No. 134). Williams (6-0, 212) is BYU's all-time leading rusher with 3,901 yards. Williams will team with Ty Montgomery and compete with Christine Michael and Don Jackson in the Packers' backfield.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The pick of QB DeShone Kizer changes the feel of this draft. The Browns have a young quarterback to groom and help grow to go with three talented players taken in the first round. There were points of last season that the combination of Myles Garrett and Kizer would have thrilled people. There's no reason it shouldn't be a reason for excitement now.

Do the Browns finally have their answer at QB? (0:46)

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Very interested to see how QB DeShone Kizer develops under Hue Jackson. The talent, size and arm strength is there with Kizer. He flashes on the tape. And Jackson is one of the best teachers in the NFL.


Browns get their QB in DeShone Kizer

Cleveland waited until the 52nd pick to take the Notre Dame signal-caller, who has Ben Roethlisberger-like size and strength, but Mel Kiper Jr. cautions against throwing him onto the field as a starter right away.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns took their shot at a quarterback when they took Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer in the second round. Kizer has physical skills — size, a strong arm — but he needs work on fundamentals and in understanding an NFL offense. He's an intriguing pick given his potential, but he needs to work to realize that potential.

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Is Friday the day the Browns, 49ers, Saints or Cardinals pick their QB of the future? DeShone Kizer, Joshua Dobbs, Nathan Peterman and Davis Webb lead the best signal-callers available headed into the second night of the NFL draft.

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If DeShone Kizer comes off the board in the second round Friday night, he'd be the fifth Notre Dame QB to go in the first two rounds in the common draft era. But history isn't kind -- the previous four went a combined 35-85 as starters in the NFL.


Katie Richcreek ESPN 

Former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer breaks down his suit jacket for the first round of tonight's NFL Draft and the cause behind it

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The Fighting Irish look to bounce back after a 4-8 record last season. According to ESPN's FPI, Notre Dame's toughest games will be on the road against Stanford and Miami in 2017.

Notre Dame set to move forward at QB (1:07)
Berman lends expertise to Minutemen (0:40)

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

After a 4-8 season, Notre Dame is off to a great start in the 2018 recruiting class. The Irish have four ESPN 300 commitments coming from safety Derrick Allen, ranked No. 69 overall, quarterback Phil Jurkovec, running back Markese Stepp and athlete Braden Lenzy. While the number of ESPN 300 commitments isn't extraordinary, the class is currently ranked No. 7 overall in the ESPN class rankings.

McShay sees great upside in Kizer (1:24)