No. 6 QB to come out of the 2021 NFL Draft: Trey Lance, Round 1, 3rd overall
You have probably heard that availability is the most important ability in football, and this is especially true for Trey Lance. A highly talented quarterback with lots of enticing tools, he entered the NFL with just 19 collegiate starts under his belt. However, that didn't deter the San Francisco 49ers from trading up to draft him.
Unfortunately, Lance failed to stay healthy and was limited to eight games throughout his first two NFL seasons. the 49ers decided they had seen enough of him and shipped him to the Dallas Cowboys before the start of the season.
Maybe Lance turns the corner eventually and manages to reach his potential. For that to happen, he'll need to get experience and he'll need to stay healthy, something he hasn't shown he's capable of doing.
No. 5 QB to come out of the 2021 NFL Draft: Davis Mills, Round 3, pick 67
One pick after the Vikings chose Kellen Mond, and two after the Jaguars selected Andre Cisco in the third round, the Houston Texans picked Davis Mills. Although veteran Tyrod Taylor started the regular season as the starter, they eventually turned to his rookie counterpart.
All things considered, Mills fared well as a rookie, completing 66.8 percent of his passes for 2,664 yards with 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Along the way, his shortcomings as a signal-caller were on full display. Nevertheless, he was given the chance to prove he was the long-term answer at the position in 2022. But he came crashing down, which led Houston to draft C.J. Stroud second overall in this year's draft.
Mills' days in Houston may be numbered with Stroud in the fold. He won't probably get a chance to compete for the job but could eventually develop into a stopgap or a solid backup for teams in need of help at quarterback.