1. Dorian Thompson-Robinson, UCLA
Easily the most intriguing player on this list, Dorian Thompson-Robinson is an exciting dual-threat quarterback who showed significant progression each season at UCLA.
Thompson-Robinson has made the highlight reels for his running but also has a very underrated arm. He’s capable of slinging it 70 yards downfield but does need to clean up his accuracy. Still, as a younger player in the NFL, he will make his mark with his rushing.
Having said that, there’s no reason to think he can’t be a complete player with the right coaching. And Brentley Weissman of The Draft Network — who agrees his arm strength is top-tier but that he needs to fix his footwork in order to correct his accuracy issues — is a believer. He sees Thompson-Robinson as a great athlete whom many coaches would love to work with, especially when factoring in his leadership.
"“While there is work to be done as a passer, there is no denying Thompson-Robinson has a fascinating skill set that an NFL team may want to get their hands on. He is outstanding as a runner, showing outstanding speed, change of direction, and instincts which make him a threat whenever he decides to pull the ball down and take off. With the success other athletic quarterbacks who needed development as passers have had in recent seasons, Thompson-Robinson is more than worthy of a late-round flier—especially as he is an excellent leader and his football character is off the charts.” — Weissman, The Draft Network"
Adding him in the fifth or sixth round would be a wise investment for Dallas as they look to lock up their next backup quarterback.