How Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer, throwing to a flamed-out SI cover guy, helped his NFL draft stock (Shutdown Corner)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Following what was regarded as a somewhat disappointing performance at the NFL scouting combine, Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer had a lot riding on his pro day performance on Thursday, including a possible first-round landing spot on April 27. “This is all new to me, but I think this — a pro day workout — it’s all a part of the equation,” San Francisco 49ers analyst-turned-general manager told Shutdown Corner after the workout. Lynch praised Kizer at the combine, saying he knocked the interview “out of the park.” But most observers’ takes were that Kizer’s throwing session and athletic testing numbers were not up to snuff.