screen-shot-2017-03-07-at-11-09-07-pmBy Sam Gordon 3/7/2017

It’s hard to think of a Hurricane flying under the radar. But come the NFL draft in late April, that just might be the case.

With a quarterback class deep with talented prospects, one player is quietly turning some heads. University of Miami QB Brad Kaaya might just sneak his way up into the early rounds.

Kaaya put up some big numbers last season, throwing for over 38-hundred years and 27 touchdowns. Kaaya earned MVP honors in the Russell Athletic Bowl. He hopes to cash in while he is hot as Kaaya has decided to forego his senior season and enter the NFL Draft.

It’s a crowded field at quarterback with the likes of Deshone Kizer, Deshaun Watson, and Mitchell Trubisky gaining lots of attention from the scouts. For his part, Kaaya is being compared to Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, and that’s OK with him.

“All you need is just one opportunity,” Kaaya said. “Dak came in, focused and he clearly got better from the time he left college up until when he got drafted, and even after the draft, he’s been working. It just shows what believing in yourself can do.”

Kaaya has not made any headlines because he has been in the shadow of those other big name quarterbacks, but he did open some eyes with a strong arm and very good footwork

“I think he’s a talented kid”, said NFL Analyst Mike Mayock. “He’s got the prototypical size. He makes three to five throws per game that are awesome.”

Even though he may not be drafted the first day, Kaaya still has a lot of confidence in himself feeling he will be able to make a difference no matter the team that takes him or the round in which he is selected.