NFL Future Watch: Davis Mills NFL Football Cards, Houston Texans – Davis Mills grew up in Atlanta and attended Greater Atlantic Christian School in Norcross, Georgia. The 6’4” quarterback was probably a bit shorter then, but his talent was evident. He threw for 66 touchdowns while he was there. Mills was selected for the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, but he was unable to play because of an injury.
Coming out of high school, Mills was ranked as the top quarterback and was a five-star recruit as a result. After fielding calls from almost every school out there, Mills committed to Stanford University so he could play for head coach, David Shaw. The quarterback wanted to learn from one of the best. In ten seasons, Shaw, an alum, had a 90-36 record.
Mills redshirted his first season, nothing unusual at universities with strong football programs. During that time, he had some injuries. When he finally got to start in 2019, injuries cut into his playing time again. He started in 11 games and played in 13. His 18 touchdowns and a 141.9 career quarterback rating were highlights of his time on the field.
Mills can throw off his back foot and toss the ball 40-50 yards downfield with great ease. When he does that, he can usually find a receiver who can outrun the coverage. If he throws on the run, he can throw a 10-yard dart to get a first down. When Mills drops back and has time, corners are going to be victimized because of his accuracy and a terrific deep ball.
Mills ran an unofficial 4.58 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. To say he has the tools is an understatement. The Houston Texans drafted him in the third round with the 67th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Sometimes simplicity on a card is nice and that’s what I like about his 2021 Panini Score rookie card. It’s serial-numbered and it shows off the knee brace he wore during college. It’s something a collector can learn about a player, and it may also tell them he needs more seasoning before he gets to start in NFL games because of those injuries.
One of his best rookie cards in the 2021 Panini Prestige short print. It’s a solid action shot that shows offthe “C” he used to wear at Stanford. Another card that is sharp comes out of 2021 Panini Luminance. The “Year One” print and the on-card autograph that will stay undervalued for a while. If he becomes the starter, he could be a real value.
Collectors can pick up Davis Mills rookie cards in several 2021 Panini America NFL football card products.
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