2017 NFL Draft KC Chiefs Scouting Report: Garrett Fugate

201 NFL DRAFT - Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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The 2017 NFL Draft is over a week away and the KC Chiefs could be looking to add a quarterback this year. Could they decide to wait until later in the draft process and go with Garrett Fugate out of Central Missouri?

When it comes to the quarterback position, Chiefs Kingdom is tired of waiting for the next big thing. They want the shiny new quarterback now, and who could blame them? They’ve been waiting for a first round quarterback since 1983… A lot reading this probably weren’t alive then.

This year’s “top prospects” aren’t the most impressive bunch. The sentiment floating around out there appears to be that a lot of the top rated guys aren’t NFL ready yet and could use a few years of mentoring before starting in the pros.

If that’s the case, then why draft one super early? The Chiefs could decide to wait a few rounds and go for a nice backup for the next season or two with Garrett Fugate out of Central Missouri.

Now, yes, I’m biased. I went to Central Missouri and am super proud to call it my alma mater, so when I heard Fugate could have the possibility of being drafted, of course I wanted to write about it. It’d also be pretty cool to have the Chiefs draft him, which it does appear to be some interest there on their side, as they worked out the former Mule last month.

Drafting Fugate wouldn’t be something that’s done until later in the draft. He wouldn’t be this team’s franchise guy, but he could be a nice backup in the league, and that’s nothing to spit at. The kid has put up fantastic stats during his three seasons at UCM. Yes, he played for a Division II school, but the talent is there for sure.

In his final year at Central, Fugate threw for 3,657 yards, 31 touchdowns, and nine interceptions. He also rushed for eight touchdowns and had 457 rushing yards on the season. He’s a dual threat quarterback and could be a name to watch in the later rounds.

While I ultimately don’t see Garrett Fugate being drafted, guys like him are often written off due to being in Division II. Check out his highlights above, this kid has potential for sure.

Fugate had a nice career in Warrensburg though and played against some tough schools in the MIAA. Northwest, who has won six straight National Championships, is a team that Fugate has played well against during his time in college.

Will Garrett Fugate be the Kansas City Chiefs’ next quarterback of the future? No, probably not. Is he worth taking a look at in the 2017 NFL Draft? Most definitely.