Nov 13, 2021; Carson, California, USA; Nevada Wolf Pack quarterback Carson Strong (12) throws against the San Diego State Aztecs during the second half at Dignity Health Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

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Nevada QB Carson Strong declares for 2022 NFL Draft

Nevada quarterback Carson Strong is skipping the Quick Lane Bowl to prepare for the 2022 NFL Draft.

The two-time Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Year is projected to be a first-round pick with several quarterback-needy teams in the top half of the current draft order.

“It is my hope over the next few months that there’s at least one NFL team that believes in me the same way that Coach [Jay] Norvell, Coach [Matt] Mumme, and the entire Nevada coaching staff did back in 2018,” Strong posted Tuesday night on Twitter, in part.

Strong, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound junior, is rated as the No. 6 quarterback in the 2022 draft class by ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr.

He completed 70.0 percent of his passes for 4,186 yards with 36 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 12 games this season for the Wolf Pack (8-4), who will conclude their campaign on Dec. 27 in Detroit against Western Michigan (7-5).

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