For the past few months, it’s looked like Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young and Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud would be the two top quarterbacks in the 2023 NFL Draft. But now it appears there’s another quarterback joining them at the top of the draft boards: Florida Gators quarterback Anthony Richardson.
Though Richardson might not have had quite the eye-popping stats or the success of Young and Stroud, he’s clearly very athletic with an incredibly strong arm. And it seems like NFL scouts are taking notice at the NFL Combine this week.
“The buzz surrounding Anthony Richardson this week is palpable. He’s truly gone from a first round curiosity to a likely top-three selection. You may very well see QBs go 1, 2, and 3 in April. Far cry from last year,” Smith said in a tweet.
The buzz surrounding Anthony Richardson this week is palpable. He’s truly gone from a first round curiosity to a likely top-three selection.
You may very well see QBs go 1, 2, and 3 in April. Far cry from last year.
— Corbin K. Smith (@CorbinSmithNFL) March 2, 2023
It’s certainly a wild turn of events, and the NFL world
His tape is horrendous but his potential is through the roof
— John Acevedo (@JEAcevedo07) March 2, 2023
Welp, the inevitable Richardson Combine bump is happening. https://t.co/YHK77QDiX5
— Juney (@AVKingJames) March 3, 2023
He had one full year as a starter with a 53.8% comp pct. The list of successful modern NFL QBs with that sort of college career basically doesn’t exist https://t.co/j0Q0CXZAWU
— Phil Dzikiy (@phildzikiy) March 3, 2023
Oh boy, if I were to go back and look at all the comments from my QB draft rankings this season for @12thMan_Rising. I’d love to check in on all those friends that said I was crazy for having AR #2 on my QB board#Seahawks https://t.co/xg70uZezEz pic.twitter.com/yeUhZsebLL
— Michael Thompson (@michaelt_05) March 2, 2023
I think you’re getting a little caught up in the hype. Everyone has known about his rocket arm and explosive Athleticism. None of it will be a surprise. I think the only thing that will change will be how he interviews and how coachable he is as he has A LOT to iron out
— Tom (@GritHawks) March 2, 2023
It’s unclear just how high Richardson will be selected in the upcoming NFL Draft, but as he continues to vault up draft boards, it’s becoming more and more possible that he could be a top-five pick in the upcoming draft, which would certainly have been unexpected just a few months ago.