The 2023 NFL Draft begins April 27 (Round 1) at 8 PM ET through April 29. Teams stack up on young cheap talent and hope to find the next Hall of Famer, good starter or just non-bust. We’ll take a look position by position at the prospects for this year’s draft. Starting with QB.
Top TIER (Top 5 picks)
Bryce Young- Alabama 5’10 204 lbs
Athletic with a quick release but small size. Absolute playmaker for Alabama with good arm strength and accuracy. Could be the first pick to Carolina after the trade with the Bears. Improvises too much and will need to stay healthy with that tiny frame.
CJ Stroud-Ohio State 6’3 214 lbs
Very accurate and can read defenses well. Good size and athleticism and basically Justin Fields but can actually throw the football well. Needs to anticipate throws a littler better and work the pocket. Could be as high as 6 or drop 3rd or 4th pick.
Second TIER (Round 1 potentially top 5-10)
Anthony Richardson-Florida 6’4 244 lbs
Incredible athlete in the mold of Cam Newton but has accuracy and decision making issues. Must learn to work the pocket and not bail and anticipate throws. Boom or bust type prospect but could go top 5 in this draft.
Will Levis- Kentucky 6’4 229 lbs
Great arm strength, size and athleticism. Ceiling is Josh Allen but will need to work on decision making, production and accuracy. Slightly boom or bust as well and could go top 5 too.
Third TIER (Day 2)
Herndon Hooker- Tennessee 6-3 217 lbs
Older QB with athleticism but coming off a November ACL tear. May sit a year which could drop him to Round 2. Go deep ball and accurate QB with some athleticism. Starting potential after a year of rest.
Tanner McKee-Stanford 6’6 231 lbs
Decisive QB with a good arm. Mike White comparison and can be a solid backup on day 2. Not an athlete
Jake Haener-Fresno State 6’0 207 lbs
Touch and anticipation but shorter. Average arm but can be a solid bacup. Colt McCoy comparison.
Fourth TIER (Day 3)
Aidan O’ Connell-Purdue 6’3 213 lbs- productive Purdue QB with day 3 potential
Clayton Tune-Houston 6’3 220 lbs good size and solid arm
Jaren Hall-BYU 6;0 207 lbs- athlete chance to be a Ryan Tannehill
Stetson Bennett-Georgia 5’11 192 lbs. Two-time NCAA Champ but weak arm and small.
Dorian Thompson Robinson- UCLA- great athlete that needs to hone it in
Malik Cunningham-Louisville- athlete
Tanner Morgan- Minnesota- good size and arm
Max Duggan-TCU- big 2022 season for TCU
Tyson Bagent-Shepphard- small school potential
Sean Clifford- Penn State-gamer
Solid QB class with some franchise QB potential. Risks as always. Will Aaron Rodgers be traded by draft day? We should discuss that some time too.