As the NFL community counts down the days to the 2023 Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, the NFL Draft’s most lauded quarterback prospects provided an update to their training schedules on Monday.
Alabama’s Bryce Young (scouting report), who is widely assumed to be the first quarterback off the board, will not participate in throwing drills at the combine, opting to wait for his Pro Day.
Other top QB prospects — C.J. Stroud (scouting report), Anthony Richardson (scouting report) and Will Levis (scouting report) — will throw in Indianapolis, NFL Media reported.
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All four quarterbacks are currently projected to go in the top 10 of the 2023 NFL Draft, according to The 33rd Team’s latest mock draft, with Young slated to go No. 1. Though, quite a lot could change as the Chicago Bears weigh trading the No. 1 overall pick.
The Indianapolis Colts are one team in the quarterback market, and owner Jim Irasay hinted at the team moving up for Young while introducing new coach Shane Steichen on Feb. 14. However, it seems Irsay and the Colts will have to wait to see Young throw.
Meanwhile, Richardson reportedly wants to participate in all of the drills at the combine, hoping to use the opportunity to showcase his wide variety of skills and athletic prowess. Levis, the highest-ranked QB on The 33rd Team’s 2023 Draft Big Board, could also separate from the field with an impressive showcase.
Charles Davis, an NFL Network and The 33rd Team analyst, believes Richardson and Levis have “elite” level arm strength, which ranks ahead of every other quarterback in the class.
Richardson will also get an opportunity to wow teams during the 40-yard dash. Davis hypothesized that Richardson’s speed could translate to running less than a 4.50-second 40-yard dash.