The most important position on the field has some solid late-round value in the 2023 NFL draft.
The NFL Draft is where Super Bowl contenders are made. It’s the best way to build a team, and if you don’t believe me, look at the state of the Los Angeles Rams despite a Super Bowl title.
The Draft isn’t won based on the results of the early rounds, it’s who can develop the picks in rounds 4 through 7. Anyone can look at draft prospects and know a guy like Joe Burrow or Patrick Mahomes are guys that can lead a team to a Super Bowl, but finding late-round gems like Matt Hasselbeck, Joe Theisman, and even the GOAT, Tom Brady, is something that can springboard a team.
It’s not just about the quarterback position, but that’s what we’re focusing on today.
Ohio State’s CJ Stroud and Alabama’s Bryce Young headline the 2023 draft class, with Florida’s Anthony Richardson and Kentucky’s Will Levis quickly rising up the rankings.
Richardson is an interesting prospect. This may sound like a bit of a stretch, but I think Richardson has Josh Allen potential. He moves extremely well outside the pocket, but has accuracy issues and makes some questionable decisions. But just like Allen, most of his issues are fixable. After being able to see him in person against Tennessee in September, I got to see the things that Richardson does that you don’t often get to see on tv. The leadership on the sidelines, the hustle, and a full field view of how Richardson knows when things are falling apart and when to get out of there.
The one prospect that I wanted to include on this list is the quarterback Richardson faced off with in that game, Hendon Hooker. Hooker’s projections are all over the place. The consensus is late second round. Personally, I’d take Hooker over Levis.
Let’s take a look at some solid day three prospects, but we’re going to save the best for last.