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Todd McShay Says He Is ‘Hearing A Lot Of Buzz’ About 1 QB Prospect

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Most of the buzz regarding the top quarterbacks available in this year’s NFL draft has centered around Bryce Young of the University of Alabama and Ohio State University’s C.J. Stroud.

Both are excellent and accurate passers, and while there is plenty of concern about Young’s modest stature, many have expected him to be the first player chosen when the draft commences next month.

But Todd McShay says he has been hearing some talk that Anthony Richardson has a shot at being the first pick.

As promised, here’s my adjusted Mock 3.0 with projections for all 31 picks in Round 1 after Friday’s big trade. I’m sticking with Bryce Young at No.1 overall but hearing a lot of buzz about Anthony Richardson being the target.

— Todd McShay (@McShay13) March 11, 2023

Compared to Young and Stroud, Richardson may seem like an underwhelming prospect, especially if one only looks at his stats.

He completed just 54.7 percent of his passes in three seasons at the University of Florida, and he topped out at 2,549 passing yards and 176 passing touchdowns in 2022.

But unlike Young and Stroud, he is a decent threat to gain yards with his legs, as evidenced by his 654 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns this past season.

With Richardson at the controls, the Gators went just 6-7 in 2022, but his stock has risen of late after a very strong performance at the NFL Scouting Combine.

His measurables there were outstanding, as he posted the highest vertical leap ever recorded from a quarterback, and he reportedly did extremely well during the interview process.

After a huge trade on Friday, the Carolina Panthers acquired the No. 1 pick in the draft from the Chicago Bears, and they will have to choose between Richardson, Young and Stroud, as well as Will Levis, who is another top QB prospect.

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