2023 NFL Draft Quarterback Prospect Rankings by the Odds
Super Bowl 57 is right around the corner, which means the 2023 NFL Draft is also nearing closer. The first round is set get underway on Thursday, April 27, and it will surely feature a few NFL teams opting to grab a young quarterback. It's a position that can make or break the future of any organization.
This year's draft class is filled with talented signal-callers that can launch the ball down the field, take off running for first downs and lead comebacks late in the game. The anticipation of seeing which QB is drafted first is starting to grow and FanDuel Sportsbook has even released odds on that storyline.
2023 NFL Draft Quarterback Rankings
1. Bryce Young Alabama (-160)
Bryce Young entered the 2022 college football season as the favorite to be the No. 1 overall pick after he led the Alabama Crimson Tide to a 13-2 record and a National Championship appearance the year prior. The Heisman Trophy winner followed up that masterful season by throwing for 3,328 yards and 32 touchdowns (5 interceptions) this past fall. Young is praised for his leadership abilities and instinct to stay calm in the pocket. The fact that he has played in a multitude of high-pressure games should give him a leg up in adjusting at the NFL level, too.
2. CJ Stroud, Ohio State (+190)
CJ Stroud's college career followed a similar arc to Young's, even if it didn't result in as much success on the scoreboard. The 21-year-old balled out in 2021 with 4,435 yards and 44 touchdowns (6 interceptions) and saw his draft stock skyrocket as a result. He returned in 2022 to throw for 3,688 yards and 41 touchdowns (6 interceptions). Stroud's accuracy is what makes him stand out in this class as he completed 69.3% of his pass attempts and showcased incredible precision as a Buckeye. The sky is the limit for the Stroud if protected by a capable offensive line.
3. Will Levis, Kentucky (+650)
This is where the list goes from the top prospects to unpredictable wild cards. Will Levis has the intangibles needed to be a great NFL QB as he is often compared to Josh Allen due to his size (6-foot-3, 22 pounds) and athleticism. The Kentucky QB tallied 5,232 passing yards, 269 rushing yards and 54 total touchdowns in two seasons as a Wildcat (24 games). Levis' development at the next level will be focused on honing in on his talents and building consistency. His arm talent is undeniable, but learning how to guide an NFL offense will be far from an easy task.
4. Anthony Richardson, Florida (+3000)
If there's one prospect that could make multiple Pro Bowls or be a complete bust, it's Anthony Richardson out of Florida. Richardson is expected to be a late first-round pick and checks off every box when it comes to physicality. He is a weight room monster that squats up to 500 pounds and a speed demon that can scramble for first downs with ease. Richardson's abilities as a passer are what held him back in college, though. He threw for 24 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in three seasons (22 games). It'll be interesting to see which NFL team takes a risk here.
5. Tanner McKee, Stanford (+6000)
None of the players left on this list are likely to be drafted as 2023 starters, but that doesn't mean that they won't be starting down the road. Tanner McKee is a throwback QB in the sense that he is a pure pocket passer and thrives when he is provided with ample time to throw. The 22-year-old has the arm strength to fit the football in even the tightest openings with increased velocity and showcased improvement in RPO play calls during his final college season. McKeee racked up 5,336 yards and 28 touchdowns (15 interceptions) across 23 games played at Stanford.
6. Jaren Hall, BYU (+6000)
While Jaren Hall may not have the same hype as Zach Wilson did entering the draft as a BYU QB, he does line up as a sneaky option for rebuilding NFL squads. Hall seemingly put it all together in his final college season as he logged 3,171 passing yards, 350 rushing yards and 35 total touchdowns (6 interceptions). He has a standout ability to feel the pressure around him and escape to throw on the run with ease, which could come in handy given the level of talent that can be found along NFL defensive lines.
7. Hendon Hooker, Tennessee (+7500)
Hendon Hooker enters the NFL Draft as one of the most experienced QBs in the class. He spent two seasons leading the Vigina Tech Hokies before coming alive in two seasons with the Tennessee Volunteers. In 42 college games played, the 25-year-old averaged 213.7 passing yards and 48.1 rushing yards per game. Hooker also finished with 80 passing touchdowns (12 interceptions) and 25 rushing touchdowns. He has been commended for his expertise when it comes to taking care of the ball and avoiding costly mistakes. That's a perfect skill to build around at the next level.
8. Clayton Tune, Houston (+10000)
Speaking of college experience, Clayon Tune spent five seasons with the Houston Cougars and only got better with every year that passed by. The 23-year-old finished the 2022 season with 4,074 yards and 40 touchdowns (10 interceptions) on a 67.3% completion percentage. He also added 544 yards on the ground to go along with 5 rushing scores. Tune has a quick release that helps him lead receivers into open spots on the field and an ability to scan the defense for gaps at a rapid pace. The foundation of a solid QB is there.
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