The 2023 NFL Draft will be here before you know it, but until then, we have an assortment of reports about potential top draft picks that could sway teams to take or pass on a player.
According to Jeff Howe of The Athletic, Alabama quarterback, Bryce Young is expected to be the first quarterback taken. However, multiple teams have the same concern about it coming into the NFL. His frame seems to be an issue.
“Young has most commonly been discussed as the best quarterback in the class, but there are undeniably some nerves over his 5-foot-11, 192-pound frame as it relates to his durability at the professional level. Still, he’s viewed as the most likely option to be the first quarterback off the board in April, whether a team trades up with the Bears for the No. 1 pick or the Texans hold serve and select him at No. 2,” Howe wrote.
Young is also reportedly working with a nutritionist to get his weight from 194 to 210 to deal with the much bigger men he will be facing in the NFL.
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Despite the concern, Young was most commonly mentioned as the top quarterback and is expected to be the first one off the board in April’s draft.
In 2021, Young completed 66.9 percent of his passes for 4,872 yards, 47 touchdowns and seven interceptions en route to winning the Heisman Trophy. He led the team to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, where they fell to Georgia.
Last year, he passed for 3,328 yards, 32 touchdowns and five picks, and the Tide missed the CFP with two losses.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.