Concerns from NFL scouts and analysts on Bryce Young’s height have been well-documented, but there’s reportedly another worry regarding the potential No. 1 selection of the 2023 NFL Draft.
Young was previously listed at around 6 feet in height, but he measured at 5-10 and 1/8 at the NFL Combine earlier this month. Now, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo is reporting that evaluators are worried about Young’s weight rather than the height.
At the NFL Combine, Young measured in at 204 pounds.
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Young and Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud are widely viewed as the top two quarterback prospects in this year’s class. The Carolina Panthers acquired the No. 1 selection from the Chicago Bears two weeks ago, putting them in position to come away with whichever quarterback of their liking.
Florida’s Anthony Richardson also increased his draft stock with an incredible showing at the NFL Combine, and he too is likely a top-10 pick. Kentucky’s Will Levis is viewed as a boom-or-bust prospect, but a club out there will definitely bet on the upside.
The 2021 Heisman Trophy winner completed 64.5 percent of his pass attempts in 2022 for 3,328 yards and 32 touchdowns against five interceptions. If Young is taken by Carolina, he’ll be the first Alabama player to go No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft since 1948, when Harry Gilmer was taken by Washington.
In most years, it’s pretty obvious which quarterback will go first Kyler Murray in 2019, Joe Burrow in 2020 and Trevor Lawrence in 2021. But it’s truly anybody’s guess if it’ll be Young, Stroud or potentially even Richardson at first overall this year.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.