QBs take stage for 40-yard dash, throwing part

Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson raised many eyebrows at the NFL combine with his 4.43-second time in the 40-yard dash at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 4, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

The 2023 NFL combine has hit the weekend, which means quarterbacks take center stage. Saturday features on-field drills for quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis

This year’s QB class has plenty of intrigue. Yahoo Sports draft expert Charles McDonald spoke with seven NFL scouts this week, and opinion on which 2023 quarterback is the best prospect was split between four guys:

Alabama QB Bryce Young

Ohio State QB CJ Stroud

Florida QB Anthony Richardson

Kentucky QB Will Levis

Of the four, only Young is not pitching this weekend. McDonald has all four QBs in the top seven of his latest mock draft.

Richardson has generated the most excitement among the QBs. He ran an official 4.43-second 40-yard dash after setting two combine records for a QB with a vertical jump of 40.5 inches and a broad jump of 10 feet, 9 inches. The overall performance is especially impressive for a player who came in at 6-foot-4, 244 pounds.

It’s been quite a day for potentially the most interesting QB prospect in this class.

Young’s expected “official” measurements finally happened. He came in at 5-foot-10 1/8 and 204 pounds, which put him in Kyler Murray’s neighborhood.

As for the wide receiver class, Ohio State’s Jaxon Smith-Njigba, USC’s Jordan Addison and TCU’s Quentin Johnston are all in contention to be the first wideout taken. Notre Dame’s Michael Mayer is the consensus top tight end in the class, though Utah’s Dalton Kincaid is also a first-round candidate.

Who runs the fastest 40-yard dash? Who will show off their arm best in the throwing drills? Who wants to raise their stock with an explosive workout?

Follow along right here with Yahoo Sports.

Leave a Reply

Scroll to Top
%d bloggers like this: