The Chicago Bears couldn’t ask for a better 2023 NFL Draft scenario. Less than a week until the first round kicks off, the quarterback chaos at the top of Round 1 is out of control.
The Carolina Panthers appear set to select Alabama’s Bryce Young after weeks of speculation that Ohio State’s CJ Stroud would be the guy. The Houston Texans are rumored to be ready to pass on a quarterback if Young isn’t there. The Indianapolis Colts appear to favor Will Levis (Kentucky), which could mean Stroud falls to No. 5 to the Seattle Seahawks. And then there’s Florida’s Anthony Richardson, who was considered a contender to be the No.1 pick a few weeks ago. Now? He may slide outside the top 10.
“(Levis) might not have as much upside as Richardson, but I think tomorrow he is going to be ahead of Anthony Richardson,” NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah said during his annual media conference call. “Whereas Anthony Richardson, I think, has a little more distance to travel but with a way bigger upside. With this Colts roster where it is right now, there’s some pretty good veteran pieces in place. I think there’s some expectation there that you want (a rookie QB) to be up and running sooner than later.”