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2023 QB Draft Class - Who Do You Want?


2023 Rookie QB  

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  1. 1. Super early into the offseason, let's see where we are at for who want who: If we are to get a rookie QB in the draft, who do you want it to be?

    • Bryce Young - Alabama
    • CJ Stroud - Ohio State
    • Will Levis - Kentucky
    • Anthony Richardson - Florida
    • Tanner McKee - Stanford
    • Hendon Hooker - Tennessee
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    • Max Duggan - TCU
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    • Stetson Bennett - Georgia
    • Jalen Hall - BYU
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    • Aiden O'Connell - Purdue
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    • Clayton Tune - Houston
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    • Dorian Thompson-Robinson - UCLA
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    • Cameron Ward - Washington State
    • Malik Cunningham - Louisville
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This is one of the hardest years for me to pick a favorite. Usually by this time I have clearly defined favorite and he's in my avatar by now... but this year... I just can't... I'm so split. The 2 players I think have the highest ceiling IMO are the two players that are most likely to bust. There is a real battle between what my head is telling me and what my heart is telling me. 

 

And lately another factor has began sneaking into my subconsciousness - next year's draft. I think none of this year's QBs are as strong of prospects as what both Caleb Williams and Drake Maye will be next year. So my muddy thoughts on this year's class are now getting infiltrated by ideas about just... punting on 1st round QB this year and loading up on 1st round picks for next year. And if Irsay forces Saturday as the HC I guess we might have a shot at getting some of the top picks again... 

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12 minutes ago, stitches said:

This is one of the hardest years for me to pick a favorite. Usually by this time I have clearly defined favorite and he's in my avatar by now... but this year... I just can't... I'm so split. The 2 players I think have the highest ceiling IMO are the two players that are most likely to bust. There is a real battle between what my head is telling me and what my heart is telling me. 

 

And lately another factor has began sneaking into my subconsciousness - next year's draft. I think none of this year's QBs are as strong of prospects as what both Caleb Williams and Drake Maye will be next year. So my muddy thoughts on this year's class are now getting infiltrated by ideas about just... punting on 1st round QB this year and loading up on 1st round picks for next year. And if Irsay forces Saturday as the HC I guess we might have a shot at getting some of the top picks again... 

I hear you. I picked CJ for the moment, but I could change my mind after February and the combine. I'll probably have another poll early March, and then one final one right before the draft in April to see where everyone is at. 

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I’ve got Stroud right now, but it’s by a nose over Young, based mainly upon size.  I have Levis significantly behind based upon concerns over his decision making/processing time.  I’d still take Levis at 4, though, if it came to that…

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A GM wanting to keep his job and a new coach coming in allows me to think waiting for next year to grab a QB is not feasible. I think Stroud and Levis are the most ideal guys for us this based on picking at #4. I picked Stroud for this because I see a guy that has great intangibles and with the right coaching can only get better with reads and overall field vision. He has good accuracy already so getting him weapons only helps his growth. 

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9 hours ago, stitches said:

This is one of the hardest years for me to pick a favorite. Usually by this time I have clearly defined favorite and he's in my avatar by now... but this year... I just can't... I'm so split. The 2 players I think have the highest ceiling IMO are the two players that are most likely to bust. There is a real battle between what my head is telling me and what my heart is telling me. 

 

And lately another factor has began sneaking into my subconsciousness - next year's draft. I think none of this year's QBs are as strong of prospects as what both Caleb Williams and Drake Maye will be next year. So my muddy thoughts on this year's class are now getting infiltrated by ideas about just... punting on 1st round QB this year and loading up on 1st round picks for next year. And if Irsay forces Saturday as the HC I guess we might have a shot at getting some of the top picks again... 

 

I would love to trade the colts 1st for a 1 next year plus a lower 1 this year or more Depending on the team we trade with. I love Bennett later in the draft, and there is always a qb that falls for some reason that the colts could take a shot with. 

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Mel Kiper loves Will Levis, I just don't see it. I like Stroud better, I like Young better as well. I could care less about Young's size. He will gain weight once on an NFL training/diet program.

 

You know what I see in Will Levis, - Tim Couch - both went to KY and Couch was actually better in college. I just can't get over how Levis played against Georgia and Tennessee, it was real bad.

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The issues with Levis are things that a good OC and QB coach can coach to make him better. Seeing posters claim that he didn’t play well this year and struggled against teams doesn’t much mean anything to me. Look back at many top QB’s playing now or in the past. You have had some guys that were an outlier and clearly geared to be great as #1 picks. Elway, Manning, Luck, Lawerence, even Burrow are guys that were the tops of their drafts. There are many others that had many faults that “experts” saw and they were dropped in the draft because of that. This means guys like Levis have the will to get better and loves the game so he should be able to have coaching and becoming a solid QB. There is a laundry list of successful guys who were picked later in the first or after the first day that have become great. Long story short, I hope if we draft Levis or anyone at 4 or later I hope to have another success story. 

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I’m at the point that I think Young is the best and should go first.  But I wouldn’t trade significant resources to go up and get him.  Stroud is a step down athletically, but he’ll be a good NFL QB.  Levis is a good step behind that, but I believe those like apparently Kiper who think he’ll be a good starter soon.  Right now I’m back to staying right where we are and snagging Levis…

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5 hours ago, Archer said:

I’m at the point that I think Young is the best and should go first.  But I wouldn’t trade significant resources to go up and get him.  Stroud is a step down athletically, but he’ll be a good NFL QB.  Levis is a good step behind that, but I believe those like apparently Kiper who think he’ll be a good starter soon.  Right now I’m back to staying right where we are and snagging Levis…


What makes you think Levi’s will still be there at 4?

 

There are too many QB hungry teams.   
 

Maybe the strategy is to stay at 4 and if the top three are gone, they go after Carr.  But I think Irsay is going to insist on a QB.  Which more than likely will require a trade.  

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6 minutes ago, Smonroe said:


What makes you think Levi’s will still be there at 4?

 

There are too many QB hungry teams.   
 

Maybe the strategy is to stay at 4 and if the top three are gone, they go after Carr.  But I think Irsay is going to insist on a QB.  Which more than likely will require a trade.  

It’s possible QBs go 1, 2, 3, like happened in 2021, but I don’t think that’ll be the case.  There’s a couple of defensive payers that Arizona can fall in love with…

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1 hour ago, Archer said:

It’s possible QBs go 1, 2, 3, like happened in 2021, but I don’t think that’ll be the case.  There’s a couple of defensive payers that Arizona can fall in love with…


Im guessing both Chicago and Arizona trade out.  They’ll each make a haul. 
 

I know Richardson is the sexy pick because of his potential.  But I’m also guessing they want more of a sure thing.  Although we all know there’s no such thing (except for Luck).

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4 hours ago, ztboiler said:

There is one QB in the class who both has and lacks what you can’t teach.  He would be my first choice.  What he has is way more important than what he lacks 


Well….  You didn’t give a name, so my guess is you’re referring to Richardson?  

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8 minutes ago, NewColtsFan said:


If Young had Richardson's body, height, weight, arm, and legs, I think he’d be the highest rated QB to come out since Luck. 

I think that would make him likely the highest regarded QB prospect of all time…

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1 hour ago, NewColtsFan said:


If Young had Richardson's body, height, weight, arm, and legs, I think he’d be the highest rated QB to come out since Luck. 

 

I don't know if people are acknowledging the bolded part. Bryce Young's arm isn't anything to write home about. It's sufficient. There's kind of a narrative that he's a perfect prospect, except for size, and I think that's overblown.

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1 hour ago, Superman said:

 

I don't know if people are acknowledging the bolded part. Bryce Young's arm isn't anything to write home about. It's sufficient. There's kind of a narrative that he's a perfect prospect, except for size, and I think that's overblown.


This doesn’t happen often, but you’ve confused me.   I can’t tell if you’re agreeing or disagreeing?   Either way is fine, I’m just saying I can’t tell which?  
 

I’m not reading that he’s perfect except for size.   I’m also including physical skills.   He doesn’t have the arm strength of many in this class or the running ability of a Richardson or a Justin Fields.   I read he scores high in all the things you can’t measure….   Poise, leadership,  handling pressure in the pocket, keeping his eyes down field,  all the intangibles you could want your quarterback to have.  
 

Perhaps I wasn’t clear in my evaluation and that influenced your response?    Just asking. 

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6 minutes ago, NewColtsFan said:


This doesn’t happen often, but you’ve confused me.   I can’t tell if you’re agreeing or disagreeing?   Either way is fine, I’m just saying I can’t tell which?  
 

I’m not reading that he’s perfect except for size.   I’m also including physical skills.   He doesn’t have the arm strength of many in this class or the running ability of a Richardson or a Justin Fields.   I read he scores high in all the things you can’t measure….   Poise, leadership,  handling pressure in the pocket, keeping his eyes down field,  all the intangibles you could want your quarterback to have.  
 

Perhaps I wasn’t clear in my evaluation and that influenced your response?    Just asking. 

 

I'm agreeing. Just amplifying the arm strength element, because I don't see that talked about very often. All the discussion about Bryce Young is about size, and I think even if he was prototypical size, he'd still have an average arm.

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