With the fourth overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts will, in all likelihood, not get to take Bryce Young of the University of Alabama or CJ Stroud of Ohio State and will likely land their franchise quarterback for the next 10-15 years . ,
It begs the question who should he pick at No.4.
Mina Kimes and Jordan Reed, both NFL analysts for ESPN, feel Anthony Richardson is clearly the right choice for the Colts.
With the No. 4 overall pick, @minakimes And @jordan_reid Looks like Anthony Richardson could be a perfect match for the Colts 👀 ✍️ pic.twitter.com/IoqyZ9TqG3
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNFL) April 7, 2023
Kimes also pointed out that if Indianapolis really wanted Richardson, they might have to move up to the No. 3 pick.
But outside of Young and Stroud, he appears to be the best QB prospect this year.
Richardson, who has been with the University of Florida, has been a late bloomer, as he played in only 10 games as a freshman and started both seasons combined on the bench.
But this past season, he put up 2,549 passing yards and 17 touchdowns.
One concern with the Miami native is his passing accuracy — he only completed 53.8 percent of his pass attempts in 2022.
However, Kims pointed out that he has the potential to improve his accuracy in his first few years in the NFL, much like Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles.
The one talent that Richardson really does have that Young and Stroud don’t have is his ability to move the chains with his feet.
He ran for 654 yards and nine touchdowns in 2022, and Reed even said he could be on the same level as Justin Fields of the Chicago Bears, “one of the top five rushers in the NFL immediately.”
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