2023 NFL Draft: Bryce Young player profile | Height, weight, college stats and highlights
The projected No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft is Alabama Crimson Tides’s star quarterback Bryce Young.
The NFL Draft starts tomorrow with round one, and let’s be honest - the only round most people are paying any attention to. It’s the Carolina Panthers will the first pick in the 2023 NFL Draft after they paid a hefty price (tons of future draft picks and top receiver D.J. Moore) to take it from the Chicago Bears. It’s highly likely that the 7-10 Panthers will be looking for a quarterback, and it’s highly likely that quarterback will be Alabama Crimson Tide’s Bryce Young.
Who is Bryce Young?
Bryce Young player profile
Bryce Young is a small-ish quarterback at just 6′0″ and 204 pounds, but that didn’t stop him from becoming one of Alabama’s best-ever quarterbacks. He took over as the starter for the Crimson Tide in his sophomore year and went on to set records and win several awards, including the Heisman Trophy in 2021.
Bryce Young college Stats at Alabama
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In his 27 games with Bryce Young at starting quarterback, Alabama won 24. Under his leadership, they won the 2021 SEC title and made it to the College Football Playoff National Championship game.
Bryce Young records with Alabama
The NFL Combine’s analysis of Bryce Young:
“Slightly built with measurables that fall below the standard for the quarterback position, Young’s talent and face-of-the-franchise potential could force teams to focus more on his game film and less on his size. Young has had the advantage of working with a former NFL head coach (Bill O’Brien) who understands the challenges facing a pro quarterback. He’s a full-field reader whose confident demeanor on the field oozes off the tape but never becomes unbridled cockiness. He’s thoughtful in where he wants to go with the football and keeps the turnover count low. The deep ball is nothing special and his drive velocity fails to stand out, but he has enough arm strength to make the necessary throws. Young is perfectly capable of extending plays both inside and outside the pocket, but teams will want him to stay on schedule a little more often as a pro passer. He’s poised in the face of both physical and situational pressure and possesses a full offering of intangibles that helps set him apart from some of the more physically gifted quarterbacks in this class.”