Bryce Young is thought to be the top quarterback prospect in the upcoming NFL draft, and he could very well be the first player chosen, if the Chicago Bears, who have the top pick, decide to move away from quarterback Justin Fields.
The University of Alabama signal-caller has some dazzling passing skills and some decent mobility, but many are doubting just how much success he will have at the next level because of his size and weight.
Young said that he has looked to some current NFL QBs for advice, including the New England Patriots‘ Mac Jones.
That @AlabamaFTBL bond.
Bryce Young looks to @MacJones_10 for advice on the #NFLCombine and #NFLDraft. pic.twitter.com/32RHKviNIy
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) March 3, 2023
“I was talking to Mac earlier this week. He gave me a lot of great advice about how to carry yourself, things that he’s learned from the years there.” Young said.
Jones is a fellow University of Alabama product, and in 2020, his senior season there, he posted 4,500 passing yards and 41 passing touchdowns against just four interceptions.
He led the Crimson Tide all the way to the national championship game, where they easily defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes behind Jones’ five touchdown passes.
This past season, Young had 3,328 passing yards and 32 passing touchdowns in 12 contests while driving Alabama to a win over Kansas State University in the Sugar Bowl.
In 2021, he logged 4,872 yards and 47 touchdown passes and was named the winner of the Heisman Trophy in just his first season as a starter.
Teams such as the Bears that have very high picks in this year’s NFL draft and want a QB will have to choose between Young and Ohio State University’s C.J. Stroud.
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