As soon as the NFL regular season ends, NFL Draft season and its coverage begins.
Every week, ESPN’s Field Yates, Mel Kiper, and Todd McShay get together and discuss the upcoming draft.
On today’s podcast, these three discussed the state of the quarterback position and the best upcoming rookies in this role.
The playoffs are in full swing, but the NFL draft will be here in just a few months 👀@FieldYates, @MelKiperESPN and @McShay13 are here on First Draft to take a look at the best QBs in this year's class 💪 https://t.co/UpVnLlwbYF
— ESPN (@espn) January 18, 2023
This grouping of analysts has so many years of NFL Draft experience under their belts, and their podcast reflects that.
Many teams need a new quarterback for the 2023 season, and several collegiate prospects could fill this hole within an organization.
Of the most notable are CJ Stroud from Ohio State, Anthony Richardson from Florida, Bryce Young from Alabama, and Will Levis from Kentucky.
This is one of the most talented crops of young quarterbacks in the last several years, and these players, among others, will be able to create a legacy for themselves as key contributors on an NFL roster.
When looking ahead to the 2023 draft, five teams within the top ten picks are quarterback-needy, and will likely draft one of these talented prospects.
These teams are, in our estimation, the Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Las Vegas Raiders, Atlanta Falcons, and Carolina Panthers.
The Texans did not find success with Davis Mills, and will likely turn their attention to the draft for their next quarterback.
The Colts and Raiders had veterans at the helm this season, which also didn’t turn out for them.
This offseason should be filled with drama and excitement.
Stay tuned to see how it all unfolds.