The 2023 NFL Draft is just around the corner, so fans cannot get enough of Pro Days, game films, interviews, and whatnot.
That’s why everyone will be keeping tabs on Florida’s Pro Day on Thursday afternoon, as top QB prospect Anthony Richardson will take the field to showcase his skills.
Richardson was quite excited about the opportunity to continue driving his draft stock up, so he sent NFL fans a message ahead of the showcase.
Anthony Richardson takes center stage today at @GatorsFB Pro Day 👀 @GVOaant
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— NFL (@NFL) March 30, 2023
Notably, not many scouts were sold on Richardson as a potential franchise QB before the NFL Scouting Combine.
Now, some even believe he’s got a slim chance to be the first guy taken off the board on April 27.
Richardson’s speed, strength, mobility, and athleticism make scouts think he could be a superstar at the next level, a Michael Vick or Cam Newton kind of dual-threat gunslinger.
But there are serious concerns about his accuracy, decision-making, and ball placement, and his numbers in his lone season as a starter weren’t exactly impressive.
So, he seems like the ultimate high-risk/high-reward pickup at this point, as he’s projected to be taken in the top 10, and not many teams will get the chance to take a flier on him.
Quarterbacks with poor efficiency numbers in college don’t usually bode well in the NFL, and completing just 53% of his throws is far from impressive.
Then again, he’s more physically gifted than the average player at the quarterback position, so we’ll have to wait and see who’s willing to put their stock in such a polarizing prospect.NEXT: Former Patriots Player Warns Lamar Jackson Not To Play For Bill Belichick