While some NFL teams are thinking about making a run at the Super Bowl, or at least making some noise in the playoffs, several teams are out of the postseason race one way or another, and they’re starting to hope they will get optimal draft positioning.
After Week 13’s slate of games, the current order for next April’s NFL Draft currently looks like this, with the Houston Texans currently in position to have the top pick.
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The intriguing thing about the 2023 NFL Draft is that it appears to be rich in quarterbacks that have some serious potential.
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The top prospect in the draft appears to be quarterback Bryce Young of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.
According to Pro Football Focus, he not only has the statistical production and the skills, but also the intangibles needed to succeed at the next level.
“Even without the two top-50 picks he had at receiver a season ago, Young is still the second-highest-graded passer in the Power Five (90.1),” wrote Michael Renner. “He’s come up big in crunch time on multiple occasions and shown the ‘it’ factor it takes to succeed in the NFL.”
In 11 games this season, Young has put up 3,007 yards and 27 touchdowns versus just five interceptions, as well as a stellar passer rating of 156.5 while leading Alabama to a 10-2 record.
On December 31, he will play in the Sugar Bowl versus Kansas State University, which will give him another opportunity to strut his stuff and impress NFL scouts.
Two of the other quarterbacks who are projected to go high in the draft are Will Levis of the University of Kentucky and C.J. Stroud of Ohio State.
If the Texans maintain the top draft position they currently hold, they could find themselves with somewhat of a soft landing after trading their former franchise QB, Deshaun Watson, several months ago.NEXT: NFL Insider Reveals Odell Beckham Jr. Recruiting Update