The Anthony Richardson Hype Keeps Building As He Could Go Number One

Anthony Richardson signals touchdown

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Every year, a quarterback seemingly rises up the NFL draft board out of nowhere. This year that appears like it may be Florida’s Anthony Richardson.

There’s no doubt about the quarterback’s physical gifts. Richardson stands at an impressive 6-foot-4, 232 lbs, and he certainly looks the part.

He’s got the tools, too.

Look at this arm strength and accuracy on just one hitch.

This is a throw only a few guys in the NFL can make.

And, look at this run.

As you can see, the tools are there. The redshirt sophomore has as much physical talent as anyone in the NFL and probably the most in this draft class at the quarterback position. But, there are downsides. Richardson only completed 53% of his passes at Florida last year. He threw nine interceptions, including these two.

But, apparently, he is still flying up draft boards, and may even be picked first overall.

Richardson is expected to throw at this week’s NFL combine. Quarterbacks will go through drills on Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis.