Anthony Richardson was the last of the top 4 quarterbacks in this year’s draft class to get his chance to show off for scouts at his Pro Day.
Toady he finally got that opportunity and it appears he made the most it.
According to Las Vegas Review Journal’s Vinny Bonsignore, the Las Vegas Raiders spent time with Richardson today and were impressed by the quarterback.
👀👀The @Raiders – led by GM Dave Ziegler and Assistant GM Champ Kelly – spent time with Florida QB Anthony Richardson at his Pro Day. By all accounts, the meeting went well and the Raiders came away impressed. 👀👀
— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) March 30, 2023
For the Raiders to land Richardson, they’d need to be prepared to make a strong offer to the Arizona Cardinals to move up to pick 3.
Right now, the Raiders own the draft’s 7th pick, but Richardson won’t be there by the time they pick. He’ll either be drafted by somebody else who moves up to 3 or the Colts would probably take him at 4.
If they’re willing to make that investment to move up, the Las Vegas Raiders actually could be a good fit for Richardson.
Richardson has shown off physical tools that will have some teams very excited about him, but he will need some time to continue developing as a passer before he is ready to be a starting quarterback in the NFL.
The Raiders can offer him the time he needs to develop and a veteran to learn from. They just signed Jimmy Garoppolo to a 3-year deal to be their starter and releasing him won’t become an appealing option financially until after his 2nd season with the team.
Where Richardson will end up remains a mystery, especially with the Cardinals still holding the 3rd pick, but it looks like he has a fan in the top 10 that could interested in him.