The NFL Combine is one of the most anticipated events on the NFL calendar. Often called the underwear Olympics, the future stars of the NFL show off their athleticism, strength, size, and speed through a series of drills and go through pre-draft interviews as well.
Almost all prospects, if healthy, do the full complement of drills at their positions to show off for all of the scouts and general managers in attendance. But, quarterbacks are a little different in that regard, as some will do all, some will do some, and some will do none.
And, it’s becoming more clear what the top prospects at the position, guys like Alabama’s Bryce Young, Ohio State’s CJ Stroud, and Florida’s Anthony Richardson, will be doing at the NFL Combine.
Bryce Young won't throw at Combine, C.J. Stroud will. https://t.co/EQdFh8hpf6
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Here’s an excerpt from the above article.
Any assessment of Alabama quarterback Bryce Young ’s throwing in drills is going to have to wait a little while, however. NFL Media reports that Young is going to wait to do on-field work until the school’s Pro Day workout later this year. He will be in Indy for interviews with teams and other business, however.
Young won the 2021 Heisman Trophy and is seen as a strong candidate to be the first quarterback off the board. Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud is also seen as a likely pick at the top of the first round and the same report indicates that he will throw in Indianapolis this week.
Florida’s Anthony Richardson is also expected to do on-field drills. Richardson’s size and athletic ability have made him an intriguing prospect, but his actual play has been inconsistent enough to lead to a wide range of opinions about his NFL future.
I would’ve liked to see all three of them throw at the NFL combine, as it would have been nice to compare their arms next to each other. But, looks like we won’t get that opportunity. The event gets underway on Tuesday.