Top 10 Positional - Offense
With just about a month left until the NFL Draft it’s time to start putting the finishing touches on big boards and positional rankings. This week we’re looking at the top offensive players at each position and how I have them ranked. Enjoy!
CJ Stroud, Ohio State
Bryce Young, Alabama
Anthony Richardson, Florida
Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
Dorian Thompson-Robinson, UCLA
Will Levis, Kentucky
Jaren Hall, BYU
Jake Haener, Fresno State
Tanner McKee, Stanford
Stetson Bennett, Georgia
First Round Talent: (4) CJ Stroud, Bryce Young, Anthony Richardson, Will Levis
We’ll see four quarterbacks go in the first round this year but as you can see - my top quarterbacks don’t jive with who those quarterbacks will be - *cough* Will Levis. I have Stroud ahead of Young and it’s honestly not as close as some may think. Stroud has all the tools and makeup to be a franchise quarterback and I have some doubts about the other quarterbacks. Bryce Young’s size scares me. Not enough to pass him up if I’m the Texans or Colts but it does make me nervous about him taking hits and durability. Anthony Richardson is a bit of a project but his upside is through the roof! I’m beginning to really like the idea of him in Seattle behind Geno Smith. Coming in at No. 6 on my list but most likely to be drafted in the first round is Will Levis. I don’t get the first round buzz on Levis. His arm doesn’t impress me and his decision making is questionable at best. But, I’ve been wrong before.
Depth: Two guys stick out to me that, probably, won’t get drafted in the first round - Hendon Hooker and Dorian Thompson-Robinson. Hooker could flirt with the first round but should see himself get drafted on Day 2. Before my love of Anthony Richardson to the Seahawks I saw Hooker as a perfect fit and heir in Seattle. Maybe the Seahawks wait and grab a quarterback like Hooker or Dorian Thompson-Robinson later?
Sleepers: Other depth guys (you can’t really have sleepers at QB) I like are Jaren Hall and Jake Haener. I’m not sure either will ever play in the NFL but if I was looking for a young backup to add to my roster I would grab one of them before I’m forced to draft a quarterback outside of my top 8. There is a big gap after eight in my opinion. However, I do think Tanner McKee and Stetson Bennett could be career backup types - I just wouldn’t want them to hit the field.
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