In my opinion, there is a big gap between the first three quarterbacks mentioned in this year’s NFL Draft and these next two. The Chicago Bears are almost certainly going to trade the first overall pick to a team that needs a quarterback and depending on what they are looking for it will either be Bryce Young or C.J. Stroud.
For now, I have Bryce Young at number two but both should be very good quarterbacks at the NFL level.
Bryce Young has been the starter for the University of Alabama for the past two seasons and during that stretch had 8,200 passing yards, 79 passing touchdowns, and 12 interceptions with an additional seven rushing touchdowns. He would go on to win the Heisman Trophy in 2021.
While Young may not be the mobile quarterback that Anthony Richardson is, he is very elusive in the pocket and is able to escape pressure. However, once he does escape pressure he keeps his eyes downfield and looks to make the throw versus trying to pick up yards with his legs.
There will be some teams that are concerned about his size at 6’0″ and 194 pounds but he is an excellent quarterback that will be a franchise quarterback for a team for the next decade.