Florida QB Anthony Richardson Declares for Draft

Florida QB Anthony Richardson
Florida QB Anthony Richardson
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NFL Week 13 - Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson has officially declared for the 2023 NFL Draft, according to a statement released via his personal Twitter.

The redshirt sophomore quarterback played in 22 games as a member of the Gators, including starting all 12 of his 2022 appearances. Richardson finished 2022 with 2,549 passing yards, 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions on 53.8% completion percentage, adding 654 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on the ground. Richardson finished third on the Gators in rushing yards and second in rushing touchdowns. 

Richardson is the second prominent quarterback to declare for the 2023 Draft behind Kentucky's Will Levis, who declared on November 30.

Comments

7 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2022, 9:30am

#1 by Joey-Harringto… // Dec 05, 2022 - 1:53pm

I barely watch college football, and won't pretend to scout college QBs, but completing only 53% of your passes at the college level seems....problematic.

Points: 2

#3 by JonesJon // Dec 05, 2022 - 3:39pm

The people who like to act like Lamar, Fields, and Hurts are incapable of passing are going to love Richardson

Points: 1

#2 by Aaron Brooks G… // Dec 05, 2022 - 1:54pm

I look forward in five years to reading his "whatever happened to?" article.

A QB who cannot pass had better learn another position if he hopes to survive in the NFL. I hope he has Josh Cribbs, Antwaan Randle El, Randall Cobb, Julian Edelman, or Logan Thomas on speed dial.

Points: 0

#4 by ImNewAroundThe… // Dec 05, 2022 - 8:18pm

He...has work to do. BUT with the (bad) Josh Allen comps he'll go fairly high based solely (and it's strictly solely) of of tools. 

Now why would you trust the league as general whole to develop that simply because of Allen, IDK. But that's what they're going to bet on. Will he amount to more than Terrelle Pryor? Yes based solely on draft capital but, there's that very real downside if you can't find the magic pixie dust of a coach to put it all together.

He did at least of have the highest grade G, best 2023 IOL prospect to help him.

Points: 0

#5 by Aaron Brooks G… // Dec 05, 2022 - 9:16pm

Allen basically only worked out because he had gone up outside of the QB development industry.

You don’t go to UF if you are that guy.

Points: 0

#6 by Mike B. In Va // Dec 06, 2022 - 8:58am

Depends. I think if he does as much outside work as Allen, he can definitely get better. The problem is, of course, he already had some of those avenues available to him and did not avail himself of them. Some players (see Wilson, Zack) think they don't need to improve.

Points: 0

#7 by Aaron Brooks G… // Dec 06, 2022 - 9:30am

Coming out early suggests to me that he doesn't think he needs improvement.

Points: 0

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