Former Alabama quarterback Bryce Young could be selected as the first overall pick next month in the 2023 NFL Draft.
The 2021 Heisman Trophy winner enters the draft after a spectacular college career and playing in 2022. national championship game.
Young will compete with CJ Stroud from Ohio State to be the first quarterback off the board in April.
Despite his amazing play in alabamaYoung’s height has been scrutinized at the NFL Combine.
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On Saturday, Young was officially listed as 5 feet, 10 ⅛ inches and 204 pounds.
His weight would make him the lightest quarterback selected in the first round since 2006, and his height would make Young one of the shortest quarterbacks in the draft since the AFL and NFL merged in 1967.
The lowest first-round quarterback taken since that year is Kyler Murray. He arizona cardinals selected him with the first pick in the 2019 draft.
Murray stood at 5 feet, 10 and one-eighth inches and 207 pounds.
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«I’ve been this size, respectfully, my whole life,» Young said. «I know who I am, I know what I can do. To me, it’s fair. Everyone can speculate, ask me all the questions. I’m going to keep controlling what I can control, keep working to the fullest… I’m confident in myself. I know what I can do».
chicago bears own the number 1 pick in the draft, but what they do with the pick remains a mystery.
after writing quarterback justin campos in the first round of the 2021 draft, Chicago could trade for a huge amount and keep Fields under center.
They could also take a quarterback with the first pick and trade Fields or use the pick for a position of need.
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Bears general manager Ryan Poles said the organization is leaning toward moving the pick.
“We have always leaned [toward trading back from No. 1] because Justin did some really good stuff,” Poles said Tuesday from the scouting combine, according to ESPN. “I’m excited for the direction his game will take.
«But at the same time, when you sit down in our situation in general, you have to do your due diligence. You have to investigate everything. You have to spend time with those guys just to make sure that we’re doing the right thing.» decision.
«What’s important to me, and I think everyone knows me by now and how I want to treat our players, we’ll be in communication with Justin along the way just to make sure he knows what we’re doing and nothing is a problem.» surprise for him.»
Young said Friday that he met with the Bears and houston texans in the combine.