Re-ranking 5 prospective quarterbacks best suited for the Colts following Bowl season
Will the Colts be high enough for Bryce Young?
Bryce Young has been an exceptional quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide. He’s done so well that he is touted as the top quarterback in the draft and projected to go first overall to the Houston Texans. The quarterback finished as the ninth-ranked player in passing efficiency, behind players like C.J. Stroud, Hendon Hooker, Caleb Williams, and Bo Nix.
Young is a high-IQ quarterback that can make the reads before and after the snap and make quick decisions with the football. An instinctual quarterback, Young is able to break out of the pocket when he knows things are breaking down and he needs to extend the play.
Accuracy is one of the strongest attributes that Young possesses, which is what you want to see In a franchise quarterback. He’s even able to throw the ball from multiple arm angles, using a side release to make the play when it’s needed.
Concerns around Young extend down the field, where he does not like to get the ball. Whether It’s because he doesn’t trust his receivers, or he is looking for the perfect pass, Young does not get the ball down the field often.
He has an arm to get the ball 40-50 yards down the field, but oftentimes, the ball will begin to taper off because he wants the perfect pass and does not risk overthrowing the receiver. If he can figure out this final concept in an NFL offense, Young will be a great talent in the NFL.