Anthony Richardson draft projections: Will the athletic quarterback make it to Colts?

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As the NFL Draft approaches, quarterback prospect Anthony Richardson continues to improve his stock. How long will he wait to hear his name on draft night?

The few months between when the college football season ends and when the NFL Draft starts, is a pivotal time period for draft prospects. It’s a time that’s filled with training for the NFL, meeting with teams, and working to show why you should be selected by a franchise in the draft. This pre-draft process is kind to some, with the interest in certain prospects rising, and brutal to others, with some prospects’ stock taking significant hits.

Florida quarterback, Anthony Richardson, is a prospect whose stock has skyrocketed during the pre-draft process. When the college football season ended, he was a polarizing prospect that people thought would maybe be a late first-round pick, or second-round selection. But now, people consider Richardson a lock for the first round, and think he may not make it out of the top five.

Thanks to a combine performance where Richardson got to show off his athleticism, a pro day performance where Richardson showcased his throwing ability, and private meetings with teams where Richardson could show his personality, it may not be a shock if Anthony Richardson is the first name called in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Where is Anthony Richardson likely to be selected in the draft?

The idea that Anthony Richardson could be selected No. 1 overall by the Carolina Panthers gained a bit of steam following the Combine. However, several experts now expect the Panthers to select between CJ Stroud and Bryce Young. Richardson is the wildcard option, but Stround and Young are more likely to be selected No. 1.

Whichever quarterback between Stroud and Young doesn’t go No. 1, is expected to go No. 2 to the Houston Texans. That’s why the majority of experts believe that Anthony Richardson will likely fall to the Indianapolis Colts at No. 4.

With the Arizona Cardinals having the No.3 pick and Kyler Murray, they will either take a defender or trade the pick to a quarterback-needy team like the Colts. So whether it’s at No. 3 or No. 4, Richardson is expected to be taken with one of these two picks, most likely by the Colts.

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