Colts recently worked out the top two quarterbacks in the 2023 NFL Draft

Bryce Young Prepping for NFL Combine
Bryce Young Prepping for NFL Combine / Aubrey Lao/GettyImages

With the 2023 NFL Draft approaching, the Indianapolis Colts took a trip to Southern California to check out the top two quarterbacks in this draft class.

The Indianapolis Colts recently spent time in Southern California, getting a better look at two of the top prospects for the 2023 NFL Draft. Quarterbacks Bryce Young and CJ Stroud are both from Southern California, and have been training there together as they prepare for the NFL. On Monday, the Colts paid them a visit for private workouts.

Although both guys worked out at their respective pro days, Indianapolis didn’t have much representation at either, only sending area scouts. However, that’s how Indy tends to operate. The Colts typically hold private workouts to spend more time with prospects to get a better idea of who the player is. It was a private workout with Cincinnati prospects last offseason when Alec Pierce really won over Indy.

Now, Indianapolis is in the market for a quarterback, so the team is holding private workouts for several QBs in the 2023 Draft. In addition to Young and Stroud, the Colts reportedly have visits scheduled with Anthony Richardson, Will Levis, and Hendon Hooker. Indy has also been showing interest in the quarterbacks expected to go in the later rounds.

Colts visit Bryce Young and CJ Stroud for private workouts

This is likely Indianapolis doing its due diligence more than anything else, because Young and Stroud are expected to be the first two names called. With Indy currently sitting with the No. 4 pick, there’s a very slim chance that Young or Stroud will fall that low. However, anything can happen on draft night, so it’s better to be prepared.

The Carolina Panthers could feel comfortable with any of the top four quarterbacks and decide to trade back. Or, Carolina could take Anthony Richardson No. 1 overall. It’s also possible that the Houston Texans could just have their eyes on one quarterback, and if he’s selected by the Panthers, Houston could draft a defender.

All of those outcomes are unlikely, but if they do happen, the Colts will be prepared to draft CJ Stroud or Bryce Young. However, the decision will likely come down to Anthony Richardson and Will Levis.

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