The NFL Combine has concluded and the Indianapolis Colts got a glimpse at their future on Saturday when the quarterbacks dropped back and were able to air it out.
With the 2023 NFL Combine finished, a few quarterbacks were able to stand out in what was an impressive showing. Meanwhile, Alabama quarterback Bryce Young elected to watch and just take meetings with teams.
There were a few big storylines to come out of the weekend, including Young's size, where he measured in at 5'10-3/4" and 204 pounds. Many believed that he would weigh in under 200 pounds, but his team was able to get him to a more manageable measurement. Le'ts see how that is maintained all the way until draft day.
Other stories include Anthony Richardson's impressive day with his athleticism and deep balls in the throwing drills. As well as C.J. Stroud looking like the most pure passer in the draft. Meanwhile, Will Levis looked a little shaky at times when compared to Stetson Bennett.
How much stock goes into the combine with teams? Is it largely used to conduct meetings with players from all over the country or does the skill during the drills actually matter? Detroit Lions' head coach said that he grades players off of tape, not running the 40 in pajamas, and even Indy’s general manager, Chris Ballard, admitted that he’s not putting too much of an emphasis on the quarterback’s combine workouts.
Was Jim Irsay at the combine watching his future quarterback? If he was, he certainly wasn't showing any sign of who they are looking at on Twitter. Most of his tweets from the weekend are of concerts for his foundation.
With just the college pro days and individual workouts left before the NFL draft, where do the Colts stand at the quarterback position? Is it anyone's race? Is there a leading candidate? Or will the Colts be fine to sit at four and get whichever quarterback is there for the taking?
Let’s look at how the quarterback prospects are ranked following the Combine.