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Anthony Richardson (Quarterback, Florida) 2023 NFL Draft Profile

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Position: Quarterback

College: Florida

Class: Sophomore

Height: 6-4

Weight: 232 lbs

Pro Comp: Josh Allen

2022 season stats

Passing: 2,549 yards, 17 touchdowns, 9 interceptions, 54.8%, 7.8 average

Rushing: 654 rushing yards, 6.3 average, 9 touchdowns


Anthony Richardson played high school football at Eastside High School in Gainesville, Florida. He had 4,633 passing yards and 37 passing touchdowns to go along with 1,633 rushing yards and 41 rushing touchdowns in his tenure there.

He committed to the University of Florida in his hometown to play football in college. After redshirting his first year in college, Richardson primarily played a backup role in 2021.

Anthony Richardson took over as the full time starter of the Florida Gators in 2022. He passed for 2,549 yards and 17 touchdowns while also adding 654 yards and 9 touchdowns on the ground in his first season.

He declared for the NFL draft on December 5 after 1 year of starting experience at Florida.

The good

-Is a big play waiting to happen

-Rocket arm, has the ability to make every throw

-Great mobility

-Size allows for powerful running

-Large frame also helps to break sacks

-Knows where to find check down when under pressure

-Decent pocket presence

-Showed steady progression throughout the season

The bad

-Inconsistent accuracy, tends to overthrow receivers

-Bad footwork often leads to errant throws

-Holds on to the ball too long

-Struggles to play within structure

-Can be confused by defenses once the ball is snapped

-Confusion can cause him to hold onto the ball too long

-Can stare down first read


Richardson is one of the most polarizing prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft. He is an incredibly raw player who likely needs to sit a year or two to start his career.

One of Richardson's most exciting traits is his physical tools. He has a rocket arm and has the size plus the speed to be one of the best rushing quarterbacks in the NFL.

Another thing that is exciting about Richardson is his rare playmaking ability. He has the talent to make jaw-dropping plays, whether it be crazy touchdown runs or beautifully placed deep balls.

He has a Justin Fields type of ability to get out of a sure tackle for a loss and turn it into a huge, gamechanging run. He is also capable of throwing deep balls reminiscent of prime Russell Wilson.

One of the main things that is holding back Anthony Richardson the most is his processing. He can struggle when his first read is not there, causing him to often hold onto the ball too long.

Another thing Richardson needs to work on is his accuracy. His footwork is inconsistent, causing him to consistently sailed balls over receivers' heads.

Richardson will likely need to go to an NFL team that can sit him for a year or two and develop him. He is a boom or bust prospect, making it paramount for him to go to an organization that has the coaching and roster in place for him to succeed.

Draft Value: Top 10

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