Bryce Young 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- 2021 Heisman winner
- Set the Alabama single-season marks for passing yards (4,872) and touchdowns (47)
- Won the Davey O’Brien and Manning awards
- Consensus First Team All-American
- Scheme tendencies: Spread / RPO
- 2022 projected role: Starting QB
Pros: There are plenty of things to like about Bryce Young’s game. From the snap, Young appears to be a high-IQ quarterback that is able to quickly read defenses and make quick decisions with the football. He also shows to be an instinctual player when the play breaks down—he is able to escape the pocket, find an open receiver, and get the ball to them. There were multiple times when there were free rushers and Young found a way to get the ball off and turn a negative play into a positive play. Young’s accuracy is also something that should be much appreciated. When Young has the time to properly get through his progressions he does a great job of delivering accurate passes to his receivers and hitting them in stride. He also showed to be able to throw the ball from different arm angles using a side release when necessary to evade defenders. Young is an extremely gifted quarterback that appears to be a natural at the position.
Cons: There are many aspects of Bryce Young’s game as a passer to like, but the one phase that needs improvement is his ability to complete passes down the field. Young appears to have the arm strength to complete passes down the field, it just seems that he is too focused on making the perfect pass. There were many instances where he threw the ball down the field and it would begin to taper off. It looks as though he is trying to make the perfect pass and not overthrow his receivers so he doesn’t “let it rip” and put the ball out there to let his receivers go get it. When Young activates his lower half he is easily able to push the ball 40-50 yards down the field—arm strength is not an issue. I simply believe it is timing. I believe that Young is close to being a complete quarterback and this is the last element of his game that he needs to work on.
Bryce Young NFL Draft Scouting Report by Keith Sanchez