2023 mock NFL Draft 2.0: Fallout from free agency wave and NFL Combine

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Anthony Richardson, Florida Gators
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Quarterback. Gators . Anthony Richardson. 4. player. 840.

On the clock: NFL Draft Pick No. 4: Indianapolis Colts – Anthony Richardson, Quarterback, Florida

Mock Draft 1.0 – C.J. Stroud, Quarterback, Ohio State

Anthony Richardson is one of the most polarising QB prospects of all time. He’s arguably the worst throw of a first-round prospect in historym but he has physical talents rare in such a prospect that he’s going to be an early pick.

The elephant in the room cannot be ignored. The passing talent of Richardson is well bwlow par completing only 54 percent of his passes in 2022 for 2,549 yards, 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions while scrambling for 629 yards and nine touchdowns.

Horribly inaccurate and inexperienced, Richardson lacks touch and accuracy that makes even mediocre quarterbacks work at the NFL. He has power, but sometimes rifles it in so fast his receivers can’t hold onto the ball

The physical talents of Richardson are obvious as well.

From a physical standpoint, Richardson enters the NFL as probably among the top. He’s strong, fast, freakishly athletic and he has a cannon for an arm. His work ethic is good too, so he’s at the very least coachable.

Whoever does take him will need to be patient and develop him slowly like Josh Allen or Patrick Mahomes. If they can develop his mechanics and his ability to read defenses, Richardson has the biggest ceiling in the NFL Draft.

Richardson is the definition of boom-or-bust, and it’s going to be interesting to see which team takes him.