The Athletic

● By Dane Brugler
The 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City is eight months away, but you have to start somewhere. Even so, creating a draft board this early can be a challenge because most prospect evaluations are incomplete. Alabama’s Will Anderson Jr. at No. 1 is easy — he is one of the best players I have ever evaluated and doesn’t need to play another college snap to warrant the top spot. However, the picture isn’t as clear for most prospects. Florida’s Anthony Richardson is a perfect example. A freak show at quarterback, he has the size of a linebacker, the speed of a wide receiver, and the ball explodes off his hand as a passer. But he has just 66 career pass attempts and remains unproven in several areas of playing the position. Will he make the necessary strides this season to become a top prospect?

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