Every year there’s a player whose value skyrockets before the NFL Draft. NFL teams are always looking for a hidden gem, a player who surprises them in practice, so the franchise is willing to take them with a high pick.
One quarterback had Twitter buzzing after his workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday.
This set of QBs holds records in the vertical jump (40.5 inches) and broad jump (10 feet, 9 inches). He also ran the 40-yard dash in 4.44 seconds, which is expected to be the fastest by a QB at this combine.
While everyone is in love with this call sign, there are other numbers to consider. This QB’s career record as a starter on a major Power 5 conference team is 6-7. He completed 54.7% of his passes and has a 24/15 touchdown pass/interception ratio over three seasons.
Who is this QB who set the internet on fire with his combine numbers?
Meet 6-foot-4, 244-pound Florida Gators quarterback Anthony Richardson.
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Florida QB Anthony Richardson is making a lot of noise at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
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After breaking several combine records, Richardson has become the second favorite in the betting to be the No. 1 pick in April, behind Alabama quarterback Bryce Young.
Let’s take a look at the odds and some information from a FOX Bet odds maker.
PROBABILITY OF BEING NO. 1 SELECTION On NFL DRAFT (on FOX Bet*)
Bryce Young, Alabama QB -167 (bet $10 to win $15.99 total)
Anthony Richardson, Florida QB +350 (bet $10 to win $45 total)
Ohio State QB CJ Stroud +400 (bet $10 to win $50 total)
Will Levis, Kentucky QB +900 (bet $10 to win $100 total)
Will Anderson, Alabama LB +1000 (bet $10 to win $110 total)
Jalen Carter, Georgia DL +3300 ($10 bet to win $340 total)
Tyree Wilson, Texas Tech LB +3500 (bet $10 to win $360 total)
Myles Murphy, Clemson DE +12500 (bet $10 to win $1,260 total)
Bryan Bresee, Clemson DT +12500 (bet $10 to win $1,260 total)
Paris Johnson, Ohio State OL +12500 (bet $10 to win $1,260 total)
Peter Skoronski Northwestern OL +12500 (bet $10 to win $1,260 total)
* = odds as of 03/04/2023
As recently as late January, Richardson was listed at +10,000 (bet $10 to win $1,010 total) to be the first overall pick.
But nothing gets those draft odds moving like a player with a star turn at the combine the way Richardson did Saturday, said Matthew Griffe, associate of FOX betting operations.
“Richardson is certainly improving his position with his combine performance. We’ve updated his odds to be the No. 1 pick and to be the No. 1 QB taken, and he’s second only to Bryce Young in both categories as of as of now,” Griffe said.
“Bryce Young remains the clear favorite in our eyes to be the No. 1 pick, though all it takes is one team to fall in love with Richardson’s athleticism and pay the price to trade with Chicago for the first selection
“I think Bryce Young is special and I see him as the top prospect in this draft, but at the current odds, it’s worth taking a flier on Anthony Richardson to sell a team on him being the future.”
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