Bryce Young is the way-too-early favorite to be the first overall pick in 2023

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The countdown to the 2023 draft has begun. (It started on Thursday, apparently.) And you can now place an early bet on the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s process.

The early leader is Alabama quarterback Bryce Young. He’s a +200 (2-1) favorite to go first. (Alabama hasn’t had a player go first overall in the NFL draft since Harry Gilmer in 1948. Joe Namath was the top pick in the AFL draft in 1965.)

Next is Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud, at +210. Alabama linebacker Will Anderson is +300.

There’s a drop after that, to Ohio State tackle Paris Johnson at +1100, Miami quarterback Tyler van Dyke at +1400, South Carolina quarterback Spencer Rattler (last year’s early favorite) at +1800, Ohio State receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba at +2200, Boston College quarterback Phil Jurkovec at +2500, Clemson defensive tackle Bryan Bresee at +2500, Northwestern tackle Peter Skoronski at +2500, Alabama cornerback Eli Ricks at +3300, Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter at +3300, and BYU quarterback Jaren Hall at +3300.

There are many more. If this year is anything like last year, the odds inevitably will shift and change and a long shot will end up paying off, eventually.

24 responses to “Bryce Young is the way-too-early favorite to be the first overall pick in 2023

  1. Yeah after the last several drafts I am Pretty sure noone has first round grades on either of those QB’s.

  2. With Spencer Rattler and Sam Howell being favorites to go first overall a year ahead of recent drafts, this is truly a sucker bet. Stay far away.

  3. The betting favorite for the first overall pick will probably change 25 times between now and the 2023 draft, so take this with a grain of salt.

  4. Good kid,great leader, but small and okay arm. Anthony Richardson right now should be the top rated qb

  5. I thought it was Spencer Rattler, oh no wait, that was last years waste of time projection…

  6. touchback6 says:
    May 1, 2022 at 2:31 pm
    BB would make him a superstar!!
    So nice you’ve finally come to the realization that the Patties will definitely have the number one pick in the 2023 NFL draft!

  7. Six QB’s in the top 15? You can probably drop a few and add a few when it’s all said and done.

    But, it does explain some of this year’s drafting/trades.

    PS: 10 years ago people would have been clamoring for Baker and Jimmy G. Starting to look more like musical chairs. Some starting QB’s will be the back-ups they always should have been. Colt McCoy would have been drafted in what round this year? He’s a GREAT back-up and has earned every penny.

  8. Seahawks will roll with Geno smith !!! Top 5 pick next year and 2 first rounder . They have young on their radar . Go hawks

  9. The NFL is full of successful QBs under 6’ tall that fall over with a strong gust of wind.

  10. He looks good but man some of these kids get way too much hype at a young age well see if it does him any good or stuns his growth way too early to tell

  11. touchback6 says:
    May 1, 2022 at 2:31 pm
    BB would make him a superstar!!
    He even turned Cam Newton back into a star. How’s Jarrett Stidham coming along?

  12. First thing this made me wonder is will we see the Panthers if they are unhappy with QB play early on will we see overt maneuvers to purge talent for picks and commit to the goal of a VERY early pick. The coach isn’t going to balk he wants to keep working in the HC office. This is not to say anything to the fans here, nor their players. It’s the owner. He wants what he wants and he has been shown you can’t just make it happen in this business unlike almost any other if $ is no object. He wants a shiny QB1, the envy of others.
    He’s replaced Jerry as the person I think is most likely to say Captain steer that direction and pay no attention to any thing but my voice. Just a thought.

  13. Looked up a “way too early” draft from a year ago on this year’s draft. It had Sam Howell going second. Not second round, second overall. He ended up going in the 5th fun. Fun to talk about but anybody who thinks they have a crystal ball and can guarantee certain guys will be top picks right now is full of it.

  14. The growing draft information industry has made many folks think any of this talk this early has some value.
    Things to remember about the draft: about half of the players wash out in less than 3 years.

    But the draft businesses will keep you thinking that the draft is the ticket for a team to the Super Bowl. It can be, but numbers show it’s just another portion of a much larger scheme to build a successful franchise. If it was an instant success Detroit and the Jets would have won the Super Bowl a dozen times each.

  15. The most over hyped event in all of sports

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