C.J. Stroud enters 2023 NFL Draft

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Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud is officially in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Despite some talk that he might stay in college another year, Stroud announced this morning that he will go to the NFL. Amid reports that Ohio State backers were making multimillion-dollar pitches to Stroud about potential name, image and likeness earnings he could make with the Buckeyes in 2023, Stroud acknowledged that it wasn’t an easy decision.

“This process has been difficult, and the decision, one of the hardest I’ve ever had to make,” Stroud said. “As a kid, I dreamed of playing football at the highest level and after much prayer, I’ve made the decision that it’s time to turn those dreams into a reality.”

Stroud is viewed as a first-round quarterback prospect, and possibly as high as No. 1 overall, although most draft rankings have him behind Alabama’s Bryce Young, and some have him behind Kentucky’s Will Levis as well. Regardless, Stroud will hear his name called in a first round that appears to be strong in quarterback talent.

15 responses to “C.J. Stroud enters 2023 NFL Draft

  1. If teams are smart, they pass on Young for him. Aside from Brees, I can’t remember the last good QB that was 6ft.

  2. pats92 says:
    January 16, 2023 at 11:34 am
    If teams are smart, they pass on Young for him. Aside from Brees, I can’t remember the last good QB that was 6ft

    Name a franchise QB from Ohio State

  3. Has Ohio State ever produced a productive NFL QB? We have to go back to 1st rd pick Art Schlichter and he ruined his career with a gambling addiction. ( honorable mention: back up QB Mike Tomczak undrafted)

  4. To me, Stroud is the best QB prospect in the draft. He checks all the prototype QB physical boxes, plus he has good character. Honestly, he did all he could possibly do to win that game against Georgia, and his kicker failed. I want him on my team.

  5. I’d eventually like to see an Ohio State QB succeed in the NFL. But yikes their current track record is more than enough to scare away many teams from another.

  6. I don’t understand all the negative feelings about Ohio State quarterbacks.
    Kirk Herbstreit is a highly successful former OSU qb.
    Sucess is success , right?

  7. Bears should pass on all QB’s; they’ve too many holes to fill besides. Keep Fields, trade down, and patch a gutted roster.
    Unfortunately I expect Poles to fall in love with one of the top QB prospects, and promptly get him killed behind a shoddy O-line.

  8. I’d take him first. Even the great smaller QB (Brees) was banged up a lot. Young couldn’t have done what Stroud did Vs GA. His line and receivers aren’t incredibly better than everyone against GA. He won’t have near the time to throw or teammates that are a lot better then their opponents all the time. the NFL doesn’t draft anyone based on fan superstitions but if they did I’d think Young being the only Bama QB without a championship in the last 15 years and Bama not producing a QB since Ken Stabler would be as concerning as OSU’s QB track record. Julio is the only Bama player I can think of who’s NFL career was worthy of a top 5 pick. Because teams dont take RB’s that high Henry’s out. That would probably concern the superstitious as well. Stroud’s the pick.

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