With the 2022 NFL draft well behind us, the discussion about who will be the top quarterback selected in the 2023 draft has begun, and right now, it appears Ohio State's C.J. Stroud has a slight edge over Alabama's Bryce Young.
In a poll of 12 NFL evaluators by ESPN's Matt Miller, Stroud received five first-place votes, while Young received three. Kentucky's Will Levis also received three first-place votes.
A rival college coach said of Stroud: "He just doesn't make mistakes. Some might see him as too cautious, but he picks apart defenses with his accuracy and his patience."
An NFL scout added that Stroud is "the most polished" and "his mechanics are clean."