Seahawks target number 4: Anthony Richardson, Florida
I almost ranked Hooker higher than Richardson here but the difference is that while both players are certainly tall enough to play in the NFL, Richardson is even bigger than Hooker. This should mean Richardson should have no problems getting hit by NFL players and bouncing off them and allow him to extend plays. Basically, he is the 2022 college version of a young Cam Newton.
But this is both good and bad because Richardson has some of the same issues Newton never truly fixed. That is, while Richardson has a very strong arm, he sometimes struggles with accuracy.
Luckily for Richardson and whichever NFL team actually chooses him in the 2023 draft (assuming Richardson comes out early next year), he has a whole college season to better prepare him for the next level by tightening up his technique and getting him more experience to make smart decisions on the field.
Another thing that is going to help the 6’4″ and 235-pound quarterback, he plays in the SEC. And the SEC is probably the closest thing the NFL has to a minor league system. If Richardson can do well in 2022 against the beasts in the SEC, he should be OK by year two of his NFL career.