Seahawks 2023 QB targets Week 6: Numbers 5 through 3
Number 5: Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
NFL Comp: A slightly less mobile Lamar Jackson
The Tennessee Volunteers aren’t messing around, and Hooker is a big reason why Tennessee is thinking about the College Football Playoff right now.
A dominant road victory over LSU, where Hooker continued to play like a guy that may end up in New York as a Heisman finalist. In the 2nd quarter, Hooker threw one of the most beautiful deep balls you’ll see for a 45-yard touchdown to essentially ice the game early. I love the killer mindset and the throw. That’s the kind of play that Pete Carroll will fall in love with.
Number 4: Anthony Richardson, Florida
NFL Comp: A young Cam Newton
As difficult as it may be, don’t look at Richardson’s stats when you’re projecting him to the NFL. A 8 for14 for 66 yards performance is not going to get NFL teams to race to the podium to select a QB. It’s important to remember that Richardson is caught between schemes and coaches. The roster and offense around him are not the best suited to show his skills and true potential. Yes, he’s incredibly raw, but his potential is incredible.
Number 3: Bryce Young, Alabama
NFL Comp: Somewhere between Tyler Huntley and Kyler Murray
All year, I’ve been consistent with my top tier of QBs, the guys that are worthy of a top 10 pick. Bryce Young is nearing the warning signs of becoming a tier 2 QB. Bryce Young did not play Saturday against Texas A&M in a game that Bama barely survived. As Young continues to heal from a throwing shoulder injury, I can’t help but be concerned about how Young, all 6’0”, 194 lbs of him, is having health issues.
Drew Brees and Russell Wilson were built like mini tanks. Kyler Murray is the fastest dude on the field and even he misses games. Young is not built, nor as elusive as any of those guys. How is he going to survive a 17-game season? He’s an amazing quarterback, but I believe it is a fair question.