Seahawks 2023 QB targets Week 8: The top three
Number 3: Bryce Young
NFL Comp: Somewhere between Tyler Huntley and Kyler Murray
A week after a tough loss at Tennessee, Bryce Young came back and played decently in a dominant victory over Mississippi State.
A 30-6 win, Young threw for 2 touchdowns and 250 yards, but only completed 60 percent of his passes. Young is really good, but I continue to worry if his size will keep him from being great at the next level. There are people and mock drafts that will tell you that Bryce is the top QB prospect, and I don’t hate the belief. I just simply don’t see enough physical tools that make me think he’s a top 3 pick like most analysts seem to believe is a lock.
Number 2: Will Levis
NFL Comp: B+ version of Josh Allen
Our fourth and final quarterback on bye is Kentucky’s Will Levis. The darling of a large portion of draft experts, Levis has not had the season he wanted to have. Much like Richardson and Hall, the talent around some of these QBs is desperately lacking, and Levis is a victim of this with his offensive line.
With a bye week to get the offense better in sync, I look forward to watching Kentucky take on Tennessee this week. This is the type of game and challenge for Levis that with a win, he could get the ball rolling on him becoming the top quarterback selected.
Number 1: CJ Stroud
NFL Comp: Joe Burrow
I feel like I write the same opening statement on CJ Stroud every week, but he just continues to dominate. The first half wasn’t as smooth as we have normally seen from a dominant Ohio State team against Iowa, before the inevitable explosion happened in a 54-10 win. Stroud finished 20 for 30 for nearly 300 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Stroud continues to be a master of the offense and his stats look incredible. The questions will continue about whether his play will translate to the next level, but for now I just really have been amazed at his development this year, and I look forward to seeing him compete against Michigan and the SEC powers that will await.
Stroud’s probably going to win the Heisman, play for a national championship, and remain slightly above Will Levis in these rankings.