After a long and wild ride, we have finished the regular season and season, and we have reached the final week of the regular season. We saw major battles, performances, and injuries this week. Awards and conference championships will be set next week. All of this will help the Seahawks make a decision on who to choose in the 2023 NFL draft.
Just like this college football season has seen teams rise and fall, with only a few left standing, the same can be said for our QB rankings as it pertains to the Seahawks and the future of the position. Today, we’re going to go through my top 4 tiers of quarterbacks from interesting undrafted projects, to guys that will be nearly impossible to pass with a top-ten pick.
It will be interesting to see how some top quarterbacks play the rest of the way. Will some sit out the bowl game for their team? And pro days and the NFL combine will tell us much as well.
Top tiers of QBs the Seahawks should look to choose in the 2023 NFL draft: Conference Championship Week
Tier 4- Take a late (5th to UDFA) tier
Stetson Bennett, Max Duggan, Dillon Gabriel, Tanner McKee, Dorian Thompson-Robinson.
All of these quarterbacks have a ton of potential, but also a ton of red flags. Almost all of these quarterbacks bring a mobility weapon to the table that can be tantalizing, yet lack consistency. The others are glorified game managers that are more likely to become the next AJ McCarron than the next Kirk Cousins.
Quarterbacks Stetson Bennett and Max Duggan appear for the game manager, career backup mold. They both appear to be nearing College Football Playoff berths, and big-time matchups to show their talent. How cool would it be to see these two battle it out for the national championship?
Dillon Gabriel had an epic performance for Oklahoma in a road loss at Texas Tech. Gabriel finished 28 for 40 for 449 yards and 6 touchdowns. I had long thought that Gabriel would end up declaring after a strong season, but now I’m starting to think he may return. He still has two more years of eligibility and may hope Brent Venables can get the defense turned around quick enough for Oklahoma to make another championship run, while Gabriel can have a full and healthy season to be a Heisman contender.
If Seattle is honest in their desire to lock up Geno Smith to a major contract, then these are the guys to look to for backups going forward.