ESPN NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper has revealed the primary concern voiced by professional groups about Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Younger.
“It’s the 185-190, the burden,” Kiper stated throughout an look on ESPN’s “Get Up” program, as shared by Dan Morrison of On3 and Stacey Mickles of The Comeback. “Can he face up to punishment on the professional degree? We’ve by no means had this, within the high a part of the primary spherical a quarterback what, 5-10 to 5-10, 190 kilos. An ideal quarterback. Phenomenal. He does the whole lot you need.”
ESPN lists Younger, the 2021 Heisman Trophy winner, at 6-foot-Zero and 194 kilos.
“Now, he doesn’t have the big-time arm,” Kiper continued. “He doesn’t have the 4.5-speed. However Bryce Younger could be the, I believe, the primary decide general possibly even to the Chicago Bears, regardless that they’ve Justin Fields if he had been greater. Bryce Younger’s measurement is a big issue working towards him.”
Younger accomplished 245-of-380 passes (64.5%) for 3,328 yards with 32 touchdowns and simply 5 interceptions this previous season. In his mock draft launched Wednesday morning, Kiper predicted that Younger would be the second signal-caller off the board and can find yourself with the Indianapolis Colts by way of decide No. 4. In the meantime, Kiper mocked Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud to the Houston Texans with the second general choice.
In a mock draft up to date on Monday, CBS Sports activities’ Ryan Wilson had the Texans buying and selling as much as No. 1 to seize Younger. Chris Trapasso of CBS believes Younger will fall to Houston and the second selection.
“Bryce Younger is perhaps traditionally undersized by profitable NFL QB requirements however we do not care,” Wilson wrote. “He is been that good for Alabama, dragging that crew to victory nearly each week. And he is doing it with not one of the playmakers that made life a lot simpler for Tua Tagovailoa (Miami Dolphins) and Mac Jones (New England Patriots) in earlier years.”