Bryce Young Opts Out of NFL Combine Workouts
Potential No. 1 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft Bryce Young has decided to not work out at the 2023 NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Instead, Young will decide to work out at Alabama's pro day.
Young will still attend the combine, as he has decided to only meet with NFL teams rather than participating in any throwing drills or workouts. Alabama has 13 players attending the combine, the most of any school.
In nearly every mock draft, Young is a top three pick, with the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans being the teams most likely to select him. However, there has been a lot of recent buzz surrounding Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson being selected first overall.
Richardson, C.J. Stroud, and Will Levis have decided to participate in throwing drills at the combine.
Richardson and Levis have two of the highest ceilings of any quarterback in this year's class, with arm talent comparable to Josh Allen and Justin Herbert. However, their complete body of work and experience on the big stage does not compare to that of Young and Stroud, who on the other hand, have much higher floors.
There is a lot of uncertainty just two months out from the draft of who will be selected with the No.1 pick. Currently the Chicago Bears hold the rights to the first overall pick, but are believed to use that pick as leverage for a massive trade package.
If the Bears decide to retain their top pick, Alabama EDGE Will Anderson and Georgia defensive lineman Jalen Carter are likely to be selected first overall.
The NFL Combine starts Monday Feb. 27 and ends on March 6.