Ranking lesser-mentioned Eagles QB options in the 2023 NFL Draft

Bo Nix, Oregon (Mandatory Credit: Imagn Images photo pool)
Bo Nix, Oregon (Mandatory Credit: Imagn Images photo pool) /
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Anthony Richardson, Florida Gators (Mandatory Credit: Imagn Images) /

. Anthony Richardson, Florida. 3. player. 840. .

Two SEC stars, Anthony Richardson and K.J. Jefferson are worth the Eagles’ attention.

From two small but talented prospects to a physical specimen. Anthony Richardson, at six-foot-four and 236 pounds, looks the part of a prototypical signal-caller at the professional level. The questions were about whether or not he’d play like one if given the opportunity. In 2021, he proved that he may be able to.

Appearing in seven games, he completed 38 of 64 passes for 529 yards. He threw six touchdowns and five interceptions. It also has to be mentioned that the Florida Gators former coaching staff had more faith in Emory Jones,

Sure, there’s a lot to debate here, and Richardson has to get better, but it would be unfair to neglect to mention that he dealt with injuries in 2021. Under the Gators’ new regime, we’re expecting big things.

This is someone that could post huge numbers and catapult himself onto some NFL radars. He’s a breakout candidate to watch.

844. . . . K.J. Jefferson, Arkansas. 2. player

K.J. Jefferson is one of those guys whose game looks like where the NFL is heading. He has respectable physical traits. He’s six-foot-three and 236 pounds. He can beat teams with his arm and his legs. If he improves as a pocket passer, he could wind up being seen as one of the 2023 NFL Draft’s five best quarterbacks.

2021 was a monster year for him. He completed 67 percent of his passes, and that resulted in 2,676 yards, 21 touchdowns, and four interceptions. He produced six more touchdowns with his legs while running for 664 yards on 146 attempts.