2023 NFL Draft Quarterback Class: C.J. Stroud, Bryce Young Lead the Way

Here's the full list of QBs in the 2023 NFL Draft class. C.J. Stroud and Bryce Young sit atop the pecking order, but who comes in behind them?

Just how many quarterbacks will NFL teams be drawing from in the 2023 NFL Draft class? Here’s a full accounting of the signal callers eligible to be selected in the 2023 NFL Draft, including the passers at the very top of the pecking order.

2023 QB Draft Class

These are the QBs for the 2023 NFL Draft, listed by last name in alphabetical order:

  • Holton Ahlers, East Carolina
  • Tyson Bagent, Shepherd
  • Stetson Bennett, Georgia
  • James Blackman, Arkansas State
  • Logan Bonner, Utah State
  • Charlie Brewer, Liberty
  • Chase Brice, Appalachian State
  • Chris Brimm, Notre Dame (OH)
  • Todd Centeio, James Madison
  • Sean Clifford, Penn State
  • Malik Cunningham, Louisville
  • Connor Degenhardt, New Haven
  • Tim DeMorat, Fordham
  • Tommy DeVito, Illinois
  • Max Duggan, TCU
  • Jake Haener, Fresno State
  • Jaren Hall, BYU
  • Nolan Henderson, Delaware
  • Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
  • Cephus Johnson, SE Louisiana
  • Will Levis, Kentucky
  • Adrian Martinez, Kansas State
  • Matthew McKay, Elon
  • Tanner McKee, Stanford
  • Tanner Morgan, Minnesota
  • Aidan O’Connell, Purdue
  • Fred Payton, Mercer
  • N’Kosi Perry, Florida Atlantic
  • Hunter Raquet, CSU Pueblo
  • Anthony Richardson, Florida
  • Lindsey Scott Jr., Incarnate Word
  • C.J. Stroud, Ohio State
  • Dorian Thompson-Robinson, UCLA
  • Clayton Tune, Houston
  • Reece Udinski, Richmond
  • Kyle Vantrease, Georgia Southern
  • Bryce Young, Alabama

Who Are the Top Quarterbacks in the 2023 NFL Draft?

Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud, Anthony Richardson, Will Levis. In no concrete order, those are your top quarterbacks in the 2023 NFL Draft. While the order varies from analyst to analyst, that group is nearly undisputed as the top of the class.

Young and Stroud have been favorites to contend for the top spot for a while, dating all the way back to the 2021 season. Young is an elite creator with steely instincts and remarkable poise under pressure, while Stroud is a surgical pocket operator with tremendous accuracy and eyes to go along with his own underrated athleticism and arm talent.

Richardson and Levis are both more polarizing as prospects in their own ways. But both also lead the class in terms of raw, natural talent.

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Levis is a bulldozer in space at 6’3″, 230 pounds with a rocket arm. Richardson is similarly sized, but at that size, he’s a truly elite athlete with a similar explosive capacity in his arm.

Those four comprise the group of QBs most likely to become long-term starters from the 2023 NFL Draft. Hendon Hooker is often viewed as the next up with his talent, accuracy, and efficiency — though questions about his age, independence within the offense, and immediate availability may drive his stock down.

Past the top five, there are other intriguing passers, among them Jake Haener, Clayton Tune, Tyson Bagent, Aidan O’Connell, Dorian Thompson-Robinson, Jaren Hall, Tanner McKee, Max Duggan, and Stetson Bennett. All told, as many as a dozen quarterbacks could be drafted in the 2023 NFL Draft, and many more will earn tryouts and opportunities in training camp.

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