Bryce Young, QB, Alabama, 2023 NFL Draft

Bryce Young 2023 NFL Draft


This 2023 NFL Draft scouting report on Bryce Young is from Justin Caballero of Digging in the Trenches. Check below this post for tags and links to more draft profiles. Check back with Dolphins Thirsty often for all things related to the Miami Dolphins and NFL Draft.


2023 NFL Draft: Bryce Young, QB, Alabama


Bryce young, QB, Update from NFL Scouting combine

Rating scale: 1 Poor 10 Elite


Caballero says the fact that Bryce Young measured just a little over 5-10 does not stop this signal caller from being ranked #1 on his QB board. A smaller-sized QB prospect but his skills make him thrive on the field.

Savvy skills inside and outside of the pocket. Good timing on his throws can throw in rhythm to his targets. Young does a job of going through his progressions once the ball is snapped. Reads the defense well pre-snap and post-snap as he quickly analyzes the field. Uses his quick feet in combination with his eyes to keep defenders guessing on what his throw or run is going to be on the play.

Young has good decision-making for the most. At times, he can get greedy and make throws to dangerous spots that he should avoid. Those throws will be intercepted in the pros. Also, will have the occasional pass batted down at the line. Already has the knack of knowing to rid of the ball to live for another day. Good timing on when to run if nothing is open target-wise. Bryce is not afraid to take off and run when it is needed.

Bryce Young will need to improve on third-down throws. Caballero said it was Young’s lowest completion percentage of all downs. But, he was good at keeping the chains moving by using his feet as mentioned above. However, you slice it Young is one of the best quarterbacks in the 2023 NFL Draft.

“Bryce might not have the strongest arm in this draft class but he can make NFL throws,” said Caballero.


By the Numbers


Passing Table
Year School Conf Class Pos G Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
*2020 Alabama SEC FR QB 7 13 22 59.1 156 7.1 8.0 1 0 133.7
*2021 Alabama SEC SO QB 15 366 547 66.9 4872 8.9 10.0 47 7 167.5
*2022 Alabama SEC JR QB 12 245 380 64.5 3328 8.8 9.9 32 5 163.2
Career Alabama 624 949 65.8 8356 8.8 9.9 80 12 165.0
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 3/6/2023.


The Prospect Sheet


Bryce Young attended Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California. He was a highly recruited player with multiple suitors for his services. Alabama, USC, UCLA, UM, Penn State, Auburn and several others offered this signal-caller a scholarship. Originally committed to USC but later changed his mind and committed/enrolled at Alabama.

Won the Heisman Trophy in 2021.


Draft projection: 1st round


Overall, Caballero knows that Young might not have the height that NFL coaches/GMs covet for the QB position but still sees Young as a future starter for an NFL team. Star potential. 


Strengths: Bryce Young


  1. Tangibles
  2. Savvy
  3. Can make NFL throws
  4. Reads defenses
  5. goes through progressions in a timely manner


Areas for Improvement/concern


  1. Size
  2. Sidearm delivery at times
  3. 3rd down throws


Caballero’s unedited notes while scouting


Bryce Young, Scouting Report, 2023 NFL Draft


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