Bryce Young 2023 NFL Draft stock: Pro Football Focus names best fit for former Alabama QB
Bryce Young is widely believed to be a top-5 draft pick in this year’s NFL Draft, but which team is the best fit for the former Alabama quarterback.
Pro Football Focus addressed that issue as the debate ramps up about supporting casts, coaching hires and offensive lines. PFF suggests that the Indianapolis Colts would be the best fit for Young, in part because the Houston Texans have too many questions at key positions.
The Colts, however, could be an ideal spot. Yes, their offensive line disappointed this season, but there is reason to believe that group can bounce back with a good offseason and some potential changes. Young would have a great running back to lean on in Jonathan Taylor and a go-to passing weapon in Michael Pittman Jr. Along with Pittman, they have Alec Pierce and Jelani Woods from last year’s draft, plus veteran tight end Mo Alie-Cox. Though the Colts could lose Parris Campbell in free agency, they could end up signing or drafting more passing weapons, too.
This is a team that had division title aspirations in 2022 and could revive those with Young under center.
Young at Alabama was the only quarterback in Alabama history to throw for 3,000-plus yards in 2 seasons and finished second in program history for career passing yards (8,356) and passing touchdowns (80).