Anthony Richardson is one of the biggest mysteries in next month’s NFL Draft. How high will the former Florida quarterback be taken? As the pre-draft process heats up, Richardson’s stock is soaring.

He certainly helped himself at the NFL Combine, where he weighed in at 6-foot-4, and 244 pounds with 10.5-inch hands. Richardson posted the 3rd-best 40-yard dash time by a quarterback in Combine history with his run of 4.43. His 1.53-second 10-yard split was also the 3rd-best by a quarterback in Combine history.

Richardson posted the best vertical ever (40.5 inches) and the best broad jump ever (10 feet, 9 inches).

As a result, Richardson has scored the highest-ever relative athletic score (RAS) for a quarterback from Richardson is joined by Cam Newton and Daunte Culpepper as the only other quarterbacks to ever score a 10.00 RAS.

That list might only add to the intrigue around Richardson, though. Only 3 players on that list were ever named to a Pro Bowl. Only one — Cam Newton — earned All-Pro recognition during their career. Richardson is likely to be a 1st-round pick, with whoever drafts him hoping to find a franchise quarterback.

Could Richardson become that? That’s the question draft experts are grappling with. Teams are trying to square an athletic marvel on the practice field with the quarterback who threw 9 interceptions and only 17 touchdowns with a 54% completion rate in 2022.

“Because of his size, his speed, his arm strength, this guy is the total package,” said FOX’s Joel Klatt last week. “He would be the best player on the field if you could figure it out. If you could unlock him.”

Finding the team most willing to take a chance on that “if” is one of the Draft’s top storylines. We’ll find out April 27.