NAME: Anthony Richardson
HOMETOWN: Gainesville, FL
HIGH SCHOOL: Eastside
GAMES WATCHED: Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky
- 2020 (3 games): 1-2 passing (50%) for 27 yards, 1 TD, and 1 INT; 7 carries for 61 yards (8.7 per carry).
- 2021 (7 games): 38-64 passing (59.4%) for 529 yards, 6 TDs, and 5 INT; 51 carries for 401 yards (7.9 per carry) and 3 TDs.
- 2022 (12 games): 176-327 passing (53.8%) for 2,549 yards, 17 TDs, and 9 INT; 103 carries for 654 yards (6.3 per carry) and 9 TDs.
Anthony Richardson was featured on the Netflix series QB1: Beyond the Lights before being named an Elite 11 finalist in 2019. Redshirted freshman season in 2020, appearing in 4 games, including the Cotton Bowl vs. Oklahoma in which he threw a touchdown. Spent 2021 in a continuous battle for playing time with Emory Jones. He eventually took over and won the starting job in the offseason. Under new head coach Billy Napier, Richardson started all 12 games on his way to a career season. He won SEC Offensive Player of the Week and Davey O’Brien Award Quarterback of the Week for a Week 2 performance against Houston. Sat out of Florida’s bowl game.
- Arm Talent: 75 (Elite)
- Accuracy: 60 (Above Average)
- Out of Structure: 70 (Star)
- Pocket Presence: 70 (Star)
- Decision Making: 60 (Above Average)
- Mechanics: 65 (Star)
- Touch/Placement: 65 (Star)
- Progressions: 65 (Star)
- Mobility: 75 (Elite)
- Size/Frame: 75 (Elite)
- Red Flags: 9/10
- Ceiling: 75 (Elite)
I love Anthony Richardson’s raw talent. However, I have some questions about his game. His arm is beyond legit. It is one of, if not the, best arm in the class. Can throw deep and into tight windows with high velocity. Most every throw is possible for Richardson, however, he is super inconsistent. His accuracy is decent and will get better as he gets more reps in. Placement is good when on the move and can be a huge weapon in his game if utilized properly. Richardson is young, and his decision-making is not great. He is going to need time before he is anywhere near ready to be an NFL starter. Out of structure he makes plays that not many QBs can. I don’t trust him going through 3 or more progressions unless it is in a scramble drill and he has the option to run. Mobility-wise, Richardson is a great runner, tough, and sees holes well. He is smart when he runs and it helps him open up his passing game. He has prototypical size at the quarterback position, with a Josh Allen-type of build. Personally, I think Richardson should have waited a year and developed more at Florida.
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