Up to this point in the season, several players around the country have managed to stand out. Some of them, such as Bryce Young and Bijan Robinson were expected to perform this way. Others, such as Max Duggan, have been surprises of the season. But regardless of how they have found success, they have managed to fly up draft boards.
Coming off of last weekend’s games, several of the nation’s best players put on their best outings of the season. When it matters the most, these players have stood out. This has led to many of them solidifying themselves as some of the top talents in the 2023 NFL draft.
Here are three players with rising draft stock
Bryce Young, Alabama
Heading into the 2022 season, many knew just how good Alabama’s Bryce Young could be. During the 2021 season, he was one of the most prolific quarterbacks in the nation, throwing for 4,872 passing yards, 47 touchdowns, and just seven interceptions. On the ground, he carried the ball just 15 times, resulting in 81 rushing yards and three touchdowns. While the season ended in a 33-18 loss to the Georgia Bulldogs, Young still put together a season worth remembering.
Now, in 2022, he has once again done much of the season. While Alabama currently sits at 10-2, and are sixth in the latest AP Poll, Young has put together a strong campaign.
Through the air, Young had been dominant, throwing for 3,007 yards, 27 touchdowns, and just five interceptions. On the ground, he has seemingly added another level to his game. He has rushed for 195 yards and four touchdowns on 46 carries. He is currently averaging 4.2 yards per carry.
Young has put together a resume that makes him an option as the first overall pick in the draft. He can get the ball anywhere he needs to on the field, and consistently makes the right decision.