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Tagged: C.J. Stroud (17 Results)

Factoid: Rookie quarterbacks

The season kicks off in full today, and it will be with three rookie quarterbacks who were top-4 overall picks. Eyeballs will be on Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud and Anthony Richardson.   more »

Factoid: Rookie QBs

Three quarterbacks were picked with the first four picks of the draft, and they’re all starting on opening day. That gets my attention, with the potential for more sacks and turnovers.   more »



Texans make it official, name Stroud as starting quarterback

Houston Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans officially named rookie signal caller C.J. STROUD as the team’s starting quarterback to begin the 2023 season. Stroud, the second overall draft pick in April’sMore NFL Draft, gets the starting nod over fellow quarterback DAVIS MILLS. Both Stroud and Mills began training camp splitting first team reps before Stroud eventually took over all first team reps heading into the three preseason games and joint practices against the Miami Dolphins. Stroud and the Texans open the regular season on September 10th against the Baltimore Ravens. Less

Source: Team Website

Factoid: Aidan O'Connell

At what point is it fair to wonder if Aidan O’Connell might be better than some of the three quarterbacks picked in the first round? He passed for more yards and touchdowns in the preseason than all of them combined.  more »



Texans QB Stroud shows improvement in second preseason start

Houston Texans rookie quarterback C.J. STROUD, the second overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, showed improvement in his second preseason start on Saturday afternoon. Stroud, who has not yet beenMore named the starting quarterback for the upcoming season, played the entire first half and finished 7-of-12 passing for 60 yards in four drives. His performance was an improvement on his preseason debut, when Stroud played just two series, completed two passes, threw an interception, and took a sack. Baby steps, fantasy owners. Less


Factoid: Aidan O'Connell

Draftniks plan, and God laughs. Quarterbacks were selected with three of the first four picks in the draft, but the Raiders found a guy in the fourth round who was a lot better than all of them in the first week of action.   more »


Factoid: C.J. Stroud

C.J. Stroud got off to a rough start on Thursday night. But if recent years are any indication, best to not get too concerned at this point.   more »

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Factoid: Wide receivers with rookie QBs

I've seen a couple of stories go by the last few days with coaches talking up young or unproven wide receivers. Most notably, Frank Reich has had good things to say about both rookie Jonathan Mingo and third-year veteran Terrace Marshall. Both will of course be working with a rookie quarterback, Bryce Young (pictured). Where should expectations be set?  more »



Texans select QB Stroud with second pick, move up to take OLB Anderson Jr. third

The Houston Texans upgraded their quarterback room on Thursday night, selecting Ohio State signal-caller C.J. STROUD with the second overall pick of the 2023 NFL Draft. Stroud was the second quarterbackMore off the board after the Carolina Panthers took BRYCE YOUNG first. The Texans then made a surprise move up to the third draft slot and selected Alabama OLB WILL ANDERSON JR., widely viewed as the best defensive player in the draft. Less

Source: Team Website

Factoid: Will Levis

When the NFL Draft kicks off tonight, there's little consensus as to where Kentucky quarterback Will Levis will be selected. One wild rumor circulating this week has him going No. 1 to Carolina. No. 2 to Houston is possible. Another has him slipping out of the top 10 and being drafted by the Patriots. A polarizing prospect.   more »



Minnesota poised to draft Hooker as QB of the future?

Four quarterbacks are widely expected to be drafted in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft, including BRYCE YOUNG (Alabama), C.J. STROUD (Ohio State), WILL LEVIS (Kentucky), and ANTHONY RICHARDSONMore (Florida). Young quarterback HENDON HOOKER is another signal-caller whose name is likely to come off the board sooner than later, and the Minnesota Vikings have been linked to him. The Vikings do not have a second-round pick this year, so they may need to draft Hooker in the first round if they think he could eventually take over for veteran KIRK COUSINS. Less

Source: NBC Sports


17 prospects set to attend 2023 NFL Draft

The NFL announced on Thursday that seventeen prospects, including four quarterbacks, will attend the 2023 NFL draft. The four quarterbacks, Kentucky’s WILL LEVIS, Florida’s ANTHONY RICHARDSON, Ohio State’s C.J. STROUD, andMore Alabama’s BRYCE YOUNG, are all expected to be selected in the first round. Other names of note to fantasy owners include running back BIJAN ROBINSON (Texas) and wide receivers JORDAN ADDISON (USC), ZAY FLOWERS (Boston College), and JAXON SMITH-NJIGBA (Ohio State). Less


Factoid: C.J. Stroud

With rookie quarterbacks, I like to look at sacks. It provides some information, I think, about how good they are at recognizing pressure (or at least getting the ball out of their hands). And it looks meaningful with this year’s crop of first-round prospects.  more »


Factoid: Bryce Young

So Bryce Young will be a top 2 pick in next month's draft; maybe No. 1 to Carolina, probably No. 2 to Houston if not. He definitely isn't getting by the Colts at No. 4. The 2021 Heisman winner would probably be a slam-dunk No. 1. If he were bigger.   more »


Factoid: Houston Texans

That 2-point conversion Houston pulled off in Week 18 at Indianapolis is looking like one of last season’s most impactful plays. It allowed the Bears to pull off a trade that could transform their franchise. But the Texans are still well-positioned to juice up their own roster.   more »

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