Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud is one of the best quarterbacks in this year’s draft class. This morning, he spoke at the NFL combine and made a bold statement.
“I think I’ve been the best player in college football two years in a row.”
He then added, his film speaks to that, and he doesn’t think he’s touched his potential yet.
Four quarterbacks are expected to hear their name called during the first round of the NFL Draft on April 27. Will Levis, Bryce Young, Anthony Richardson, and C.J. Stroud are all fighting for the top spot. Stroud is a consensus top-10 player in this draft class.
The 6-3, 220-pound Stroud led all FBS quarterbacks in passer rating (177.6) and finished second in passing touchdowns (41) behind USC quarterback and eventual Heisman winner Caleb Williams.
Stroud finished with a career completion percentage of 69.3 and tossed at least 41 touchdowns against six interceptions in both seasons. He also posted a 21-4 record as a starter, with two losses coming to rival Michigan and another in the College Football Playoff semifinals.
ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. predicted that the Indianapolis Colts will trade up to take the Ohio State quarterback with the No. 2 pick.
Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud. Photo courtsey of USA Today Sports