Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, EDGE’s Will Anderson Jr., and running back Jarmer Gibbs all made NFL draft decisions Monday, but all three Crimson Tide superstars qualified for the rest of the season. None of them were able to reveal the shocking truth as they announced they would be giving up and joining the NFL in 2023. draft.
Young ended his collegiate career as one of the most decorated players in Alabama history. The Pasadena, California native threw for his 8,356 yards and his 80 touchdowns in three of his seasons, making him the second most prolific passer in program history behind AJ McCarron (9,019 yards) . He set his single-game passing record for Alabama with 559 passing yards in the Crimson Tide’s victory over Arkansas on November 20, 2021. He has 20 wins over Kansas in the Sugar Bowl.
Young won the 2021 Heisman Trophy and was named a consensus All-American after throwing for 4,872 yards, 47 touchdowns and just 7 interceptions. He led the Crimson Tide to his SEC title, and that season he qualified for the college football playoffs his National his championship, but ultimately he lost to SEC rivals Georgia. lost to
He is ranked No. 2 overall and is the top-ranked quarterback in the CBS Sports 2023 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings. CBS Sports’ NFL draft expert Ryan Wilson sees Young as the No. 1 overall pick for the Houston Texans..
Anderson, a 6-foot-4-inch, 243-pound pitcher, is the top-ranked player in CBS Sports’ prospect rankings after compiling three of the most impressive seasons in Alabama’s history. In his latest mock, Wilson expects Anderson to be the Seattle Seahawks’ No. 3 overall pick.
The Hampton, Georgia native had 58.5 tackles and 34.5 sacks for the Crimson Tide. He has his two unanimous All-Americans (2021 and he’s 2022), two-time he’s SEC Defensive Player of the Year, two-time Bronco he’s a Nagurski Trophy winner, and Chuck in 2022. He was the winner of the Bednaric Prize.
Young and Anderson were members of the team that won the 2020 National Title for Alabama.
Gibbs rushed for 926 yards with seven rushing touchdowns and added 444 receiving yards with three touchdown catches during his only season at Tuscaloosa after moving from Georgia Tech. The former Dalton, Georgia High School star was named second-team All-His SEC His Performer. He is ranked 15th overall and is the top-ranked running back according to the CBS Sports NFL Draft Rankings.