Florida QB Anthony Richardson Breaks Records at NFL Combine

Florida Gators quarterback Anthony Richardson did himself a huge favor at the NFL Combine. The likely first-round pick dominated every test put in front of him, setting records for his position in vertical leap (40.5") and broad jump (10'9").

Richardson also recorded an extremely impressive 4.43 40-yard dash, the fastest time for a quarterback this year. He measured in at a powerful 6'4" and 244 lbs with huge 10.5" hands.

Richardson's ridiculous physical profile stands as a sharp contrast to potential first-overall pick Bryce Young. Young measured in at a troubling 5'10" earlier this week, sparking speculation of his viability as a franchise quarterback. His combination of a slight frame and modest mobility renders him a difficult projection at the next level. 

Meanwhile, Richardson's overwhelming physical profile recalls Cam Newton and Josh Allen. His college production is admittedly middling; he passed for 2549 yards and ran for 654 in his final college season. But as the NFL skews more towards do-it-all quarterbacks who can extend plays and threaten defenses with their legs, Richardson presents an exceedingly rare set of tools that should make him a high draft pick.

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