Anthony Richardson is just a day away from hearing his name called at the NFL Draft, and will likely be drafted in the top ten.
The former Gator has his eyes on a bigger prize, however.
For a player as talented, and with the potential that Richardson has, just making it to the NFL isn’t enough. He wants to be one of the greatest to ever do it.
For people who have just looked at his metrics and followed his draft process, this may seem a little wonky.
There have been questions regarding his consistency in the passing game, his accuracy, and his ability to run an offense at the NFL level.
But for those of us that got to watch him play for the Gators, we know that there really isn’t a limit to what he may be able to accomplish.
"“I’m gonna be in the Hall of Fame one day…I’m going to grind until I am a Hall of Famer…Just making it to the NFL, that’s not enough.” (Via GQ)"
Looking at the kind of athlete that Anthony Richardson is, it’s hard to disagree that he has that potential. He has the arm strength to throw the ball out of the building and has the running ability of most running backs.
His durability increased throughout his career, and he showed major growth during his time at UF.
That said, we can all agree there’s still a lot he needs to work on before being an effective NFL starter.
He needs to sharpen his decision-making, increase his accuracy, and gain consistency in throwing to all levels of the field.
No one is saying that AR isn’t a risk or a project quarterback that will need a lot of work. But whichever team takes him will show that they have the confidence to turn him into a star.
If AR follows through on his words, he could go down as one of the best Gators in NFL history.
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