Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud announces to set foot in NFL draft 2023

This season the NFL turned out to be intense with the mix of experienced and young players. Youngsters like Brock Purdy, one of the draft’s last picks, showed his talent throughout the season, leading the 49ers in the playoffs, where he scored three touchdowns and moved forward to the Divisional round. 

Young players bring added excitement to the tournament, and as College Football is constantly improving, the pipeline of the NFL remains strong, with new players emerging every season, especially from Ohio State. Two first-round quarterbacks have come out of Ohio State in the last few years: Justin Fields -selected 11th overall by the Bears in 2021, and the late Dwayne Haskins -picked 15th overall by the Redskins in 2019.

After a good run in the Peach Bowl, C.J. Stroud, the quarterback for Ohio State, announced Monday that he is willing to participate in the next edition of the NFL.

What brings C.J. Stroud to the NFL draft?

The quarterback in the Peach Bowl has been very effective for Ohio State since 2020, especially in passing. While passing, the player has been phenomenal leading up to the match against the Bulldogs. Stroud this year has played a total of thirteen games where he attempted three hundred eighty-nine passes and successfully completed two hundred fifty-eight of them.

Moreover, the passing yard for C.J. was three thousand six hundred eighty-eight. With the help of incredible passing skills Stroud scored forty-one passing touchdowns and six passing interceptions. 

C.J. Stroud announces he's leaving OSU for NFL draft.
Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud looks for an open pass against Michigan during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Many teams like the Buccaneers are looking for a new and young quarterback who can represent the team for an extended period. This is the perfect opportunity for a player like C.J. Stroud to make an entrance on the biggest stage of American Football.  

Which team will likely get the rookie quarterback on board if Stroud is picked in the draft? Share your opinion in the comments.


Tahsin Tahmid

481 articles

Tahsin Tahmid is a part of the editorial panel of Sports Zion. As a sports and art-loving person, he has the vision to provide authentic information. Being an optimist, he hopes to bring the world closer by spreading love. The NFL is Tahmid's favorite league, and following it, he is a massive fan of Tom Brady and Joe Burrow. On the other hand, when it comes to the NBA, Tahsin loves watching LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo perform.


Leave a Comment