C.J. Stroud



Jeremy Betz: Stroud stands out as a big-arm QB with the ability to hit receivers anywhere on the field. He also boasts underrated athleticism, which he displayed in maybe the best game of his career against the best defense in the country vs Georgia in the 2022 College Football Playoff Semifinal. When you combine his prototypical size with his experience and all-encompassing skill set, you have a true first round talent at the QB position. Despite early concerns in his career about accuracy, specifically under pressure, Stroud has mostly fixed those issues, however he still makes the occasional head-scratching overthrow. Stroud’s biggest strength might be his ability to throw with accuracy and anticipation on the move. He also shows poise when the play breaks down and he has to make the tough, off-script throws. Scouts will be interested to see just how athletic he is in the pre-draft process. Stroud may well cement himself in the first overall pick conversation by April.


Rank 13
Round Top 15
Name C.J. Stroud
Position QB
School Ohio State
Height 6’3”
Weight 215 lbs


Pass Attempts 389
Pass Completions 285
Passing Yards 3688
Passing TDs 41
Interceptions Thrown 6
QB Rating 131.3
Rush Attempts 0
Rushing Yards 0
Average 0.0
Rushing TDs 0


Hand Size 10.0
Arm Length 32.6
Forty Yard Dash 0.0
Bench Reps 0
Vertical Leap 0
Broad Jump 0
Three Cone Drill 0.0
Shuttle 0.0

Rankings on Various Big Boards

NFL (Edholm)
Sporting News
The Athletic
Draft Network
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