Three Black Quarterbacks Make History as the Top NFL Draft Picks
Jo-Carolyn Goode | 4/28/2023, 12:07 p.m.
Trying to figure out who will be #1 in the NFL draft is always a very opinionated conversation. With bona fide sports aficionados giving their expert opinions and the avid Monday night fan weighing in with his thoughts. Despite all the talk, no one could predict that this year’s draft would be of historic proportions. For the first time in the NFL, three African American quarterbacks were selected as the top five NFL draft picks. The Carolina Panthers took the #1 pick with the selection of Alabama’s Bryce Young. Ohio State’s C. J. Stroud was chosen as the #2 pick by the Houston Texans. Coming in as the #4 pick was Florida’s Anthony Richardson. Beyond that significant fete, this is only the second time black quarterbacks have been taken in the first round since the late nineties. In addition, this is the ninth time in NFL history that quarterbacks have been back-to-back first round picks.