2023 will see a lot of changes at the quarterback position for much of the Big Ten, but perhaps no team has a bigger hole to fill than Ohio State.
On Monday, two-time Heisman Trophy finalist CJ Stroud announced his decision to enter the NFL Draft, leading some to wonder where the Buckeyes will go from here.
After the news was published, 247Brad Crawford published a piece predicting who will line up behind center for Ohio State next season, and it looks like the five-star junior will be Stroud’s replacement.
With CJ Stroud heading to the NFL on Monday despite rampant speculation he could return via a lucrative NIL deal, the Buckeyes’ attention officially turns to Kyle McCord and Devin Brown ahead of spring practice. Both of these highly touted quarterbacks are capable, but when you’re the next guy after an all-world player like a two-time Heisman finalist, the pressure is on. The good news is that Ohio State returns all of its starting receivers, including Marvin Harrison Jr.
He predicts that McCord will ultimately be the young man for the job.
You can see Crawford’s other predictions for the rest of the Big Ten in his article Here