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As happy as I am with the Jets draft, I would have been even happier if the picks were in next year's draft, which is loaded at the top compared to this year's draft. 

https://www.profootballnetwork.com/2023-nfl-draft-ranking-the-top-10-players-at-every-position/

Top 10 Quarterbacks

1) C.J. Stroud, Ohio State
2) Bryce Young, Alabama
3) Spencer Rattler, South Carolina
4) Anthony Richardson, Florida
5) Jaren Hall, BYU
6) Jake Haener, Fresno State
7) Will Levis, Kentucky
😎 Grayson McCall, Coastal Carolina
9) Tyler Van Dyke, Miami (FL)
10) Cameron Ward, Washington State

It’s a star-studded group led by C.J. Stroud and Bryce Young. Both are slated to compete for the Heisman Trophy and the right to be the No. 1 overall pick in 2023. Anthony Richardson has earned the starting role and is a tailormade fit for Billy Napier’s system in Gainesville.

Jaren Hall and Jake Haener have a lot to gain this season, while Spencer Rattler can prove he belongs after moving to South Carolina. Cameron Ward is the darkhorse for biggest riser, as the big-armed quarterback transferred from Incarnate Word to Washington State after throwing for nearly 5,000 yards a season ago.

Top 10 Running Backs

1) Bijan Robinson, Texas
2) Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama
3) Devon Achane, Texas A&M
4) Sean Tucker, Syracuse
5) Zach Charbonnet, UCLA
6) Tank Bigsby, Auburn
7) Zach Evans, Ole Miss
😎 Tavion Thomas, Utah
9) Blake Corum, Michigan
10) Chris Rodriguez Jr., Kentucky

It’s rare to have a running back thought of as a lock for the first round in today’s NFL. But that’s what Bijan Robinson is. The real race is between Jahmyr Gibbs and Devon Achane for the right to be No. 2. Gibbs will have the ability to showcase his elite skills in new surroundings at Alabama.

Sean Tucker has track speed, and Zach Charbonnet is a bruiser. Tank Bigsby makes people miss with ease, and Zach Evans should be able to latch on to the Ole Miss system quickly.

Top 10 Wide Receivers

1) Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State
2) Kayshon Boutte, LSU
3) Jordan Addison, Pittsburgh
4) Quentin Johnston, TCU
5) Marvin Mims, Oklahoma
6) Ronnie Bell, Michigan
7) Ainias Smith, Texas A&M
😎 Josh Downs, North Carolina
9) Zay Flowers, Boston College
10) Jermaine Burton, Alabama

This wide receiver class is heavy at the top, with Jaxon Smith-Njigba set to lead the crew. Smith-Njigba showcased on the national level at the Rose Bowl what wide receiver coach Brian Hartline said is the most talented receiving room in the country. He’s an elite receiver who may be better than Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave — top-11 picks in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Kayshon Boutte just produces, even with murky quarterback situations at LSU. Jordan Addison may be done at Pittsburgh and heading to USC, where he’ll have Caleb Williams’ talented arm throwing to him. Until tampering issues are resolved, however, the reigning Biletnikoff Award winner will stay listed at Pitt.

Top 10 Tight Ends

1) Michael Mayer, Notre Dame
2) Cameron Latu, Alabama
3) Brant Kuithe, Utah
4) Will Mallory, Miami (FL)
5) Jahleel Billingsley, Texas
6) Darnell Washington, Georgia
7) Arik Gilbert, Georgia
😎 Josh Whyle, Cincinnati
9) Sam LaPorta, Iowa
10) Kemari Averett, Bethune-Cookman

Another class of pass catchers that is heavy at the top, Michael Mayer is a unicorn-like prospect with his all-around skills. Cameron Latu shined as a receiver late last season, and Brant Kuithe spurned the 2022 NFL Draft to return for another year at Utah. Kemari Averett from Bethune-Cookman is our selection as a darkhorse from this group.

Top 10 Tackles

1) Peter Skoronksi, Northwestern
2) Connor Galvin, Baylor
3) Dawand Jones, Ohio State
4) Jaxson Kirkland, Washington
5) Robert Scott Jr., Florida State
6) Broderick Jones, Georgia
7) Warren McClendon, Georgia
😎 Zion Nelson, Miami (FL)
9) Jordan McFadden, Clemson
10) Carter Warren, Pittsburgh

With the success of Rashawn Slater in the NFL, Peter Skoronski presents a similar player with similar upside. Connor Galvin is a dominant all-around offensive lineman, and Dawand Jones is very clearly the top (and biggest) right tackle prospect this season. The Georgia offensive line reloads with two prospects to watch in Broderick Jones and Warren McClendon.

Top 10 Interior Offensive Linemen

1) O’Cyrus Torrence, G, Florida
2) Emil Ekiyor Jr., G, Alabama
3) Paris Johnson Jr., G, Ohio State
4) Olusegun Oluwatimi, C, Michigan
5) John Michael Schmitz, C, Minnesota
6) Jacob Gall, C, Baylor
7) Andrew Vorhees, G, Michigan
😎 Ricky Stromberg, C, Arkansas
9) Jarrett Patterson, C, Notre Dame
10) Sidy Sow, G, Eastern Michigan

O’Cyrus Torrence has the chance to make the SEC leap and vault himself right into the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft this season. Following Billy Napier to Florida, Torrence is a road-grader and a dominant pass protector. If he excels in the SEC, there is no doubt he can prove himself NFL-ready by the season’s end.

Ranking the top 10 players at every position for the 2023 NFL Draft | Defense

We’ve spelled out the offensive lists. Here are the top 10 players at every defensive position ahead of the 2022 college football season and the 2023 NFL Draft.

Top 10 EDGE Defenders

1) Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
2) Nolan Smith, Georgia
3) Myles Murphy, Clemson
4) BJ Ojulari, LSU
5) Ali Gaye, LSU
6) Zach Harrison, Ohio State
7) Zion Tupuola-Fetui, Washington
😎 Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Kansas State
9) Isaiah Foskey, Notre Dame
10) Andre Carter II, Army

The best player returning to college football is Alabama’s Will Anderson Jr. Had he been eligible for the 2022 NFL Draft, Anderson had a real claim to go No. 1 this year. He’s just that good. Anderson is a lock for Heisman consideration as well as every other defensive award this season. Nolan Smith and Myles Murphy will battle to stay above the talented LSU duo of BJ Ojulari and Ali Gaye.

Top 10 Interior Defensive Linemen

1) Jalen Carter, Georgia
2) Calijah Kancey, Pittsburgh
3) Tyler Davis, Clemson
4) Bryan Bresee, Clemson
5) Siaki Ika, Baylor
6) Cory Durden, NC State
7) Jaxon Player, Baylor
😎 Jaquelin Roy, LSU
9) Habakkuk Baldonado, Pittsburgh
10) Akheem Mesidor, Miami (FL)

It’s hard not to draw a comparison between Jalen Carter and Warren Sapp. After all, they do hail from the same Apopka High School. The former Blue Darter turned Georgia Bulldog is as talented an interior defensive line prospect that we’ve seen in some time. A massive man with bad intentions, Carter is ready to take the college football world by storm. Calijah Kancey draws comps to Aaron Donald, while the Clemson duo of Tyler Davis and Bryan Bresee may singlehandedly win games for the Tigers this year.

Top 10 Linebackers

1) Noah Sewell, Oregon
2) Henry To’o To’o, Alabama
3) Justin Flowe, Oregon
4) DeMarvion Overshown, Texas
5) Trenton Simpson, Clemson
6) Ivan Pace Jr., Cincinnati
7) Owen Pappoe, Auburn
😎 Jack Campbell, Iowa
9) SirVocea Dennis, Pittsburgh
10) Payton Wilson, NC State

Another Sewell is set to enter the NFL, and Noah Sewell is as talented as they come at the linebacker position. He’s a great, instinctual player with the strength and speed to match. Justin Flowe needs to maintain his health, but he has every bit of skill to match his teammate. Keep an eye on the undersized Ivan Pace Jr. as he transfers to Cincinnati with big shoes to fill. Pace Jr. is fast, a talented blitzer, and an excellent coverage defender.

Top 10 Cornerbacks

1) Kelee Ringo, Georgia
2) Malachi Moore, Alabama
3) Eli Ricks, Alabama
4) Clark Phillips III, Utah
5) Latavious Brini, Arkansas
6) Nehemiah Pritchett, Auburn
7) Joey Porter Jr., Penn State
😎 Mekhi Garner, LSU
9) Garrett Williams, Syracuse
10) Tiawan Mullen, Indiana

The SEC is loaded with talent at the cornerback position this year as Kelee Ringo takes the mantle as the top CB in the nation. Eli Ricks transfers from LSU to join Malachi Moore at Alabama. Clark Phillips III is the best non-SEC cornerback, as he has terrific speed and even better ball skills in coverage. Tiawan Mullen had a terrific freshman season and can vault himself up this list if he returns to that form.

Top 10 Safeties

1) Jordan Battle, Alabama
2) Brandon Joseph, Notre Dame
3) Tykee Smith, Georgia
4) Jalen Catalon, Arkansas
5) BeeJay Williamson, Louisiana Tech
6) Demani Richardson, Texas A&M
7) Trey Dean III, Florida
😎 Rashad Torrence II, Florida
9) DeMarcco Hellams, Alabama
10) Kenderick Duncan, Louisville

The SEC isn’t just loaded at cornerback — the conference is also deep at safety. Jordan Battle headlines the group, as he could have been a high pick in the 2022 NFL Draft had he declared. Tykee Smith battled through injuries but plays a physical brand of football (although he’s in-between positions). BeeJay Williamson is as talented as any Group of Five player in the country and should be on the shortlist of everyone’s must-watch list.

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1 hour ago, maury77 said:

As happy as I am with the Jets draft, I would have been even happier if the picks were in next year's draft, which is loaded at the top compared to this year's draft. 

https://www.profootballnetwork.com/2023-nfl-draft-ranking-the-top-10-players-at-every-position/

Top 10 Quarterbacks

1) C.J. Stroud, Ohio State
2) Bryce Young, Alabama
3) Spencer Rattler, South Carolina
4) Anthony Richardson, Florida
5) Jaren Hall, BYU
6) Jake Haener, Fresno State
7) Will Levis, Kentucky
😎 Grayson McCall, Coastal Carolina
9) Tyler Van Dyke, Miami (FL)
10) Cameron Ward, Washington State

It’s a star-studded group led by C.J. Stroud and Bryce Young. Both are slated to compete for the Heisman Trophy and the right to be the No. 1 overall pick in 2023. Anthony Richardson has earned the starting role and is a tailormade fit for Billy Napier’s system in Gainesville.

Jaren Hall and Jake Haener have a lot to gain this season, while Spencer Rattler can prove he belongs after moving to South Carolina. Cameron Ward is the darkhorse for biggest riser, as the big-armed quarterback transferred from Incarnate Word to Washington State after throwing for nearly 5,000 yards a season ago.

Top 10 Running Backs

1) Bijan Robinson, Texas
2) Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama
3) Devon Achane, Texas A&M
4) Sean Tucker, Syracuse
5) Zach Charbonnet, UCLA
6) Tank Bigsby, Auburn
7) Zach Evans, Ole Miss
😎 Tavion Thomas, Utah
9) Blake Corum, Michigan
10) Chris Rodriguez Jr., Kentucky

It’s rare to have a running back thought of as a lock for the first round in today’s NFL. But that’s what Bijan Robinson is. The real race is between Jahmyr Gibbs and Devon Achane for the right to be No. 2. Gibbs will have the ability to showcase his elite skills in new surroundings at Alabama.

Sean Tucker has track speed, and Zach Charbonnet is a bruiser. Tank Bigsby makes people miss with ease, and Zach Evans should be able to latch on to the Ole Miss system quickly.

Top 10 Wide Receivers

1) Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State
2) Kayshon Boutte, LSU
3) Jordan Addison, Pittsburgh
4) Quentin Johnston, TCU
5) Marvin Mims, Oklahoma
6) Ronnie Bell, Michigan
7) Ainias Smith, Texas A&M
😎 Josh Downs, North Carolina
9) Zay Flowers, Boston College
10) Jermaine Burton, Alabama

This wide receiver class is heavy at the top, with Jaxon Smith-Njigba set to lead the crew. Smith-Njigba showcased on the national level at the Rose Bowl what wide receiver coach Brian Hartline said is the most talented receiving room in the country. He’s an elite receiver who may be better than Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave — top-11 picks in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Kayshon Boutte just produces, even with murky quarterback situations at LSU. Jordan Addison may be done at Pittsburgh and heading to USC, where he’ll have Caleb Williams’ talented arm throwing to him. Until tampering issues are resolved, however, the reigning Biletnikoff Award winner will stay listed at Pitt.

Top 10 Tight Ends

1) Michael Mayer, Notre Dame
2) Cameron Latu, Alabama
3) Brant Kuithe, Utah
4) Will Mallory, Miami (FL)
5) Jahleel Billingsley, Texas
6) Darnell Washington, Georgia
7) Arik Gilbert, Georgia
😎 Josh Whyle, Cincinnati
9) Sam LaPorta, Iowa
10) Kemari Averett, Bethune-Cookman

Another class of pass catchers that is heavy at the top, Michael Mayer is a unicorn-like prospect with his all-around skills. Cameron Latu shined as a receiver late last season, and Brant Kuithe spurned the 2022 NFL Draft to return for another year at Utah. Kemari Averett from Bethune-Cookman is our selection as a darkhorse from this group.

Top 10 Tackles

1) Peter Skoronksi, Northwestern
2) Connor Galvin, Baylor
3) Dawand Jones, Ohio State
4) Jaxson Kirkland, Washington
5) Robert Scott Jr., Florida State
6) Broderick Jones, Georgia
7) Warren McClendon, Georgia
😎 Zion Nelson, Miami (FL)
9) Jordan McFadden, Clemson
10) Carter Warren, Pittsburgh

With the success of Rashawn Slater in the NFL, Peter Skoronski presents a similar player with similar upside. Connor Galvin is a dominant all-around offensive lineman, and Dawand Jones is very clearly the top (and biggest) right tackle prospect this season. The Georgia offensive line reloads with two prospects to watch in Broderick Jones and Warren McClendon.

Top 10 Interior Offensive Linemen

1) O’Cyrus Torrence, G, Florida
2) Emil Ekiyor Jr., G, Alabama
3) Paris Johnson Jr., G, Ohio State
4) Olusegun Oluwatimi, C, Michigan
5) John Michael Schmitz, C, Minnesota
6) Jacob Gall, C, Baylor
7) Andrew Vorhees, G, Michigan
😎 Ricky Stromberg, C, Arkansas
9) Jarrett Patterson, C, Notre Dame
10) Sidy Sow, G, Eastern Michigan

O’Cyrus Torrence has the chance to make the SEC leap and vault himself right into the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft this season. Following Billy Napier to Florida, Torrence is a road-grader and a dominant pass protector. If he excels in the SEC, there is no doubt he can prove himself NFL-ready by the season’s end.

Ranking the top 10 players at every position for the 2023 NFL Draft | Defense

We’ve spelled out the offensive lists. Here are the top 10 players at every defensive position ahead of the 2022 college football season and the 2023 NFL Draft.

Top 10 EDGE Defenders

1) Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
2) Nolan Smith, Georgia
3) Myles Murphy, Clemson
4) BJ Ojulari, LSU
5) Ali Gaye, LSU
6) Zach Harrison, Ohio State
7) Zion Tupuola-Fetui, Washington
😎 Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Kansas State
9) Isaiah Foskey, Notre Dame
10) Andre Carter II, Army

The best player returning to college football is Alabama’s Will Anderson Jr. Had he been eligible for the 2022 NFL Draft, Anderson had a real claim to go No. 1 this year. He’s just that good. Anderson is a lock for Heisman consideration as well as every other defensive award this season. Nolan Smith and Myles Murphy will battle to stay above the talented LSU duo of BJ Ojulari and Ali Gaye.

Top 10 Interior Defensive Linemen

1) Jalen Carter, Georgia
2) Calijah Kancey, Pittsburgh
3) Tyler Davis, Clemson
4) Bryan Bresee, Clemson
5) Siaki Ika, Baylor
6) Cory Durden, NC State
7) Jaxon Player, Baylor
😎 Jaquelin Roy, LSU
9) Habakkuk Baldonado, Pittsburgh
10) Akheem Mesidor, Miami (FL)

It’s hard not to draw a comparison between Jalen Carter and Warren Sapp. After all, they do hail from the same Apopka High School. The former Blue Darter turned Georgia Bulldog is as talented an interior defensive line prospect that we’ve seen in some time. A massive man with bad intentions, Carter is ready to take the college football world by storm. Calijah Kancey draws comps to Aaron Donald, while the Clemson duo of Tyler Davis and Bryan Bresee may singlehandedly win games for the Tigers this year.

Top 10 Linebackers

1) Noah Sewell, Oregon
2) Henry To’o To’o, Alabama
3) Justin Flowe, Oregon
4) DeMarvion Overshown, Texas
5) Trenton Simpson, Clemson
6) Ivan Pace Jr., Cincinnati
7) Owen Pappoe, Auburn
😎 Jack Campbell, Iowa
9) SirVocea Dennis, Pittsburgh
10) Payton Wilson, NC State

Another Sewell is set to enter the NFL, and Noah Sewell is as talented as they come at the linebacker position. He’s a great, instinctual player with the strength and speed to match. Justin Flowe needs to maintain his health, but he has every bit of skill to match his teammate. Keep an eye on the undersized Ivan Pace Jr. as he transfers to Cincinnati with big shoes to fill. Pace Jr. is fast, a talented blitzer, and an excellent coverage defender.

Top 10 Cornerbacks

1) Kelee Ringo, Georgia
2) Malachi Moore, Alabama
3) Eli Ricks, Alabama
4) Clark Phillips III, Utah
5) Latavious Brini, Arkansas
6) Nehemiah Pritchett, Auburn
7) Joey Porter Jr., Penn State
😎 Mekhi Garner, LSU
9) Garrett Williams, Syracuse
10) Tiawan Mullen, Indiana

The SEC is loaded with talent at the cornerback position this year as Kelee Ringo takes the mantle as the top CB in the nation. Eli Ricks transfers from LSU to join Malachi Moore at Alabama. Clark Phillips III is the best non-SEC cornerback, as he has terrific speed and even better ball skills in coverage. Tiawan Mullen had a terrific freshman season and can vault himself up this list if he returns to that form.

Top 10 Safeties

1) Jordan Battle, Alabama
2) Brandon Joseph, Notre Dame
3) Tykee Smith, Georgia
4) Jalen Catalon, Arkansas
5) BeeJay Williamson, Louisiana Tech
6) Demani Richardson, Texas A&M
7) Trey Dean III, Florida
😎 Rashad Torrence II, Florida
9) DeMarcco Hellams, Alabama
10) Kenderick Duncan, Louisville

The SEC isn’t just loaded at cornerback — the conference is also deep at safety. Jordan Battle headlines the group, as he could have been a high pick in the 2022 NFL Draft had he declared. Tykee Smith battled through injuries but plays a physical brand of football (although he’s in-between positions). BeeJay Williamson is as talented as any Group of Five player in the country and should be on the shortlist of everyone’s must-watch list.

I have hot takes:

1) CJ Stroud… sucks probably stays in school after a meh year

2) Brandon Joseph… also bad 

3) Malachi Moore… gtfo with that. He’s not terrible but let’s not pretend like he’s worth any hype

4) DeMarvion Overshown… seriously dude is bad

5) Henry To’o To’o… 4th rounder

6) This is a year to get a center and Jarrett Patterson probably is the best. Alex Forsyth should be on there.

7) We’re gonna sit here and pretend like we didn’t receive a season’s worth of information on Billingsley, Jaxon Kirkland, Mallory, Rattler and Zion Nelson? Such mediocre prospects. 

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Aaron Donald comparisons are obviously unfair but Calijah Kancey is a fun bowling ball.

Curious what happens with Andre Carter II. Big and athletic but I can’t remember an early declare from Army and don’t know how that would work.

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What's good is that if our picks work out from last year and this year, we should be picking around 15-20 range and looking at LB, DT, C or RT. That range is a perfect spot for those positions, can land the top guy potentially. 

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44 minutes ago, Zachtomims47 said:

What's good is that if our picks work out from last year and this year, we should be picking around 15-20 range and looking at LB, DT, C or RT. That range is a perfect spot for those positions, can land the top guy potentially. 

Sewell, Carter, Patterson

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3 hours ago, kdels62 said:

I have hot takes:

1) CJ Stroud… sucks probably stays in school after a meh year

2) Brandon Joseph… also bad 

3) Malachi Moore… gtfo with that. He’s not terrible but let’s not pretend like he’s worth any hype

4) DeMarvion Overshown… seriously dude is bad

5) Henry To’o To’o… 4th rounder

6) This is a year to get a center and Jarrett Patterson probably is the best. Alex Forsyth should be on there.

7) We’re gonna sit here and pretend like we didn’t receive a season’s worth of information on Billingsley, Jaxon Kirkland, Mallory, Rattler and Zion Nelson? Such mediocre prospects. 

interesting take on Malachi... he served Elijah Moore his dinner a couple times when they squared off. He's ability to press Moore and win off the line was on the biggest reasons i wasn't high on elijah... there was so little outside tape and vs press that Malachi was what i had to base that on. 

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5 hours ago, maury77 said:

As happy as I am with the Jets draft, I would have been even happier if the picks were in next year's draft, which is loaded at the top compared to this year's draft. 

https://www.profootballnetwork.com/2023-nfl-draft-ranking-the-top-10-players-at-every-position/

Top 10 Quarterbacks

1) C.J. Stroud, Ohio State
2) Bryce Young, Alabama
3) Spencer Rattler, South Carolina
4) Anthony Richardson, Florida
5) Jaren Hall, BYU
6) Jake Haener, Fresno State
7) Will Levis, Kentucky
😎 Grayson McCall, Coastal Carolina
9) Tyler Van Dyke, Miami (FL)
10) Cameron Ward, Washington State

It’s a star-studded group led by C.J. Stroud and Bryce Young. Both are slated to compete for the Heisman Trophy and the right to be the No. 1 overall pick in 2023. Anthony Richardson has earned the starting role and is a tailormade fit for Billy Napier’s system in Gainesville.

Jaren Hall and Jake Haener have a lot to gain this season, while Spencer Rattler can prove he belongs after moving to South Carolina. Cameron Ward is the darkhorse for biggest riser, as the big-armed quarterback transferred from Incarnate Word to Washington State after throwing for nearly 5,000 yards a season ago.

Top 10 Running Backs

1) Bijan Robinson, Texas
2) Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama
3) Devon Achane, Texas A&M
4) Sean Tucker, Syracuse
5) Zach Charbonnet, UCLA
6) Tank Bigsby, Auburn
7) Zach Evans, Ole Miss
😎 Tavion Thomas, Utah
9) Blake Corum, Michigan
10) Chris Rodriguez Jr., Kentucky

It’s rare to have a running back thought of as a lock for the first round in today’s NFL. But that’s what Bijan Robinson is. The real race is between Jahmyr Gibbs and Devon Achane for the right to be No. 2. Gibbs will have the ability to showcase his elite skills in new surroundings at Alabama.

Sean Tucker has track speed, and Zach Charbonnet is a bruiser. Tank Bigsby makes people miss with ease, and Zach Evans should be able to latch on to the Ole Miss system quickly.

Top 10 Wide Receivers

1) Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State
2) Kayshon Boutte, LSU
3) Jordan Addison, Pittsburgh
4) Quentin Johnston, TCU
5) Marvin Mims, Oklahoma
6) Ronnie Bell, Michigan
7) Ainias Smith, Texas A&M
😎 Josh Downs, North Carolina
9) Zay Flowers, Boston College
10) Jermaine Burton, Alabama

This wide receiver class is heavy at the top, with Jaxon Smith-Njigba set to lead the crew. Smith-Njigba showcased on the national level at the Rose Bowl what wide receiver coach Brian Hartline said is the most talented receiving room in the country. He’s an elite receiver who may be better than Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave — top-11 picks in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Kayshon Boutte just produces, even with murky quarterback situations at LSU. Jordan Addison may be done at Pittsburgh and heading to USC, where he’ll have Caleb Williams’ talented arm throwing to him. Until tampering issues are resolved, however, the reigning Biletnikoff Award winner will stay listed at Pitt.

Top 10 Tight Ends

1) Michael Mayer, Notre Dame
2) Cameron Latu, Alabama
3) Brant Kuithe, Utah
4) Will Mallory, Miami (FL)
5) Jahleel Billingsley, Texas
6) Darnell Washington, Georgia
7) Arik Gilbert, Georgia
😎 Josh Whyle, Cincinnati
9) Sam LaPorta, Iowa
10) Kemari Averett, Bethune-Cookman

Another class of pass catchers that is heavy at the top, Michael Mayer is a unicorn-like prospect with his all-around skills. Cameron Latu shined as a receiver late last season, and Brant Kuithe spurned the 2022 NFL Draft to return for another year at Utah. Kemari Averett from Bethune-Cookman is our selection as a darkhorse from this group.

Top 10 Tackles

1) Peter Skoronksi, Northwestern
2) Connor Galvin, Baylor
3) Dawand Jones, Ohio State
4) Jaxson Kirkland, Washington
5) Robert Scott Jr., Florida State
6) Broderick Jones, Georgia
7) Warren McClendon, Georgia
😎 Zion Nelson, Miami (FL)
9) Jordan McFadden, Clemson
10) Carter Warren, Pittsburgh

With the success of Rashawn Slater in the NFL, Peter Skoronski presents a similar player with similar upside. Connor Galvin is a dominant all-around offensive lineman, and Dawand Jones is very clearly the top (and biggest) right tackle prospect this season. The Georgia offensive line reloads with two prospects to watch in Broderick Jones and Warren McClendon.

Top 10 Interior Offensive Linemen

1) O’Cyrus Torrence, G, Florida
2) Emil Ekiyor Jr., G, Alabama
3) Paris Johnson Jr., G, Ohio State
4) Olusegun Oluwatimi, C, Michigan
5) John Michael Schmitz, C, Minnesota
6) Jacob Gall, C, Baylor
7) Andrew Vorhees, G, Michigan
😎 Ricky Stromberg, C, Arkansas
9) Jarrett Patterson, C, Notre Dame
10) Sidy Sow, G, Eastern Michigan

O’Cyrus Torrence has the chance to make the SEC leap and vault himself right into the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft this season. Following Billy Napier to Florida, Torrence is a road-grader and a dominant pass protector. If he excels in the SEC, there is no doubt he can prove himself NFL-ready by the season’s end.

Ranking the top 10 players at every position for the 2023 NFL Draft | Defense

We’ve spelled out the offensive lists. Here are the top 10 players at every defensive position ahead of the 2022 college football season and the 2023 NFL Draft.

Top 10 EDGE Defenders

1) Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
2) Nolan Smith, Georgia
3) Myles Murphy, Clemson
4) BJ Ojulari, LSU
5) Ali Gaye, LSU
6) Zach Harrison, Ohio State
7) Zion Tupuola-Fetui, Washington
😎 Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Kansas State
9) Isaiah Foskey, Notre Dame
10) Andre Carter II, Army

The best player returning to college football is Alabama’s Will Anderson Jr. Had he been eligible for the 2022 NFL Draft, Anderson had a real claim to go No. 1 this year. He’s just that good. Anderson is a lock for Heisman consideration as well as every other defensive award this season. Nolan Smith and Myles Murphy will battle to stay above the talented LSU duo of BJ Ojulari and Ali Gaye.

Top 10 Interior Defensive Linemen

1) Jalen Carter, Georgia
2) Calijah Kancey, Pittsburgh
3) Tyler Davis, Clemson
4) Bryan Bresee, Clemson
5) Siaki Ika, Baylor
6) Cory Durden, NC State
7) Jaxon Player, Baylor
😎 Jaquelin Roy, LSU
9) Habakkuk Baldonado, Pittsburgh
10) Akheem Mesidor, Miami (FL)

It’s hard not to draw a comparison between Jalen Carter and Warren Sapp. After all, they do hail from the same Apopka High School. The former Blue Darter turned Georgia Bulldog is as talented an interior defensive line prospect that we’ve seen in some time. A massive man with bad intentions, Carter is ready to take the college football world by storm. Calijah Kancey draws comps to Aaron Donald, while the Clemson duo of Tyler Davis and Bryan Bresee may singlehandedly win games for the Tigers this year.

Top 10 Linebackers

1) Noah Sewell, Oregon
2) Henry To’o To’o, Alabama
3) Justin Flowe, Oregon
4) DeMarvion Overshown, Texas
5) Trenton Simpson, Clemson
6) Ivan Pace Jr., Cincinnati
7) Owen Pappoe, Auburn
😎 Jack Campbell, Iowa
9) SirVocea Dennis, Pittsburgh
10) Payton Wilson, NC State

Another Sewell is set to enter the NFL, and Noah Sewell is as talented as they come at the linebacker position. He’s a great, instinctual player with the strength and speed to match. Justin Flowe needs to maintain his health, but he has every bit of skill to match his teammate. Keep an eye on the undersized Ivan Pace Jr. as he transfers to Cincinnati with big shoes to fill. Pace Jr. is fast, a talented blitzer, and an excellent coverage defender.

Top 10 Cornerbacks

1) Kelee Ringo, Georgia
2) Malachi Moore, Alabama
3) Eli Ricks, Alabama
4) Clark Phillips III, Utah
5) Latavious Brini, Arkansas
6) Nehemiah Pritchett, Auburn
7) Joey Porter Jr., Penn State
😎 Mekhi Garner, LSU
9) Garrett Williams, Syracuse
10) Tiawan Mullen, Indiana

The SEC is loaded with talent at the cornerback position this year as Kelee Ringo takes the mantle as the top CB in the nation. Eli Ricks transfers from LSU to join Malachi Moore at Alabama. Clark Phillips III is the best non-SEC cornerback, as he has terrific speed and even better ball skills in coverage. Tiawan Mullen had a terrific freshman season and can vault himself up this list if he returns to that form.

Top 10 Safeties

1) Jordan Battle, Alabama
2) Brandon Joseph, Notre Dame
3) Tykee Smith, Georgia
4) Jalen Catalon, Arkansas
5) BeeJay Williamson, Louisiana Tech
6) Demani Richardson, Texas A&M
7) Trey Dean III, Florida
😎 Rashad Torrence II, Florida
9) DeMarcco Hellams, Alabama
10) Kenderick Duncan, Louisville

The SEC isn’t just loaded at cornerback — the conference is also deep at safety. Jordan Battle headlines the group, as he could have been a high pick in the 2022 NFL Draft had he declared. Tykee Smith battled through injuries but plays a physical brand of football (although he’s in-between positions). BeeJay Williamson is as talented as any Group of Five player in the country and should be on the shortlist of everyone’s must-watch list.

We have Wilson and Hall now -- but i gotta tell you, i'd be lying if I didn't say that the 2023 class added to my trepidation on spending big on WR/RB... the RB class alone absolutely owns 2022's completely... and the WR class is LOADED with potential... The kid from TCU? oh myyy gawd.... and PIT actually has 2 studs that could be taken high - Jared Wayne (Peterborough!!) at 6'3/210 and makes plenty of big plays. 

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47 minutes ago, Paradis said:

We have Wilson and Hall now -- but i gotta tell you, i'd be lying if I didn't say that the 2023 class added to my trepidation on spending big on WR/RB... the RB class alone absolutely owns 2022's completely... and the WR class is LOADED with potential... The kid from TCU? oh myyy gawd.... and PIT actually has 2 studs that could be taken high - Jared Wayne (Peterborough!!) at 6'3/210 and makes plenty of big plays. 

Tucker from Syracuse was super productive last year, interested to see if he does the same. Would be interesting to see if Ajou Ajou bounces back at USF. Really wished we had more picks next year, but we just need to keep drafting BPA and we'll be good.

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22 minutes ago, Jets Voice of Reason said:

Tucker from Syracuse was super productive last year, interested to see if he does the same. Would be interesting to see if Ajou Ajou bounces back at USF. Really wished we had more picks next year, but we just need to keep drafting BPA and we'll be good.

Ajou Ajou... sigh, if he can put together - lord. 

Sucks knowing that barring something unforeseen, it's unlikely we take another Wideout early. 

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2 hours ago, Paradis said:

We have Wilson and Hall now -- but i gotta tell you, i'd be lying if I didn't say that the 2023 class added to my trepidation on spending big on WR/RB... the RB class alone absolutely owns 2022's completely... and the WR class is LOADED with potential... The kid from TCU? oh myyy gawd.... and PIT actually has 2 studs that could be taken high - Jared Wayne (Peterborough!!) at 6'3/210 and makes plenty of big plays. 

What are you going to do without needing to scout tight ends and WR’s?

I do worry they took the sizzle in the wrong draft. They may not be done pending what happens with Davis.

Looks like it’ll maybe be more of a steak draft next year. Baylor with a couple DT’s, OT, and center high on the respective lists.

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11 minutes ago, derp said:

What are you going to do without needing to scout tight ends and WR’s?

I do worry they took the sizzle in the wrong draft. They may not be done pending what happens with Davis.

Looks like it’ll maybe be more of a steak draft next year. Baylor with a couple DT’s, OT, and center high on the respective lists.

Assuming things work out reasonably well, next year will be the first time in probably 12 years, where we won't be "dependent" on Day 3 picks... they can finally be managed the way they ought to; smaller school dart throws, developmental players etc... 

I think rounds 1-3 will be the steak like you said... Center, LB, DT, OT. Thankfully the TE class of 2023 at first blush is "meh"... But i don't see a situation where Moore/Wilson and Berrios under contract - inspire us to draft a WR, unless we have a super high grade on someone that is "jump ball, red zone" dude who slides to us in round 2. 

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Assuming things work out reasonably well, next year will be the first time in probably 12 years, where we won't be "dependent" on Day 3 picks... they can finally be managed the way they ought to; smaller school dart throws, developmental players etc... 

I think rounds 1-3 will be the steak like you said... Center, LB, DT, OT. Thankfully the TE class of 2023 at first blush is "meh"... But i don't see a situation where Moore/Wilson and Berrios under contract - inspire us to draft a WR, unless we have a super high grade on someone that is "jump ball, red zone" dude who slides to us in round 2. 

Yeah it'll be interesting to see what they do day 3 after absolutely punting on it this year. The OL depth is trash plus center and tackles will be questions and DT I guess depends on how guys shake out - would be good if Marshall takes a step. No clue what their plan is at linebacker but one of Sherwood/Nasirildeen taking a leap in their second year at the position would be cool I could see a versatile safety/nickel DB as a subpackages evolve but hopefully Pinnock or maybe Hall with all the new guys can be that guy.

It's kind of nice hoping that the dart throws can take on a specific role at positions like DT, S, nickel instead of hoping they're like, #1 corners or three down interior linemen.

I don't *think* they'll cut Berrios or Davis but they could cut either. I think we're nearing a point in the league that playmakers on offense are going to be like pass rushers on defense. If they fit and you like them then you take them. Can't have too many.

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47 minutes ago, maury77 said:

How bad would the QB have to be this year for the Jets to look at QB next year? It looks like a solid class. 

Equal to last year or worse and a bad enough record to have a shot at someone they like better. Or just bad enough to get Joe Douglas/OC or higher coaches fired.

Most complicated thing is probably if he gets to Goff/Wentz/Mayfield level with an improved supporting cast and they’re more winning despite him than because of him because I think that’s hard to distinguish.

 think above that level you know you’ve got something. I was listening to a podcast recently and they set the line at Derek Carr which I thought was oddly apt. Better and you pay him, worse and it’s more prudent to cut bait.

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1 hour ago, maury77 said:

How bad would the QB have to be this year for the Jets to look at QB next year? It looks like a solid class. 

bad both on the field and in the lockeroom. The latter would have to happen; a sense ambivalence, or disinterest in winning, lack of game prep etc

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8 hours ago, maury77 said:

How bad would the QB have to be this year for the Jets to look at QB next year? It looks like a solid class. 

As bad as he was last year or not a lot better. 

If that happens though I wouldn't mind being aggressive and trading for a veteran who's even just above average. Forget Superbowls - I just want the Jets to be watchable for a while. 

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19 hours ago, kdels62 said:

1) CJ Stroud… sucks probably stays in school after a meh year

If Fields struggles again this year I can see that Ohio State QB stigma starting to really escalate. 

And lord knows Chicago have done f*ck all to help Fields this offseason. Worse than how we treated Darnold. 

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3. NEW YORK JETS: DT JALEN CARTER, GEORGIA
On that vaunted Georgia defense, Carter earned the highest pass-rushing grade (90.0). That also happened to be the highest of any Power Five defensive tackle. He’s a twitchy 6-foot-3, 310-pounder you can pencil in at the top half of Round 1.

PFF's mock. Is Mac returning? 

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9 hours ago, derp said:

Equal to last year or worse and a bad enough record to have a shot at someone they like better. Or just bad enough to get Joe Douglas/OC or higher coaches fired.

Most complicated thing is probably if he gets to Goff/Wentz/Mayfield level with an improved supporting cast and they’re more winning despite him than because of him because I think that’s hard to distinguish.

 think above that level you know you’ve got something. I was listening to a podcast recently and they set the line at Derek Carr which I thought was oddly apt. Better and you pay him, worse and it’s more prudent to cut bait.

I’d be pretty ecstatic with Derek Carr level production 

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1 hour ago, maury77 said:

I’d be pretty ecstatic with Derek Carr level production 

He just needs to play in the structure of the offense, which he started doing better towards the end of the year. That to me was positive because he wasn't trying to hold the ball for 5 seconds and yolo everything like he did when he first got injured. Being injured and watching Mike White and Josh Johnson perform much better with the same personnel must've been pretty eye-opening for him too.

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15 hours ago, derp said:

Yeah it'll be interesting to see what they do day 3 after absolutely punting on it this year. The OL depth is trash plus center and tackles will be questions and DT I guess depends on how guys shake out - would be good if Marshall takes a step. No clue what their plan is at linebacker but one of Sherwood/Nasirildeen taking a leap in their second year at the position would be cool I could see a versatile safety/nickel DB as a subpackages evolve but hopefully Pinnock or maybe Hall with all the new guys can be that guy.

It's kind of nice hoping that the dart throws can take on a specific role at positions like DT, S, nickel instead of hoping they're like, #1 corners or three down interior linemen.

I don't *think* they'll cut Berrios or Davis but they could cut either. I think we're nearing a point in the league that playmakers on offense are going to be like pass rushers on defense. If they fit and you like them then you take them. Can't have too many.

I think Davis is going to be tricky. He's either gets injured or has a bad year and is not worth his number or he might grumble about being underpaid and throw up a WR fit if he has a good season. To me, there's a decent chance, especially with the cap savings next year, that he's not on the team or the team drafts his replacement at a minimum.

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The 2023 NFL Draft will be the 88th annual meeting of National Football League (NFL) franchises to select newly eligible players. The draft is scheduled to be held in Kansas City, Missouri, on April 27–29, 2023.

 

The countdown is on!

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On 5/2/2022 at 1:44 PM, Paradis said:

We have Wilson and Hall now -- but i gotta tell you, i'd be lying if I didn't say that the 2023 class added to my trepidation on spending big on WR/RB... the RB class alone absolutely owns 2022's completely... and the WR class is LOADED with potential... The kid from TCU? oh myyy gawd.... and PIT actually has 2 studs that could be taken high - Jared Wayne (Peterborough!!) at 6'3/210 and makes plenty of big plays. 

We won't be drafting a RB next year (barring a catastrophic injury) but with Davis and Berrios both headed into the last year of their deals and no typical No. 1 on the roster, and no glaring holes, if we have a shot at a stud WR we should take it

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Those top two WR's are legit. Crazy how Garrett Wilson and Olave were drafted in the top half of this year's draft but the #1 guy on that Ohio WR group is getting drafted in 2023. I'd be hesitant on CJ Stroud for this reason.

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2 hours ago, sec101row23 said:

Marvin Mims will be interesting to watch.   Lots of changes to that OU offense this year.  He’ll be a thing come draft time.  

Any relation to you know who?

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On 5/2/2022 at 4:58 PM, Paradis said:

Assuming things work out reasonably well, next year will be the first time in probably 12 years, where we won't be "dependent" on Day 3 picks... they can finally be managed the way they ought to; smaller school dart throws, developmental players etc... 

I think rounds 1-3 will be the steak like you said... Center, LB, DT, OT. Thankfully the TE class of 2023 at first blush is "meh"... But i don't see a situation where Moore/Wilson and Berrios under contract - inspire us to draft a WR, unless we have a super high grade on someone that is "jump ball, red zone" dude who slides to us in round 2. 

Dont close the door on WR jusssst yet.  Davis may be on his last leg here, and if so they may invest a 2nd on a guy next season. or if JSN is there i could easily see them taking that kind of talent if they're up there and going all in on Zach. 

That all hinges on Davis, and also Mims. 

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22 minutes ago, Chrebetfan80 said:

Dont close the door on WR jusssst yet.  Davis may be on his last leg here, and if so they may invest a 2nd on a guy next season. or if JSN is there i could easily see them taking that kind of talent if they're up there and going all in on Zach. 

That all hinges on Davis, and also Mims. 

Even if the WR group is good enough I still like the take a guy in the second to fourth round basically every year approach. Just keep a solid pipeline and be able to let guys walk if you need to.

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24 minutes ago, derp said:

Even if the WR group is good enough I still like the take a guy in the second to fourth round basically every year approach. Just keep a solid pipeline and be able to let guys walk if you need to.

with the way the nfl is trending its not a bad idea.  General rule at this point would be to take a OL and DL every year to create a pipeline there, but WR could be an every year to every other year pick as well with the way the drafts are going. 

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15 minutes ago, Chrebetfan80 said:

with the way the nfl is trending its not a bad idea.  General rule at this point would be to take a OL and DL every year to create a pipeline there, but WR could be an every year to every other year pick as well with the way the drafts are going. 

It’ll be interesting to see if supply outstrips demand at some point kind of like RB, but I think it’ll be hard to make that happen because so many guys get snaps. Also how those trades shake out for teams on both sides will be really interesting to follow since there were what, four this offseason? 

Without looking at specifics if you’ve got Green Bay, Baltimore, Kansas City, and Tennessee on one side with Arizona, Las Vegas, Miami, and Philadelphia on the other I lean one version of the trades works better than the other.

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9 minutes ago, derp said:

It’ll be interesting to see if supply outstrips demand at some point kind of like RB, but I think it’ll be hard to make that happen because so many guys get snaps. Also how those trades shake out for teams on both sides will be really interesting to follow since there were what, four this offseason? 

Without looking at specifics if you’ve got Green Bay, Baltimore, Kansas City, and Tennessee on one side with Arizona, Las Vegas, Miami, and Philadelphia on the other I lean one version of the trades works better than the other.

Exactly, Supply will equal demand but in my opinion it would take a very long time to out kick the demand.  Too many wrs used on any given play and with the changes to the way defense is played, its a less physical position that it has been over the decades. 

The trades are going to be the most fascinating non jets story line of the nfl season to me personally.  in KC and GB specifically with elite QBs, if the offenses are equal or better for having a less is more approach (more capable WRs compared to 1 elite guy and a few sub par guys) then you may see a lot of teams with high end QBs not pay their Elite Wr's and adopt this approach.   Teams will always want an elite player so the trade market for teams with young qbs on rookie salaries will benefit here as they can trade for an elite talent to help the young guy develop (which is what we saw this offseason).  This year with the exception on LA every team trading for an elite Wr did so for a young QB on a rookie deal (Jets included). 

If it happens that GB and KC are better off for these moves, and I suspect it will prove that (especially KC and how they've transformed their room).  Then this can have multiple effects to NFL offseasons.  1. being like i just discussed, teams with young qbs being more aggressive in a market for established star WR's.  or 2. The salaries of these Wr's settling back into a smaller market, not going above 25 mil per. 

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33 minutes ago, derp said:

It’ll be interesting to see if supply outstrips demand at some point kind of like RB, but I think it’ll be hard to make that happen because so many guys get snaps. Also how those trades shake out for teams on both sides will be really interesting to follow since there were what, four this offseason? 

Without looking at specifics if you’ve got Green Bay, Baltimore, Kansas City, and Tennessee on one side with Arizona, Las Vegas, Miami, and Philadelphia on the other I lean one version of the trades works better than the other.

I think barring any rule changes, increased supply is going to result in the price ultimately going downwards. The other factor is the shoe continuing to drop on QB 2nd contracts. It's taken a long while, but if you look at the teams having cap issues it's the ones who have massive coin invested into vet QBs. That's why it's imperative to me that you load up on runs for rookie QB deals and you also really are diligent about deciding whether the QB you have is worth a 2nd deal.

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