NFL Draft Prospect Rankings 2023

Last Updated: Jul 20, 2023

The NFL Draft is less than a month away, and NFL teams are preparing their final rankings and draft boards in hopes of adding a batch of young talent that will bolster their rosters for years to come.

So while we may never get to see those boards, we can make one of our own, and that’s what we’ve done in this NFL Draft Top Prospect Rankings.

We’ll dive through some of the biggest names, and even some of the biggest sleepers you need to watch out for in this year’s NFL Draft.

NFL Draft Prospects Ranked 1-10

1. Will Anderson Jr., EDGE, Alabama

It was always Will Anderson Jr. His impact off the edge cannot be discounted, and at -400 odds to be the first defensive player selected on draft day, it seems the NFL and sportsbooks agree.

Whoever grabs him should be getting a high-impact player off the edge from Day 1.

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2. Bryce Young, QB, Alabama

When Bill O’Brien says Bryce Young is the third smartest player he’s ever coached, behind only Tom Brady and Randy Moss, you should listen.

There have been whispers that Young could be Carolina’s guy despite the Stroud smoke. At +225 odds, it may be worth seeing if those rumors are true.

3. Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon

This cornerback class is loaded with first-round talents, but Gonzalez reigns supreme. While he is the odds-on favorite to be the first corner selected, it is still a good idea to get in on the -190 odds being offered by DraftKings Sportsbook right now.

It won’t be easy to hold off the likes of Devon Witherspoon, Joey Porter Jr., Cam Smith, and others, but Gonzalez is the best of the bunch and should be among your NFL Draft best bets.

4. Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas

From a pure talent standpoint, Robinson has everything you could ask for in a running back.

Positional value will push him further down the board on draft day, but if you think you can figure out who will draft him, there are some great odds right now on various teams. I like the Eagles at +750.

5. Jalen Carter, DL, Georgia

Carter could’ve been in contention for the top spot at season’s end, but with his offseason, there are plenty of question marks. Teams should still love his talent though, and with a month until draft day, the worry will simmer down.

If you think he could work his way back up draft boards, he’s currently +650 to be the first defensive player selected on DraftKings.

6. Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia

The views on this offensive tackle class are split, but Broderick Jones is an NFL ready run-blocker with quality upside on Day 1. He may not end up being the first tackle drafted, but at +550 odds, he may be worth the risk for a nice return.

If he drops down the board a bit, the Jets make a lot of sense as a potential landing spot.

7. Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State

Despite being the second cornerback on this list, Joey Porter Jr. is this high up for good reason. With crazy length and high-quality coverage skills, teams may expect Porter Jr. to have an impact similar to Sauce Gardner and Tariq Woolen.

At +900 odds to be the first cornerback selected, betting on the NFL to be a copycat league isn’t the worst idea.

8. Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida

Ranking Richardson as the second-best QB won’t sit well with many, but his natural tools are extremely enticing. Teams will likely have to talk themselves out of Richardson as opposed to into him.

Right now, it could be worth wagering on Richardson to be the second quarterback selected on draft day at +500 odds.

9. CJ Stroud, QB, Ohio State

Stroud is the odds-on favorite to be the No. 1 pick in April — including in Anthony Cervino’s NFL Mock Draft — and for good reason. Despite him being the third quarterback in my rankings, I still think he’s a very talented player who can accomplish big things at the next level.

Whether it’s for the Panthers or for another team, selecting Stroud early in this draft should be a good investment.

10. Tyree Wilson, EDGE, Texas Tech

Tyree Wilson has the size of a down lineman, but routinely operated as a stand-up pass rusher for the Red Raiders. His unique skill set off the edge will be widely coveted, and he has the tools to be a menace at the next level.

He has been heavily linked to the Seahawks, who have -180 odds to select a defensive lineman with their first draft pick.

NFL Draft Prospect Rankings

Below are the top 100 NFL Draft candidate rankings.

1Will Anderson Jr.EDGEAlabama
2Bryce YoungQBAlabama
3Christian GonzalezCBOregon
4Bijan RobinsonRBTexas
5Jalen CarterDLGeorgia
6Broderick JonesOTGeorgia
7Joey Porter Jr.CBPenn State
8Anthony RichardsonQBFlorida
9C.J. StroudQBOhio State
10Tyree WilsonEDGETexas Tech
11Cam SmithCBSouth Carolina
12Paris Johnson Jr.OTOhio State
13Jaxon Smith-NjigbaWROhio State
14Devon WitherspoonCBIllinois
15Jordan AddisonWRUSC
16Bryan BreseeDLClemson
17Jahmyr GibbsRBAlabama
18Zay FlowersWRBoston College
19Quentin JohnstonWRTCU
20Luke MusgraveTEOregon State
21Myles MurphyEDGEClemson
22Drew SandersLBArkansas
23Darnell WrightOTTennessee
24Nolan SmithEDGEGeorgia
25Deonte BanksCBMaryland
26Adetomiwa AdebaworeDLNorthwestern
27Brian BranchSAlabama
28Lukas Van NessEDGEIowa
29Darnell WashingtonTEGeorgia
30Luke WyplerCOhio State
31Joe TippmannCWisconsin
32O'Cyrus TorrenceOGFlorida
33Anton HarrisonOTOklahoma
34Michael MayerTENotre Dame
35Trenton SimpsonLBClemson
36Peter SkoronskiOTNorthwestern
37Felix Anudike-UzomahEDGEKansas State
38Will LevisQBKentucky
39Dawand JonesOTOhio State
40Mazi SmithDLMichigan
41Antonio JohnsonSTexas A&M
42Dalton KincaidTEUtah
43Zach EvansRBOle Miss
44Jalin HyattWRTennessee
45Marvin Mims JrWROklahoma
46Cody MauchOGNorth Dakota State
47Keion WhiteDLGeorgia Tech
48Tyjae SpearsRBTulane
49Tucker KraftTESouth Dakota State
51Jartavius MartinSIllinois
52Dontayvion WicksWRVirginia
53Israel AbanikandaRBPittsburgh
54Xavier HutchinsonWRIowa State
55Josh DownsWRUNC
56Devon AchaneRBTexas A&M
57Sam LaPortaTEIowa
58Tyler SteenOTAlabama
59Kendre MillerRBTCU
60Kelee RingoCBGeorgia
61Cedric TillmanWRTennessee
62Gervon Dexter Sr.DLFlorida
63JL Skinner IIISBoise State
64Ricky StrombergCArkansas
65Matthew BergeronOTSyracuse
66Nick HamptonEDGEAppalachian State
67Zacch PickensDLSouth Carolina
68Chase BrownRBIllinois
69Zach CharbonnetRBUCLA
70Isaiah FoskeyEDGENotre Dame
71Jay WardSLSU
72Nick SaldiveriOGOld Dominion
73Jack CampbellLBIowa
74Emmanuel ForbesCBMississippi State
75Tank BigsbyRBAuburn
76Calijah KanceyDLPittsburgh
77Rakim JarrettWRMaryland
78Isaiah McGuireDLMissouri
79Darius RushCBSouth Carolina
80Tuli TuipulotuDLUSC
81Wanya MorrisOTOklahoma
82Will McDonald IVEDGEIowa State
83Tyrique StevensonCBMiami (FL)
84Trey PalmerWRNebraska
85Sean TuckerRBSyracuse
86Daniel ScottSCalifornia
87Daiyan HenleyLBWashington State
88Tre'Vius Hodges TomlinsonCBTCU
89Jaquelin RoyDLLSU
90Rashee RiceWRSMU
91Clark Phillips IIICBUtah
92Jonathan MingoWROle Miss
93Julius BrentsCBKansas State
94Noah SewellLBOregon
95Siaki IkaDLBaylor
96DeMarvion OvershownLBTexas
97Kayshon BoutteWRLSU
98Davis AllenTEClemson
99Jayden ReedWRMichigan State
100Steve AvilaOGTCU

NFL Draft Prospects Ranked 11-32

11. Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina
12. Paris Johnson Jr, OT, Ohio State
13. Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State
14. Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois
15. Jordan Addison, WR, USC
16. Bryan Bresee, DL, Clemson
17. Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama
18. Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College
19. Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU
20. Luke Musgrave, TE, Oregon State
21. Myles Murphy, EDGE, Clemson
22. Drew Sanders, LB, Arkansas
23. Darnell Wright, OT, Tennessee
24. Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia
25. Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland
26. Adetomiwa Adebawore, DL, Northwestern
27. Brian Branch, S, Alabama
28. Lukas Van Ness, EDGE, Iowa
29. Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia
30. Luke Wypler, C, Ohio State
31. Joe Tippmann, C, Wisconsin
32. O’Cyrus Torrence, OG, Florida

13. Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State

Entering the offseason, many started to sour on Smith-Njigba, but he seems to have worked his way back into early draft range and could even be a top-10 pick come draft day.

The receiver-needy Titans have +1300 odds to be the team that drafts him, which could be excellent value and well worth putting some change on for the chance that it hits.

16. Bryan Bresee, DL, Clemson

Bresee went through just about the worst season in regard to off-field distractions that a young man could ever go through. While he wasn’t at his best, the fact he was playing at all is impressive.

Bresee is a very talented player and should be good value for teams looking to add to their defensive line in the middle of the first round.

19. Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU

The narrative surrounding Johnston has heavily shifted, and it’s honestly getting out of hand. Many are trying to compare Johnston to big-bodied busts from previous drafts, but he isn’t just a big-bodied receiver who wins because of his size. He has plenty of abilities that make him special.

If he continues to slip down draft boards, whichever team takes him in the back half of the first round should end up very happy with their new weapon, who possesses true WR1 upside.

24. Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia

After an injury caused him to miss the second half of the season, Smith is healthy again and torched the combine with his incredible testing. Smith’s exact draft value could be hard to pinpoint, but with the NFL’s love for Georgia players, I think he’ll hear his name called in the first 15 selections.

The Packers make sense, especially after drafting two former Bulldogs in the first round last year, and their odds of selecting a defensive lineman with their first pick are currently +500 on FanDuel.

26. Adetomiwa Adebawore, DL, Northwestern

Adebawore is a speedy defensive lineman who has the upside to be a star in the NFL. With the ability and experience playing both inside and out on the defensive line, what he brings to the table will be hard for teams to ignore come draft day.

Productive interior defensive lineman are getting more and more valuable in today’s NFL, and Adebawore has a great chance to add to that in the back half of the first round.

NFL Draft Prospects Ranked 33-100

33. Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma
34. Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame
35. Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson
36. Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern
37. Felix Anudike-Uzomah, EDGE, Kansas State
38. Will Levis, QB, Kentucky
39. Dawand Jones, OT, Ohio State
40. Mazi Smith, DL, Michigan
41. Antonio Johnson, S, Texas A&M
42. Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah
43. Zach Evans, RB, Ole Miss
44. Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee
45. Marvin Mims Jr, WR, Oklahoma
46. Cody Mauch, OG, North Dakota State
47. Keion White, EDGE, Georgia Tech
48. Tyjae Spears, RB, Tulane
49. Tucker Kraft, TE, South Dakota State
50. BJ Ojulari, EDGE, LSU
51. Jartavius Martin, S, Illinois
52. Dontayvion Wicks, WR, Virginia
53. Israel Abanikanda, RB, Pittsburgh
54. Xavier Hutchinson, WR, Iowa State
55. Josh Downs, WR, UNC
56. Devon Achane, RB, Texas A&M
57. Sam LaPorta, TE, Iowa
58. Tyler Steen, OT, Alabama
59. Kendre Miller, RB, TCU
60. Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia
61. Cedric Tillman, WR, Tennessee
62. Gervon Dexter, DL, Florida
63. JL Skinner III, S, Boise State
64. Ricky Stromberg, C, Arkansas
65. Matthew Bergeron, OT, Syracuse
66. Nick Hampton, EDGE, Appalachian State
67. Zacch Pickens, DL, South Carolina
68. Chase Brown, RB, Illinois
69. Zach Charbonnet, RB, UCLA
70. Isaiah Foskey, EDGE, Notre Dame
71. Jay Ward, S, LSU
72. Nick Saldiveri, OG, Old Dominion
73. Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa
74. Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State
75. Tank Bigsby, RB, Auburn
76. Calijah Kancey, DL, Pittsburgh
77. Rakim Jarrett, WR, Maryland
78. Isaiah McGuire, DL, Missouri
79. Darius Rush, CB, South Carolina
80. Tuli Tuipulotu, DL, USC
81. Wanya Morris, OT, Oklahoma
82. Will McDonald IV, EDGE, Iowa State
83. Tyrique Stevenson, CB, Miami (FL)
84. Trey Palmer, WR, Nebraska
85. Sean Tucker, RB, Syracuse
86. Daniel Scott, S, California
87. Daiyan Henley, LB, Washington State
88. Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, CB, TCU
89. Jaquelin Roy, DL, LSU
90. Rashee Rice, WR, SMU
91. Clark Phillips III, CB, Utah
92. Jonathan Mingo, WR, Ole Miss
93. Julius Brents, CB, Kansas State
94. Noah Sewell, LB, Oregon
95. Siaki Ika, DL, Baylor
96. DeMarvion Overshown, LB, Texas
97. Kayshon Boutte, WR, LSU
98. Davis Allen, TE, Clemson
99. Jayden Reed, WR, Michigan State
100. Steve Avila, OG, TCU

34. Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame

Mayer ranks as the third-best tight end for me, which could be confusing for many. Mayer is a very talented prospect, but he does lack the catch radius and frame that others in this class possess. That drops him a bit down the board here as a result.

Still, he is the odds-on favorite to be the first TE selected on draft day at -125. Given Jerry Jones’ big name approach to drafting and the odds for Dallas to select a tight end first sitting at +175, this could be a nice bet to place.

36. Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern

Skoronski is a top-10 player for many, but I think he’ll likely shift inside at the next level. And while he should be a very talented guard, there are still some issues of scheme-dependency and anchoring ability that need to be improved.

Regardless of whether he sticks at tackle or moves inside, Skoronski will likely be a first-round pick come draft day.

38. Will Levis, QB, Kentucky

Levis falls a good chunk further down the list than the other quarterbacks he has been grouped with, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a good reason for him to be a first-round pick. This list doesn’t consider positional value, so a QB ranked No. 38 is very much still an expected first-round pick.

Betting on Levis at +180 to be selected before Anthony Richardson or wagering on the Colts to select the former Kentucky Wildcat at +200 could be good value if you view him higher or think Indianapolis does.

44. Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee

Hyatt is electric and was one of the best playmakers in college football last season. Transitioning to an NFL offense where he will need to match up against physical coverage and create separation on his own could lead to a frustrating growing period to start, but once Hyatt gets it figured out, he could be a huge addition for any offense.

52. Dontayvion Wicks, WR, Virginia

A bit of a spicy ranking here, but Wicks has flashed a ton of incredible tape that should earn him some plaudits. He also turned in improved testing at Virginia’s Pro Day to better showcase his athleticism.

With his mix of body positioning, size, and ability to separate, Wicks could be the steal of the draft as he is expected to still be on the board on Day 3.

69. Zach Charbonnet, RB, UCLA

Charbonnet transferred from Michigan to UCLA and became a superstar for the Bruins. As one of the more naturally powerful backs in this class, Charbonnet offers one of the best floors of this RB group.

While there are a few names ahead of him on this list, I’m more confident in Charbonnet meeting his expectations than some of the other high-upside options ranked above him.

76. Calijah Kancey, DL, Pittsburgh

Ranking Kancey this low will ruffle some feathers, but there are legitimate concerns about his run-defense abilities that have raised some red flags about his NFL projection. If he produced at a higher level as a pass-rusher, it would be easier to overlook.

However, Kancey is getting a bump for being an undersized defensive lineman from the same school the greatest defensive player in the NFL, Aaron Donald, attended. That doesn’t mean they’re the same player, and it’s unfair to Kancey to set those expectations on him.

80. Tuli Tuipulotu, DL, USC

Tuipulotu surprised many by weighing in at 266 pounds at the combine, which means he’ll more likely factor as an EDGE rusher in the NFL. Figuring out how to view a prospect in a new lens from how you initially scouted them is difficult, but Tuipulotu played and dominated at the position for USC, so this is a comfortable placement for him.

97. Kayshon Boutte, WR, LSU

There haven’t been many prospects with a worse offseason than Boutte. The talent is clearly there, but poor testing and numerous reports of off-field issues have his stock in limbo. It’ll be a wait to see when his name is announced on draft day, if it is at all.

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