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2023 Mock draft ranking, still a massive work in progress but with the 2021 draft underclassman declared I guess why not, crazy early but good to look ahead.  Obviously a better QB group compared to 2021, also a better RB group as well.

 

(* and anything below that is a projected Compensatory selection)

 

 

 

1st
Will Anderson Jr Alabama JR DE/OLB
Bryce Young Alabama JR QB
CJ Stroud Ohio State RS SOPH QB
Michael Mayer Notre Dame JR TE
Jaxon Smith-Njigba Ohio State JR WR
Bijan Robinson Texas JR RB
Eli Ricks Alabama JR CB
Andre Carter II Army JR DE/OLB
Siaki Ika Baylor RS JR NT
Antonio Johnson Texas A&M JR CB
Isaiah Foskey Notre Dame RS JR DE
Dawand Jones Ohio State SR OT
Bryan Bresee Clemson JR DT
Habakkuk Baldonado Pitt RS SR DE
Joey Porter Jr Penn State RS JR CB
Myles Murphy Clemson JR DE
Brandon Joseph Notre Dame RS JR S
Noah Sewell Oregon RS SOPH ILB
Jordan Addison USC JR WR
Jalen Catalon Arkansas RS SR S
Tank Bigsby Auburn JR RB
DJ Uiagalelei Clemson JR QB
Jordan Battle Alabama SR S
Jalen Carter Georgia JR DT
Jayden Reed Michigan State RS SR WR
DeMarvion Overshown Texas RS SR LB
Jack Campbell Iowa SR ILB
Henry To'o To'o Alabama SR ILB
Brennan Armstrong Virginia RS SR QB
Calijah Kancey Pitt RS JR DT
Jarrett Patterson Notre Dame RS SR C/OT
Derick Hall Auburn SR DE
 

2nd
Spencer Rattler South Carolina RS JR QB
Gervon Dexter Florida JR DT
Kelee Ringo Georgia RS SOPH CB
Phil Jurkovec Boston College RS SR QB
Zach Harrison Ohio State SR DE
Colby Wooden Auburn RS JR DE
Zion Nelson Miami FL SR OT
AT Perry Wake Forest RS JR WR
Nick Herbig Wisconsin JR OLB
Jahmyr Gibbs Alabama JR RB
DeWayne McBride UAB JR RB
Bo Nix Oregon SR QB
Sam LaPorta Iowa SR TE
Brenton Cox Jr Florida RS SR OLB
Brian Branch Alabama JR S
Carter Warren Pitt RS SR OT
BJ Ojulari LSU JR OLB/DE
Jarvis Brownlee Jr Louisville RS JR CB
Jeremy James Mississippi RS JR OT
Xavier Thomas Clemson RS SR DE
Paris Johnson Jr Ohio State JR OG
Quentin Johnston TCU JR WR
Nick Brahms Auburn RS SR C
Will McDonald IV Iowa State RS SR OLB
Cam Jones Indiana RS SR OLB
Malachi Moore Alabama JR CB
Keeanu Benton Wisconsin JR DT
Kayshon Boutte LSU JR WR
Peter Skoronski Northwestern JR OT/OG
Zion Tupuola-Fetui Washington RS JR DE/OLB
Zach Kuntz Old Dominion RS JR TE
JL Skinner Boise State SR S

 

3rd
Tavion Thomas Utah RS JR RB
Edefuan Ulofoshio Washington RS SR ILB
Blake Corum Michigan JR RB
Brandon Dorlus Oregon RS JR DT/DE
Nick Broeker Ole Miss SR OT
Payton Wilson NC State RS SR ILB
Richard Jibunor Troy RS JR OLB
Nolan Smith Georgia SR DE/OLB
Devon Achane Texas A&M JR RB
Mohamed Ibrahim Minnesota RS SR RB
JD Bertrand Notre Dame RS JR OLB
Tarique Barnes Illinois RS JR ILB
Nathaniel Dell Houston RS JR WR
TJ Franklin Baylor SR DE
Will Levis Kentucky RS SR QB
Garrett Nelson Nebraska RS JR DE
Parker Washington Penn State JR WR
PJ Mustipher Penn State RS SR DT
Tykee Smith Georgia JR S
Jaylon Jones Texas A&M JR CB
Josh Downs UNC JR WR
Sam Hartman Wake Forest RS JR QB
Demani Richardson Texas A&M JR S
Brant Kuithe Utah SR TE
Tiawan Mullen Indiana SR CB
Jaxon Player Baylor SR DT
Rakim Jarrett Maryland JR WR
Riley Moss Iowa RS SR CB/S
Trey Dean Florida RS SR S/CB
Darnell Washington Georgia JR TE
Trajan Jeffcoat Missouri SR DT
Keytaon Thompson Virginia RS SR WR
*Jalen Redmond Oklahoma RS JR DT
Taulia Tagovailoa Maryland RS JR QB
Kedon Slovis Pitt JR QB
Xavier Henderson Michigan State RS SR S
Cory Trice Purdue RS JR CB
Ainias Smith Texas A&M SR WR/RB
 

4th
Kenny Logan Jr Kansas SR S
DJ Dale Alabama SR DT
John Michael Schmitz Minnesota RS SR C
Clark Barrington BYU RS SR OG
Erick All Michigan SR TE
Ali Gaye LSU RS SR DE
Ryan Hayes Michigan RS SR OG/OT
Kendarin Ray Tulsa RS SR S
Jaxson Kirkland Washington SR OT
Dante Stills West Virginia RS SR DT/DE
Robert Beal Jr Georgia RS SR OLB
Anthony Bradford LSU RS JR OT/OG
Jon Gaines UCLA RS SR OG
Sydney Brown Illinois RS SR S
Tanner Ingle NC State RS SR S
Jayden Daniels LSU SR QB
Nathaniel Watson Miss State SR ILB
Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu Oregon RS SR OG/OT
Nick Sciba Wake Forest SR K
Byron Young Alabama SR DE
Owen Pappoe Auburn SR OLB
Darnell Wright Tennessee SR OT
Chris Rodriquez Kentucky RS SR RB
Nehemiah Pritchett Auburn SR CB
Josh Proctor Ohio State RS SR S
Steven Jones Oregon RS SR OG
Reggie Pearson Texas Tech RS SR S
Cam Hart Notre Dame SR CB
Hendon Hooker Tennessee RS SR QB
Jared Wayne Pitt SR WR
Brenton Strange Penn State RS JR TE
SirVocea Dennis Pitt RS SR ILB
*Ricky Stromberg Arkansas SR C
Cedric Tillman Tennessee SR WR
Brevyn Spann-Ford Minnesota RS SR TE
Ochaun Mathis Nebraska SR DE
Joe Evans Iowa RS SR OLB
Ryan O'Keefe UCF SR WR
Zay Flowers Boston College SR WR
Brandon Council Auburn RS SR OG
 

5th
Cornelius Johnson Michigan SR WR
Khyree Jackson Alabama SR CB
Malik Knowles Kansas State RS SR WR
Wanya Morris Oklahoma SR OT
Jaylen McCollough Tennessee SR S
Noah Taylor UNC SR OLB
Ronnie Bell Michigan RS SR WR
Emil Ekiyor Jr Alabama RS SR OG
Bumper Pool Arkansas RS SR OLB
Sevyn Banks LSU SR CB
Dillon Doyle Baylor RS SR ILB
Steven Gilmore Marshall SR CB
Gerry Bohanon USF RS SR QB
Mekhi Blackmon USC RS SR CB
Dillon Gabriel Oklahoma SR QB
Will Mallory Miami FL RS SR TE
Brennan Jackson Washington State RS SR DE
Sean Clifford Penn State RS SR QB
Christopher Brooks BYU RS SR RB
BJ Foster Texas RS SR S
Travis Dye USC RS SR RB
Dax Hollifield Virginia Tech RS SR ILB
Joseph Ngata Clemson SR WR
Payne Durham Purdue RS SR TE
Jonathan Mingo Ole Miss SR WR
O'Cyrus Torrence Florida SR OG
Ventrell Miller Florida RS SR ILB
Charlie Thomas Georgia Tech SR OLB
DeMarcco Hellams Alabama SR S
Jaiden Woodbey Boston College RS SR OLB
Anthony Johnson Jr Iowa State SR CB
Cameron Latu Alabama RS SR TE
*Dylan Wonnum South Carolina RS SR OT
Josh Vann South Carolina RS SR WR
Jermayne Lole Arizona State RS SR DT
Justin Shorter Florida RS SR WR
 

6th
Kearis Jackson Georgia RS SR WR
Tayvion Robinson Kentucky SR WR
Seth Benson Iowa RS SR ILB
Dalton Wagner Arkansas RS SR OT
Spencer Sanders Ok State RS SR QB
Eku Leota Auburn RS SR DE
Isaac Slade-Matautia SMU RS OLB
Aaron Brule Michigan State SR ILB
Byron Vaughns Utah State SR OLB
Jordan McFadden Clemson RS SR OT
AJ Hampton Northwestern RS SR CB
JT Daniels West Virginia RS SR QB
Warren Ericson Georgia RS SR OG
Josh Whyle Cincinnati RS SR TE
Chamarri Conner Virginia Tech RS SR S
Otis Reese Ole Miss RS SR OLB
Keondre Coburn Texas SR DT
Lorenz Metz Cincinnati RS SR OG
Atonio Mafi UCLA RS SR OG
Jay Shaw Wisconsin RS SR CB
Anthony Johnson Jr Iowa State SR CB
Richard Gouraige Florida RS SR OT
Jahleel Billingsley Texas SR TE
Malik Cunningham Louisville RS SR QB
John Rhys Plumlee UCF SR WR
Greg Brooks Jr LSU SR CB
Isaiah Bowser UCF RS SR RB
Cam Allen Purdue SR S
Christopher Smith Georgia RS SR S
Zach Charbonnet UCLA SR RB
Isaiah Lee Iowa State RS SR DT
Hank Bachmeier Boise State SR QB
*Bo Calvert UCLA RS SR ILB
John Samuel Shenker Auburn RS SR TE
Christian Jones Texas RS SR OT
Mike Jones Jr LSU RS SR OLB
Dontay Demus Jr Maryland RS SR WR
William Poole Georgia RS SR S
Tyler Davis Clemson SR DT
Chez Mellusi Wisconsin SR RB
KJ Henry Clemson RS SR DE
Cory Durden NC State RS SR DT
Caleb Tannor Nebraska SR OLB

 

7th
Darryl Jones NC State RS SR WR
Samuel Jackson UCF SR OT
Hunter Luepke NDSU SR TE/HB
Camerun Peoples App State RS SR RB
Gunner Romney BYU RS SR WR
Myles Jones Texas A&M RS SR CB
Erick Hallett Pitt RS SR S
La'Darius Jefferson Western Michigan SR RB
Keon Zipperer Florida SR TE
Cameron Carroll Tulane RS JR RB
Lokahi Pauole UCF SR OG
Jerron Cage Ohio State RS SR DT
Jammie Robinson Florida State SR CB/S
Will Honas Kansas State RS SR ILB
Trelon Smith Arkansas SR RB
Trace Ford Ok State SR DE
Gilbert Frierson Miami FL RS SR S/LB
Viliami Fehoko San Jose State RS SR DE
Daniel Barker Michigan State RS SR TE
Kadeem Telfort UAB RS SR OT
Justin Eboigbe Alabama SR DE
Jadon Janke South Dakota State RS SR WR
Curtis Dunlap Jr Rutgers RS SR OG
Johnny Lumpkin Louisiana RS SR TE
Chris Smith Louisiana RS SR RB
Khris Bogle Michigan State SR LB
Matt Landers Arkansas RS SR WR
Kendall Randolph Alabama RS SR OT/TE
Christian Trahan Houston SR TE
Amari Gainer Florida State RS SR LB
Nesta Jade Silvera Arizona State SR DT
Raymond Vohasek UNC SR DT
*Chris Autman-Bell Minnesota RS SR WR
Mohamoud Diabate Utah SR LB
Charlie Jones Purdue RS SR WR
Victor Curne Washington RS SR OG
Jordan Wright Kentucky RS SR DE
Robert Cooper Florida State RS SR DT
Shane Vallot Louisiana RS SR C


 

 

 

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Updated 7/31/22
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8 minutes ago, NoDakViking said:

Surprised Catalon didn't come out this year.

He had a pretty poor year, only played 6 games missed the rest because of injury and he was far better in 2020.  I think he made a good choice to return and should have a great season next year assuming he can stay healthy.  Safeties are undervalued though, Jevon Holland, Antoine Winfield Jr, Trevon Moehrig, Kyle Dugger, Grant Delpit, Taylor Rapp, Jessie Bates and Budda Baker all fell to the 2nd round and should not of, especially Budda, Bates and Winfield I had all of them late 1st rounders easily.  

 

Bengals will have to pay up to keep Jessie Bates I feel, he has been great for them the past four years and is a free agent in 2022, only cost around over $1 or so a year for some big time production at safety, had 3 INTs each year and tons of passes deflected his first three seasons.    

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For the Buckeyes:

Stroud is about right

I love JSN, but that seems a little rich for him

Too high on Dawand Jones, if he has a good year, I can maybe see 2nd round

Too high on Harrison. Three years in and he's still more athlete than football player.

Paris Johnson likely moves back out to LT this year, and I could see him having a good year and getting into the 1st

With Proctor the big question will be health.  If he can stay healthy, he's an easy day 2 pick by talent, but that injury history.....

Others for consideration:
I could see Steele Chambers having a big year at LB and playing his way into Day 2, big time athlete.
Lathan Ransom and Ronnie Hickman have the athleticism to get into the top 100, health has been a factor, but the new defensive scheme might help these guys shine.

Crazy how much of the Buckeye's best skill positions on offense are so young.  Henderson, Harrison Jr, Egbuka, and Flemming are all likely at OSU for 2022 and 2023.

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10 minutes ago, THE DUKE said:

For the Buckeyes:

Stroud is about right

I love JSN, but that seems a little rich for him

Too high on Dawand Jones, if he has a good year, I can maybe see 2nd round

Too high on Harrison. Three years in and he's still more athlete than football player.

Paris Johnson likely moves back out to LT this year, and I could see him having a good year and getting into the 1st

With Proctor the big question will be health.  If he can stay healthy, he's an easy day 2 pick by talent, but that injury history.....

Others for consideration:
I could see Steele Chambers having a big year at LB and playing his way into Day 2, big time athlete.
Lathan Ransom and Ronnie Hickman have the athleticism to get into the top 100, health has been a factor, but the new defensive scheme might help these guys shine.

Crazy how much of the Buckeye's best skill positions on offense are so young.  Henderson, Harrison Jr, Egbuka, and Flemming are all likely at OSU for 2022 and 2023.

Smith-Njigba I do not have too high, he arguably outplayed Olave and Wilson this past year when they were all on the same team and both of them could be 1st round picks.  He is a superior route runner and was amazing last year, zero reason to think he is not the #1 WR coming out in next years draft until proven otherwise.  Addison and Reed are good but neither one is better than Jaxson.

 

As for Dawand, name me a OT better than him in terms of pure upside and potential.  There is no one, sure he might not play up to that standard but it is not a great OT group on paper and OT is a massive need in the NFL.  I think he should easily be a 1st round pick with the athlete that he is and what he showed this past year and assumed continued improvement.  Sure he struggled at times this year but wasn't that his first full year starting in his career?  The dude is going to improve and be better next year.  

 

As for Zach Harrison, sure might be high but again I feel at some point he will produce and reach his potential but yeah if a fourth year cannot do it, nothing can.  

 

Paris I might have low but will see if he can actually play LT at a high level or not, but yeah he is one of the more talented OL in the nation coming into next year.  

 

As for Chambers and Hickman, they have a long way to go for me, they were nothing great last year but sure that could change a bit, Hickman as a rover type LB but doubt he could ever play safety in the NFL.  It is a ridiculously talented team no question about it but that is nothing new.

 

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8 hours ago, MikeT14 said:

I'm just not in on Brennan Armstrong like others seem to be. He looks and feels like a 2nd/3rd tier QB to me. 

The dude only played 11 games and was 4th in the nation in passing yards, Bryce Young for example played 15!  The guy was wildly impressive considering he showed none of that high level ability before and I assume will be even better next year but sure maybe it was just a one year thing.

Either way they had a decent WR core but Virginia passing the football like that?  Since when has that happened especially with Bronco as the coach.  What Armstrong did this year in an offense not typically ran like that was crazy impressive and his showed real natural touch as a passer and great ability to make big plays and spread the football around to a variety of receivers.  I would take him over Nix and Rattler no question right now and he is just behind Young, Stroud and DJ but sure that could change.  

 

The guy played absolutely great last year and no reason to think he will not continue to improve.  

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Updated with a complete 7 rounds now instead of 5 which was back in January, had to reach on a few guys to fill it out though in the later rounds and sure more will show out as the season starts.  

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Andre Carter II JR OLB/DE Army

 

I am going to have to watch the dude more but could be the best prospect to come out of army in a very long time, possibly 20+ years.  Sure Army had Alejandro Villanueva a few years back but he was a project 6-10 TE who transitioned to OT in the NFL and turned out to be very good, but he was a UDFA.  Andre Carter if he continues to improve could be a legit 1st round pick with that freak size and athletic ability.

 

I have not included him in the 2023 draft ranking yet because I have to watch him more but if he keeps on the trajectory he could be right up there with any edge guy in the draft, his ability to drop in coverage at 6-7 250 is extremely impressive as well, raw athlete that was dominating last year.  Very interesting talent and super rare coming out of Army.  

 

He could be the first Army played drafted sine 2008 and that was a 7th round pick then the next one was in 1997 in the 7th round as well, and could be the first 1st round pick from Army since 1947 if he improves off his All American season last year.  

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6 hours ago, Tetsujin said:

If the usual % of upperclassmen declare in 23’ , I predict this will be the deepest draft in a long time.

It could be a deep draft sure some what disagree with that, the OL especially OT group is not going to be super strong compared to the last few years unless some guys really step up or improve their play greatly.

 

Also last year had tons of dudes who had a 5th or 6th year granted because of the pandemic, sure some will be doing that again this up coming year that did not do so previously but not nearly as many, last year there was like 50-70 guys granted another year were prospects in 2021 I thought and went into the 2022 group which greatly increased the depth of the draft class itself.

 

Will be interesting who breaks out this year, Travon Walker, Kenny Pickett, Jameson Williams, David Ojabo, Lewis Cine, Jermaine Johnson, Tyquan Thorton, Trey McBride, Troy Andersen, Jelani Woods etc all really came on and massively improved their draft stock last year.

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27 minutes ago, Tetsujin said:

I predict by 2026, there’ll be 10 starting cornerbacks from the 2023 class.

Not sure that is saying all that much, I think in the 2021 class there were 10 starting corners.  Sure some started because of injury but still a ton of those dudes started last year and they have only been in the league 2 years.  

 

Eli Ricks, Antonio Johnson, Joey Porter, Jarvis Brownlee to me are all elite guys but the rest have a lot to prove.  Malachi Moore is great but needs to stay healthy, Cory Trice has never taken his game to the next level, Tiawan Mullen kind of dropped in play and production last year will see if he can bounce back.  Cam Hart is physically talent but will see if he can take it to another level, Riley Moss is good but might be better at safety in the NFL will see how he does this year.  Sevyn Banks transferred to LSU so will see how he does, Nehemiah Pritchett is good but needs to take his game to another level, same with Khyree Jackson, Steven Gilmore, Myles Jones, AJ Hampton, Greg Brooks, Jay Shaw and Anthony Johnson Jr etc.  

 

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Georgia has an absolutely stacked TE room, arguably one of the best TE groups in the last 20 years.  They were stacked already with Bowers returning who was a monster last year and the massive Darnell Washington who is a mountain, but they get Arik Gilbert the LSU transfer who is a very physically impressive TE and the potential star freshman TE in Oscar Delp.  Four totally legit guys and the entire offense will run around those four TEs and they probably will play three TEs most of the time if they are smart, could easily split out wide either Bowers, Gilbert or Delp.  

 

Brock Bowers SOPH
Arik Gilbert RS SOPH
Darnell Washington JR
Oscar Delp FR

 

 

 

Texas could be damn good offensively, defensively who knows but on offensive they will be great.  Have the best RB in the nation with Bijan and Ewers can flat out spin the football.  Very live arm and a master at off platform throws.  The WR core is super deep with Whittington and Billingsley should be a weapon at TE but the real potential star is Ja'Tavion Sanders, he could be a great TE and make Billingsley sit on the bench because that dude can move and is big.  Neyor the transfer could be amazing as well and he has big time size and athletic ability.  Then there is Worthy is one of the best deep threats in the nation at WR no question about it.  If they could just be ok on defense they could be a good team because that offensive has tons of potential.

 

 

 

Then there is Alabama, the team with arguably the best two players in the nation on the same team.  Will Anderson is arguably the best player in college football hands down, and Dallas Turner is opposite him but behind that Jeremiah Alexander the true freshman could be an absolute super star edge rusher, will not see a ton of time but when he is in there he will make things happen off the edge.  The secondary is the best in the nation, the deepest and most experienced.  If the OL improves watch out, and at WR Christian Leary could surprise some people and Gibbs will greatly improve the run game and the pass game with his versatility.   Really crazy thing is they got Jalen Milroe just sitting on the bench at QB, I bet they put some wildcat packages in there for him, that dude can flat out move and has a decent arm, moves around like a baby Lamar Jackson almost in terms of his athletic ability and build.  

 

 

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