Top 10 Prospects of the 2023 NFL Draft

Written by: Kameron LeTexier | Published: April 27, 2023

                The 2023 NFL Draft starts tonight and will be the first introduction to the NFL's newest stars. We are here to count down our picks for the top prospects in this years NFL Draft.

#1: Jalen Carter | DL | Georgia

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                Off field issues and work ethic aside, Jalen Carter is the most talented player in this year’s draft. He can win at the line with a variety of moves and attacks the edges of offensive linemen well. With his combination of explosiveness mixed with power and length in his arms, Jalen will be close to unblockable as an interior pass rusher. NFL Teams only worry should be his character. 


#2: Will Anderson Jr. | EDGE | Alabama

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                Will has top end speed and power. He is effective at consistently winning with his hands and overpowering blockers with a strong frame and relentless pursuit. His ability to stack blockers and set the edge with his raw athleticism will be a nightmare for NFL offensive linemen.  


#3: Bryce Young | QB | Alabama

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                Bryce has sky high potential to be an impactful franchise QB. His pocket navigation and ability to escape with his legs makes him a dual threat. Young was one of the premier throwers of the football winning the Heisman in 2021 with his quick decision making, release, and touch. The only cause for concern is his below average height and weight which have gotten him in trouble in a busy pocket. 


#4: Bijan Robinson | RB | Texas

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                Due to his position it is highly unlikely that Bijan will be drafted in the top 5. However, that is not to say he isn’t a top 5 prospect heading into Draft Day. Bijan is a three down back with elite pass catching ability and quick feet. He is a problem to contain after the catch. He runs low to the ground with good contact balance and speed through gaps. He is a patient runner but often too patient.  


#5: Anthony Richardson | QB | Florida

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                Richardson’s raw build and athleticism helps him create with his legs. His ability to break off big runs and throw the ball deep into tight windows makes him hard to stop. Inconsistencies in his footwork and touch on his shorter throws make him a project for an NFL club, but a project with the size, strength, and speed to succeed at a high level. 


#6: CJ Stroud | QB | Ohio State

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                Stroud is the best pocket passer in this draft class. He has precision accuracy and delivers the ball on time and with authority on all throws. His ability to extend plays with his legs and his character are what is keeping him from being higher on the list. CJ’s ability could easily translate to being one of the best quarterbacks in football soon enough. 


#7: Devon Witherspoon | CB | Illinois

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                The best DB in the class with physicality and an edge to his game. Witherspoon has elite instinct and burst to smother shorter routes. He is strong handling deep throws with his ability to zero in on the wide receiver’s hands. His main issue seems to be lack of speed leaving him little room for mistake at the next level. 


#8: Tyree Wilson | EDGE | Texas Tech

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                Elite size and huge wingspan allow Wilson to win off the edge and between tackles. His long arms help to attack lineman with a swim move and win with ease. His raw athleticism help allow him to spot drop in coverage although any team drafting him will want their 6-foot 6-inch edge rusher terrorizing the quarterback any chance they get. 


#9: Peter Skoronski | OT | Northwestern

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               Skoronski is a fundamental run blocker with his explosiveness to drive through his opponent and take the right angle. He is elite at washing down run defenders looking to shoot gaps. He is a balanced pass protector making up for his less-than-ideal length. The best tackle in the draft with elite run blocking. 


#10: Jaxon Smith-Njigba | WR | Ohio State

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                A zone beater. Jaxon Smith-Njigba is an elite slot receiver able to make tough plays in traffic. His route running and ability to stretch the field keep him from lining up out wide. He thrives when able to work the middle of the field. With an elite NFL quarterback, Njigba will be a Pro Bowl level slot receiver.



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