PIGSKIN’s Top 25 2023 NFL Draft Prospects (Plus ?)

December 8, 2022

The regular college football season has concluded, with Bowl Games just around the corner. College players are already declaring their intent to enter the Draft, or stay in school. Many of those opting to return for another college season are also entering the Transfer Portal. And the acceptance lists for the major Star games are filling in nicely. The Senior Bowl is approaching 100 commitments as I write this. So it seems like a good time to post a new Top 25. It has also been two weeks since the Thanksgiving list was released. So it is time, and yes, more changes are included.

  1. JALEN CARTER          DT       Georgia
  2. BRYCE YOUNG          QB         Alabama
  3. WILL ANDERSON     OB/ER       Alabama
  4. C.J. STROUD             QB            Ohio State
  5. TYREE WILSON#      DE/ER         Texas Tech
  6. BIJAN ROBINSON       RB          Texas
  7. MYLES MURPHY        DE           Clemson
  8. JORDAN ADDISON       WR        Southern Cal
  9. JAHMYR   GIBBS             RB       Alabama
  10. DREW SANDERS           OLB         Arkansas
  11. QUENTIN JOHNSTON       WR      TCU
  12. NOLAN SMITH#           OB/ER      Georgia
  13. MICHAEL MAYER          TE            Notre Dame
  14. JALIN HYATT                 WR         Tennessee
  15. PETER SKORONSKI      OL          Northwestern
  16. BRYAN BRESEE#           DT        Clemson
  17. ISAIAH FOSKEY            DE/ER      Notre Dame
  18. JAELYN DUNCAN       OT       Maryland
  19. CAM SMITH             CB          South Carolina
  20. RASHEE RICE         WR        SMU
  21. PARIS JOHNSON      OT      Ohio State
  22. JOEY PORTER         CB         Penn State
  23. JAXON SMITH-NJIGBA#      WR      Ohio State
  24. B.J. OJULARI        OB/ER        LSU
  25. DEVIN ACHANE        RB/RS      Texas A&M

?!    ANTHONY RICHARDSON      QB     Florida       The most athletically gifted QB talent since CAM NEWTON came out of Auburn. But RICHARDSON has even less post-High School playing experience that CAM , who went the JC route before one year as a starter in D1 Football. But RICHARDSON is raw and nowhere near ready to start in the NFL. Watching him play in some games this season has been painful to my eyes. Go find tape of the Florida/FSU game. He has declared for the 2023 Draft and based on talent & potential I expect some team to take a flyer on him late in Round 1. Good luck to that team and fan base, and most of all good luck to Mr. Richardson.

Here are another Baker’s Dozen players that I think highly of, who could slide into the above list by April.

HENDON HOOKER#   QB      Tennessee



CLARK PHILLIPS       CB        Utah

J.L. SKINNER     SS      Boise State

NOAH SEWELL    ILB     Oregon


DALTON KINCAID       TE      Utah

ANDREI IOSIVAS       WR      Princeton

DAIYAN HENLEY      LB      Washington State

TRENTON SIMPSON     LB     Clemson

BRODERICK JONES      OT     Georgia


The # that follow some names indicates a fairly serious injury that will need medical scrutiny at the Combine.