PIGSKIN’S Top 25+ Draft Porpsects 2023

March 28, 2023

With Pro Days almost wrapped up I believe it is time to update my Top 25 Prospect list… and then some…

  1. C.J. STROUD     QB    Ohio St
  2. BRYCE YOUNG       QB    Alabama
  3. WILL ANDERSON      OB/ER     Alabama
  4. TYREE WILSON      DE/ER      Texas Tech
  5. BIJAN ROBINSON     RB        Texas
  6. JALEN CARTER         DL         Georgia
  7. BRODERICK JONES    OT        Georgia
  8. CHRIS GONZALEZ        CB        Oregon
  9. JAXON SMITH-NJIGBA      WR      Ohio St
  10. DEVON WITHERSPOON     CB       Illinois
  11. PETER SKORONSKI         OL      Northwestern
  12. WILL LEVIS          QB      Kentucky
  13. MICHAEL MAYER      TE    Notre Dame
  14. NOLAN SMITH         ER/OB       Georgia
  15. DALTON KINCAID      TE       Utah
  16. ANTHONY RICHARDSON    QB     Florida
  17. MYLES MURPHY       DE/ER       Clemson
  18. JOEY PORTER       CB      Penn St
  19. DEONTE BANKS    CB     Maryland
  20. PARIS JOHNSON      OT     Ohio St
  21. ZAY FLOWERS      WR/RS     Boston College
  22. JAHMYR  GIBBS       RB       Alabama
  23. CALIJAH KANCEY     DT         Pitt
  25. KEION WHITE         DE/ER      Georgia Tech


And now more… 25 more to round out my Top 50…

#26    BRYAN BRESEE     DT     Clemson

#27    LUKAS VAN NESS       DL    Iowa

#28    JORDAN ADDISON      WR   Southern Cal

#29    O’CYRUS TORRENCE     OG    Florida

#30    DARNELL WASHINGTON      TE    Georgia

#31    DARNELL WRIGHT     OT       Tennessee

#32     BYRON YOUNG        ER/OB     Tennessee

#33     BRIAN BRANCH       DB      Alabama

#34    WILL McDONALD     ER/OB     Iowa St

#35     KELEE RINGO         DB       Georgia

#36     JALIN HYATT        WR      Tennessee

#37     DAIYAN HENLEY     LB      Washington St

#38     DEVIN ACHANE      RB/RS     Texas A&M

#39     DREW SANDERS      LB      Arkansas

#40   ADE ADEBAWORE      DL    Northwestern

#41    JOHN MICHAEL SCHMITZ    OC     Minnesota

#42     JULIUS BRENTS        CB       Kansas State

#43      DARIUS RUSH      CB      South Carolina

#44     LUKE MUSGRAVE      TE     Oregon St

#45     CODY MAUCH       OL     N. Dakota St

#46     CAM SMITH          CB       South Carolina

#47     RASHEE RICE     WR      SMU

#48    KEEANU BENTON       DL     Wisconsin

#49     DAWAND JONES     OT      Ohio St

#50     TRENT SIMPSON     LB      Clemson

So there you are, with my first Top 50 listing. I still have lots of prospect review work to do. So you can expect some shuffling within this 26-50 list in the next couple of weeks.

I would remind you all that my rankings are slightly weighted, primarily based on the value of the positions these young men play. Needless to say, just by nature of the pro game these days, the QBs get a boost just by the importance of the position they play. RB lose a little clout because of the philosophy that they wear out sooner than just about any position on the roster. Which should tell you how talented I think BIJAN ROBINSON is to be sitting in my Top 10.

As the Pro Days and VFA signings wind down this week, I would anticipate posting another First Round Mock this coming weekend.

Cheers, for now.