Positional rankings updated

November 30, 2022

Positional rankings updated … With the college football regular season, we have tweaked and updated the various positional rankings for the 2023 draft as per the drop down menu at the top of the page. Again, these rankings are based as mush as we can on what we are hearing from around the NFL as to how teams generally have players likely to enter the upcoming draft rated at this time. And there certainly appears as if there is a lot of fluidity at this time. At QB, for example, it appears as if Alabama’s Bryce Young may have emerged with a slight lead as the #1 prospect on the positional board at this year, but all the top guys have warts. There also appears to be plenty of movement among the second-tier QBs with a number making rather substantial moves including Michael Penix of Washington, Oregon’s Bo Nix and even Spencer Rattler of South Carolina. Indeed, we have heard whispers than no one should be totally surprised if one or more of those guys ends up sneaking into the latter part of this year’s opening round. At the same time, TCU WR Quentin Johnston now appears to be the top receiver prospect; indeed, he’ll be in our top ten when the full GBN Big Board is released next week. Penn State OT Olu Fashunu also would have been in our updated top ten- and at the top of the OT board – but he broke some teams’ hearts when he announced earlier this week that he would be returning to school next fall. There is also a lot of volatility at both the RB and TE positions behind Texas RB Bijan Robinson and Notre Dame TE Michael Mayer, the top guys at those positions respectively. There is also considerable volatility on the corner where we have Penn State’s Joey Porter as the #1 prospect today, although again we’ve heard rumblings that no one should be surprised if rising Oregon CB Christian Gonzalez ultimately ends being the first corner off the board.