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Ell’s Top 25 NFL Prospects for the 2023 NFL Draft (Updated)

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1. LB Will Anderson, Alabama (same)

Best edge rusher in the draft with double-digit sack potential. Safe pick at an important position.

2. QB C.J. Stroud, Ohio State (same)

Accurate QB with good size and mobility; must prove Ohio State QBs can play in the league.

3. QB Bryce Young, Alabama (same)

Tough QB with good leadership and can make all throws, but does come with size concerns.

4. QB Will Levis, Kentucky (same)

Tough country boy with good size and a big arm; some accuracy/decision making concerns.

5. DT Jalen Carter, Georgia (same)

Pass rush DT with a high motor very athletic for 300+lbs, but coming off injury plagued season with off the field concerns.

6. OL Peter Skoronski, Northwestern (#8)

Tough lineman with great technique and hand placement, but may have to move inside due to size; Pro Bowl potential inside.

7. DE Myles Murphy, Clemson (#6)

Run stuffing DE with good size and an improving pass rush that has potential to get better.

8. DL Tyree Wilson, Texas Tech (#18)

NFL ready body, with the ability to stop the run and improved pass rush; may be solid starter not a star.

9. QB Anthony Richardson, Florida (outside Top 25)

Super athletic prospect with great size and arm strength, comes with accuracy concerns, but young enough to improve.

10. RB Bijan Robinson, Texas (same)

Tough three down back with good size to be a starter, but may be better with a 2nd back due to mileage; best RB in the draft.

11. T Paris Johnson, Ohio State (#12)

Physical lineman with great size and footwork while still raw at the position (LT), but day 1 starter .

12. TE Michael Mayer, ND (#7)

Tough TE known as “Baby Gronk” who continues to improve as a pass catcher.

13. CB Joey Porter Jr., Penn State (#19)

Physical CB with great technique and good size, but needs to catch more INTs.

14. WR Jaxson Smith-Njigba, Ohio State (#16)

Tough WR with good route running and a willingness to go across the middle; lacks size with injuries.

15. CB Christian Gonzalez, Oregon (#22)

Long cover CB with good speed, recovery, and instincts; needs to catch more INTs (limited experience).

16. WR Quentin Johnston, TCU (#15)

Shifty WR with good size and the ability to go deep and make plays in space; comes with injury concerns.

17. CB Devon Witherspoon, Illinois (outside Top 25)

Tough physical CB and willing hitter with good speed who needs to add weight to his frame, but has the skills to start.

18. WR Jordan Addison, USC (#14)

Productive WR with good route running skills and great hands, but comes with size concerns.

19. T Broderick Jones, Georgia (outside Top 25)

Strong physical lineman who excels in both pass and run blocking as a LT; has some technique issues, but Day 1 starter on the O-line.

20. DL Lukas Van Ness, Iowa (outside Top 25)

Physical pass rusher with a NFL ready body and high potential, but limited experience/starts.

21. S/CB Brian Branch, Alabama (same)

Hard hitting DB with good coverage skills to be a movable piece in the league lacks size for S full time.

22. CB Kelee Ringo, Georgia (#11)

Physical CB with good cover skills and a willing hitter with #1 CB potential; some technique issues.

23. WR Zay Flowers, Boston College (outside Top 25)

Small shifty WR who plays bigger than his size and a dangerous weapon in space; size concerns.

24. DT Bryan Bresee, Clemson (#9)

Tough high motor DT with good size and strength against the run needs to improve pass rush.

25. CB Cam Smith, South Carolina (#13)

Long cover CB with solid recovery skills and #1 CB potential, but needs to tackle more in run support.

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