NFL draft rankings for 2023

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The 2023 NFL draft might still be months away, but with college football getting going, our analysts are already building their draft boards. How do the top players at every position stack up?

We pulled together top-five rankings at every single position from our four NFL draft analysts — Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, Jordan Reid and Matt Miller. How do their evaluations differ, and which players are the unanimous No. 1s at their positions? How do the analysts view C.J. Stroud, Bryce Young and the rest of the quarterback class? How does another solid wide receiver class fill out, and which schools dominate the front seven positions? Who are the top cornerbacks, and which two rushers lead our analysts’ running back rankings?

Get a side-by-side look at all four experts’ positional breakdowns. Plus, we took each analyst’s overall rankings, averaged them out and came up with a consensus top-10 ranking for the 2023 class. Who makes it onto the list?

We will keep this updated right through the 2023 draft in April, so bookmark this page. But let’s dive in to see where things stand at the moment.

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Top 10 consensus rankings

CONSENSUS TOP 10 OVERALL RANKINGS

TOP FIVE AT EVERY POSITION

Last updated
Kiper: Aug. 26
McShay: Aug. 17
Reid: Aug. 26
Miller: Aug. 17

Note: Some prospects are listed under different positions for different analysts. For instance, some of our analysts list consensus No. 1 overall prospect Will Anderson Jr. as an outside linebacker, while others rank him as a defensive end.

Quarterbacks

Kiper

1. Bryce Young, Alabama
2. C.J. Stroud, Ohio State
3. Tyler Van Dyke, Miami
4. Anthony Richardson, Florida
5. Will Levis, Kentucky

McShay

1. C.J. Stroud, Ohio State
2. Bryce Young, Alabama
3. Will Levis, Kentucky
4. Tyler Van Dyke, Miami
5. Anthony Richardson, Florida

Reid

1. Bryce Young, Alabama
2. C.J. Stroud, Ohio State
3. Will Levis, Kentucky
4. Anthony Richardson, Florida
5. Tyler Van Dyke, Miami

Miller

1. C.J. Stroud, Ohio State
2. Bryce Young, Alabama
3. Will Levis, Kentucky
4. Tyler Van Dyke, Miami
5. Aidan O’Connell, Purdue


Running backs

Kiper

1. Bijan Robinson, Texas
2. Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama
3. Devon Achane, Texas A&M
4. Zach Evans, Ole Miss
5. Tank Bigsby, Auburn

McShay

1. Bijan Robinson, Texas
2. Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama
3. Kenny McIntosh, Georgia
4. Sean Tucker, Syracuse
5. Rasheen Ali, Marshall

Reid

1. Bijan Robinson, Texas
2. Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama
3. Zach Evans, Ole Miss
4. Kenny McIntosh, Georgia
5. Devon Achane, Texas A&M

Miller

1. Bijan Robinson, Texas
2. Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama
3. Kenny McIntosh, Georgia
4. Sean Tucker, Syracuse
5. Devon Achane, Texas A&M


Fullbacks/H-backs

Kiper

1. Arik Gilbert, Georgia
2. Jaheim Bell, South Carolina
3. Jahleel Billingsley, Texas

McShay

1. Masen Wake, BYU
2. Dominic Roberto, Furman
3. Daniel Parker, Oklahoma

Reid

1. Jaheim Bell, South Carolina
2. Dalton Kincaid, Utah
3. Hunter Luepke, North Dakota State

Miller

1. Arik Gilbert, Georgia
2. Jaheim Bell, South Carolina
3. Austin Stogner, South Carolina


Wide receivers

Kiper

1. Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State
2. Kayshon Boutte, LSU
3. Jordan Addison, USC
4. Josh Downs, North Carolina
5. Quentin Johnston, TCU

McShay

1. Kayshon Boutte, LSU
2. Jordan Addison, USC
3. Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State
4. Jermaine Burton, Alabama
5. Josh Downs, North Carolina

Reid

1. Kayshon Boutte, LSU
2. Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State
3. Jordan Addison, USC
4. Quentin Johnston, TCU
5. Josh Downs, North Carolina

Miller

1. Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State
2. Kayshon Boutte, LSU
3. Jordan Addison, USC
4. Jermaine Burton, Alabama
5. Josh Downs, North Carolina

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Josh Downs lays out for spectacular touchdown grab for North Carolina.


Tight ends

Kiper

1. Michael Mayer, Notre Dame
2. Sam LaPorta, Iowa
3. Dalton Kincaid, Utah
4. Benjamin Yurosek, Stanford
5. Will Mallory, Miami

McShay

1. Michael Mayer, Notre Dame
2. Arik Gilbert, Georgia
3. Sam LaPorta, Iowa
4. Jaheim Bell, South Carolina
5. Darnell Washington, Georgia

Reid

1. Michael Mayer, Notre Dame
2. Arik Gilbert, Georgia
3. Tucker Kraft, South Dakota State
4. Sam LaPorta, Iowa
5. Darnell Washington, Georgia

Miller

1. Michael Mayer, Notre Dame
2. Sam LaPorta, Iowa
3. Darnell Washington, Georgia
4. Josh Whyle, Cincinnati
5. Luke Musgrave, Oregon State


Offensive tackles

Kiper

1. Peter Skoronski, Northwestern
2. Paris Johnson Jr., Ohio State
3. Blake Freeland, BYU
4. Broderick Jones, Georgia
5. Jaelyn Duncan, Maryland

McShay

1. Paris Johnson Jr., Ohio State
2. Peter Skoronski, Northwestern
3. Jaelyn Duncan, Maryland
4. Ryan Hayes, Michigan
5. Broderick Jones, Georgia

Reid

1. Peter Skoronski, Northwestern
2. Jaelyn Duncan, Maryland
3. Paris Johnson Jr., Ohio State
4. Anton Harrison, Oklahoma
5. Broderick Jones, Georgia

Miller

1. Peter Skoronski, Northwestern
2. Paris Johnson Jr., Ohio State
3. Zion Nelson, Miami-FL
4. Anton Harrison, Oklahoma
5. Luke Haggard, Indiana


Guards

Kiper

1. Layden Robinson, Texas A&M
2. Christian Mahogany, Boston College
3. Andrew Vorhees, USC
4. Braeden Daniels, Utah
5. O’Cyrus Torrence, Florida

McShay

1. Layden Robinson, Texas A&M
2. O’Cyrus Torrence, Florida
3. Luke Wypler, Ohio State
4. Emil Ekiyor Jr., Alabama
5. Andrew Vorhees, USC

Reid

1. Layden Robinson, Texas A&M
2. Cooper Beebe, Kansas State
3. Andrew Vorhees, USC
4. O’Cyrus Torrence, Florida
5. Javion Cohen, Alabama

Miller

1. O’Cyrus Torrence, Florida
2. Emil Ekiyor Jr., Alabama
3. Layden Robinson, Texas A&M
4. Christian Mahogany, Boston College
5. Braeden Daniels, Utah


Centers

Kiper

1. John Michael Schmitz, Minnesota
2. Jarrett Patterson, Notre Dame
3. Sedrick Van Pran, Georgia
4. Olusegun Oluwatimi, Michigan
5. Alex Forsyth, Oregon

McShay

1. John Michael Schmitz, Minnesota
2. Sedrick Van Pran, Georgia
3. Steve Avila, TCU
4. Jarrett Patterson, Notre Dame
5. Olusegun Oluwatimi, Michigan

Reid

1. John Michael Schmitz, Minnesota
2. Sedrick Van Pran, Georgia
3. Ricky Stromberg, Arkansas
4. Steve Avila, TCU
5. Olusegun Oluwatimi, Michigan

Miller

1. John Michael Schmitz, Minnesota
2. Sedrick Van Pran, Georgia
3. Kingsley Eguakun, Florida
4. Jarrett Patterson, Notre Dame
5. Nick Brahms, Auburn


Defensive ends

Kiper

1. Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
2. Myles Murphy, Clemson
3. Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Kansas State
4. Zach Harrison, Ohio State
5. Habakkuk Baldonado, Pittsburgh

McShay

1. Myles Murphy, Clemson
2. Isaiah Foskey, Notre Dame
3. Ali Gaye, LSU
4. Will McDonald IV, Iowa State
5. Zach Harrison, Ohio State

Reid

1. Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
2. Myles Murphy, Clemson
3. Isaiah Foskey, Notre Dame
4. Tyree Wilson, Texas Tech
5. Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Kansas State

Miller

1. Myles Murphy, Clemson
2. Isaiah Foskey, Notre Dame
3. Andre Carter II, Army
4. Tyree Wilson, Texas Tech
5. Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Kansas State


Outside linebackers

Kiper

1. Andre Carter II, Army
2. Isaiah Foskey, Notre Dame
3. Trenton Simpson, Clemson
4. BJ Ojulari, LSU
5. Nolan Smith, Georgia

McShay

1. Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
2. Nolan Smith, Georgia
3. Andre Carter II, Army
4. BJ Ojulari, LSU
5. Zion Tupuola-Fetui, Washington

Reid

1. Nolan Smith, Georgia
2. Trenton Simpson, Clemson
3. Isaiah Foskey, Notre Dame
4. Andre Carter II, Army
5. BJ Ojulari, LSU

Miller

1. Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
2. Nolan Smith, Georgia
3. Will McDonald IV, Iowa State
4. BJ Ojulari, LSU
5. Ali Gaye, LSU


Defensive tackles

Kiper

1. Jalen Carter, Georgia
2. Bryan Bresee, Clemson
3. Siaki Ika, Baylor
4. Gervon Dexter Sr., Florida
5. Jaquelin Roy, LSU

McShay

1. Jalen Carter, Georgia
2. Bryan Bresee, Clemson
3. Keeanu Benton, Wisconsin
4. Calijah Kancey, Pittsburgh
5. Siaki Ika, Baylor

Reid

1. Jalen Carter, Georgia
2. Bryan Bresee, Clemson
3. Siaki Ika, Baylor
4. Gervon Dexter Sr., Florida
5. Keeanu Benton, Wisconsin

Miller

1. Jalen Carter, Georgia
2. Bryan Bresee, Clemson
3. Siaki Ika, Baylor
4. Jaquelin Roy, LSU
5. Keeanu Benton, Wisconsin

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Georgia’s defense steps up big as Jalen Carter jumps high to block Alabama’s field goal attempt.


Inside linebackers

Kiper

1. Noah Sewell, Oregon
2. Jack Campbell, Iowa
3. Henry To’oTo’o, Alabama
4. Owen Pappoe, Auburn
5. Edefuan Ulofoshio, Washington

McShay

1. Noah Sewell, Oregon
2. Henry To’oTo’o, Alabama
3. Trenton Simpson, Clemson
4. DeMarvion Overshown, Texas
5. Jack Campbell, Iowa

Reid

1. Noah Sewell, Oregon
2. Henry To’oTo’o, Alabama
3. Owen Pappoe, Auburn
4. Jack Campbell, Iowa
5. DeMarvion Overshown, Texas

Miller

1. Noah Sewell, Oregon
2. Trenton Simpson, Clemson
3. Henry To’oTo’o, Alabama
4. Jack Campbell, Iowa
5. DeMarvion Overshown, Texas


Cornerbacks

Kiper

1. Cam Smith, South Carolina
2. Kelee Ringo, Georgia
3. Eli Ricks, Alabama
4. Clark Phillips III, Utah
5. Kyu Blu Kelly, Stanford

McShay

1. Kelee Ringo, Georgia
2. Cam Smith, South Carolina
3. Joey Porter Jr., Penn State
4. Tyrique Stevenson, Miami
5. Storm Duck, North Carolina

Reid

1. Kelee Ringo, Georgia
2. Cam Smith, South Carolina
3. Christian Gonzalez, Oregon
4. Eli Ricks, Alabama
5. Clark Phillips III, Utah

Miller

1. Kelee Ringo, Georgia
2. Cam Smith, South Carolina
3. Joey Porter Jr., Penn State
4. Clark Phillips III, Utah
5. Eli Ricks, Alabama

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C.J. Stroud tries the fade route to the end zone, but Clark Phillips III gets in front of the wide receiver for a Utah interception.


Safeties

Kiper

1. Antonio Johnson, Texas A&M
2. Brandon Joseph, Notre Dame
3. Jordan Battle, Alabama
4. Jalen Catalon, Arkansas
5. Brian Branch, Alabama

McShay

1. Jordan Battle, Alabama
2. Brandon Joseph, Notre Dame
3. Antonio Johnson, Texas A&M
4. Jalen Catalon, Arkansas
5. Jammie Robinson, Florida State

Reid

1. Antonio Johnson, Texas A&M
2. Jordan Battle, Alabama
3. JL Skinner, Boise State
4. Brandon Joseph, Notre Dame
5. Jalen Catalon, Arkansas

Miller

1. Jordan Battle, Alabama
2. Brandon Joseph, Notre Dame
3. Antonio Johnson, Texas A&M
4. Jalen Catalon, Arkansas
5. JL Skinner, Boise State



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