Ranking the best available 2023 NFL Draft prospects

The best available prospects are pulled from PFF’s final big board and will be updated throughout the 2023 NFL Draft.

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  1. DI Moro Ojomo, Texas

    Ojomo took his game to another level as a redshirt senior in 2022. After earning a 74.9 overall grade in 2021, Ojomo improved it to 90.6 this past fall. He's a long interior rusher who is a force against the run. Interestingly enough, despite being a redshirt senior, Ojomo is still only 21 years old.

  2. LB Ivan Pace Jr., Cincinnati

    Pace is one of the smallest-framed linebackers you'll see, with only a 6-foot wingspan. He is a gamer, though, and has a nose for the football.

  3. EDGE Andre Carter II, Army

    Carter is a unique 6-foot-7, 260-pound edge rusher with the kind of length that can give tackles problems. He earned a 93.4 pass-rushing grade with 59 pressures in 2021 before every school he faced came with a game plan to limit him this past fall. It's scary to think where his frame can go with year-round time in a weight room.

  4. CB Eli Ricks, Alabama

    Ricks missed a large portion of 2022 after transferring from LSU to Alabama, but when he locked receivers down when he was on the field. He yielded all of six catches on 19 targets for 77 yards with five pass breakups on the year.

  5. RB Sean Tucker, Syracuse

    Tucker is in the running for the most explosive running back in this class. He's just a bit of a linear player and doesn't offer much in the passing game.

  6. S Ronnie Hickman, Ohio State

    Hickman is a long, well-built safety who had himself a breakout 2022 campaign. He allowed only 13 catches on 30 targets for 107 yards with a pick and five pass breakups.

  7. RB Keaton Mitchell, East Carolina

    Mitchell is lightning in a bottle. He's got the kind of burners that don't get caught from behind. He recorded 31 carries of 15-plus yards to lead all of college football in 2022.

  8. CB Starling Thomas V, UAB

    Thomas is one of the fastest cornerbacks in the draft class, and his tape shows more than just speed. He allowed only 22 catches on 58 targets for 257 yards this past fall.

  9. WR Jalen Moreno-Cropper, Fresno State

    Moreno-Cropper is one of the craftier route-runners in the draft class. He just doesn't quite have the size to feel good about how he'll translate to the NFL at 172 pounds.

  10. S Brandon Joseph, Notre Dame

    Joseph can wear multiple hats on defense. He brings slot versatility and has had ball-hawking tendencies in his career with 10 picks on 73 targets.

  11. CB Rejzohn Wright, Oregon State

    Wright is a touch limited athletically, but he finds ways to make up for that on tape with his play style.

  12. DI Jerrod Clark, Coastal Carolina

    Clark has improved every single year as a starter. He just doesn't profile to much more than a two-down player.

  13. S Quindell Johnson, Memphis

  14. T Jaxson Kirkland, Washington

  15. CB Mekhi Garner, LSU

  16. S Trey Dean III, Florida

  17. EDGE Lonnie Phelps, Kansas

  18. WR Grant DuBose, Charlotte

  19. DI Jalen Redmond, Oklahoma

    There's a lot to work with physically, but why didn't it translate to more production in college already?

  20. CB Anthony Johnson, Virginia

  21. WR Bryce Ford-Wheaton, West Virginia

  22. DI Jonah Tavai, San Diego State

    Tavai is easy to root for, but at his size, it would be unprecedented to see him carve out a role in the NFL.

  23. LB Cam Jones, Indiana

    Jones isn't quite athletic enough to project his game translating as an undersized linebacker.

  24. G Emil Ekiyor Jr., Alabama

    Ekiyor is a steady and experienced guard with some minor physical limitations that he can find tricks to work around.

  25. EDGE Levi Bell, Texas State

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