NFL Draft News & Analysis

2023 NFL Draft Big Board: PFF's top 200 prospects

The 2023 NFL Draft is nearly here, meaning it's time to unveil PFF’s final big board of 200 players.

Remember: The PFF board is skewed by positional value, meaning that higher-value positions are prioritized over lower-value ones.

Editor's note: For more draft content, check out our final prospect rankings, the 2023 PFF draft guide and the PFF mock draft simulator.

Last Updated: April 24, 6:30 a.m.
With a PFF+ Annual subscription, you can gain access to premium football insights to get ahead of the game this football season. Use promo code DRAFT40 to sign up for as little as $47.99. Sign up today!

 

  1. QB Bryce Young, Alabama

    Young is flat-out the best playmaker at the quarterback position in the draft class. He can get you a bucket. He earned a 92.2 grade in 2021 when he won the Heisman, and he followed it up with a 91.5 in 2022.

  2. DI Jalen Carter, Georgia

    Carter is neck and neck with Quinnen Williams for the best defensive tackle prospect we've graded at PFF (since 2014). Williams was a touch quicker, while Carter is a bit more powerful, but it's darn close. Carter finished 2022 with a Power Five-leading 92.3 overall grade.

  3. EDGE Will Anderson Jr., Alabama

    Anderson had as productive a three-year career as we've seen from a defensive lineman. He picked up 207 pressures over that span. He's an explosive and fluid 6-foot-4, 243-pound blue-chip edge.

  4. CB Devon Witherspoon, Illinois

    Witherspoon produced one of the best seasons we've ever graded at the cornerback position. He was targeted 63 times in 2022 and allowed only 22 catches for 206 yards with three picks and 14 pass breakups. That comes out to 3.3 yards per target. He's one of the feistiest cornerbacks in the class.

  5. T Peter Skoronski, Northwestern

    With sub-33-inch arms, Skoronski very well may end up a guard for some teams. At tackle, though, he was lights out this past fall. He allowed only six pressures on 474 pass-blocking snaps in his third season as Northwestern's starting left tackle.

  6. QB C.J. Stroud, Ohio State

    Stroud put a stamp on his college tenure in a big way with the second-highest-graded game of his career against Georgia in the College Football Playoff. He has the accuracy and anticipation to thrive in the NFL.

  7. QB Will Levis, Kentucky

    Levis fought to keep his head above water week in and week out against SEC competition. He'll be battle-tested for the NFL. Levis played through turf toe for much of the 2022 season but earned a 90.6 overall grade when healthy under former Rams offensive coordinator Liam Coen in 2021.

  8. RB Bijan Robinson, Texas

    Robinson has such an uncanny ability to stop and start for a 220-pounder. And when he is at top speed, good luck trying to tackle him. Robinson set the PFF college record with 104 broken tackles in 2022.

  9. WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State

    Smith-Njigba missed almost the entire fall with hamstring issues but was Ohio State's leading receiver in 2021 as a sophomore. That year, he caught 95 passes for 1,595 yards and nine scores. He provides the uncoachable route-running ability and ball skills that will always have a role in the NFL.

  10. TE Dalton Kincaid, Utah

    At 240 pounds, Kincaid bridges the gap between tight end and wide receiver. You're not going to draft him for his blocking ability, but he's at least serviceable in that regard. No, Kincaid can be a focal point of an offense with his route-running ability after recording 70 catches for 890 yards at Utah last season.

  11. QB Anthony Richardson, Florida

    Richardson oozes ability. His highlight reel from his lone season as a starter rivals any you'll see from a college prospect. He's still a project, though, and finished with an 80.1 overall grade this past season.

  12. CB Christian Gonzalez, Oregon

    Gonzalez has everything you could want from a top cornerback — size, speed, length, hips and ball skills. He had a breakout 2022 season after transferring to Oregon, notching four picks and six pass breakups.

  13. EDGE Nolan Smith, Georgia

    Smith is a modern undersized edge-rusher who, at only 238 pounds, can be a three-down player. In fact, he earned a 90.0-plus run-defense grade over the past two seasons. He needs more power elements to his pass-rushing toolbox, but he's a high-end athlete who can win with speed.

  14. DI Calijah Kancey, Pittsburgh

    Kancey may be undersized, but he knows how to get to opposing quarterbacks. The 6-foot, 280-pound defensive tackle led all interior defenders with a 92.4 pass-rushing grade this past fall. He has the first-step quicks to still make an impact in the NFL.

  15. S Brian Branch, Alabama

    Branch is the definition of a football player. He plays the game you wish every defensive back would. He's also the best tackling defensive back PFF has graded, missing only four tackles on 174 career attempts.

  16. T Paris Johnson Jr., Ohio State

    Johnson showed out in his first season at left tackle, yielding all of 14 pressures on 449 pass-blocking snaps. At 6-foot-6 and 310 pounds, he ticks all the physical boxes you could want at the position.

  17. EDGE Myles Murphy, Clemson

    Murphy is too freaky to pass up. The 6-foot-5, 275-pounder is this year's version of Travon Walker. Murphy could stand to add some pass-rushing moves, but he still racked up 76 pressures over the past two seasons.

  18. CB Deonte Banks, Maryland

    What an athlete. Banks went 4.35 in the 40-yard dash with a 42-inch vertical and an 11-foot-4 broad jump at the NFL Combine. That matched his tape, where he easily mirrored receivers at all levels of the field.

  19. TE Michael Mayer, Notre Dame

    Mayer is as polished a tight end as you'll see in the draft. And he's only a true junior. He racked up 2,099 yards and 18 scores in his Notre Dame career.

  20. T Broderick Jones, Georgia

    Jones is a bully of an offensive tackle. You're not going through him, you'll have to go around. He earned an 84.1 pass-blocking grade in his first full season starting at left tackle for the Bulldogs.

  21. CB Joey Porter Jr., Penn State

    Porter is the press cornerback you want in the class. At 6-foot-2 and 198 pounds, he attacks receivers at the line of scrimmage the same way his father attacked offensive tackles. He had a career year this past fall, allowing only 143 yards in 10 games.

  22. T Darnell Wright, Tennessee

    Wright is a four-year starter who finally saw the proverbial light flip on this past fall. His tape against Alabama's Will Anderson Jr. was outstanding, as he allowed only one pressure in that game and eight for the season.

  23. WR Jordan Addison, USC

    Addison was the Biletnikoff Award winner with Pittsburgh in 2021 before transferring to USC. He's a crafty route runner with the kind of bend to run a full route tree. He caught 159 passes for 2,468 yards and 25 scores over the past two seasons.

  24. T Anton Harrison, Oklahoma

    Harrison is a nimble 6-foot-5, 315-pound tackle who saw time on the left side for the Sooners ever since he was a true freshman. This past season, he allowed only nine pressures on 447 pass-blocking snaps.

  25. WR Quentin Johnston, TCU

    Johnston is a force of nature at 6-foot-4, 215 pounds. He is your vertical route tree X receiver in this class. For his college career, Johnston averaged 18.8 yards per reception.

  26. CB Emmanuel Forbes, Mississippi State

    Forbes started ever since his freshman year in 2020 for the Bulldogs, improving every single year. He's still on the skinny side for the position, but he doesn't play like it. His ball production is tremendous, with 14 picks and 17 pass-breakups in his career.

  27. EDGE Lukas Van Ness, Iowa

    Van Ness is an ascending power rusher with unique strength and flexibility. When he wants to go through offensive linemen, he almost always can. He earned an 80.2 overall grade this past fall with 46 pressures on 271 pass-rushing snaps.

  28. EDGE Tyree Wilson, Texas Tech

    Wilson is a handful for every lineman who has to block him. The 6-foot-6, 275-pounder will have a length advantage against almost every tackle he faces in the NFL. He has inside-outside versatility and put up 50 pressures this past season.

  29. EDGE Will McDonald IV, Iowa State

    McDonald will be one of the more interesting defensive line prospects in the class because his tape is almost all at a position that he won't play in the NFL. He was frequently a four- or five-technique in Iowa State's defense at 236 pounds. McDonald is at his best in space off the edge, where he can be a speed rusher. He earned an 84.1 pass-rushing grade in 2022 and an 85.3 mark in 2021.

  30. G O'Cyrus Torrence, Florida

    Torrence is the top true guard prospect in the class. At 6-foot-5 and 347 pounds, he's a big boy to try and overpower. He started for three seasons at Louisiana before transferring to Florida, where he earned an 88.0 overall grade last fall.

  31. T Dawand Jones, Ohio State

    Jones is as big a tackle as you'll ever see at 6-foot-8 and 374 pounds with 36 3/8-inch arms. At that size, he is one of the more refined pass protectors in the class. Jones allowed only five pressures on 419 pass-blocking snaps last season.

  32. EDGE Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Kansas State

    Anudike-Uzomah is one of the best edge benders in the draft class. He's the type of edge rusher that's going to convert a lot of pressures to sacks because of that. Of his 89 pressures the past two seasons, 21 ended up as sacks.

  33. WR Zay Flowers, Boston College

    Flowers is the best pure separator in the draft class. Defensive backs won't be able to stick with him across on his route breaks unless they're holding him. He racked up 1,077 yards and 12 scores this past season.

  34. RB Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama

    Gibbs is a home run waiting to happen — not only on the ground but also through the air. In three years between Georgia Tech and Alabama, Gibbs caught 103 passes for 1,215 yards and eight scores.

  35. C John Michael Schmitz, Minnesota

    Schmitz was the single highest-graded center in the FBS this past season at 92.4 overall. He's on the bigger side for the position at 6-foot-4 and 320 pounds yet did his best work on the move in an outside-zone-heavy Minnesota scheme.

  36. DI Mazi Smith, Michigan

    Smith is a special athlete for a 337-pound nose tackle and could very well see a Dontari Poe-esque rise up draft boards after the combine. He turned it on strong down the stretch in 2022, as well, and earned a 79.2 overall grade on the season.

  37. TE Darnell Washington, Georgia

    Washington is a unique 6-foot-7, 270-pound tight end. His height and weight don't do justice to just how massive he is. If your offense wants an offensive tackle who can also run routes and make guys miss after the catch, Washington is your man.

  38. WR Josh Downs, North Carolina

    Downs is a slot weapon that you can feed schemed-up targets to and watch go to work. He racked up 195 catches for 2,364 yards and 19 scores across the past two years. The only problem is that he's probably never going to be much more than a slot at his size (5-foot-10, 175 pounds), with only 81 routes on the outside in his career.

  39. LB Jack Campbell, Iowa

    Campbell is as reliable as it gets at the linebacker position in this class. And at 6-foot-5 and 246 pounds with NFL-caliber range, there's no debating whether his game will translate to the next level. Campbell finished 2022 with a 91.7 overall grade to lead all Power Five linebackers.

  40. DI Bryan Bresee, Clemson

    The former top recruit in the 2020 class, Bresee isn't your run-of-the-mill 300-pounder. He can really move and is even capable of playing outside the tackles. He came back from an ACL tear to earn a career-high 82.0 pass-rushing grade this past fall.

  41. CB Cam Smith, South Carolina

    Smith gets his hand on passes more frequently than any other cornerback in this class. Of his 70 targets over the past two seasons, Smith broke up 15 of them and picked off four others. He's an instinctive and versatile player.

  42. G Steve Avila, TCU

    Avila has started at both center and guard over the course of his career. And he provides a physical presence regardless of where he's at. He allowed only 11 pressures on 540 pass-blocking snaps in 2022 for an 83.6 pass-blocking grade.

  43. TE Sam LaPorta, Iowa

    LaPorta is outstanding with the ball in his hands. He can not only run away from defenders (4.59-second 40-yard dash), but he can also make them miss (20 broken tackles on 58 catches in 2022).

  44. CB Tyrique Stevenson, Miami

    Stevenson began his college career at Georgia, where he started games in 2020 before becoming a shut-down outside cornerback at Miami for the past two years.

  45. WR Nathaniel Dell, Houston

    Dell's size — 5-foot-10, 165 pounds — won't be for everyone, but he's an easy separator with another gear to stride away from defenders. He had a monster 2022 campaign for Houston with 108 catches, 1,399 yards and 17 scores.

  46. CB DJ Turner, Michigan

    Turner has the best speed of anyone in this cornerback class. His movement skills are second to none, too. He still got picked on at Michigan a little more than you'd like, with 408 yards allowed this past fall.

  47. QB Hendon Hooker, Tennessee

    Hooker is a gifted runner with an NFL-caliber right arm, and he made strides in each season as a starter. He just comes with some big red flags between his age (will be 25 as a rookie), a torn ACL in November and the gimmicky Tennessee offense.

  48. LB Drew Sanders, Arkansas

    Sanders started his college career as an edge rusher at Alabama before transferring to Arkansas and moving to off-ball linebacker this past fall. He flourished in that role, as his range and ability to take on blocks shined. He collected 11 sacks and 39 total pressures as a blitzer alone in 2022.

  49. TE Luke Musgrave, Oregon State

    It's a shame we saw only two games of Musgrave before an undisclosed knee injury cost him the rest of the 2022 season. The senior tight end was balling with 11 catches for 169 yards and a score over that span. He's the best athlete at the position in the class, boasting the kind of speed and agility to separate from defensive backs.

  50. RB Zach Charbonnet, UCLA

    Charbonnet is a well-built, elusive back with bell-cow potential. He earned top-three rushing grades in the FBS in each of the past two seasons.

  51. G Cody Mauch, North Dakota State

    Mauch is one of the most athletic tackles in the class. He flies across the field in the run game, where he earned a 90.1 grade this past fall. His pass protection technique is still a work in progress, however, and a move inside could be in his future.

  52. EDGE Tuli Tuipulotu, USC

    Tuipulotu is an ascending, versatile defensive lineman. He barely came off the field for the Trojans this past fall (733 snaps) as he racked up 56 pressures. At 6-foot-4 and 290 pounds, he can play on the edge, over tackles or at three-technique in the NFL.

  53. S Antonio Johnson, Texas A&M

    Johnson is part of the new age of slot cornerbacks in the NFL. At 6-foot-3, he can shut down windows underneath and then easily close to ball carriers in the run game with a wide tackle radius. He earned overall grades of 81.6 and 87.4 in his two seasons as a starter.

  54. C Luke Wypler, Ohio State

    Wypler may be on the small side, but he's as advanced a redshirt sophomore offensive lineman as you'll see. He's likely a center only, and a darn good one, after earning overall grades of 82.4 and 79.6 in his two seasons as a starter.

  55. WR Jalin Hyatt, Tennessee

    Hyatt possesses elite juice to stretch the field. That helped him house 15 scores this past season. It was a massive breakout year, as he finished with 67 catches for 1,267 yards.

  56. EDGE Adetomiwa Adebawore, Northwestern

    Adebawore is one of the single freakiest athletes in NFL Combine history. His 4.49-second 40-yard dash is the fastest ever for a player 280-plus pounds by .16 seconds. That kind of explosiveness is worth betting on.

  57. EDGE BJ Ojulari, LSU

    Ojulari is the younger brother of Giants edge-rusher and second-rounder Azeez Ojulari. He's a similarly undersized edge with an array of pass-rushing moves at his disposal. He saw playing time ever since his freshman year and racked up 127 pressures in three seasons.

  58. DI Keeanu Benton, Wisconsin

    Benton possesses a nice blend of quicks, power, length and strength that allows him to fill any role along the defensive interior. He earned an 83.5 pass-rushing grade last season.

  59. LB Daiyan Henley, Washington State

    Henley is a converted receiver who now covers them with ease. He also tracks them down in space, as he missed only five tackles on 97 attempts last season.

  60. EDGE Keion White, Georgia Tech

    White is an absurd physical specimen at 6-foot-5 and 286 pounds. It seems like it's only a matter of time before the light switch flips on and he's a dominant edge. White came back from missing most of 2021 with an ankle injury to rack up 41 pressures this past fall.

  61. WR Cedric Tillman, Tennessee

    Tillman is the most physical receiver in the draft class. He's a safe bet as a possession receiver, as he dropped only five of his 104 career catchable targets.

  62. CB Clark Phillips III, Utah

    Phillips may not tick the size and speed boxes some want to see, but he ticks the tape box. He earned an 86.3 coverage grade this past fall with six picks and four pass breakups.

  63. RB Devon Achane, Texas A&M

    Achane has burners, quicks and contact balance — a rare combination. He broke 53 tackles on 196 attempts for an 89.8 rushing grade last fall.

  64. EDGE Nick Herbig, Wisconsin

    Herbig was an edge rusher at Wisconsin but may be more of a hybrid NFL player at 240 pounds. Either way, he knows how to rush the passer after earning 91.1 and 91.4 such grades the past two seasons. He also looks very smooth when dropping into coverage.

  65. T Matthew Bergeron, Syracuse

    Bergeron has deadening hands in pass protection that should translate to the next level. He earned pass-blocking grades of 80.8 and 85.4 in the past two seasons.

  66. CB Kelee Ringo, Georgia

    Ringo is a mammoth cornerback at 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds. He's built to play in a press-heavy defense on the outside. He's just a touch inconsistent on his breaks and allowed 552 yards this past fall.

  67. C Joe Tippmann, Wisconsin

    Tippmann is one heck of an athlete for a center. And even more so when you consider he's 6-foot-6 and 313 pounds. He earned overall grades of 78.7 and 85.1 in the past two seasons.

  68. CB Julius Brents, Kansas State

    Brents has a massive wingspan that engulfs receivers at the line of scrimmage. He also brings some legit burst for a taller cornerback, which he turned into four picks and three pass breakups in 2022.

  69. CB Tre'Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, TCU

    THT is one of the shortest cornerbacks you'll ever see, measuring in at 5-foot-7 6/8 and 178 pounds. You wouldn't know it by the way he plays football, though. He broke up 28 passes the past three seasons and picked off five more.

  70. CB Darius Rush, South Carolina

    Rush has the combination of length and speed that everyone is looking for at the cornerback position. He also has the ball production– 18 combined picks and pass breakups on 72 career targets.

  71. LB Trenton Simpson, Clemson

    Simpson is the kind of rangy, fluid athlete everyone is looking for at linebacker. He even played the slot role in Clemson's defense back in 2021. He allowed only 406 yards in his career on 612 coverage snaps.

  72. WR Rashee Rice, SMU

    Rice has some of the best body control in the draft class. That shows with his work at the catch point (16 contested catches last fall) and after the catch (19 broken tackles).

  73. EDGE Isaiah Foskey, Notre Dame

    Foskey is one of the better pocket-collapsers in the draft class. He used his 34-inch arms to corral quarterback 23 times over the past two seasons.

  74. TE Tucker Kraft, South Dakota State

    Kraft looked like a man among boys in the FCS. They weren't ready for a 254-pound tight end who moves as gracefully as he does. As a result, he broke 25 tackles on 102 catches across the past two seasons.

  75. WR Marvin Mims, Oklahoma

    Mims is on the smaller side for the position but is the type of athlete who can make up for it. He went for more than 1,000 yards last season and averaged 19.5 yards per catch for his career.

  76. S Sydney Brown, Illinois

    Brown started for the Illini ever since his freshman year in 2018, with 3,168 career snaps to his name. It wasn't until this past fall, though, that we saw his prodigious physical gifts turn into elite production on the football field. He picked off six passes and broke up six more in primarily a box role this past season.

  77. CB Cory Trice Jr., Purdue

    Trice is built like a linebacker who got kicked out to cornerback. He beats up opposing receivers in press coverage, allowing only one catch on 88 press snaps this past season.

  78. G Chandler Zavala, NC State

    Zavala wasn't on a ton of radars after only five career starts prior to 2022. He changed that quickly, as he allowed only four pressures on 422 pass-blocking snaps this past season.

  79. DI Kobie Turner, Wake Forest

    Turner dominated on the interior for Wake Forest last season. In his first year with the team after transferring from Richmond, Turner earned a 93.1 run-defense grade and an 88.8 pass-rushing grade. He's just a tad thin-framed for a defensive tackle, measuring in at 288 pounds with only 32-inch arms.

  80. WR Michael Wilson, Stanford

    Wilson's stock would undoubtedly be higher had he played more than 14 games over the previous three seasons. He still averaged 2.3 yards per route when on the field this past fall.

  81. QB Tanner McKee, Stanford

    McKee is already well-equipped to operate an NFL offense given what he was asked to do at Stanford. He's one of the most accurate quarterbacks in the class, and he pairs that ability with lightning-quick processing. McKee's career time to throw at Stanford was a swift 2.49 seconds.

  82. S Jordan Battle, Alabama

    Battle may not be a special athlete, but he plays such a steady brand of football that it rarely gets exposed. He earned 80.0-plus coverage grades while playing more than 800 snaps in each of the past three seasons.

  83. WR Jonathan Mingo, Ole Miss

    Mingo's 6-foot-1, 220-pound frame is almost running back-like. That's unique in this class. He showed serious improvement as a route runner this past fall with a career-high 51 catches for 861 yards.

  84. RB Tyjae Spears, Tulane

    Spears is a space player with big-time home-run potential. He's a headache for linebackers in the open field. This past fall, he went for 1,587 yards on 231 carries with 19 scores and 1,052 yards after contact.

  85. WR Tyler Scott, Cincinnati

    Scott is a former running back who is still learning the receiver position as a third-year player. He offers a gear that will be coveted at the next level. He went for 904 yards on 55 catches in 2022.

  86. RB Tank Bigsby, Auburn

    Bigsby was playing against a loaded hand more often than not behind Auburn's offensive line. Of his 5.5 yards per carry this past season, 4.16 of them came after contact.

  87. EDGE Derick Hall, Auburn

    Hall is built like a Greek god, and he has reps that make him look like one, too. We just haven't seen him develop a full array of pass-rushing moves just yet, as his pass-rushing grade plateaued after his sophomore year in 2020 (81.9, 82.1, 82.6).

  88. DI Siaki Ika, Baylor

    Ika is your 358-pounder who can still somehow make centers and guards miss one on one. He tallied a career-high 33 pressures in 2021 before seeing his play become a little more inconsistent this past fall.

  89. LB DeMarvion Overshown, Texas

    Overshown finally grew into the all-around linebacker Texas fans were hoping for when he first entered the starting lineup in 2020. He finished with 46 stops in 2022 after having only 32 in 2021.

  90. S Anthony Johnson Jr., Iowa State

    You can't ask for a more encouraging first year switching from corner to safety. Johnson has the traits to be a long-term starter at the position.

  91. T Nick Saldiveri, Old Dominion

    Saldiveri is a likely tackle-to-guard convert who could excel in pass protection after such a move. He earned an 85.1 pass-blocking grade this past season.

  92. TE Luke Schoonmaker, Michigan

    Schoonmaker is an NFL-ready inline tight end with a gear that makes him capable of running away from linebackers. He caught 35 balls for 418 yards and three scores in 2022.

  93. 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.

  94. CB Jartavius Martin, Illinois

    Martin manned the slot with authority in 2022. He's one of the class' best safeties filling around the line of scrimmage against the run. He earned a 91.0 run-defense grade last season.

  95. EDGE Isaiah McGuire, Missouri

    McGuire is a long, powerful defensive end who came on strong as a senior in 2022. The 6-foot-4, 275-pounder earned an 81.9 pass-rushing grade on the season.

  96. WR A.T. Perry, Wake Forest

    Perry is a long-limbed deep threat who gives quarterbacks a large margin for error. He went for double-digit scores and more than 1,000 yards in each of the past two seasons.

  97. CB Garrett Williams, Syracuse

    Williams has some of the best feet of any cornerback in the draft class and earned above-average coverage grades in all three of his seasons as a starter. Unfortunately, his 2022 campaign was cut short after he tore his ACL against Notre Dame.

  98. RB DeWayne McBride, UAB

    McBride was the most dominant running back in college football over the past three seasons. In that span, he ran for 3,507 yards on 484 carries (7.2 yards per carry) and broke 175 tackles on 484 attempts. Unfortunately, he also fumbled nine times over that span.

  99. DI Karl Brooks, Bowling Green

    Brooks was one of the most productive defensive linemen in college football last season. And the 296-pounder did it all at edge defender. He earned a 93.0 overall grade with 69 pressures on the season.

  100. EDGE Byron Young, Tennessee

    Young is a wound-up dude off the edge. He's just figuring out how to rush the passer but has the traits to develop with the 4.40-second 40-yard dash he ran at the NFL Combine.

  101. RB Roschon Johnson, Texas

    Johnson was stuck behind the best running back in the country, but when was called upon he was nearly as difficult to bring down as Bijan. He broke 46 tackles on 94 carries in 2022.

  102. LB Dorian Williams, Tulane

    Williams is one of the best coverage linebackers in the class, boasting a 6-foot-8 wingspan and 4.49 speed. He earned an 87.0 coverage grade this past fall.

  103. S Jammie Robinson, Florida State

    Robinson is arguably the most complete safety in the draft class. He's a solid all-around athlete who's also a tremendous tackler. He's an easy projection to the NFL with how many hats he's worn in his career. Across four seasons as a starter, Robinson played 633 snaps in the box, 759 deep and 1,348 from the slot.

  104. EDGE K.J. Henry, Clemson

    Henry was a former five-star recruit who finally turned it on this past fall. He racked up 53 pressures and earned an 84.0 pass-rushing grade for the Tigers.

  105. CB Jaylon Jones, Texas A&M

    Jones went unchallenged for almost his entire Texas A&M career. He was targeted only 19 times this past fall, allowing 10 catches for 94 yards on 278 coverage snaps.

  106. RB Chase Brown, Illinois

    Brown is an explosive and compact running back. He may struggle to see the field if his fumble issues persist, though. He coughed up five balls this season to tie for the national lead.

  107. T Tyler Steen, Alabama

    Steen has four years of starting experience but figures to be a guard convert at the next level. He's one of the more powerful linemen in this class and has the traits to be a plus pass-protecting guard.

  108. T Blake Freeland, BYU

    Freeland is a high-end athlete at the position who has a unique skill set to develop. That showed in the run game, where he earned an 87.9 grade in 2022. He, unfortunately, has serious play-strength concerns that showed up in a big way at the Senior Bowl.

  109. RB Deuce Vaughn, Kansas State

    Vaughn is tiny by running back standards at 5-foot-5 and 179 pounds. He doesn't run like it, though. Vaughn peaked with a 93.4 rushing grade in 2021 and went for 2,970 rushing yards across the past two seasons.

  110. DI Zacch Pickens, South Carolina

    Pickens is far more talented than his 67.3 overall grade in 2022 suggests. He's just inconsistent at the moment. The high-end flashes are exceptional, and he tested out as one of the behest athletes at the position.

  111. CB Cameron Mitchell, Northwestern

    Mitchell recorded career-highs in pass breakups (7) and defensive stops (15) a season ago, and he finished the campaign with a respectable 69.3 PFF grade. His size — 5-foot-11, 191 pounds — might limit him to the slot at the next level, but he played just 59 snaps there during his college career.

  112. CB Riley Moss, Iowa

    Moss is a nimble and reliable cornerback. He played 2,606 career snaps at Iowa and earned coverage grades over 75.0 in each of the past four seasons.

  113. 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.

  114. RB Kendre Miller, TCU

    Miller came in as a two-star recruit in the same class as five-star Zach Evans. And all Miller did in his three seasons with the Horned Frogs is match the five-star every step of the way. He averaged 6.7 yards per carry for his career with 1,399 yards on 224 carries and 17 scores this past fall.

  115. T Wanya Morris, Oklahoma

    Morris has the movement skills and length of an NFL tackle, and he has shown intriguing development over his career. He saw his pass-blocking grade go from 20.9 in his first year as a starter with Tennessee in 2019 to 73.9 this past fall.

  116. EDGE Zach Harrison, Ohio State

    Harrison is a long, explosive defensive end who is still trying to figure out how to tap into his immense physical gifts. While he earned an 85.2 pass-rushing grade this past season, it's worrisome that his grades have plateaued since his 2020 season.

  117. DI Gervon Dexter Sr., Florida

    Dexter has a unique physical skill set with uncanny explosiveness for a 310-pounder (1.70-second 10-split). He's wholly unrefined, though, and earned only a 65.7 overall grade in 2022.

  118. EDGE Yaya Diaby, Louisville

     

  119. DI Byron Young, Alabama

    Young is one of the class' better interior run defenders. He earned an 88.8 run-defense grade in 2021 and a 75.6 mark in 2022. He has long 34-inch arms that he uses well.

  120. TE Brenton Strange, Penn State

    I'd look elsewhere in a deep class if you want a run-blocker, but if the tight end is a receiver first in your offense, Strange is your man.

  121. 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.

  122. WR Jayden Reed, Michigan State

    Reed didn't have much help within Michigan State's passing attack, but he did all he could. He's a nuanced route runner who knows how to separate and has been doing it ever since he went for 797 yards as a freshman for Western Michigan in 2018.

  123. G Sidy Sow, Eastern Michigan

    Sow measures in at 6-foot-5 and 323 pounds and played 3,633 snaps over his five seasons at Eastern Michigan. He graded better as a run-blocker over his career but was hardly a slouch in the passing game, as he gave up just nine sacks across 2,053 career pass-blocking snaps.

  124. 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.

  125. S Marte Mapu, Sacramento State

    Mapu played safety at Sacramento State, but his physical play style and easy movement skill set at 6-foot-3 and 216 pounds have some teams evaluating him as a linebacker. He earned an 85.8 run-defense grade in 2022.

  126. G Andrew Vorhees, USC

    Vorhees was one of the highest-graded offensive linemen in the country over the past two seasons. He started at USC for six seasons but, unfortunately, tore his ACL at the combine and is likely to miss his entire rookie season.

  127. G Braeden Daniels, Utah

    With the improvements we've seen in his hand usage over the years if that continues in the NFL, he has high-end potential.

  128. G Anthony Bradford, Virginia

    Bradford is a uniquely powerful guard who's a gap/man scheme fit in the run game. The more he can be protected in pass protection, the better at the moment.

  129. CB Kei'Trel Clark, Louisville

    Clark was one of the Shrine Bowl's biggest standouts during the week of practice. He may be undersized, but he plays with a big chip on his shoulder. He's one of the most experienced cornerbacks in the class, having played 2,450 career snaps.

  130. DI Jaquelin Roy, LSU

    Roy is a reliable and versatile defensive tackle. There just weren't many high-end plays on his tape, as evidenced by his 71.4 overall grade.

  131. WR Kayshon Boutte, LSU

    Boutte looked like a different player after ankle surgery last offseason. It's worth wondering if he'll ever get back to the player who went for 308 yards against Ole Miss as a freshman in 2020.

  132. RB Israel Abanikanda, Pittsburgh

    Abanikanda looks the part of an NFL back physically but is unpolished for the NFL game. He just turned 20 years old in October, though, so there's hope for development.

  133. C Olusegun Oluwatimi, Michigan

    Oluwatimi was a tone-setter on the Joe Moore Award-winning Michigan line. He earned an 83.0 run-blocking grade this past fall and is a people mover in the middle.

  134. S JL Skinner, Boise State

    Skinner is a 6-foot-4, 220-pound box safety who could even end up in the slot or at linebacker at the next level. He has a nose for the football and the kind of burst to go find it. He notched 58 total defensive stops over the past two seasons.

  135. S Ji'Ayir Brown, Penn State

    Brown has some of the best ball production in the class, securing 10 picks over the past two seasons. If you're drafting him, just know you're getting a risk-taker on the back end.

  136. EDGE Colby Wooden, Auburn

    Wooden is a bit of a tweener, as he played on the interior for Auburn yet clocked in at the combine at only 278 pounds. He was still productive on tape and earned a career-high 80.2 grade in 2021.

  137. T Jaelyn Duncan, Maryland

    Duncan has some of the best balance in the draft class with easy mirroring ability on the edge. He just needs his hands to do more work for him, as he allowed 28 pressures this past fall.

  138. C Juice Scruggs, Penn State

    Scruggs is a versatile zone scheme lineman with easy areas for improvement.

  139. DI Keondre Coburn, Texas

    Coburn had always teased flashes of talent but never quite put it all together the way he did as a redshirt senior in 2022. The Texas nose tackle finished with 31 pressures. That exceeded his totals from his previous three seasons as a starter (28).

  140. T Carter Warren, Pittsburgh

    Warren has long arms (35 3/8 inches) and improved in each of his four seasons as a starter. His stock could have risen even more had he not torn his meniscus four weeks into this past season.

  141. EDGE Viliami Fehoko, San Jose State

    Fehoko is a power player with inside-outside versatility. He was near unblockable this past fall, posting 66 pressures and a 90.9 overall grade.

  142. 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.

  143. WR Trey Palmer, Nebraska

    Palmer doesn't offer too much more than speed, but he's adept enough on the vertical tree to find a role.

  144. S Christopher Smith, Georgia

    Smith is on the smaller side for a safety and isn't the kind of player you want in the box consistently. But he is one of the best in the class at filling from deep and making a ton of plays on the back end.

  145. 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.

  146. WR Parker Washington, Penn State

    Washington is a wide receiver in a running back's body. The 5-foot-9, 204-pounder can still be a weapon out of the slot with his ball skills. He dropped just eight of his 154 career catchable targets.

  147. 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.

  148. WR Xavier Hutchinson, Iowa State

    Hutchinson's physical limitations make it difficult to see him being too much more than a WR3.

  149. QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson, UCLA

    DTR is experienced enough to feel confident that he's a capable backup with developmental potential.

  150. G Jon Gaines, UCLA

     

  151. RB Zach Evans, Ole Miss

    Evans, a former top recruit, never quite locked down a starting job at either TCU or Ole Miss. That doesn't mean he didn't produce, however, as he averaged 6.9 yards per carry for his career.

  152. CB Jakorian Bennett, Maryland

    Bennett has speed for days. He also has production to boot as he allowed only 24-54 targets last season for 309 yards.

  153. 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.

  154. LB Yasir Abdullah, Louisville

    Abdullah is very undersized for an edge rusher, coming in at 6-foot-1 and 237 pounds, but he has some juice. He racked up 59 pressures on 306 pass-rushing snaps last season.

  155. TE Davis Allen, Clemson

    Allen has some of the best ball skills in the draft class, catching 17 of his 20 contested targets across the past two seasons. He's just limited from a downfield perspective, evidenced by his 4.84-second 40-yard dash.

  156. LB Henry To'oTo'o, Alabama

    To'oTo'o is a physical player who can handle the rigors of the NFL game. Just don't expect much of a playmaker.

  157. 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.

  158. LB Noah Sewell, Oregon

    Sewell is a throwback linebacker who will be a favorite for blitz-heavy teams. Like his brother Penei, Noah is a young prospect at only 20 years old.

  159. WR Charlie Jones, Purdue

    Jones is a ready-made slot receiver who can start tomorrow. You just wish he was a little more dynamic.

  160. TE Zack Kuntz, Old Dominion

    The NFL Combine wonder, Kuntz is an elite athlete at a position where a ton of developmental projects in such a mold have succeeded. That's worth a flier.

  161. 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.

  162. S Daniel Scott, California

     

  163. DI Brodric Martin, Western Kentucky

    Martin is a poor man's Jordan Davis in that he's a towering 6-foot-5, 337-pound nose tackle with uber-long arms. He showed improvement as a bull rusher this past fall with 23 pressures after only 17 in his career prior.

  164. LB Owen Pappoe, Auburn

    Pappoe has the kind of athletic traits that won't look out of place anywhere in the back seven. Unfortunately, he hasn't looked like a natural fit on tape anywhere, either.

  165. 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.

  166. 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.

  167. EDGE Mike Morris, Michigan

    Morris may not be the kind of athlete who is drafted in the first round, but he's a darn good football player on tape with an NFL-projectable body.

  168. S Jason Taylor, Oklahoma State

     

  169. RB Eric Gray, Oklahoma

    Gray is a well-rounded back who'll be one of the better receiving options in the draft class.

  170. T Jordan McFadden, Clemson

    McFadden is one of the most intriguing tackle-to-guard switches in the class. He's much better in a phone booth than in space.

  171. S Quindell Johnson, Memphis

     

  172. T Jaxson Kirkland, Washington

     

  173. CB Mekhi Garner, LSU

     

  174. TE Payne Durham, Purdue

     

  175. QB Jake Haener, Fresno State

    A small quarterback who has an injury history and question marks under pressure isn't going to be coveted highly, but he could very well land a backup role early in his career.

  176. QB Clayton Tune, Houston

    There's so much quarterback nuance to clean up in Tune's game that it's hard to see him starting anytime soon.

  177. S Trey Dean, Florida

     

  178. EDGE Lonnie Phelps, Kansas

     

  179. WR Grant DuBose, Charlotte

     

  180. DI Jalen Redmond, Oklahoma

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

  181. QB Stetson Bennett, Georgia

    Whichever team takes Bryce Young could be well served to take Bennett in the late rounds to run the same offense.

  182. CB Kyu Blu Kelly, Stanford

    Kelly is a high-floor corner with a well-rounded skill set, but we rarely saw “difference-maker” on his tape.

  183. CB Anthony Johnson, Virginia

     

  184. CB Mekhi Blackmon, USC

    There are some aspects to like about Blackmon's game, but his lack of size combined with limited fluidity is a tough sell for the position.

  185. WR Bryce Ford-Wheaton, West Virginia

     

  186. DI Dante Stills, West Virginia

    Stills is a tweener with a mediocre arsenal to get after opposing quarterbacks. However, his athleticism is worth taking a chance on later in the draft.

  187. 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.

  188. WR Dontayvion Wicks, Virginia

     

  189. C Jake Andrews, Troy

     

  190. LB Ventrell Miller, Florida

     

  191. S DeMarcco Hellams, Alabama

     

  192. EDGE Jose Ramirez, Eastern Michigan

    Ramirez is a playmaker plain and simple. He plays fast with great awareness. That's a player you want in your building.

  193. EDGE Ochaun Mathis, Nebraska

     

  194. LB Cam Jones, Indiana

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

  195. 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.

  196. QB Aidan O'Connell, Purdue

    O'Connell is a quintessential Day 3 QB who can give you a relatively reasonable floor on the cheap.

  197. DI Tyler Lacy, Oklahoma State

     

  198. EDGE Levi Bell, Texas State

     

  199. S Chamarri Conner, Virginia Tech

     

  200. TE Josh Whyle, Cincinnati

    There's worry at Whyle's age that he may be capped out, but he can still be a reliable, if uninspiring, starter in the league.

Safety worth way more than 2 points. Help protect your family with fast, free will.
Sponsor

NFL Draft Featured Tools

  • PFF's Big Board for the 2024 NFL Draft offers three-year player grades, combine measurables, position rankings, and in-depth player analysis for all of the top draft prospects.

    Available with

  • Our exclusive database, featuring the most in-depth collection of NCAA player performance data.

    Available with

Subscriptions

Unlock the 2023 Fantasy Draft Kit, with League Sync, Live Draft Assistant, PFF Grades & Data Platform that powers all 32 Pro Teams

$31 Draft Kit Fee + $8.99/mo
OR
$89.88/yr + FREE Draft Kit