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2023 NFL Draft: Every top-10 edge defender's highest-graded season

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Will Anderson Jr. (31) and Louisiana Monroe Warhawks quarterback Chandler Rogers (6) during the first half at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Projecting a 2023 NFL draft prospect to the NFL isn’t simply about looking at production from the 2022 season, as measurables and career bodies of work also come into play.

Still, it’s interesting to see when some of the best players in the draft had their best season in college football. Here, we look at the top 10 edge defenders on PFF’s big board and highlight their best season by PFF grade, adding some stats for context.

WILL ANDERSON, ALABAMA

TYREE WILSON, TEXAS TECH

LUKAS VAN NESS, IOWA

NOLAN SMITH, GEORGIA

MYLES MURPHY, CLEMSON

WILL MCDONALD, IOWA STATE

FELIX ANUDIKE-UZOMAH, KANSAS STATE

B.J. OJULARI, LSU

ADETOMIWA ADEBAWORE, NORTHWESTERN

TULI TUIPULOTU, USC

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