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Now that the 2022 college football season is over, it’s officially draft season.
It kicks off this week with the East-West Shrine Bowl, an all-star game that serves as an opportunity for some of the top college players to show off their talents to NFL evaluators and a national audience. Here are the highest-graded players who will be in attendance in Las Vegas, Nevada.
(Note: This isn’t a list of the best prospects at the Shrine Bowl according to PFF’s big board. This is purely the highest-graded players in attendance from the 2022 college football season.)
1. DI Kobie Turner, Wake Forest Demon Deacons (92.2)
Turner started his career as a walk-on at FCS Richmond.
After dominating there, the redshirt senior transferred to Wake Forest. His overall grade this season trailed only Georgia’s Jalen Carter among Power Five interior defensive linemen. Carter, by the way, is PFF’s No. 2 overall prospect in the 2023 NFL Draft. Turner led all Power Five interior defensive linemen with a 93.1 run-defense grade this year. He’s a top-100 prospect on PFF’s big board.
Wake Forest and Richmond Transfer Kobie Turner is a good player. pic.twitter.com/g8oBjDhDnf
— Cory (@realcorykinnan) October 22, 2022
2. EDGE Viliami Fehoko, San Jose State Spartans (90.9)
Fehoko was one of only three edge defenders in the country to earn 85.0-plus grades as both a pass rusher and a run defender. The other two are Alabama’s Will Anderson Jr. and Bowling Green’s Karl Brooks. Anderson is a top-five prospect on PFF’s big board, while Brooks is a borderline second-round prospect.
Fehoko racked up the fourth-most pressures in the nation this year (65). He’s an early fourth-round prospect on PFF's big board.
Viliami Fehoko has been a Dick Wrecker™️ all year for SJSU. Standing up, hand in the dirt, multiple alignments. 6’4 260. Draft eligible. Second cousin of Vita Vea
— Jinx (@Smartest1here) November 16, 2022
3. DI Moro Ojomo, Texas Longhorns (90.6)
Ojomo was one of only four Power Five interior defensive linemen with top-15 grades as both a pass rusher and a run defender.
The senior’s 91.4 run-defense grade ranked fourth best in the nation at the position. Ojomo is a top-70 prospect on PFF’s big board.
Moro Ojomo with two great plays in a row. Stuffs the run on second down and forced a misfire from Shough with pressure off the edge.
— Hudson Standish (@247Hudson) September 25, 2021
4. DI Devonnsha Maxwell, Chattanooga Mocs (90.0)
Maxwell’s 92.3 grade over the past two seasons ranks second among FCS interior defensive linemen.
The senior leads that same group with 23 sacks over the span, while his 19 tackles for loss or no gain are tied for the second most. Maxwell is currently a seventh-rounder on PFF’s big board.
Looks draftable and could give the Mocs back-to-back draft picks. pic.twitter.com/BS2AN2q7mT
— Devin Jackson (@RealD_Jackson) September 26, 2022
5. OT Colby Sorsdal, William & Mary Tribe (89.9)
The senior didn’t allow any sacks in 2022 and earned the third-best run-blocking grade among FCS tackles (89.2).
Excited to welcome First-Team All American and @WMTribeFootball captain Colby Sorsdal to the #ShrineBowl @colby_sorsdal is a five year starter who has size, strength, toughness, and instincts. Love his movement efficiency and heavy hands to punch, steer, and finish #Earned https://t.co/wUrokURDZm pic.twitter.com/tGIm5SAPVz
— Shane Coughlin (@Shane__Coughlin) January 18, 2023
6. RB Mohamed Ibrahim, Minnesota Golden Gophers (89.8)
Ibrahim was the ultimate chain-mover for Minnesota. He led the nation this year with 110 combined first downs and touchdowns on runs.
The sixth-year senior also led the Power Five with 1,675 rushing yards and 1,106 yards after contact. Ibrahim is currently a sixth-round prospect on PFF’s big board.
7. EDGE Jose Ramirez, Eastern Michigan Eagles (88.3)
Ramirez’s 28 run stops were a top-10 total among all edge defenders in the nation this year. His 90.5 pass-rushing grade was a top-15 mark among that same group. Ramirez is currently a fifth-round prospect on PFF’s big board.
4 Sack game for Eastern Michigan Jose Ramirez! pic.twitter.com/CiXyKl5rDk
— Robert Cardona (@CARDONAFAM29) October 9, 2022
8. DI Desjuan Johnson, Toledo Rockets (88.1)
Johnson was the most valuable interior defensive lineman in the country this season, according to PFF’s wins above average metric.
The senior was one of only five FBS interior defensive linemen to earn top-10 grades as both a pass rusher and a run defender. His 13 tackles for loss or no gain tied for the most among at the position in college football, while his eight sacks tied for the eighth most.
Destructive Desjuan Johnson ????
— College Football Network (@CFN365) October 29, 2022
9. EDGE BJ Thompson, Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (86.6)
Thompson’s 92.6 pass-rushing grade ranked second among FCS edge defenders this season.
The senior also posted an 18.1% pass-rush win rate that placed among the 30 best in the FCS at edge defender. He’s currently a sixth-round prospect on PFF’s big board.
Wasn’t a great game for #StephenFAustin yesterday, but EDGE BJ Thompson (#3) had some quick wins at the LOS that forced quick throws and had a nice chase down on 4th down, showcasing his closing speed.
Consistency in maintaining gap in run game will be something to watch. pic.twitter.com/8ZhRmFDXgJ
— Devin Jackson (@RealD_Jackson) August 28, 2022
10. DI Dante Stills, West Virginia Mountaineers (85.7)
Stills’ 90.3 run-defense grade was the fifth-best mark among Power Five interior defensive linemen this season.
Dante Stills with the defensive lineman INT❗ pic.twitter.com/CVBesZwHeU
— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) November 6, 2021
11. EDGE Yasir Abdullah, Louisville Cardinals (84.3)
Abdullah was a top-five edge defender in the Power Five in sacks, pressures and pressure rate this season.
The senior’s 10 tackles for loss or no gain tied for sixth among that same group, as well. Abdullah is currently a fifth-round prospect on PFF’s big board.
Can’t wait to see how Yasir Abdullah does at the @ShrineBowl this year.
Louisville EDGE was top-five in the Power Five in pressures, sacks and pressure-rate. Was also sixth with 10 TFLs/no-gain.
Sleeper in 2023 Draft.pic.twitter.com/hXuWYfksKO
— Max Chadwick (@Chad_Maxwick) January 19, 2023
12. LB Isaiah Moore, N.C. State Wolfpack (84.2)
Moore established himself as one of the best run defenders in the country this season, earning a 94.4 run-defense grade to lead all Power Five defenders.
His 21 tackles for loss or no gain were tied for the most in the country, regardless of position.
14. RB Jordan Mims, Fresno State Bulldogs (83.8)
Mims ran for 81 combined first downs and touchdowns this season, tied for the seventh most in the country.
The senior also protected the football better than any other running back in the nation. His 260 attempts without a fumble were the most in the FBS.
— Fresno State Football ???? (@FresnoStateFB) September 11, 2022
T-14. WR A.T. Perry, Wake Forest Demon Deacons (83.4)
A.T. Perry tied for fourth among Power Five wide receivers this season with an 83.4 grade.
The redshirt junior’s 54 receiving first downs and touchdowns also tied for fourth among the same group. Perry is currently a high fourth-round prospect on PFF’s big board.
— ACC Network (@accnetwork) September 18, 2021
T-14. WR Demario Douglas, Liberty Flames (83.4)
Douglas is a dangerous player with the ball in his hands. The redshirt sophomore’s 20 forced missed tackles on receptions formed a top-10 figure in the country among wide receivers. Douglas is a seventh-round prospect on PFF’s big board.
Like… How @dreamchaser031 ????
Demario Douglas is a cheat code! ???? pic.twitter.com/GI68Z85V9X
— Liberty Football (@LibertyFootball) September 19, 2021