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Ranking the top 2023 NFL Draft prospects at every position

Now that the 2022-23 college football season is over, PFF's Mike Renner reveals his top prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft.


QUARTERBACK

A year after many were doing their best to find nice things to say about the crop of draft quarterbacks, the 2023 class has a little something for everyone.


RUNNING BACK

To say the 2023 NFL Draft running back class is loaded would be an understatement. There are multiple backs who didn’t even make this top 10 that would have cracked the top five in the 2022 class.


WIDE RECEIVER

The wide receiver class in the 2023 NFL Draft is arguably the weakest at the position in half a decade, but that doesn’t mean it’s completely bereft of talent.


TIGHT END

Tight end is arguably the strongest position group in the 2023 NFL Draft. There’s a real possibility we see seven-plus tight ends come off the board by the end of Day 2, which hasn't happened since 2019 — and then 2014 before that.


INTERIOR OFFENSIVE LINE

This is one of the weaker interior offensive line classes since PFF started grading college football in 2014. It takes only five interior offensive linemen on the PFF draft board before we are out of Day 2 draft grades.


OFFENSIVE TACKLE

The 2023 offensive tackle class may not feature the top-end talent of the 2022 group that included three top-10 picks and five first-rounders, but the depth into Day 2 is still there.


DEFENSIVE TACKLE

This is as diverse a defensive tackle class as I’ve seen in a few years. This top includes almost every body type you can think of, from tiny three-techniques to long five-techniques and massive nose tackles.


EDGE DEFENDER

The 2023 edge defender class is a deep, deep group with potential impact players stretching into Day 2. The crown jewels are at the top, though.


LINEBACKER

This is no linebacker class. After initial evaluations, there’s a good chance that there’s only one off the board (or possibly none) by the end of the first round. And you don’t even have to get 10 linebackers deep before the Day 2 grades are exhausted. There’s still talent, but many are still projects.


CORNERBACK

There are cornerbacks who ranked inside the top 100 on PFF's draft board who didn’t even make this list. It’s a good year to be in need of coverage help.


SAFETY

The 2023 NFL Draft safety class should provide a deep talent pool throughout Day 2 of the draft. It offers one of the best groups of slot cornerbacks in recent memory along with some size-speed freaks and versatile safeties.

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