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    2023 NFL Draft EDGE Class: Will Anderson Jr. Looms Over a Large Group

    Led by Alabama's Will Anderson Jr., the 2023 NFL Draft EDGE class has a terrific mix of top-end talent and depth in the middle and later rounds.

    The 2023 NFL Draft class is stocked to the brim with quality edge-rushing talent. Here’s the full group of EDGE prospects set to be available in April. Who are the top names you need to know?

    2023 EDGE Draft Class

    These are the EDGEs for the 2023 NFL Draft, listed by last name in alphabetical order:

    • Yasir Abdullah, Louisville
    • Mitchell Agude, Miami (FL)
    • Deslin Alexandre, Pittsburgh
    • Brevin Allen, Campbell
    • MJ Anderson, Iowa State
    • Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
    • Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Kansas State
    • Habakkuk Baldonado, Pittsburgh
    • Keshawn Banks, San Diego State
    • Robert Beal Jr., Georgia
    • Francis Bemiy, Southern Utah
    • Kivon Bennett, Arkansas State
    • Eric Black, Stony Brook
    • Zachary Blackiston, Heidelberg
    • Marcus Bragg, Auburn
    • Alfred Bryant, Indiana
    • Andre Carter II, Army
    • Randy Charlton, Mississippi State
    • Charlie Cleveland, Tiffin
    • DJ Coleman, Missouri
    • Brenton Cox Jr., Florida
    • Isaiah Curry, Valdosta State
    • YaYa Diaby, Louisville
    • Kevin Ellis, Missouri State
    • Ikenna Enechukwu, Rice
    • Andrew Farmer, Lane
    • Viliami Fehoko, San Jose State
    • Jordan Ferguson, Middle Tennessee State
    • Isaiah Foskey, Notre Dame
    • TyJuan Garbutt, Virginia Tech
    • Ali Gaye, LSU
    • Celestin Haba, Texas A&M Commerce
    • Derick Hall, Auburn
    • Keiondre Hall, Pittsburg State
    • Malik Hamm, Lafayette
    • Nick Hampton, Appalachian State
    • Devin Harrell, North Carolina A&T
    • Jalen Harris, Arizona
    • Zach Harrison, Ohio State
    • Marcus Haynes, Old Dominion
    • K.J. Henry, Clemson
    • Jamal Hines, Toledo
    • Adrian Hope, Coastal Carolina
    • Dylan Horton, TCU
    • Phillip Huff Jr., UNLV
    • Thomas Incoom, Central Michigan
    • DJ Johnson, Oregon
    • Durrell Johnson, Liberty
    • Andre Jones, Louisiana
    • D’Anthony Jones, Houston
    • Juwuan Jones, Western Kentucky
    • Truman Jones, Harvard
    • Victor Jones, Akron
    • Anthony Jordan, Glenville State
    • Nelson Jordan II, Alabama State
    • Lake Korte-Moore, British Columbia
    • Isaiah Land, Florida A&M
    • Titus Leo, Wagner
    • Eku Leota, Auburn
    • Brock Martin, Oklahoma State
    • Ochaun Mathis, Nebraska
    • Arnold Mbembe, Lincoln
    • Jermaine McDaniel Jr., North Carolina A&T
    • Will McDonald IV, Iowa State
    • Isaiah McGuire, Missouri
    • Jason Mercier, Jackson State
    • KeShaun Moore, Hampton
    • Travez Moore, Arizona State
    • Mike Morris, Michigan
    • Caleb Murphy, Ferris State
    • Myles Murphy, Clemson
    • Durell Nchami, Maryland
    • Garrett Nelson, Nebraska
    • Reid Nickerson, Yale
    • Michael Nobile, Delaware Valley
    • BJ Ojulari, LSU
    • CJ Onyechi, Colorado State
    • Derek Parish, Houston
    • David Perales, Fresno State
    • Lonnie Phelps, Kansas
    • Dominic Quewon, Southern Miss
    • Justin Ragin, Jackson State
    • Jose Ramirez, Eastern Michigan
    • Tavius Robinson, Ole Miss
    • Thomas Rush, Minnesota
    • Kelle Sanders, UAB
    • Amir Siddiq, Charlotte
    • Nolan Smith, Georgia
    • George Tarlas, Boise State
    • Tyler Tate, Millersville
    • Noah Taylor, North Carolina
    • Ronnie Thomas, Mississippi Valley State
    • BJ Thompson, Stephen F. Austin
    • Tuli Tuipulotu, USC
    • Lukas Van Ness, Iowa
    • Spencer Waege, North Dakota State
    • John Waggoner, Iowa
    • Leonard Warner III, Florida State
    • Tyrus Wheat, Mississippi State
    • Keion White, Georgia Tech
    • Tyree Wilson, Texas Tech
    • Byron Young, Tennessee

    Who Are the Top Edge Defenders in the 2023 NFL Draft?

    There are over 100 eligible EDGE prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft, ranging from the Power Five level, to the FCS, to Division II. It’s always a talent-dense position, but this year’s group of edge rushers is particularly large and wide-ranging in player types.

    Will Anderson Jr. is widely regarded as the top EDGE prospect in the 2023 NFL Draft class, but he has competition. Myles Murphy, Tyree Wilson, Isaiah Foskey, Lukas Van Ness, and Nolan Smith are just a few who’ve occupied the first round in mock drafts alongside Anderson.

    The names don’t stop there. Prospects like BJ Ojulari, Derick Hall, Keion White, Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Andre Carter II, Isaiah McGuire, Tuli Tuipulotu, and others add volume to the early rounds. And it’s entirely possible that one or two prospects from that group cracks the first round.

    The 2023 NFL Draft EDGE group will satisfy demand in the later rounds, just as it will in the early rounds. Shrine Bowl standouts like Ochaun Mathis, Ikenna Enechukwu, Titus Leo, and Yasir Abdullah represent some of the options that will be available in the Day 3 range for general managers.

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