Top 2023 NFL Draft Prospects: Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud Heads a Talented Class

With two-thirds of the college football season complete, C.J. Stroud leads our top prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft -- but who will join him?

With two-thirds of the college football season behind us, it’s time to start analyzing who the top prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft class are. It’s a fluid process that ebbs and flows as we grind more tape, write more reports, and players declare or return to school. But this allows you to get a head start on the future stars of the NFL while they are still entertaining the nation during college football Saturdays.

2023 NFL Draft Prospects Led by C.J. Stroud

1) C.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State

Cast aside your Ohio State objections. Throw out your feelings on Justin Fields or any Buckeyes quarterback who has come before. Suppositions about supporting cast are superfluous to the scouting process. The latest in a long line of quarterbacks out of Columbus is the best there’s been. C.J. Stroud is the real deal.

His performances this year confirm what we thought we knew down the stretch of last season and into summer scouting. He boasts the size (6’3″, 215 pounds), arm talent (both in terms of deep ball strength and short-area velocity), accuracy, and off-script creativity to make an immediate impact at the NFL level.

2) Will Anderson Jr., EDGE, Alabama

For many, Alabama outside linebacker Will Anderson Jr. is the very best amongst the crop of 2023 NFL draft prospects. Even within the four walls of the Pro Football Network Draft department, Anderson is ranked as the top prospect in the class by some. The line between Ohio State quarterback Stroud and the Crimson Tide defensive conqueror is wafer-thin.

The hyper-productive, ultra-athletic pass rusher is certainly a dominant defensive prospect. Anderson is a 6’4″, 235-pound, fire-breathing ball of chaos. He is equally adept at using his explosive burst and speed to bend around the edge as he is using his powerful, violent hands to punish any offensive lineman who dares to get in his way.

3) Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia

Despite all their success in the previous cycle, it may appear ludicrous to state that the best of the Georgia Bulldogs’ prospects from last year’s national championship-winning side might actually reside in the 2023 NFL draft. However, ludicrous is about as accurate and apt a word as you can use to describe defensive tackle Jalen Carter.

Like those Bulldogs brutes before him, Carter’s athleticism beggars belief, with the agility of a man half his 6’3″, 310-pound size. He’s a genuine difference-maker with the technical tools to weaponize his astonishing athletic accomplishments.

An MCL injury has halted his ascension up draft boards this fall, but it would be a foolish man who bets against him earning significant attention next April.

4) Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State

Aside from his own special skill set, there’s a reason why Stroud has been able to be successful this season. The Buckeyes’ offensive line has allowed him plenty of time in the pocket while also paving the way for an impressive double-headed ground-game monster. That unit has been led by the best left tackle in the nation, Paris Johnson Jr.

Johnson started the season ranked highly amongst offensive tackle prospects in the 2023 NFL draft despite his lack of experience at the position. However, in scouting him through the summer, it was apparent that his elite skill set at guard would transition outside — and it has.

Johnson is already built like an NFL tackle, has the power to be impactful in protection and run blocking, and is an elite-level athlete capable of mirroring any pass rusher.

5) Bryce Young, QB, Alabama

Entering the season neck and neck with Stroud for the honor of QB1 of the 2023 NFL draft class, Bryce Young‘s prospects appear to have taken a downturn in the first half of the season. Existing concerns about his apparent sub-6’0″ height have been heightened (pun intended) after missing time with a shoulder injury sustained while scrambling to avoid contact.

However, there’s no denying that Young has some top-tier traits as a passer prospect in this class. Few signal-callers play with the poise that the young Alabama quarterback brings to the table.

He’s a calm and precise passer who throws accurate balls to all levels of the field. Meanwhile, he boasts the leadership qualities that the very best exude, routinely strapping his team to his back and guiding them to victory.

6) Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas

Running backs do matter, it transpires. This is especially true when that running back is a unique talent who promises to return the RB position to the draft’s first round next April. There’s a theory amongst fans and online analysts that you shouldn’t take a running back in the first round. Texas’ Bijan Robinson will be the ultimate litmus test of that theory.

The thing is, Robinson isn’t merely a running back — at least, that isn’t how he should be solely considered. Yes, he can run the rock with vision, physicality, creation capacity, burst, and enough long speed to rip off chunk plays for fun.

However, he also runs routes like a receiver with the ball skills to pull off highlight-reel catches. “Offensive weapon” is a more apt designation for the Texas playmaker who sits among our top 10 2023 NFL draft prospects.

7) Myles Murphy, EDGE, Clemson

While their offense has struggled this season, Clemson has a plethora of defensive prospects in the 2023 NFL draft. The Tigers’ front seven has the potential to challenge the success of the historic “Power Rangers” unit from 2018. The leading prospect in the group is defensive end Myles Murphy, who has already bolstered his statistical résumé substantially just two-thirds into the 2022 college football regular season.

At 6’5″ and 275 pounds, Murphy puts the “big” into big defensive end. He’s a formidable opponent for any offensive lineman who can win with size, strength, and power alone.

However, he adds an alluring athletic profile with an explosive first step and enough flexibility to bend around the edge. With an impressive toolbox and hand usage, he should challenge to be the second defensive end/edge prospect off the board in April.

8) Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame

While true sophomore Brock Bowers garnered early attention as the top tight end in the nation, Notre Dame’s Michael Mayer has quietly gone about his business before exploding into the national spotlight in recent weeks.

Long considered the best of the tight end prospects in the 2023 NFL draft, he’s solidifying himself as one of the top talents in the entire class regardless of position.

Mayer is an exquisite receiving tight end. He uses his body control and size-relative athleticism to make plays that some smaller WRs can only dream of. At the catch point, he has the ball tracking, hand strength, and physicality. Mayer is also an impressive blocker at the tight end position, both technically and with sheer physicality.

9) Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson

Like the quarterback position, the battle to be named LB1 of the 2023 NFL draft class appeared in the preseason as a hard-fought affair between two marquee prospects. The potential for them to ebb and flow as they develop through the year means it might not be until April we can decipher who will be the first one off the board.

For now, Clemson linebacker Trenton Simpson has a slight advantage. Pigeonholing him as a linebacker is almost unfair. Simpson fills that Isaiah Simmons-type role — although a direct comparison is both lazy and inaccurate — for the Tigers’ defense. Incredibly athletic, explosive, and strong despite a slightly slender frame, he consistently flashes his ability and value in all phases of defense as a dominant playmaking threat.

10) Isaiah Foskey, EDGE, Notre Dame

Although it’s not been a particularly successful season for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and that might be putting it nicely, they still have the potential to land two prospects in the first round of the 2023 NFL draft. Perceived positional value might impact Mayer, but there’s no shortage of need for dominant EDGE prospects.

That’s exactly what Isaiah Foskey is. At 6’5″ and 260 pounds, the Notre Dame EDGE has great size to be an NFL pass rusher. Furthermore, he’s long, explosive, and plays the game with impressive power. If he can continue to refine the technical elements of his game, Foskey can assert himself as one of the top EDGE players in this class.

11) Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia

The top-ranked cornerback prospect on our current 2023 NFL Draft Big Board is Georgia standout Kelee Ringo. He entered the season with high expectations and has done nothing but live up to them this fall.

The 6’2″, 205-pound Bulldog is a rare breed, boasting ludicrous, unexpected track speed for a man of his size and playing with the expected ferocity and physicality for his build. Technical improvements this fall have helped his ascension to the pinnacle of his position.

12) Bryan Bresee, DT, Clemson

A college career spent battling injuries and recent health concerns might impact where Bryan Bresee sits amongst his fellow 2023 NFL draft contemporaries. When he’s on the field, however, few players can match his defensive dominance.

At 6’5″ and 300 pounds, he’s a game-wrecking presence who flashes power and technical excellence from his long arms. Bresee is an unrelenting juggernaut who can win with power, technique, or pure athleticism.

13) Noah Sewell, LB, Oregon

Battling Clemson’s Simpson for the moniker of LB1 is Oregon’s Noah Sewell. While he lacks the all-around athleticism in coverage that makes the Clemson prospect so appealing, Sewell is a 6’3″, 250-pound physical freak who comes flying downhill with disturbing ferocity and a nose for the ball that makes him extremely dangerous. He’s been effective in coverage this season despite some concerns over his fluidity in that area of his game.

14) Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina

South Carolina has a reputation for producing physical cornerback prospects, and their 2023 NFL draft offering is no exception to the rule. Cam Smith plays the game with the level of swagger and intensity that former Gamecock cornerback Jaycee Horn exuded during his time in the SEC.

In addition to his physicality in multiple phases of the game, Smith is a legitimate playmaker with the size, length, and eye-popping vertical explosion to be a ball hawk in an NFL secondary.

15) Antonio Johnson, CB, Texas A&M

As Tariq Woolen showcases how devastatingly impactful a tall, long, athletic freak at the cornerback position can be in the NFL, the 2023 NFL draft serves us up Texas A&M’s Antonio Johnson.

He’s a 6’3″, 200-pound juggernaut with impressive closing speed and fluidity of movement, while boasting the length to be impactful at the catch point. Despite a high nickel usage during his Aggies career, Johnson could slide into any position in the secondary at the next level.

16) Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State

Here come the wide receivers! This is an intriguing position group in this class, with several prospects who could be the first off the board in the 2023 NFL draft. An early front-runner, despite missing some time with injury, is Ohio State’s Jaxon Smith-Njigba.

The 6’0″, 197-pound WR is a true three-level threat who exudes catch-point prowess while possessing tantalizing route-running potential. People inside the Buckeyes building believe JSN is a better pass catcher than either of last cycle’s two first-rounders.

17) Jordan Addison, WR, USC

When you’re able to play at a ridiculously high level in two different systems — with two different quarterbacks — it’s fair to say that you’re the difference maker. Such is the case for Jordan Addison, the reigning Biletnikoff Award winner.

While knocked for his slight size (6’0″, 175 pounds), the former Pitt pass catcher is an electric speed merchant who uses his pace and change-of-direction ability to create separation for fun at all three levels of the field.

18) Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU

After a quiet start to the season, Quentin Johnston is showcasing why there was so much hype about him as one of the top wide receiver prospects in the 2023 NFL draft. The 6’4″, 195-pound TCU product is a big-bodied pass catcher with elite catch radius to be a danger on the boundary or in the red zone.

However, his elite-for-size athleticism also means he adds an extra layer of menace to provide a three-level threat. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him as the first WR off the board if he continues on his current trajectory.

19) Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn State

A new entry from the preseason edition of our top 2023 NFL draft prospects, Olumuyiwa Fashanu is a rapidly ascending offensive tackle who has helped the Penn State offense to be one of the most competitive in the nation.

The 6’6″, 308-pound OT prospect has outstanding physical tools matched only by elevated technical use of his extremities. While young, Fashanu has high football IQ and boasts high character off the field.

20) Felix Anudike-Uzomah, EDGE, Kansas State

His name might be a mouthful, but Felix Anudike-Uzomah has proven to be a handful for offensive tackles across the nation. After a sensationally productive campaign last season, the Kansas State EDGE has been terrorizing offensive lines again this fall.

More impressive than the statistics are the speed and power with which Anudike-Uzomah plays the game. He’s a true game-wrecking machine who can hold his own against the run while continuing to develop a pass-rush toolbox and plan through what promises to be the final season of his college career.

21) Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia

After appearing to be a limited class this time around, the emergence of several prospects this season should excite teams in the market for an offensive tackle in the 2023 NFL draft.

One of those emerging prospects is Georgia’s Broderick Jones, who at 6’4″ might be considered undersized in NFL terms but mitigates that concern with the strength and violence to be a pro pass protector. Meanwhile, his explosive athleticism bodes well for his run-blocking projection at the next level.

22) Kayshon Boutte, WR, LSU

As the LSU offense struggled to find their feet early in the Brian Kelly era, Kayshon Boutte was more frustrated than productive, raising some questions about his mindset that could impact his stock.

On his day — like against Florida this fall — there’s no doubt that the LSU pass catcher is one of the best in the nation, with explosive acceleration, speed, and twitchiness that allows him to leave opponents in knots. While he can compete at the catch point, consistency in this regard can help complete a promising pro projection.

23) Clark Phillips III, CB, Utah

Utah hasn’t had a first-round cornerback since 1971, and there aren’t many 5’9″ defensive backs taken within the first 32 picks, either. Both facts are irrelevant when discussing Clark Phillips III as one of the premier cornerback prospects in the 2023 NFL draft.

While he’s likely to be tabbed as “undersized,” the Utah playmaker boasts the physicality, football intelligence, ball skills, and athletic profile to be scheme-versatile and instantly impact anywhere in an NFL secondary — even on the boundary.

24) Brian Branch, DB, Alabama

Although Malachi Moore began the season as the versatile Alabama defensive back to watch, Brian Branch has found his rightful spot amongst our top 2023 NFL draft prospects.

Branch is a do-it-all defensive stud who pairs top-tier football instincts with the athletic ability to put them into action and a motor that keeps running all game long.

His impact has been felt in opposing backfields, with a career-high six tackles for loss and five sacks with games still to play. You’ll struggle to find a more reliable tackler in the nation.

25) Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State

Penn State has plenty of potential prospects in the 2023 NFL draft, but few of them are capable of making their impact felt like Joey Porter Jr. At 6’2″ and 198 pounds, the Penn State cornerback has NFL size and plays the game with the physicality you’d expect from those proportions.

He also boasts impressive arm length, impacting the catch point with his long levers. Porter weaponizes speed and fluidity with high-level instincts to click and close on the ball with devastating ferocity.

26) Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State

Mississippi State cornerback Emmanuel Forbes is quietly having one of the best seasons of any 2023 NFL draft cornerback prospect. With four games left to play, he has five interceptions — the second time in his career hitting that mark.

The underrated Bulldogs ball player is a defensive dynamo with the length, vertical athleticism, quick footwork, route recognition, and physicality to be a Day 1 NFL starter at cornerback. Meanwhile, he utilizes those attributes to add special teams value as a kick/punt blocker.

27) Calijah Kancey, DT, Pittsburgh

It’s dangerous to make comparisons where the Pitt football program is concerned. However, Calijah Kancey can potentially be the most disruptive Pitt DL prospect since Aaron Donald.

Kancey combines incredible functional athleticism with impressive technical refinement to wreck games as a pass rusher and run stopper. The NFL might consider him undersized to play on the interior at 6’0″ and 275 pounds. Yet, he routinely turns his weakness into a strength by playing with a low pad level to dominate.

28) Tyree Wilson, EDGE, Texas Tech

Tyree Wilson came into the season as something of an unknown to casual college football fans but with a high reputation in scouting circles. At 6’6″, 275 pounds, the Texas Tech defensive end is big, long (35 5/8″ arms and an 86″ wingspan), and powerful.

He has the athletic tools to be dangerously impactful at the next level. For his size, Wilson is impressively bendy around the edge. He’s lived up to the hype so far this season, earning a spot among our top 50 prospects in the 2023 NFL draft class.

29) Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama

Following his transfer from Georgia Tech to Alabama, Jahmyr Gibbs is delivering on his potential and asserting himself not just as one of the best running backs in the nation but as one of the top prospects at any position in the 2023 NFL draft class.

With Young injured, Gibbs has carried the Crimson Tide, showcasing his vision, acceleration, and elusiveness as a pure running back. He also possesses incredible receiving skills, and when asked to step up in protection, he makes bone-crunching blocks that offensive linemen would be proud of.

30) Will Levis, QB, Kentucky

Kentucky QB Will Levis continues to be a polarizing prospect in the 2023 NFL draft QB class, especially with some analysts elevating him above Alabama’s Young in their positional rankings. However, there’s clear appeal to Levis as a next-level passer.

The natural velocity he creates with minimal apparent effort is exquisite. He can create off-script impressively well, and he routinely showcases that tough leadership style that has made heroes of players like Josh Allen. Playing with more consistency down the stretch of the season could cement his status as a first-round selection next April.

31) Rashee Rice, WR, SMU

A surprise contender at the top of the WR class, Rashee Rice has consistently showcased his 2023 NFL draft credentials this season for SMU. He’s a smooth-as-silk route runner who can create easy separation with twitchy, deceitful movements.

He also has the speed and elusiveness to add after-the-catch yardage. Meanwhile, Rice’s 6’2″, 203-pound frame gives him an advantage at the catch point, where he’s made several eye-popping grabs either above or through his opponent during a breakout 2022 CFB campaign.

32) Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State

Florida State EDGE Jared Verse has traveled more than most of the top prospects in the 2023 NFL draft — from JUCO to Albany before landing in Tallahassee. But he’s no less worthy of a seat at the top table.

The FSU EDGE wins with speed and power, and he has an ever-growing pass-rush arsenal that allows him to compete with and overcome the best OTs in the game. The 6’4″, 248-pound pass rusher is a menace equally capable of lining up and causing havoc at either end of the defensive line.

33) Josh Downs, WR, North Carolina

Although he’s missed some time during the 2022 college football season with an injury, wide receiver Josh Downs has been a pivotal part of a North Carolina offense transitioning to a new quarterback in Drake Maye.

Downs has ludicrous, game-changing speed. He’s an explosive threat who can take the top off a defense with relative ease. Meanwhile, his ability to change direction with twitchy agility makes him a dangerous component in the short and intermediate range. Some of his red-zone route running is like art in motion.

34) Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern

A highly rated offensive tackle prospect ahead of the season, Peter Skoronski has nothing but confirmed his credentials as one of the best offensive line prospects in the 2023 NFL draft despite Northwestern’s struggles this season. He’s a top-tier technician, an audacious athlete, and boasts a rock-solid anchor in pass protection.

Although his size (6’4″, 315 pounds) and questionable arm length might dictate a move inside to guard at the next level, Skoronski has proven he can play on an island at a high level against some of the high-quality pass rushers that he’s faced during his Wildcats career.

35) Gervon Dexter, DT, Florida

A former five-star recruit who remarkably played both defensive end and tackle at high school, Gervon Dexter is a 6’6″, 313-pound monster at the heart of the defensive line. The formidable Florida defensive tackle gets off blocks with ease with his powerful long arms and plays with devastating strength at the point of attack.

The 2023 NFL draft prospect is also an impressive athlete for his size, showcasing speed and lateral agility to overcome even the most athletic offensive tackles that he faces off against.

36) O’Cyrus Torrence, G, Florida

Something of a projection as one of the best interior offensive line prospects of the 2023 NFL draft ahead of the season, O’Cyrus Torrence has adapted to life in the SEC with relative ease, providing a commanding force in the Florida ground game while proving solid in pass protection for Anthony Richardson.

A 6’5″, 335-pound behemoth, Torrence has been a difference-maker on the interior with size, strength, and power. Furthermore, he possesses surprising athletic ability for his size while improving as a technician this fall.

37) JL Skinner, S, Boise State

Boise State safety JL Skinner remains atop the best safety prospects in the 2023 NFL draft class on our current 2023 Big Board. At 6’4″, 218 pounds, Skinner boasts the rare size that was the bedrock of Kyle Hamilton’s SAF1 candidacy last fall.

From that size comes an unexpected explosion, with the ability to close on an opponent instantly. When he closes, he comes loaded with physicality. A size/explosion/intelligence triple threat, Skinner is a rare playmaker at the Group of Five level who should command significant attention next April.

38) Siaki Ika, DT, Baylor

An absolute colossus at 6’4″, 358 pounds, Siaki Ika is the epitome of a true nose tackle. His sheer size clogs rushing lanes, while he commands double-teams to help free up his teammates to go on the attack.

However, he’s more than just a space eater. Ika has already showcased an impressive pass-rush toolbox, while his first-step explosion and fast, refined handwork ensure that he poses a genuine pass-rush threat. Watching Ika hustle downfield to make a play is a unique college football pleasure.

39) John Michael Schmitz, C, Minnesota

While there might not be a center that commands first-round capital in the 2023 NFL draft class, John Michael Schmitz is causing excitement with his performances for Minnesota this season.

He’s a 6’4″, 320-pound wall at the heart of the Golden Gophers’ offensive line, using his powerful and dense frame to be a physical force. An explosive first step and high-level lateral agility ensure he’s routinely the first man to the marker and can dominate with leverage and angles. Meanwhile, he’s a great second-level, on-the-move blocker.

40) Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia

With Georgia’s top pass rushers from last year departing the program, much was expected of Nolan Smith heading into the season. Although there will be reservations about his size as it pertains to his NFL projection — Smith is on the smaller size at 6’3″, 235 pounds — the Bulldogs’ EDGE possesses impressive strength that he uses to overpower offensive linemen. Furthermore, he showcases the bend capacity and high-level athleticism to win with speed off the edge at the NFL level.

41) BJ Ojulari, EDGE, LSU

One pass rusher who has elevated his draft stock during the 2022 college football season is BJ Ojulari. The LSU product — brother of New York Giants’ Azeez — is an explosive pass rusher with excellent bend and a loaded toolbox.

Importantly for his NFL projection, Ojulari’s showcased that he can combine these moves to be an almost unstoppable force off the edge. While he falls outside the first-round range in these 2023 NFL draft prospect rankings, don’t be surprised to see him penetrate the first round next April.

42) Darnell Wright, OT, Tennessee

Tennessee offensive tackle Darnell Wright boasts prototypical NFL OT size and length, measuring 6’5″, 347 pounds, and a reported arm length of 33 3/4″. The ascending 2023 NFL draft prospect blends violence with power while possessing the athleticism to be a force at the second level in the ground game.

Though he’s manned the right tackle position for the CFP-contending Vols this season, he has valuable experience at both bookends. That could help his stock immensely come April.

43) Henry To’oTo’o, LB, Alabama

While looking like the best linebacker on the Alabama roster last fall, Henry To’oTo’o decided to return to school for the 2022 college football season. In doing so, and proving to be a leading force for the Crimson Tide once more, he’s put himself right at the top of the 2023 NFL draft linebacker prospects.

To’oTo’o showcases high football intelligence, a hot motor, and can be an explosive force in multiple facets of the game. He has the physicality to be a high-level run defender at the NFL level.

44) Cedric Tillman, WR, Tennessee

During last season and before injury during this campaign, Cedric Tillman has established himself as one of the top WR prospects in the 2023 NFL draft class. At 6’3″ and 215 pounds, he’s a big-bodied boundary threat who can win at the catch point while dominating in the red zone.

Far from a one-trick pony, however, Tillman possesses some enticing athletic potential that helps him pose a three-level threat. Averaging over 16 yards per catch for his career is evidence of his big-play ability.

45) Jaylon Carlies, DB, Missouri

Flying under the radar on a bad Missouri team, safety Jaylon Carlies is one of the best safety prospects in the 2023 NFL draft class. The 6’3″, 204-pound third-year defensive back possesses high-level play-recognition skills, excellent closing speed, the length to be a disruptor, and the physicality to defeat blockers and stop the run in the condensed areas of the field. There are multiple bone-shaking tackles on his 2022 tape alone.

46) Matthew Bergeron, OT, Syracuse

A consistent element of Syracuse’s recent run of success has been the play of offensive tackle Matthew Bergeron, who has protected Garrett Shrader’s blind side impeccably while helping carve open rushing lanes for Sean Tucker.

A 6’5″, 324-pound Canadian national, the Orange OT is a violent people-mover with the power to counter and displace the most fierce defensive linemen. Bergeron also possesses the footwork to match speed rushers comfortably.

47) Layden Robinson, G, Texas A&M

Texas A&M provided one of the top interior offensive linemen in the previous cycle, and they’re at it again in the 2023 NFL draft. Layden Robinson might not have received the same national attention as his former teammate, but he’s got a skill set that should earn him serious notoriety next April.

The 6’4″, 320-pound right guard has an impressive anchor in pass protection while possessing a mauler mentality in the ground game. His brute strength in the ground game is a joy to behold. Meanwhile, proving he’s not just a vicious monster, he’s demonstrated the ability to play with good hand placement and timing.

48) Garrett Williams, CB, Syracuse

Garrett Williams has been a pivotal part of the Syracuse secondary since bursting onto the scene as a freshman in 2020. He’s been extremely productive in multiple aspects of defense, whether breaking up plays at the catch point or getting involved behind the line of scrimmage. He’s fast, fluid, and physical, with high-level coverage capability and underappreciated run-game chops that shouldn’t be overlooked in the evaluation process.

49) Sedrick Van Pran, C, Georgia

A key component of the Georgia Bulldogs run to a national championship a year ago, Sedrick Van Pran has continued to assert himself as one of the top interior offensive linemen in the nation this season.

An excellently sized center prospect at 6’4″ and 310 pounds, Van Pran produces brutal strength from his frame, allowing him to play with a mauler mentality that usually ends in disaster for his opponent. However, he’s also an impressive technician with high football intelligence.

50) Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma

Rounding out our current top 50 prospects in the 2023 NFL draft is an ascending offensive tackle prospect who could command first-round attention if he continues his current trajectory.

Boasting requisite left tackle size at 6’5″ and 315 pounds, Oklahoma’s Anton Harrison is also blessed with impressive length. He’s showcased a delightful blend of sheer physical tools and a deeper understanding of the technical aspect of the position as he’s emerged as a true force in this class.

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