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November 2023 NFL Draft Top 50 Big Board Player Rankings

The November edition of our 2023 NFL Draft player rankings features Alabama Edge Will Anderson remaining at the top, followed by Alabama QB Bryce Young and Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud.

QB is projected to go one overall; Will Anderson is a winning lotto ticket

Anderson, Young, or Stroud will be the number one overall draft pick, depending on who you ask. Based on team needs, Bryce Young is our favorite to go number one overall, followed by C.J. Stroud. Will

Someone will win the lottery, with Will Anderson projected to fall because of an influx of QB-needy teams at the top of the draft order. I would not be surprised to see Will Levis drafted top 5. Levis has risen on our board significantly, he will be a popular name come draft season among pundits, and many will argue he should go one overall.

Hendon Hooker will be 25 years old when drafted

Hendon Hooker is our 4th rated QB; we have him ranked 36th overall. His age will be a significant factor when drafted, but the talent is undeniable and could allow him to ascend into a top 20 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. Hooker could be the steal of the draft for a QB-needy team in the middle of round one.

Interior DL is deep and talented

We expect a heavy dose of defensive linemen starting with our top ten, which includes the ultra-talented Jalen Carter from Georgia. Teams in need of bolstering their interior defensive line will have some solid options. We have 4 in the top 50 of our rankings, and we project 10 in the top 100. If a team does not get one early, they will have options in the later rounds.

The RB's, could be the deepest class ever

The RB position is deep and talented; this could be the most talented group since 2017. Texas RB Bijon Robinson leads the way, ranked 12th in our top 50, followed by Alabama's Jahmyr Gibbs and Michigan's Blake Corum. We have 4 RB's in the top 50. We could have as many as 7-10 in the top 100.

The WR's, watch out for Tennessee WR Jalin Hyatt

The WR position might have a bit of a down year in terms of top-tier options, but it is deep. USC's Jordan Addison, TCU's Quentin Johnston, and LSU's Kayshon Boutte lead the way. Watch out for Tennessee WR Jalin Hyatt, who we have ranked as the 4th best WR and 20th overall in the top 50. Hyatt could ascend to a top-15 overall pick before the year ends.

After Further Review NFL Draft Player Evaluations

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1). Edge Will Anderson, Alabama, 6-4, 235lbs

Anderson is an explosive edge player that combines size, speed, and power to win off the edge. Anderson can play standing up or with his hand in the dirt. He provides three-down versatility as a pass rusher and a run defender. As a sophomore, Will Anderson achieved 1st team All-American Status, All-SEC 1st team, and won the Nagurski Award in 2021. If eligible to be drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft, Anderson would have been considered the top prospect on our draft board.

2). QB Bryce Young, Alabama, 6-0, 194lbs

Bryce Young is a solid athlete with a better-than-average arm. He wins with his decision-making and his ability to work through his progressions. Based on our assumptions that Bryce Young will likely declare for the 2023 NFL Draft after one more year of seasoning, he already has shown enough on his tape to have been considered the top QB in this past draft ahead of Kenny Pickett, Malik Willis, and Desmond Ridder.

3). QB C.J. Stroud, Ohio State, 6-3, 218lbs

Stroud is accurate with a strong arm. He can fit the football into tight windows, especially on layered throws between LB's and safeties down the middle. His ability to throw outside the numbers beating coverage, and placing the football only where his receiver has the best chance stands out on tape. C.J. Stroud possesses arm talent in critical areas of the measure. He can throw with touch at all levels, get the ball out quickly when needed, and fire a laser down the seam. Stroud does a good job feeling and handling pressure, but there are moments where you would like to see him use his legs a bit more to keep a play alive.

4). IDL Jalen Carter, Georgia, 6-3, 310lbs

Carter is a disruptive physical force. Carter combines a quick first step and feet like a running back to shoot into gaps. At 6-3, 310lbs, Carter is a densely proportioned twitchy player with quick hips and elite lateral ability. Carter wins with strength generated from his dense lower half; combined with his elite positional athleticism and quick hands, Carter is a problematic defender to block. Carter will need to improve his ability to handle and move off of double teams at the next level.

5). IDL Bryan Bresee, Clemson, 6-5, 300lbs

Bresee possesses elite instant impact upside, and he is a player who has top-ten NFL Draft potential even after missing 2/3 of the 2021 college football season. At 6-5, 300lbs, Bresee possesses elite length. On tape, Bresee has an explosive first step combined with the elite positional strength needed to succeed at the NFL level. He also possesses elite lateral quickness and twitchiness for an interior defender. He can shoot through a gap in a hurry on one play to force a bad throw, and on the next play, he can shoot through a hole to close off a run lane. Bresee can play different techniques along the line, but he projects as a 3-tech in the NFL.

6). Edge Myles Murphy, Clemson, 6-5, 275lbs

In terms of ceiling grades, Murphy possesses one of the highest grades in the 2023 class. He has the athletic and physical tools you want in today's NFL edge rusher. At 6-5, 275lbs, Murphy possesses the elite length needed to go one-on-one with today's top NFL tackles. On tape, Murphy exhibits an elite first step combined with elite-level lateral quickness for his position. His athleticism allows him to accelerate into a gap or execute stunts using his high-level agility. His assets do not end with quickness; he can win with speed or power at the point of attack. Using his dense frame and elite strength, Murphy can anchor and hold the edge in the run game or bull through a blocker on his way to the QB.

7). ED Nolan Smith, Georgia, 6-3, 235lbs

Smith is an edge player with excellent athleticism for his position. in high school, he reportedly ran a 4.5 40 and posted a near 40in vertical, which correlates to his elite first step and downhill explosiveness. Smith also possesses elite lateral quickness for his position. He has good power for an edge defender his size at 6-3, 235lbs. Smith likes to place a blocker in conflict. He can bend a tackle wide with speed, use his quick twitch ability to freeze the blocker, and then attack his weakest leverage on his way to the QB. Smith's athleticism allows him to play in coverage as needed.

8). QB WIll Levis, Kentucky, 6-3, 232lbs

Levis might be the most creative of the top-rated QB's in the 2023 class. His ability to keep a play alive with his legs is an area that NFL scouts and GM's will fall in love with as he possesses the toolsy style of play of today's top young NFL QB's. He has a big arm; he can throw off platform and from different arm slots. An area where he is noticeably ahead of a guy like Josh Allen while he was in college is his ability to change his throw pace as needed. Levis can hit a throw at any field level with good accuracy. Levis will need to work on his anticipatory throws in 2022. Will Levis will start the 2022 season with a Developmental grade while possessing an Instant Impact ceiling grade.

9). WR Jordan Addison, USC, 6-0 185lbs

Jordan Addison is an elite separator who can vary his route speed, lulling a DB to sleep before exploding into the top of his route. He possesses elite agility putting defenders on skates in space with bad angles after the catch. Addison is an elite-level hands catcher; he snags the ball out of the air and handles the fastball on short and intermediate throws with ease, which goes hand in hand with his ability to track the football on deep routes. Addison will likely be limited to the slot at the NFL level due to his lean frame and short stature. He has the three-level route running ability to be an elite-level go-to WR at the next level.

10). CB Kelee Ringo, Georgia, 6-2, 205lbs

Ringo is another Georgia Bulldog with top-ten NFL Draft potential. Ringo is a lengthy press man corner at 6-2 205lbs; he plays aggressively. Ringo uses his strength and long arms to attack the catch point with good body control muscling the football away from the receiver. The former 10.43sec 100M track star can run with the fastest receivers on the field. In addition, he possesses the twitchiness and fluidity needed to play at a high level in the NFL. Ringo does not allow receivers to gain a step very often; when they do, he has the explosiveness to close fast. Ringo must learn to use his aggression as needed at the NFL level. His physicality in the NFL might be deemed too aggressive and lead to penalties in coverage. He will need to improve eye discipline; he can get caught by play action, pump fakes, and double moves by receivers.

11). OT Peter Skoronski, Northwestern, 6-4, 315

12). RB Bijan Robinson, Texas, 6-3, 220

13). WR Quentin Johnston, TCU, 6-4, 212

14). WR Kayshon Boutte, LSU, 6-3, 200

15). ED Tyree Wilson, Texas Tech, 6-6, 275

16). OT Broderick Jones, Georgia, 6-4, 315

17). CB Cam Smith, South Carolina, 6-0, 185

18). TE Michael Mayer, Notre Dame, 6-5, 251

19). OT Paris Johnson Jr, Ohio State, 6-6, 315

20). WR Jalin Hyatt, Tennessee, 6-0, 185

21). LB Trenton Simpson, Clemson, 6-3, 230

22). WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State, 6-0, 198

23). ED Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Kansas State, 6-4, 255

24). RB Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama, 5-11, 200

25). ED Isaiah Foskey, Notre Dame, 6-5, 257

26). CB Joey Porter Jr, Penn State, 6-3, 195

27). S Antonio Johnson, Texas A&M, 6-3, 200

28). ED Andre Carter II, Army, 6-7, 265

29). OT Anton Harrison, Oklahoma, 6-6, 309

30). CB Garrett Williams, Syracuse, 6-0, 190

31). WR Josh Downs, UNC, 5-11, 171

32). ED Jared Verse, Florida State, 6-3, 246

33). CB Clark Phillips III, Utah, 5-10, 184

34). RB Blake Corum, Michigan, 5-8, 212

35). WR Parker Washington, Penn State, 5-10, 212

36). QB Hendon Hooker, Tennessee, 6-4, 218

37). IOL Cooper Beebe, Kansas State, 6-4, 322

38). LB Noah Sewell, Oregon, 6-3, 249

39). S Jordan Battle, Alabama, 6-3, 210

40). TE Dalton Kincaid, Utah, 6-4, 242

41). CB Devon Witherspoon, Illinois, 6-0, 180

42). OT Olumuyiwa Fashanu, Penn State, 6-6, 308

43). CB Kris Abrams-Draine, Missouri, 5-11, 178

44). IOL Andrew Vorhees, USC, 6-6, 325

45). ED B.J. Ojulari, LSU, 6-3, 245

46). IDL Gervon Dexter, Florida, 6-5, 318

47). ED Zach Harrison, Ohio State, 6-6, 265

48). ED Will McDonald IV, Iowa State 6-4, 245

49). IDL Jaquelin Roy, LSU, 6-4, 302

50). RB Sean Tucker, Syracuse, 5-10, 210


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