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The Defensive All-2023 NFL Draft Team Features Jalen Carter, Will Anderson, and Bryan Bresee

The 2022 college football season has concluded, and it is now that time of the year when everyone drops their All-American team lists. Since we are a scouting and NFL Draft-focused entity, I am presenting the first annual Football Scout 365 All-NFL Draft team.

The all-NFL Draft team will consist of 2023 NFL Draft-eligible players from both the offensive and defensive sides of the football.

Every 2023 All-NFL Draft first-team prospect will be a player we graded as an Instant Impact Player.

What is an Instant Impact Player?

An Instant Impact Player grade indicates a prospect's projected ceiling once the NFL player has entered the NFL and has become an established commodity. The standard is to give a player a two to three-year window to reach their ceiling; some will achieve it much quicker, and some will show signs of their ceiling in years one and two before taking full flight.

Instant Impact Player Examples

Some examples are Josh Allen, who took a few years to develop with the Buffalo Bills. We had Allen as a Developmental prospect entering the NFL with an Instant Impact Ceiling. Tua Tagovailoa is another example in 2022 with the Dolphins. Tua finally hit his stride after we graded him equally to Joe Burrow before the 2020 NFL Draft. Tua was on his way to becoming a bust, but after being paired with the right coach and elite WR's, Tua is achieving his expected pre-draft potential.

You can learn more about our player grades and the metrics used to measure each prospect we grade. Click here to learn more.

2023 All-NFL Draft Team Defense

Edge Rushers

(ED1) Will Anderson, Edge Alabama (Top 10 Projection)

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. Anderson does not get a lot of pass coverage reps; this is an area he can improve in with more opportunities. Anderson has the athleticism to be a decent pass defender when needed.

(ED2) Myles Murphy, Edge Clemson (Top 10 Projection)

(ED3) Nolan Smith, Edge Georgia (Top 10 Projection)

Interior Defensive Lineman

(IDL1) Jalen Carter, IDL Georgia (Top 10 Projection)

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 from his dense lower half, his elite positional athleticism, and quick hands. Carter will need to improve his ability to handle and move off of double teams at the next level.

(IDL2) Bryan Bresee, IDL Clemson (Top 10 Projection)

(IDL3) Gervon Dexter, IDL Florida (Late 1st-Early 2nd Projection)

Off Ball Linebackers

(LB1) Trenton Simpson, LB Clemson (Late 1st-Early to Mid 2nd Projection)

(LB2) Noah Sewell, LB Oregon (2nd-3rd Round Projection)

(LB3) Drew Sanders, LB Arkansas (2nd-4th Round Projection)


(CB1) Kelee Ringo, CB Georgia (Top 20 Projection)

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.

(CB2) Cam Smith, CB South Carolina (Top 20 Projection)

(CB3) Joey Porter Jr., CB Penn State (Mid to Late 1st-Early 2nd Projection)


(S1) Antonio Johnson, S Texas A&M (Late 1st-Early to Mid 2nd Projection)

(S2) Brian Branch, S Alabama (Early to Mid 2nd-3rd Round Projection)

(S3) Jordan Battle, S Alabama (2nd-4th Round Projection)


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