We’re almost halfway through the 2022 college football season, and the 2023 NFL Draft is just over six months away. A lot will change over the rest of the season and during the pre-draft in terms of how better prospects stack and who is considered a first round talent, but this class is loaded. We’re talking about franchise quarterbacks, offensive stars, lucky players on the outfield, and shooting guards.
I’ve compiled a list of the top 32 players for the class of 2023, which includes several quarterbacks I think could be starting NFL players. The scores for each player are also listed. Let’s go deeper, starting with an outstanding crash rusher.
Note: junior classes are marked with an asterisk.
one. Will Anderson Jr.OLB, Alabama*
HT: 6 feet 4 | The weight: 243 pounds | Grade: 97
Anderson’s combo of an explosive first step and fast, strong hands is deadly, and he has a quick quarterback eye. He often wins by overwhelming blockers, but he is capable of winning one-on-one in many ways. Contrary to running, he excels at grouping, detecting, disabling, and relentlessly pursuing. And there’s not much good to say about his game instincts. Anderson has five sacks (sixth in the nation), 11 tackles by loss (third), 12 pressing (16th) and 10 stoppages (sixth). He has 29.5 career sacks and 57.5 tackles for losing in 33 career games.
2. Jalen CarterDT, Georgia*
HT: 6-3 | The weight: 300 | Grade: 95