After a couple weeks off after the 2022 NFL Draft, it’s time to watch path ahead of next year’s loaded class with my early 2023 rankings. Keep in mind that this is the first time I’ve tried to add up my Big Board – the top 25 overall prospects in the class – and rank the top players in each position, from quarterbacks to kickers to players.

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You’ve probably already read the layout of Todd McShay’s 2023 debut draft, so you should know that it’s still very early to try to predict what’s going to happen this season that could shake up next year’s draft. But that’s what we do, of course, and this class already looks much better at quarterback. Bryce Young of Alabama, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, will have several signalmen breathing down the back of his head at the top of the board. It’s also a very strong class along the defensive line – again – and at the receiver.

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Two caveats before I announce my 2023 Big Board and position rankings as usual this time of year:

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    It’s still early, and I’m wrong about a few perspectives. Just look at Spencer Rattler last May. I am not writing detailed scouting reports yet because I still have a lot of work to do with these promising players, many of whom have only started one season. On some of these guys, I predict what they can do this season, which means that they have a high ceiling, but they still need to reach it on the field.

  • Height and weight are based on what we have from schools; we won’t get official data until the mill next March.

Let’s get down to business: