2023 Pre-Draft Rookie Rankings

As we stand on the edge of the hype cliff for incoming rookies we are taking a look out into the abyss to get a lay of the landscape as we view it from this vantage point. With the combine having finished we, as well as the collective fantasy football community, will dive headfirst into the hype. Reveling in the feeling of the information as it rushes past us and our viewpoint consistently changes as we hurdle towards our 2023 season drafts. Welcome to the 2023 pre-draft rookie rankings!

Rankings

Pre-draft 2023 Rookie QB Rankings

AndrewSamBenConsensus
Bryce YoungAnthony RichardsonAnthony RichardsonAnthony Richardson
Anthony RichardsonBryce YoungBryce YoungBryce Young
C.J. StroudC.J. StroudCJ StroudCJ Stroud
Will LevisWill LevisWill LevisWill Levis
Hendon HookerHendon HookerTanner McKeeHendon Hooker
Dorian Thompson-RobinsonStetson BennettHendon HookerStetson Bennett
Stetson BennettMax DugganJaren HallTanner McKee
Tanner McKeeJaren HallStetson BennettT-Jaren Hall
Jaren HallTanner McKeeDorian Thompson-RobinsonT-Dorian Thompson-Robinson
Jake HaenerDorian Thompson-RobinsonJake HaenerMax Duggan

Pre-draft 2023 Rookie RB Rankings

AndrewSamBenConsensus
Bijan RobinsonBijan RobinsonBijan RobinsonBijan Robinson
Jahmyr GibbsJahmyr GibbsJahmyr GibbsJahmyr Gibbs
Zach CharbonnetZach CharbonnetZach CharbonnetZach Charbonnet
Zach EvansTyjae SpearsZach EvansTyjae Spears
Tyjae SpearsKendre MillerTank BigsbyTank Bigsby
Tank BigsbyRoschon JohnsonKendre MillerKendre Miller
Roschon JohnsonTank BigsbyTyjae SpearsZach Evans
Israel AbanikandaDevon AchaneIsrael AbanikandaRoschon Johnson
Devon AchaneEvan HullDevon AchaneT-Devon Achane
Kendre MillerIsrael AbanikandaSean TuckerT-Israel Abanikanda
Chase BrownSean TuckerEric GrayEric Gray
Eric GrayEric GrayRoschon JohnsonSean Tucker
DeWayne McBrideChase BrownChase BrownChase Brown
Kenny McIntoshDeWayne McBrideKenny McIntoshDeWayne McBride
Sean TuckerTiyon EvansDeuce VaughnEvan Hull
Mo IbrahimZach EvansDeWayne McBrideKenny McIntosh
Evan HullKeaton MitchellMo IbrahimKeaton Mitchell
Deuce VaughnKenny McIntoshChris RodriguezMo Ibrahim
Xazavian ValladayMo IbrahimEvan HullDeuce Vaughn
Chris RodriguezDeuce VaughnKeaton MitchellTiyon Evans

Pre-Draft 2023 Rookie WR Rankings

AndrewSamBenConsensus
Jaxon Smith-NjigbaJaxon Smith-NjigbaJaxon Smith-NjigbaJaxon Smith-Njigba
Zay FlowersJordan AddisonJordan AddisonJordan Addison
Jordan AddisonZay FlowersJosh DownsZay Flowers
Josh DownsJosh DownsZay FlowersJosh Downs
Quentin JohnstonCedric TillmanQuentin JohnstonQuentin Johnston
Marvin MimsJalin HyattCedric TillmanT-Cedric Tillman
Jonathan MingoJonathan MingoMarvin MimsT-Marvin Mims
Jayden ReedQuentin JohnstonParker WashingtonJonathan Mingo
Jalin HyattMarvin MimsRashee RiceT-Jayden Reed
Nathaniel DellJayden ReedKayshon BoutteT-Jalin Hyatt
Cedric TillmanRashee RiceXavier HutchinsonKayshon Boutte
Kayshon BoutteKayshon BoutteJayden ReedRashee Rice
Tyler ScottTyler ScottJonathan MingoXavier Hutchinson
Xavier HutchinsonTrey PalmerRakim JarrettT-Parker Washington
Rashee RiceXavier HutchinsonJalin HyattT-Nathaniel Dell
AT PerryParker WashingtonTrey PalmerTyler Scott
Andrei IosivaisNathaniel DellNathaniel DellTrey Palmer
Michael WilsonAndrei IosivaisMichael WilsonT-Rakim Jarrett
Bryce Ford-WheatonBryce Ford-WheatonTyler ScottT-Andrei Iosivais
Parker WashingtonAT PerryDeontay DemusMichael Wilson

Pre-Draft 2023 Rookie TE Rankings

AndrewSamBenConsensus
Dalton KincaidDalton KincaidMichael MayerDalton Kincaid
Michael MayerSam LaPortaDalton KincaidMichael Mayer
Sam LaPortaMichael MayerSam LaPortaSam LaPorta
Darnell WashingtonDarnell WashingtonLuke MusgraveDarnell Washington
Luke MusgraveTucker KraftTucker KraftLuke Musgrave
Tucker KraftLuke MusgraveDarnell WashingtonTucker Kraft
Luke SchoonmakerLuke SchoonmakerLuke SchoonmakerLuke Schoonmaker
Cameron LatuZack KuntzZack KuntzZack Kuntz
Zack KuntzWill MalloryWill MalloryWill Mallory
Davis AllenDavis AllenPayne DurhamCameron Latu

Biggest Riser, Biggest Faller, and Why?

Andrew

Biggest riser: WR Jonathan Mingo

Some people are puzzled as to why Mingo has seen his draft stock rise up so much as we approach the NFL Draft after being an afterthought early in the process. I think it’s partially due to the fact that Mingo offers rare size in this otherwise tiny WR class. I also think people have had time to really watch Mingo’s film, which is more impressive than his 2022 college stats might indicate.

Biggest faller: RB Sean Tucker

I love Tucker more than most. I think his skill-set is perfectly suited for NFL teams who run outside zone, and I love that he proved himself as a pass-catcher in college without doing so in a 180-pound package. Tucker, unfortunately, has seen the biggest drop for me based on rumors that doctors have found a heart condition in Tucker. It’s hard to say what his NFL future is, if any, but that risk is enough to move him down in my ranks.

Sam

Biggest Riser: WR Jonathan Mingo

Mingo has size in a class full of small receivers. He operates as a big slot, which is growing in popularity in the NFL. He has the benefit of pedigree coming out of Ole Miss, a school that has produced AJ Brown and DK Metcalf recently.

Biggest Faller: RB Sean Tucker

This has nothing to do with Tucker’s game. Unfortunately speculation of a heart condition could torpedo his draft stock. The risk is the only reason he has fallen for me. I love Tucker’s ability and size. His collegiate production was stellar. I hope that this is just a blip in a storied career for him.

Ben

Biggest riser(s): RB Chase Brown and TE Luke Schoonmaker

Both thanks to unexpectedly great athletic performances. Brown’s athleticism was completely unexpected and caught me (and I think a lot of people) by surprise. He likely made money at the combine.

Biggest faller: RB Sean Tucker

It sucks because this is really all about health, not talent. Tucker has the athletic profile to have crushed the combine/pro day, but a medical issue (potentially heart…) has held him back, leaving his status unclear. This has the potential to be incredibly unfortunate for a great talent.

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