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!
Pre-draft 2023 Rookie QB Rankings
|Bryce Young||Anthony Richardson||Anthony Richardson||Anthony Richardson|
|Anthony Richardson||Bryce Young||Bryce Young||Bryce Young|
|C.J. Stroud||C.J. Stroud||CJ Stroud||CJ Stroud|
|Will Levis||Will Levis||Will Levis||Will Levis|
|Hendon Hooker||Hendon Hooker||Tanner McKee||Hendon Hooker|
|Dorian Thompson-Robinson||Stetson Bennett||Hendon Hooker||Stetson Bennett|
|Stetson Bennett||Max Duggan||Jaren Hall||Tanner McKee|
|Tanner McKee||Jaren Hall||Stetson Bennett||T-Jaren Hall|
|Jaren Hall||Tanner McKee||Dorian Thompson-Robinson||T-Dorian Thompson-Robinson|
|Jake Haener||Dorian Thompson-Robinson||Jake Haener||Max Duggan|
Pre-draft 2023 Rookie RB Rankings
|Bijan Robinson||Bijan Robinson||Bijan Robinson||Bijan Robinson|
|Jahmyr Gibbs||Jahmyr Gibbs||Jahmyr Gibbs||Jahmyr Gibbs|
|Zach Charbonnet||Zach Charbonnet||Zach Charbonnet||Zach Charbonnet|
|Zach Evans||Tyjae Spears||Zach Evans||Tyjae Spears|
|Tyjae Spears||Kendre Miller||Tank Bigsby||Tank Bigsby|
|Tank Bigsby||Roschon Johnson||Kendre Miller||Kendre Miller|
|Roschon Johnson||Tank Bigsby||Tyjae Spears||Zach Evans|
|Israel Abanikanda||Devon Achane||Israel Abanikanda||Roschon Johnson|
|Devon Achane||Evan Hull||Devon Achane||T-Devon Achane|
|Kendre Miller||Israel Abanikanda||Sean Tucker||T-Israel Abanikanda|
|Chase Brown||Sean Tucker||Eric Gray||Eric Gray|
|Eric Gray||Eric Gray||Roschon Johnson||Sean Tucker|
|DeWayne McBride||Chase Brown||Chase Brown||Chase Brown|
|Kenny McIntosh||DeWayne McBride||Kenny McIntosh||DeWayne McBride|
|Sean Tucker||Tiyon Evans||Deuce Vaughn||Evan Hull|
|Mo Ibrahim||Zach Evans||DeWayne McBride||Kenny McIntosh|
|Evan Hull||Keaton Mitchell||Mo Ibrahim||Keaton Mitchell|
|Deuce Vaughn||Kenny McIntosh||Chris Rodriguez||Mo Ibrahim|
|Xazavian Valladay||Mo Ibrahim||Evan Hull||Deuce Vaughn|
|Chris Rodriguez||Deuce Vaughn||Keaton Mitchell||Tiyon Evans|
Pre-Draft 2023 Rookie WR Rankings
|Jaxon Smith-Njigba||Jaxon Smith-Njigba||Jaxon Smith-Njigba||Jaxon Smith-Njigba|
|Zay Flowers||Jordan Addison||Jordan Addison||Jordan Addison|
|Jordan Addison||Zay Flowers||Josh Downs||Zay Flowers|
|Josh Downs||Josh Downs||Zay Flowers||Josh Downs|
|Quentin Johnston||Cedric Tillman||Quentin Johnston||Quentin Johnston|
|Marvin Mims||Jalin Hyatt||Cedric Tillman||T-Cedric Tillman|
|Jonathan Mingo||Jonathan Mingo||Marvin Mims||T-Marvin Mims|
|Jayden Reed||Quentin Johnston||Parker Washington||Jonathan Mingo|
|Jalin Hyatt||Marvin Mims||Rashee Rice||T-Jayden Reed|
|Nathaniel Dell||Jayden Reed||Kayshon Boutte||T-Jalin Hyatt|
|Cedric Tillman||Rashee Rice||Xavier Hutchinson||Kayshon Boutte|
|Kayshon Boutte||Kayshon Boutte||Jayden Reed||Rashee Rice|
|Tyler Scott||Tyler Scott||Jonathan Mingo||Xavier Hutchinson|
|Xavier Hutchinson||Trey Palmer||Rakim Jarrett||T-Parker Washington|
|Rashee Rice||Xavier Hutchinson||Jalin Hyatt||T-Nathaniel Dell|
|AT Perry||Parker Washington||Trey Palmer||Tyler Scott|
|Andrei Iosivais||Nathaniel Dell||Nathaniel Dell||Trey Palmer|
|Michael Wilson||Andrei Iosivais||Michael Wilson||T-Rakim Jarrett|
|Bryce Ford-Wheaton||Bryce Ford-Wheaton||Tyler Scott||T-Andrei Iosivais|
|Parker Washington||AT Perry||Deontay Demus||Michael Wilson|
Pre-Draft 2023 Rookie TE Rankings
|Dalton Kincaid||Dalton Kincaid||Michael Mayer||Dalton Kincaid|
|Michael Mayer||Sam LaPorta||Dalton Kincaid||Michael Mayer|
|Sam LaPorta||Michael Mayer||Sam LaPorta||Sam LaPorta|
|Darnell Washington||Darnell Washington||Luke Musgrave||Darnell Washington|
|Luke Musgrave||Tucker Kraft||Tucker Kraft||Luke Musgrave|
|Tucker Kraft||Luke Musgrave||Darnell Washington||Tucker Kraft|
|Luke Schoonmaker||Luke Schoonmaker||Luke Schoonmaker||Luke Schoonmaker|
|Cameron Latu||Zack Kuntz||Zack Kuntz||Zack Kuntz|
|Zack Kuntz||Will Mallory||Will Mallory||Will Mallory|
|Davis Allen||Davis Allen||Payne Durham||Cameron Latu|
Biggest Riser, Biggest Faller, and Why?
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.
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.
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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