2023 NFL Draft Big Board: Top 5 players at each position

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2023 NFL Draft Big Board: Edge Rusher

. Will Anderson Jr.. 1. player. 829. .

At Alabama, Anderson recorded a whopping 207 career pressures, which was the most ever in the PFF era.

Last season, he recorded a sack in three straight games against ranked opponents (No. 24 Mississippi State, No. 10 LSU, No. 11 Ole Miss).

879. . . . Myles Murphy. 2. player

Murphy is highly regarded due to his physical traits. He is 6’5″ with top-level speed and athleticism.

However, he may be more NFL-ready than he is given credit for. On tape, he has flashes of brilliance. Notably, his college sacks were the product of a variety of pass-rush moves.

He can win with speed:

He can win with power:

Murphy has all the tools to be a double-digit sack artist in the NFL.

874. . . . Tyree Wilson. 3. player

Wilson is a commanding presence. He was measured at 6-foot-6 with an 86-inch wingspan. For perspective, Wilson has the same wingspan as NBA centers Jusuf Nurkic and Onyeka Okongwu.

His combination of length and strength make him a nightmare matchup for any offensive lineman.


. Will McDonald IV. 4. player. 837. .

McDonald was a winner at the combine; his 11-foot broad jump was tied for first among defensive ends.

McDonald’s spin move may be the single-best pass rushing move in the class. He continually wins with it:

. Lukas Van Ness. 5. player. 878. .

At the combine, Van Ness was the second-best defensive end in both the three-cone drill (7.02 seconds) and the 20-yard shuttle (4.32 seconds). That is impressive explosiveness for a 6-foot-5, 272-pound defender.

Last season, Van Ness posted nine sacks, 31 hurries, and two blocked punts.

Honorable mentions: Andre Carter II, BJ Ojulari, Felix Anudike-Uzomah

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