Week 1 of 2023 College Football gave us our first look at the prospects for the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft. Promises are seen and seen.
at last! Week 1 of the 2023 college football season is in the books. For NFL Draft nerds like myself, it’s never too early to talk about the 2023 NFL Draft. In the year In week one of the 2023 college football season, we got a first look at some of the game’s best prospects — only five made this list. It was a slate of games with significant action as future NFL stars took the field. There were many marquee games with some highly anticipated matches.
2023 NFL Draft prospects shine in week 1 of the college football season
One of the best matchups featured Ohio State offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. taking on Notre Dame edge rusher Isaiah Foskey. Johnson gets a W here thanks to his ability to keep CJ Stroud clean throughout. We saw Anthony Richardson beat Florida with 106-yards and three touchdowns, but he did it on foot. If he’s going to raise his stock as a quarterback, the redshirt sophomore needs to do so through the air as well. Still, the 6-4 230-pound prototype is a name to keep an eye on.
Don’t expect to see one of the top 10 prospects on this list. Bryce Young and CJ Stroud can’t raise their draft stock any further. They are the frontrunners for the QB1 spot. Alabama’s Will Anderson is a Heisman Trophy candidate as a defensive end and the clear No. 1 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. A pair of Georgia Bulldogs, edge rusher Nolan Smith and cornerback Kelly Ringo, are top 10 locks. So, no matter what he did, the stock couldn’t rise. There are some guys who aren’t on the list based on competition level – sorry Canes fans, Tyler VanDyke didn’t make this list.