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2024 FFSN NFL Draft Big Board: Final Top 200 Rankings

The 2024 NFL Draft is finally hear, ladies and gentlemen, and Fans First Sports Network is here to give you the best draft analysis anywhere! Over the past three months, we will revealed our NFL Draft big board, one position at a time. Today, we are here to release our final Top 200 Big Board!

Those of you who know us from Behind the Steel Curtain may remember our BTSC Big Board we did the past three years, and we are excited to have a good portion of the crew back to do it here at FFSN. The board will be my comprised of my personal rankings, player stats, and scouting reports for all early-round prospects. Stats are compiled by community member SNW, and scouting reports come from a collaborative effort of myself, Jeremy Betz, Shannon White, Adam Curry, Noah_E., Nolan Keck, skyfire322, and Necksnation.

I want to give a special thank-you to every volunteer who helped out this year, as it was a unique challenge trying to start the big board up over here at FFSN after having done it in previous years at BTSC. We hope this article will be a great source of information that you can draw from as you watch the draft on draft weekend.

Be sure to share your thoughts on our final big board in the comment section below!

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Wilbar’s Printable 2024 NFL Draft Top 200 Rankings

Let’s dive in!

FFSN Top 200 NFL Draft Big Board

1. Marvin Harrison, Jr. | WR | Ohio State | 6‘ 3“, 202 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: #1 Overall
2023 Stats: GP 12, Rec 67, Yds 1211, Av 18.1 TD 14.
Andrew Wilbar: Some receivers just play the game at a different level. They do not have to lead the country in receiving yards or touchdowns to know they are special. Marvin Harrison, Jr. dealt with up-and-down play at quarterback last season, yet he still managed to accumulate over 1,200 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns. His father, of course, was one of the greatest receivers this game has ever seen, and the exciting part is that Harrison, Jr. may have even more upside than his father! He is a taller, longer athlete at 6’3”, 209 pounds, and if you need him to run a 40 time to know he is plenty fast, you probably have not looked closely at his tape. His ability to separate late in the route displays his quickness and cleanness out of cuts, and he has consistently displayed a second gear of speed on deep routes down the field, leaving no doubt in my mind he has not just sufficient speed, but dangerous speed that can burn defenses that do not respect it. He knows how to get off press coverage, and he is willing to align anywhere. His willingness to block is just icing on the cake. With the talent, production, and bloodlines that all point toward a superstar, Marvin Harrison, Jr. is, in my opinion, the best player in this class, regardless of position.

2. Jayden Daniels | QB | LSU | 6’ 3”, 185 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Top 5
2023 Stats: Games 12, Comp 236, Att 327, Pct 72.2, Yds 3812, TD 40, Int 4, Rush 135, Yds 1134, Ave 8.4, TD 10.
Andrew Wilbar: Daniels caught my attention during the early portion of his time at Arizona State, and I fully expected him to develop into an early first-round prospect. However, I did not expect his collegiate career to become what it became. After struggling to develop at Arizona State, Daniels transferred to LSU for his final two years, taking his game to new heights and walking away with the Heisman Trophy this past season. Daniels has always had a strong arm and excellent mobility, but what he really improved on during his time at LSU was his accuracy. While he still struggles to get off his first read at times, he has learned not to force passes into traffic unnecessarily. I see a lot of Justin Fields in him, but don’t take that as a negative. Many of Fields’ struggles have been due to things he cannot control. Fit is such an important factor, and for Jayden Daniels’ sake, I hope he lands in a better spot than Fields landed.

3. Caleb Williams | QB | USC | 6’ 1”, 218 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Top 5
2023 Stats: Games 12, Comp 266, Att 388, Pct 68.6, Yds 3633, TD 30, Int 5, Rush 97, Yds 142, Ave 1.1, TD 11.
Andrew Wilbar: Williams’ comparison to Patrick Mahomes may be the most blasphemous comparison in this entire draft class. Williams has outstanding potential at the NFL level, but he does not possess the uncanny instincts of Mahomes. His combination of arm strength, mobility, and accuracy are wonderful attributes to possess as a quarterback, but a major concern of mine is that Williams did not elevate the performance of those around him in 2023. He may not have had a Jordan Addison at his disposal in 2023, but his supporting cast of weapons was still better than what most teams had. His decision-making was questionable at times, but I believe that will improve in time. My biggest concern with Williams’ game is honestly his attitude. I do not like using the term “crybaby” on a prospect, but if we are being fair, Williams has made it clear he does not want to go to Chicago with the first overall pick. Looking back at his collegiate career, he was faced with minimal difficulty and given everything on a silver platter. From his transfer, to his coach, to his surrounding weapons, he has gotten his way wherever he has gone, and that would be at least a minor concern of mine. Nonetheless, Caleb Williams is an incredible talent who could very well be taken first overall.

4. Joe Alt | OT | Notre Dame | 6’ 8”, 315 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Top 5
2023 Stats: GP 12
Andrew Wilbar: Alt is one of the cleanest, most complete tackle prospects I have ever evaluated. Penei Sewell is easily the highest-graded lineman I have ever evaluated, but Alt may be the next-highest. For a tackle with his height, he does a surprisingly good job lowering his pad level as a run blocker and pushing defenders off the ball. His mobility is fantastic, and his first-step quickness is elite for a prospect of his size. He is mechanically sound as well, displaying great footwork, landing accurate punches, and possessing outstanding awareness. Alt was one of the leaders of the Notre Dame offense and the heart and soul of the offensive line. There are no red flags off the field, and he always brings his A game. While I believe he is capable of playing right tackle, why ruin a good thing on the left side? Personally, I would let him be on the left side and not mess with anything. With the bloodlines, athleticism, and consistency Alt possesses, he is a Day 1 starter at left tackle with All-Pro potential. It is hard to imagine a scenario in which Alt does not carve out a long NFL career.

5. Malik Nabers | WR | LSU | 6‘ 0“, 200 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Top 5
2023 Stats: GP 13, Rec 89, Yds 1569, Av 17.6, TD 14.
Jeremy Betz: Explosive. Fast. Acrobatic. These are just a few of the ways to describe Nabers, who is the total package at WR. Nabers can separate and make plays at all 3 levels of the field, and displays a dangerous combination of route-running ability and elite athleticism before and after the catch. A lot of comparisons to Ja’Marr Chase, and rightfully so, as Nabers possesses all the same elite traits that made Chase a top prospect just 2 years ago. On tape, Nabers is a sudden mover and can make powerful cuts on a dime as a route-runner. Destroys press man coverage with incredible quickness, power and body control. He can also beat you deep with pure speed and reals in contested catches with ease. Outside of Marvin Harrison Jr., you won’t find a more complete prospect at any position in this Draft, let alone at WR.

6. Rome Odunze | WR | Washington | 6‘ 3“, 200 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Top 5
2023 Stats: GP 15, Rec 92, Yds 1640, Av 17.8, TD 13.
Nolan Keck: The top of this year’s WR Draft Class is truly stacked beyond comparison to see 4 or 5 of the best WR prospects in years be at the pinnacle of this one class, any of which could be the #1 WR in a different year. Rome Odunze could easily be the first off the board without any surprise, being a fast, high IQ X receiver who can win at all three levels as a great route runner and possessing a great catch radius. He is quite simply, a QB’s best friend. Built like Allen Robinson, he’s got strong hands and could immediately start for any NFL Team. He’s fluid all over the field with elite jumping ability and has the best contested catch receiver rate in the Draft. He can be a tough, physical blocker. Rome will probably be the 3rd WR taken, but that’s not a detractor in this stacked class. He hasn’t really shown that 2nd gear to take off, but there’s no doubt that Rome Odunze belongs among the very elite WRs in this class and will have a spectacular career in the NFL. 

7. Brock Bowers | TE | Georgia | 6’ 4”, 230 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Top 10
2023 Stats: GP 10, Rec 56, Yds 714, TD 6.
Andrew Wilbar: Bowers is more than just a receiving tight end: he is a receiving weapon. He can line up just about anywhere, and he will be a matchup problem no matter where he is aligned. With superb body control and elite athleticism for the position, Bowers does a fantastic job coming down with contested catches, despite not being the biggest tight end. His quick first step out of his stance gives him a true advantage against opposing linebackers and safeties, as only the most athletic defenders can deal with his combination of size and quickness. I would have him rated even higher if he was a more powerful blocker, but with his skill set, I do not anticipate teams using him in that capacity that often. He is a willing blocker, and he is a solid blocker in space, but at his size, there is only so much he can do as an in-line blocker. Overall, I see Bowers as one of the top receiving tight ends in the NFL in short order, and his ideal fit is in a spread offense that moves him around in the formations.

8. Drake Maye | QB | North Carolina | 6’ 5”, 220 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Top 10
2023 Stats: Games 12, Comp 269, Att 425, Pct 63.3, Yds 3608, TD 24, Int 9, Rush 112, Yds 449, Ave 4.0, TD 9.
Andrew Wilbar: Going back at my 2020 synopsis on Justin Herbert, I see a lot of similarities in Drake Maye. My grade on Maye is significantly higher than my grade on Herbert coming out of Oregon, primarily because I believe Maye did more to elevate the play of players around him at North Carolina than Herbert did at Oregon. The downside with Maye is that he did not play well against quality competition. He has the size, the arm, and the athleticism to be a top-tier quarterback in the NFL, but he did not have any “wow” games in 2023. In many regards, he looked better in 2022, although having Josh Downs likely contributed to his success. Being consistent with ball placement is a fixable issue for a quarterback, but that issue alone may be enough to keep Maye from being taken ahead of Caleb Williams and Jayden Daniels. I expect Maye to be a strong starting quarterback in the NFL, but, just like Justin Herbert, being clutch in big moments is something that may give NFL teams second thoughts about taking him.

9. Quinyon Mitchell | CB | Toledo | 6’ 0”, 197 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Top 10
2023 Stats: GP 13, T 41, S 0, Int 1, PD 18.
Andrew Wilbar: It raised the eyebrows of many when I put Quinyon Mitchell in Round 1 of my first mock draft back in January, but he has only risen throughout the draft process, and I now view him as a top-10 prospect in this class. With 6 interceptions and a whopping 37 passes defended over the past two seasons, Mitchell has been an absolute menace, displaying an aggressive play style and outstanding ball skills. While I do believe his best work comes in man coverage, he possesses the backpedal fluidity, reaction speed, and instincts you want in a top-notch zone corner. He is also a sure tackler in the open field, which only raises his floor as an overall prospect. Another thing I like about Mitchell is his ability to get good position on the outside. His hand usage is outstanding on the perimeter, as he knows where and how to jock with defenders without getting called for an overabundance of penalties. The only concern one could possibly have with him would be the fact he did not face great competition. Having said that, he held up incredibly well against several solid receivers at the Senior Bowl, and he has looked the part in every portion of the pre-draft process. Joey Porter, Jr. was my highest-rated corner and fifth-highest rated player in last year’s draft. Mitchell is not quite on that same plain, but he is not far off. He is definitely the top corner in this class.

10. J.J. McCarthy | QB | Michigan | 6’ 3”, 197 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Top 10
2023 Stats: Games 15, Comp 240, Att 320, Pct 72.3, Yds 2991, TD,22 Int 4, Rush 64, Yds 202, Ave 3.2, TD 2.
Andrew Wilbar: Media personalities knock the fact that McCarthy did not do much to win Michigan’s big games, but at the end of the day, he didn’t need to, nor was he asked to. He did everything he was supposed to in order to put Michigan in position to win, even though it does not seem like much on paper. That aspect does not concern me. What concerns me the most, outside of his weird meditation routine, is his lack of touch on underneath and intermediate throws. McCarthy has a strong arm and a gunslinger mentality, but I would hate to be a running back trying to catch a swing pass out of the backfield from him. If he can learn the concept of touch, he will be a good passer at the next level. Despite not having an elite receiver or tight end, McCarthy was efficient in spreading the ball around to many different entities, making it difficult for defenses to defend. Yes, McCarthy has some mechanical issues, and he may not be ready to start right away, but for an inexperienced 21 year-old, he has done enough to warrant a first-round selection.

11. Dallas Turner | EDGE | Alabama | 6‘ 4“ 245 lbs 
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Top 10
2023 Stats: GP 14, T 53, TFL 14.5, S 10, PD 1, FR 0, FF 2.
Andrew Wilbar: Dallas Turner is one of the most athletic defensive prospects in this draft. His 2023 season was good, but not unfathomably great. I, along with many others, expected him to follow in the steps of Will Anderson and completely dominate competition, but it did not happen. We did, however, see more consistency in 2023 than what we saw in 2022, and much of that can be attributed to his own commitment to diversifying his pass rush. In 2022, Turner almost exclusively won with speed, but this past year, he developed in the aspect of gaining leverage, displaying an ability to drive defenders back and collapse the pocket. His hand usage and hand placement have also improved, making him a much more well-rounded prospect as he enters the draft. He is my highest rated defender in this class and an excellent fit as a stand-up pass rusher in a 3-4 system.

12. Taliese Fuaga | OT | Oregon State | 6’ 5”, 324 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Top 10
2023 Stats: GP 12
Andrew Wilbar: Fuaga is one of my favorite prospects in this draft, as he shows no fear of anything. Figuratively speaking, he hits defenders in the mouth, and they feel it for days to come. One of the nastiest blockers in this draft, Fuaga uses his exceptional core strength to push defenders off the ball in the run game on a regular basis, and his sound instincts and awareness assist him in picking up delayed blitzes and stunts that come from the inside to the outside. There are three main reasons why he will likely be taken outside the top ten selections: 1) His arm length isn’t elite, 2) His feet can be the slightest bit slow coming out of his stance, and 3) He is almost exclusively a right tackle. While I believe he is a good enough athlete to play on the left side, his physical traits and play style fit better on the right side. Moving to the left side would also make more prevalent the concerns about arm length and foot quickness, which are very minor concerns when profiling him as a right tackle. I see him as a prospect almost to the level of Darnell Wright, who was my highest-rated tackle in last year’s class.

13. Troy Fautanu | OT | Washington | 6’ 4”, 310 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Ranking: Mid 1st
2023 Stats: GP 15
Andrew Wilbar: Fautanu had a fantastic career at Washington, aligning primarily at tackle. There were times where he was the slightest bit slow out of his stance, which could be a bigger liability at the NFL level if he remains at tackle. I believe his highest upside comes at guard, where his power and raw athleticism can make a greater impact against the run. Regardless of which position one may project him at in the NFL, the fact he is incredibly versatile boosts his value and likely raises his floor to the 20-25 range in Round 1, while raising his ceiling to potentially breaking the top 10. His ability to anchor at a high level in pass protection despite only decent core strength is nothing short of impressive, and his nimbleness and hip flexibility help him take consistently good blocking angles and get good leverage. Fautanu’s patience and discipline in pass protection is also evident when watching his tape, as he waits until just the right time to land his punches and counter-react to moves by pass rushers. When he leaves his chest exposed, he leaves himself susceptible to being pushed back on bullrushes, but overall, Fautanu’s tape is pretty clean. Most of his issues are fixable, and they are only nitpicky concerns to begin with.

14. Graham Barton | G | Duke | 6’ 5” 315 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Ranking: Mid 1st
2023 Stats: GP 9
Andrew Wilbar: Barton is another collegiate tackle that I believe is best suited along the interior of the line in the NFL. I am intrigued to see what his arms measure in at when he weighs in at the combine, as this will likely confirm his move to the interior. Putting arm length aside, it is hard to see a scenario where Barton does not carve out a good career. He displays overwhelming power and explosiveness off the line, and he dominates the battle for leverage against opposing defenders as a run blocker. One concern I do have with Barton is that he often leaves his chest exposed for longer defenders to exploit, causing him to be overpowered and driven off balance. His recognition skills could also use some work, as some of the minimal mistakes he made in college came from an inability to notice delayed blitzes and react to them in a timely fashion. However, Barton’s IQ and smarts are off the charts, and one can see his commitment to improving his game by watching his progression from 2022 to 2023. He was much more fluid moving laterally this past year, which truly unlocked his outstanding mobility everyone knew he had. He would occasionally get beat to the inside at tackle, but I do not foresee that being as big an issue at guard. The versatility to play any position on the line will bode well for his hopes of being selected in Round 1.

15. Olu Fashanu | OT | Penn State | 6’ 6”, 319 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 1st
2023 Stats: GP 12, OS 722, RBS 340, PBS 382, Sacks 0, Hits 0, Hurries 10
Nolan Keck: 2023 Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year, Team Captain Olumuyiwa Fashanu started all 12 games at Left Tackle for the Nittany Lions in 2023, showing natural instincts and precise footwork for pass protection. He plays with plenty of range and balance to disrupt a rusher with his hands and absorb the contact. Shows good timing and quickness to adjust to different schemes in the Nittany Lions’ balanced, zone-based offense. However, he needs to improve his footwork as a run blocker and show more aggressiveness as a finisher. Overall, he’s a high-end, toolsy Left Tackle with refinement in pass protection but languishes at times as a blocker in the run game. Regardless, his physical tools will be an asset for the NFL Team that selects him in the 1st Round, especially one that employs zone-based schemes, like the Steelers. If the Steelers take him at 20 overall, then he will have his work cut out for him to advance his run blocking to match his pass protection skills.

16. Amarius Mims | OT | Georgia | 6’ 8”, 340 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 1st
2023 Stats: GP 7
Andrew Wilbar: Mims has only started in eight collegiate games, but in the games he played, we saw flashes of complete dominance. Likely a right tackle in the NFL, Mims is an absolute mountain of a man whose power and athleticism combine for a daunting force no defensive lineman or pass rusher will want to be faced against. For someone who plays at 340 pounds, Mims displays a rare amount of mobility, agility, and bend. He played over his feet on occasion this past season, and his pad level was also inconsistent at times, but more experience and NFL coaching should easily fix both of those issues. I would say the greatest concern with Mims is that he suffered a high ankle sprain this past season, which required him to have tightrope surgery. Injuries to the lower extremities have historically had a greater impact on bigger athletes, which could definitely cause concern moving forward. As a player on the field, however, he looks the part of a future superstar. His development will be exciting to watch over his first few seasons.

17. JC Latham | OT | Alabama | 6’ 6”, 360 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 1st
2023 Stats: GP 14
Andrew Wilbar: Latham is a former five-star prospect who was recruited heavily by many blue-blood college football programs after dominating his competition at the high-school level. At 6’6”, 340 pounds, Latham displays surprisingly nimble feet and good awareness, consistently recognizing stunts and delayed blitzes and reacting to them in perfect time. He is an absolute mauler in the run game, effectively using his long arms to win the battle for leverage and displaying dominant lower-body strength and leg drive to push defenders the opposite direction. I like the suddenness he displays out of his stance, but at that size, his ability to change direction is going to be somewhat limited. While his solid first step has definitely allowed him to better mirror speed to the outside, he often overreacts to speed rushers and makes himself liable to the inside shoulder. When faced against pass rushers who can change direction quickly, Latham struggles to redirect his body, allowing the defender to beat him to the inside. If this issue continues in the NFL, he does have the build to move inside to guard effortlessly, where it would be much less of an issue. The CFP semifinal game against Michigan has been critiqued by scouts and pundits, and it definitely was not his best game, but for a good portion of the game, Latham played well. There were just a couple big plays in key moments that he did not live up to his billing, which ended up costing Alabama big time. If you throw that game out, however, it is difficult to find tape on him that has a significant amount of blatantly bad reps. Latham projects almost exclusively on the right side of the offensive line, but the upside is still tremendous.

18. Terrion Arnold | CB | Alabama | 6’ 0”, 180 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 1st
2023 Stats: GP 14, T 63, S 1, Int 5, PD 12.
Nolan Keck: Rated as the top defensive player in the Draft by Daniel Jeremiah, first team All American Terrion “GHOST” Arnold led the SEC in almost all categories. Both Terrion and his backfield mate Kool-Aid McKinstry were major factors in Alabama reaching the CFP Semifinals. Terrion is a High IQ three-sport athlete with a bounce in his step, playing with a low center of gravity and elite athleticism when changing directions. He’s fast and quick with reads and to react, being physical and liking the contact. He’s versatile as he played Safety in High School, and very few receivers will be able to get behind him. He needs to work on his tackling wrap-up consistency and allowing easy receptions in off coverage. He’s excellent at making plays for the ball and is a complete and well-rounded defender. He was at his best in press man coverage, but he can do anything – zone, off coverage and the slot, comparable to Xavier McKinney. Alabama’s most talented defensive back is a Day 1 pick in-waiting.

19. Brian Thomas, Jr. | WR | LSU | 6‘ 4“, 209 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 1st
2023 Stats: GP 13, Rec 68, Yds 1177, Av 17.3, TD 17.
Noah_E: Brian Thomas is an absolute freak of nature. He’s 6’4”, over 200 pounds, and an extremely fluid athlete who ran a 4.33. His athleticism pops the second you turn on the film and his ability as a deep threat is outstanding. He tracks the ball really well and he consistently gets open over the top. Thomas isn’t just a deep threat though, he has strong hands and is dangerous in the red zone because of his ridiculous catch radius. He’s also very good with the ball in his hands and has the explosiveness to consistently make guys miss. He has struggled with drops in the past and his short route running could use work as he likes to rely on his athleticism a little too much. I think he is right up there if not better than both Nabers and Odunze. Brian Thomas is going to be a special player in the NFL.

20. Xavier Worthy | WR | Texas | 6‘ 1“, 160 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 1st
2023 Stats: GP 14, Rec 75, Yds 1014, Av 13.5, TD 5.
Jeremy Betz: Speed. Speed. Speed. Worthy is the fastest player ever at the Combine, setting the 40 yard dash record with 4.21 official time. That’s not all Worthy possesses though. He has good instincts with the ball in his hands and can stop on a dime, putting defenders in a blender because they’re so concerned with him running away from them deep. Not a great separator at the LOS, but shows solid route-running ability in the open field. Size and durability are a concern at 160lbs, and he’s not a real threat in the middle of the field as a possession-style receiver, but the hope is that defenders won’t be able to get big hits on him due to his speed and quickness. A lot of comps to Tyreek Hill, although Hill is definitely a sturdier-built player. Overall the size concerns could keep him from going as high as he probably would if he weighed another 15-20 lbs.

21. Xavier Legette | WR | South Carolina | 6‘ 1“, 217 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 1st
2023 Stats: GP 12, Rec 71, Yds 1255, Av 17.7, TD 7.
Andrew Wilbar: Legette reminds me a lot of A.J. Brown in that he is a thickly-built receiver who finds a way to either get open or make a contested catch on a consistent basis. For a 225-pound receiver, Legette possesses acceptable change-of-direction skills and route-running ability, although that is definitely not the hallmark of his game. With impressive physicality at the point of attack and the speed to burn defenders deep, Legette is nearly impossible for a corner to cover without safety help over the top. If you let him get the inside track on a route, good luck defending the pass, as he does a wonderful job using his body to shield defenders away from the ball and make tough catches over the middle of the field. His strong hands also assist in that area. An underrated trait about Legette’s game is his ability to make a difference in the run game as a blocker. Legette isn’t afraid to do the dirty work for the benefit of his team, as he is a true team-first guy. His release off the line is not elite, and he occasionally makes his cuts in the route just a shade prematurely, but if he allows the game to slow down to him, he has incredible potential on the perimeter. He may never have versatility or elite route-running skills, but his explosiveness, both as a receiver and as a return man, make him a viable option for teams in the mid to late portions of Round 1.

22. Cooper DeJean | CB/S | Iowa | 6’ 1”, 203 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 1st
2023 Stats: GP 10, T 41, S 0, Int 2, PD 5.
Andrew Wilbar: The team that drafts DeJean must have a clear plan in place as to where and how they will utilize him, but the upside is tremendous. From a traits and play style perspective, I see a little bit of Broncos cornerback Patrick Surtain in him; but as counterintuitive as it may sound, I, in many ways, see him as a better long-term fit at safety. He played almost exclusively zone and soft man coverage, but with his size and athleticism, there may be untapped upside in press looks if he remains at corner. Ideally, a zone-heavy scheme is the best fit for him, as he thrives off instincts and anticipation. He is rather tight in the hips, and when his back is to the ball, he struggles to turn around and locate where the football is, relative to both him and the opposing receiver. While he has played more at strong safety than free safety, I believe he has the range, instincts, and discipline needed to be an elite free safety. Teams will also covet his ability to play special teams. Considering he is both an elite athlete and one of the most versatile defenders in the class, he will draw interest in the middle portion of Round 1. While I prefer him as a safety that can wear many hats (i.e. Minkah Fitzpatrick, Justin Simmons), he most definitely has the traits that can translate to any spot in the secondary.

23. Braden Fiske | DL | Florida State | 6’ 3” 300 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 1st
2023 Stats: GP 13, T 43, TFL 9, S 6, PD 0, FR 0, FF 0.
Jeremy Betz: Fiske is an intriguing prospect with solid size and strength, albeit lacking the elite athleticism of some of his higher ranked counterparts. Fiske wins with great technique and hand usage. Effort is never a question as a team captain known for his leadership skills. This is a defender who understands his role and gap responsibility. He’s fairly scheme proof and can play multiple spots along the IDL. Teams looking for a do-it-all DT could do worse than Fiske.

24.  Jared Verse | EDGE | Florida State | 6‘ 4“ 260 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 1st
2023 Stats: GP 13, T 41, TFL 12.5, S 9, PD 3, FR 1, FF 1.
Noah_E: Jared Verse is an absolute freak of nature. He’s 6’4”, 254 pounds, and not only is he an incredible athlete for his position, but he’s one of the best athletes in the entire class. At the combine he ran a 4.58, had a 35” vertical, and looked incredibly talented. Verse has a lightning quick first step and great upper body strength to consistently wreak havoc in the backfield. His hands are impressive and he has a multitude of pass rush moves in his arsenal. He has good instincts and quickly diagnoses the play. Verse knows how to set the edge in the run game and is a very consistent tackler. His footwork can be a little sloppy at times and despite his strength, he can be held up by more powerful tackles. He’s limited to a strictly pass rushing role at this point in time and has not shown the ability to drop back into coverage. I honestly don’t have much to say negatively about Verse and I think he could be the best defensive player in this draft when it’s all said and done.

25. Adonai Mitchell | WR | Texas | 6‘ 2“, 205 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 1st
2023 Stats: GP 14, Rec 55, Yds 845, Av 15.4, TD 11.
Jeremy Betz: One of my favorite players in the Draft, Mitchell is a well-rounded outside receiver with great size and elite traits. One of the smoothest athletes you’ll ever see at Receiver, Mitchell often looks like he’s moving in slow motion, until you watch him running by defenders with ease. He boasts elite deep speed and can torch defenders down the field. If coverage is still tight, he wins at the catchpoint with great hands and incredible body control. As a route-runner, Mitchell displays good footwork and can break in and out of his cuts decisively. He does round off some of his routes, allowing defenders to stay in his hip pocket and force incompletions, and his tape is somewhat boom or bust. His speed and natural athleticism though should allow him to overcome some of his sloppier tendencies with good coaching.

26. Chop Robinson | EDGE | Penn State | 6‘ 3“ 240 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 1st
2023 Stats: GP 10, T 15, TFL 7.5, S 4, PD 1, FR 1, FF 2.
Jeremy Betz: One of the most exciting prospects in the entire Draft, Robinson boasts elite speed and explosiveness coming off the edge. Quick hands, and incredible bend allow him to get around the corner fast and furiously attack in the backfield. While he can get bullied by stronger pass blockers at the point of attack, he possesses a relentless motor and plenty of athleticism to win his reps. A solid Rd. 1 prospect with big time upside.

27. Darius Robinson | DL | Missouri | 6’5”, 291 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 1st
2023 Stats: T 41, TFL 12, S 7.5, FF 1.
Andrew Wilbar: Fellow Michiganders get extra credit in my book, but for Robinson, there is so much more I like than just where he grew up. Robinson is a standout athlete who took his game to a new level in 2023, amassing 7.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss. Robinson had originally played at over 300 pounds as an interior defensive lineman, but in 2023, Missouri asked him to lose weight and kick outside. Aligning primarily as a 4-3 defensive end, Robinson’s size and athleticism was simply too much for most linemen to handle one-on-one. His 6’5” frame and 35” arms make him a perfect fit as a 5-technique at the NFL level, as he could easily add back a few of the pounds he lost when kicking out to the edge. While many will look at his 2023 stats and try to use it to justify keeping him on the edge, I believe his frame and play style fits better in a base 3-4 system that branches out into subpackages on second and third downs. Either way, the fact he can play multiple spots boosts his value, as NFL coaches love versatility in the trenches. He does play with his pads a little too high as a run defender, and his occasionally poor footwork affects his quickness and balance getting upfield in pass rush situations. Nonetheless, I am excited about Robinson’s potential and consider him a potential first-round pick.

28. Laiatu Latu | EDGE | UCLA | 6‘ 4“ 265 lbs 
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 1st
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 49, TFL 21.5, S 13, PD 2, FR 0, FF 2.
Andrew Wilbar: If not for injury concerns, Latu would be in the conversation to be a top-ten pick. Perhaps the pass rusher with the best hand usage in the class, Latu constantly sheds blocks against opposing tackles, wreaking havoc in the backfield and bringing ball carriers down for loss of yardage. At 6’5”, 259 pounds, Latu has the versatility to play either with his hand in the dirt or as a stand-up rush linebacker. I personally like him best in a 4-3 scheme if he can add a few more pounds to his frame, as his ability to work tackles off balance with his power allows him to get into the backfield by leverage on either the inside or outside shoulder of the tackle. The biggest concern with Latu lies in his medical history. He medically retired when playing for Washington due to a severe neck injury. He later returned to football, transferring to UCLA and getting his career back on a positive trajectory. Nonetheless, this makes his draft stock contingent on how serious NFL teams consider his injury risk to be long-term.

29. Kingsley Suamataia | OT | BYU | 6’ 6”, 325 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 10
Jeremy Betz: Suamataia’s tape is a fun watch, especially in the run game where his athleticism is on full display. The BYU OT is quick, feisty, and plays with good leverage, but he struggles with poor hand usage which can throw off his anchor and allow him to get beat quickly in pass pro. Teams will love getting him out in space in the run game, and he’s a fantastic puller on counters and sweeps. Despite his stature, he sinks his hips well and sets a good base when he gets to his spot. Can play either Tackle spot, and probably projects as a swing tackle early in his career while he refines his technique.

30. Mike Sainristill | CB | Michigan | 5’ 10”, 185 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 15, T 44, S 1, Int 6, PD 6.
Andrew Wilbar: If you want to talk about clutch players, the conversation should start and finish with Mike Sainristill. Some players simply have the knack for coming up with big plays in big moments, and Sainristill did it time and time again during his tenure at Michigan. His size will likely limit him to the slot in the NFL, but he can cover, tackle, and even blitz. Many compare him to Bengals cornerback Mike Hilton, and, while I see why many people make that comparison, I believe Sainristill is further along in his development in coverage than Hilton was coming out of college. What is even more impressive is that he is still learning the nuances of the position. He came to Michigan as a wide receiver, and he converted to the defensive side of the ball for his final two seasons. With some of the best ball skills and instincts of any corner in the class, Sainristill has the opportunity to make a difference in the NFL right away.

31.  Ladd McConkey | WR | Georgia | 6‘ 0“, 185 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 9, Rec 30, Yds 478, Av 15.9, TD 2.
Nolan Keck: Ladd McConkey has been mentioned in a lot of draft boards for good reason: he’s an incredibly agile receiver with deceptive speed and great footwork. He turned in an impressive 4.39 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, and his route running is among the best in this class. The 2023 Wuerffel Trophy winner, he has great acceleration with good flexibility and change of direction. But he has a skinny frame, not someone who will consistently fight for the football, and struggles to fight through contact. He probably won’t go in the 1st round, but he’s got the tools to maximize so that he can build strength and gain instincts to go with that speed, perhaps starting in the slot and eventually moving to the outside, and proving substance to those Antonio Brown comparisons.

32. Zach Frazier | C | West Virginia | 6’ 2”, 306 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Ranking: Early 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 12
Shannon White: Zach Frazier was born to play center for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He grew up in Fairmont, WV. Less than an hour from the Steel City. He is a life-long Steelers fan. Frazier was a two time state champion in football, and a four time state wrestling champion. Frazier has huge hands, almost 11”, which happen to be extraordinarily strong. He has a sturdy build, with excellent upper body strength and a solid base. His athleticism is extremely underrated. However, it’s all of the intangibles that truly set Frazier apart from his peers. Class, competitiveness, and character are off the charts. Frazier was also an academic All American at WVU. Intelligence and instincts are especially important at center. Frazier is the epitome of an old school center, and seems destined to be next in line for the Steelers unmatched legacy at center.

33.  Keon Coleman | WR | Florida State | 6‘ 4“, 210 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 12, Rec 50, Yds 658, Av 13.2, TD 11.
Jeremy Betz: His mediocre Combine performance likely dropped his stock in the eyes of many evaluators, but only if they were looking at his disappointing 40 time. Watching Coleman in the gauntlet drill and as a route-runner reinforced what the tape showed time and again in 2023: Coleman plays fast. A downfield playmaker in the mold of Mike Williams, the former Seminole isn’t a high-end separator, but he is a combat catch artist and a solid vertical threat. Coleman easily boxes out defenders in the middle of the field and has great feel when high-pointing the football. If Coleman falls out of the 1st Round, the team that takes him has a chance to land a real steal at WR.

34. Junior Colson | ILB | Michigan | 6’ 3”, 247 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 15, T 95, SOLO 44, AST 51, S 0, PD 2, FR 0, FF 0, 0 INT
Andrew Wilbar: Colson is not the outspoken guy with the vibrant personality you would expect in a middle linebacker who will likely wear the green dot at the next level and lead the defense, but he gets the job done. He shuts his mouth, goes to work, and produces. Colson is the best tackling linebacker in this class, but he is not just a thumper in the middle of the defense. He can cover, and he can even blitz a little. I think he would have broken 4.6 in the 40 if he had run it, but the speed question is what will likely hold teams back from taking him in the top 40 picks. In the long term, I see him as a slightly smaller, but faster, version of Dont’a Hightower. You may not want him lining up against a slot receiver with 4.3 speed, but he is more than competent covering tight ends and most running backs one-on-one. If he somehow falls outside Round 2, he will be a great value for the team that picks him up.

35. Edgerrin Cooper | ILB | Texas A&M | 6’ 3”, 230 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 83, SOLO 39, AST 44, S 8, PD 2, FR 1, FF 2, 0 INT
Nolan Keck: Hands down the most athletic NFL inside linebacker prospect at the NFL Combine, Edgerrin Cooper is arguably the most physical of all linebackers with a seemingly insatiable desire to get to the football. He has elite speed, good blitzer, eludes the block and a punishing tackler, playing in 45 games and starting 21 during his college career. His Senior season ended with him being tied for sixth in the Power 5 while leading the SEC with 17 Tackles for Loss. A highly versatile nightmare in the backfield, any weaknesses in his game can be refined at the NFL level. He seems a perfect fit as a three-down linebacker in a 4-3 defense where he can showcase his coverage skills and quickness, similar to Fred Warner. Edgerrin’s pure athleticism makes him my ideal choice as the first inside linebacker prospect to take in the 2023 NFL Draft.

36. Sedrick Van Pran | C | Georgia | 6’ 4”, 310 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Ranking: Late 1st
2023 Stats: GP 14
Andrew Wilbar: Van Pran may be the most under-the-radar superstar in this draft class. I was confident the Van Pran hype train would speed up by this point, but it hasn’t, and if it doesn’t soon, some team may be getting a steal. I am expecting Van Pran to test off the charts in Indy, as his explosiveness on tape is so evident. Creating leverage at the point of attack seems so natural and effortless for Van Pran, as his core strength and initial quickness off the snap combine to be a lethal aspect of his effectiveness in run blocking. One of the best athletes we’ve seen in awhile at the center position, Van Pran displays excellent mobility and fluidity, and he has proven to be stellar as it pertains to pulling. He will provide extra value for teams who require their center to get out in space. Teams that run a mixture of inside and outside zone concepts will love his ability to adapt to disguised blitzes and odd defensive alignments, while also being able to get to the second level as a run defender. His footwork could still use a little cleaning up, and he can get off-balanced when his stance isn’t set quick enough, but overall, I love Van Pran’s upside at the NFL level. He has perennial Pro-Bowler potential.

37.  Ricky Pearsall | WR | Florida | 6‘ 1“, 189 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 12, Rec 65, Yds 965, Av 14.8, TD 4.
Jeremy Betz: If you love acrobatic catches and ankle-breaking routes, Pearsall’s your guy. He’s not the biggest or most physical receiver, and he projects more as a dynamic slot player than a true outside receiver, but Pearsall has incredible footwork and feel as a route-runner and can win before and after the catch. In the right system, Pearsall can be a dangerous weapon in the mold of a Chris Godwin. He’s an elite separator and may have the best hands in the entire draft.

38.  Malachi Corley | WR | Western Kentucky | 5‘ 11“, 200 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 12, Rec 79, Yds 984, Av 12.5, TD 11.
Andrew Wilbar: Corley has gotten recent buzz in the draft community, but many casual fans are probably not super familiar with the small-school stud. If you want to talk about a guy who was consistent game in and game out, Corley is your guy. He displays fantastic hands, great vision no matter where he is at on the field, and impressive physicality over the middle of the field. Corley is a true team-first guy at receiver, which NFL teams will love. He is willing to line up out wide, in the slot, or even in the backfield as a running back. A true Deebo Samuel-type playmaker, Corley finds creative ways to get open and make the most of any situation he is put into. He is also an impressive blocker who is unafraid to impose his will against defensive backs who are inferior to him as it pertains to physicality. The level of competition may give teams enough concern to rank him below other high-profile receivers on the boards, but I still do not see him slipping outside the second round. I could justify taking him as high as the back end of Round 1, and any team getting him in Round 2 should be excited.

39. Jordan Morgan | WR | Arizona | 6’ 5”, 325 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 12
Andrew Wilbar: Morgan is a prospect I probably would have liked more if he had been fully healthy, but because he was playing at less than 100% this past season, his tape was not anything that would blow you away. He had not fully recovered from a torn ACL he suffered in 2022, and it will definitely be something the team that drafts him will want to monitor closely moving forward, considering the history of linemen with a history of soft-tissue injuries. As a player on the field, Morgan is a patient blocker who times his punches well while also putting impressive power into those punches. His footwork has improved since arriving at Arizona, and he possesses deceiving power as a run blocker. With arms just a hair shorter than the 33-inch threshold for offensive tackles, Morgan may provide more long-term upside by moving inside to guard. I definitely do not envision him on the left side in the NFL, but when he is at 100%, he has proven his ability to play at a high level.

40. Kool-Aid McKinstry | CB | Alabama | 6’ 1”, 180 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 14, T 32, S 0, Int 0, PD 7.
Andrew Wilbar: McKinstry is a player I want to love but have reservations about simply due to inconsistency this past season. There were moments of greatness, but along with those came plays that included a missed assignment, missed tackle, or poor anticipation. McKinstry reportedly ran in the high 4.4s to low 4.5s in the 40 at his pro day, which is a big win for him. Will it be enough to get him into the first round, though? I wish he was more of an attacker against the run, as he shows minimal effort to get involved on running plays. Most prototype receivers were able to prevent him from making a difference against the run, and that is something that will need to change if he wants to see the field early in his rookie season. He is also a little late to react in zone on occasion, which gives me concern about his schematic versatility. Despite these flaws that popped up from time to time, he is a fluid mover and displays great awareness in coverage. He also plays with aggression near the line and knows how to force receivers to the outside on go-routes. I have too many reservations to lock him in as a first-round prospect, but he will likely hear his name called within the top 50 selections.

41. Nate Wiggins | CB | Clemson | 6’ 2”, 175 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 10, T 29, S 1, Int 2, PD 6.
Andrew Wilbar: Wiggins is an exciting prospect with tons of upside, but there are still a lot of rough areas in his game. His speed is the first thing that pops out on film, and that was put on further display at the combine when he posted an eye-popping 4.28 in the 40. He knows how to mirror in coverage, and his instincts are surprisingly good as well. However, his backpedal lacks fluidity, and he displays a serious lack of physicality off the line. Despite his length, he will struggle to press receivers at the line in the NFL if he cannot add more functional strength. I think his best fit is still in a man-heavy scheme, but he will have no choice but to add weight and get stronger. That will likely determine his effectiveness at the next level.

42. Payton Wilson | ILB | North Carolina State | 6’ 4”, 238 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 138, SOLO 69, AST 69, S 6, PD 6, FR 2, FF 1, 3 INT
Nolan Keck: The best inside linebacker in college football and winner of both the Chuck Bednarik Award and Butkus Awards in 2023, Payton Wilson ran the fastest 40 yard dash among linebackers at the NFL Combine, and is genuinely willing to do whatever it takes to succeed and make an impact in the NFL. Great against both the run and the pass, his hero and mentor is none other than Luke Kuechly, who had some of the greatest instincts ever at the linebacker position. He’s a super impressive athlete with a great frame, but he does have an injury history and will already be 24 on draft day. Even so, Payton is the brother of MLB pitcher Bryse Wilson, and he is grounded in his faith and mental toughness to perhaps be the first linebacker taken off the board in the NFL Draft. 

43. Jeremiah Trotter, Jr. | ILB | Clemson | 6’ 0”, 230 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 87, SOLO 54, AST 33, S 5.5, PD 5, FR 0, FF 2, 2 INT
Andrew Wilbar: Trotter, Jr. has surprisingly flown under the radar during this process, but if he had tested at the combine, I would probably have him as my ILB1. His sideline-to-sideline range makes him an attractive selection in and of itself, but he also displays good instincts as a run defender as well as an ability to shoot gaps quickly. If he can manage to add a little weight to his shorter frame, it may do him well as a run defender moving forward, as stronger running backs can still break away from his tackles. Nonetheless, his instincts, fluidity, bloodlines, and blitzing ability are enough to get me on board. He is a great fit for the modern NFL game, and he can fulfill different roles in both 3-4 and 4-3 schemes.

44. Marshawn Kneeland | EDGE | Western Michigan | 6‘ 3“ 265 lbs 
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 10, T 57, TFL 7.5, S 4.5, PD 0, FR 0, FF 2.
Andrew Wilbar: Kneeland is one of the most physically imposing pass rushers in the class. Extremely heavy hands and a powerful frame are the first things that stand out when you turn on his tape, as he is consistently a factor in collapsing the pocket by simply overpowering and out-leveraging opponents. His solid base allows him to set the edge against the run, and his ability to disengage and navigate through traffic allows him to fill gaps and get to running backs in or near the backfield. My big concern with Kneeland is the lack of sack production. While he has been a consistent penetrator, he has only recorded six sacks over the last two seasons. He is not a finisher at this point in his career, but I think part could be do to his schematic responsibilities. Personally, I think he has a solid first step as a stand-up pass rusher, but he was more frequently aligned with his hand in the dirt. Despite his 267-pound frame, I think he may be a better long-term fit as a 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL. He doesn’t have the longest frame at 6’3”, but his 34 ½” arms allow him to gain leverage on the edge and create better pass-rushing opportunities.

45. Tyler Guyton | OT | Oklahoma | 6’ 7”, 327 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 10
Jeremy Betz: Guyton is a daunting physical specimen, towering over teammates and opponents alike. He plays to his size well, often overpowering defenders based on sheer size and strength alone. Unfortunately, he won’t be able to rely on just his size to win consistently in the NFL and his technique will need serious refinement for him to reach his high ceiling. He has a natural athleticism that coaches will love, and should be a fun project for a team willing to put in the time to teach him the technical aspects of playing Tackle. At his best, Guyton is a powerful RT with elite foot quickness for his size and impressive length. He outleverages defenders with powerful hands and a strong base. Speed rushers can give him trouble around the outside with his inconsistent footwork, and his inability to recover can let defenders in for a quick pressure. If Guyton lands with a team willing to coach him up, he has elite upside. If he’s rushed into a starting role too quickly, it could be a long season for his QB.

46. Michael Penix, Jr. | QB | Washington | 6’ 3”, 218 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 2nd
2023 Stats: Games 15, Comp 363, Att 555, Pct 65.4, Yds 4903, TD 36, Int 11, Rush 35, Yds 8, Ave 0.2, TD 3.
Noah_E: If we were talking strictly about arm talent, Michael Penix might be the best in the 2024 class. He has a cannon for an arm, the ball placement is phenomenal on all 3 levels of the field, and he throws with incredible velocity. He has good pocket presence and isn’t afraid to get hit in order to make the throw. Penix knows how to read the field and is excellent at working through his progressions. On top of all of that, he throws maybe the prettiest spiral I’ve ever seen. There are certainly some concerns though. He is not a threat whatsoever as a runner and I worry about his ability to create out of structure in the pros. At times he gets too aggressive when he would benefit more from taking the checkdown, he’s almost like the Anti-Bo Nix. However, similar to Nix he is on the older side. Penix will be just days away from turning 24 on draft day, and he has a significant injury history on his resume. I think Michael Penix could be a very, very good NFL Quarterback, but his ceiling is capped by his inability to make plays with his legs.

47. Byron Murphy II | DT | Texas | 6’ 1”, 297 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 14, T 29, TFL 8.5, S 5, PD 0, FR 0, FF 0.
Jeremy Betz: Murphy II is an undersized DT with incredible athleticism and quickness at the point of attack. Quick feet and strong hands allow him to get leverage on opposing OL, even if they are bigger and stronger. When you watch the tape, you see relentless effort and a good core base of power. As a pass rusher, he uses his quickness to win early and get to the QB. He can get caught in the wash in run defense at times due to his lack of elite strength. Overall, he projects as a solid interior pass rusher and starter at the NFL level.

48. Jackson Powers-Johnson | C | Oregon | 6’ 4”, 320 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Ranking: Early 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 13
Andrew Wilbar: Powers-Johnson got rave reviews following the Senior Bowl after people saw his eye-popping measurables, but he is far from a finished product. His upside is through the roof, but having long-term success at center at his current size would be quite an anomaly. For a 330-pound center, Powers-Johnson displays good first-step quickness and explosiveness at the point of attack. When he gets good hand placement on you, good luck winning that rep. He displays great core strength and great leg drive, finishing blocks consistently and playing through the whistle. While he is certainly mobile and nimble enough to get out and pull, I still see him best suited for a team with a power/gap scheme and north-and-south running game. He is both violent and accurate when it comes to landing his punches, and his strong base allows him to withstand even the most powerful defensive linemen. There are times where he plays over his feet in pass protection, but his occasional inconsistency in pass protection can easily be cleaned up with NFL coaching. He may not be as schematically versatile as Sedrick Van Pran or even Zach Frazier, but the upside is certainly tantalizing. This is a swing-for-the-fences pick at center that a creative offensive line coach could develop into a perennial All-Pro, but you have to have the right system in order for it to work.

49. JerZhan Newton | DL | Illinois | 6’ 2”, 280 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 52, TFL 8.5, S 7.5, PD 2, FR 1, FF 1.
Andrew Wilbar: Newton is not going to be a fit for every system, but he has the traits to pop off if he finds the right fit. Personally, I see him as a 3-technique defensive tackle in the NFL. His first-step quickness is the best of any interior defensive lineman in this class, and his twitchiness sets him apart from other players at his position with a similar grade. Instincts is not a trait we talk much about when it comes to defensive linemen, but it is a key aspect of diagnosing where a play is going. Newton is an instinctually sound prospect who consistently reads where the opposing team is running the ball. His strength is only average, however, and he is going to have to rely on his technique and athletic traits in order to overcome that. Regardless, he is a guy with the talent to make multiple Pro Bowls and even flirt with All-Pro status in the right system.

50. Zak Zinter | G | Michigan | 6’ 6”, 320 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Ranking: Mid 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 12
Andrew Wilbar: Zinter may be the best pure guard in this class. While he may not offer as much versatility, he will come at a discounted price, as the once-projected top-50 pick may fall to the latter portions of Day 2 due to a broken tibia and broken fibula he suffered in Michigan’s win against Ohio State. Zinter also brings experience to the table, as he started 42 games in his collegiate career. Having the versatility to play in any scheme will boost his value, as will his ability to pull. He is a fluid mover who blocks in space at a high level. His toughness, IQ, and mobility are all traits that will excite GMs, but his technique could still use some refining. His legs are sometimes planted a little too close together and too far inside his frame, which hinders his ability to successfully anchor in pass protection, but NFL coaches and executives want to know if a player’s issues are fixable or not. With Zinter, just about every flaw is fixable. I like his game overall and see him as a plug-and-play prospect at right guard.

51. Roger Rosengarten | OT | Washington | 6’ 6”, 300 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 15, OS 993, RBS 368, PBS 625, Sacks 0, Hits 3, Hurries 12
Nolan Keck: An indispensable piece of an offensive line that won the 2023 Joe Moore Award, Roger Rosengarten hasn’t given up a sack the past 2 years while anchoring the right side of the Washington Huskies’ offensive line. A stand out performance in the Senior Bowl has seen Roger’s draft stock shoot up the charts of late. He’s tall with a lengthy frame with tons of experience in zone blocking, and his measurables compare to those of 49er great Joe Staley, with whom he has worked out and received tips. Ed McCaffrey was his coach in high school. He has above average athleticism and footwork, but he’s a better pass blocker than a run blocker. He needs to bulk up to stand up to the rush. Although he has a lengthy frame, he has short arm length, and he can be overly aggressive. But his high football IQ, versatility and athleticism could, in time, make Roger a steal for a team that’s looking for the next Joe Staley in the 2nd round.

52. Jonathan Brooks | RB | Texas | 6’ 0“, 199 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 11, Att 187, Yds 1139, Av 6.1, TD 10, Rec 25, Yds 286, TD 1.
Jeremy Betz: Brooks is an impressive runner with great vision and contact balance to go along with high-end athleticism at the RB position. Brooks is at his best on outside runs where he can use his vision and quickness to attack the hole and get to the 2nd level. He is coming off ACL surgery after his 2023 season was cut short, but he’s young and didn’t have a huge collegiate workload playing behind Bijan Robinson and Roschon Johnson in 2022 before stepping into the starting lineup last season. Brooks should thrive in multiple systems but would best fit in an outside zone system at the next level.

53. Jaylen Wright | RB | Tennessee | 5‘ 11“, 200 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 12, Att 137, Yds 1013, Av 7.4, TD 4, Rec 22, Yds 141, TD 0.
Nolan Keck: One of the most athletic running backs of this class, 20 year old Jaylen Wright made the decision to forgo his Senior year in an attempt to be the first running back off the board this year, and he may just do that. He was super fast in the 40 yard dash at the NFL Combine, and his size and strength make him an enticing prospect for both explosiveness and blocking. He led the Vols in rushing as a sophomore in 2022 without even starting. This NFL-caliber athlete without a lot of wear and tear would translate well to a Zone scheme in the NFL. The Steelers used more power and draw run types last season, so it will be interesting to see if they allow for more zone tendencies within their running game. Either way, Jaylen Wright is projected as a day two prospect.

54. Roman Wilson | WR | Michigan | 6‘ 0“, 180 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 15, Rec 48, Yds 789, Av 16.4, TD 12.
Nolan Keck: Another accelerator who ran a 4.39 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, Roman Wilson has the explosiveness to run past defenders and get separation in the slot. Very competitive and focused when the ball is contested, Roman has good post-catch acceleration on West Coast routes for yards after catch. In a ground and pound offense at Michigan, he made crucial plays against Alabama and Washington in the CFP National Championship, but his small frame will limit his usage as a blocker. He doesn’t have ideal size as a WR, but he has good hands, elite route running and the ability to get open, comparable to Tyler Lockett.

55. Javon Bullard | S | Georgia | 5’ 11”, 180 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 56, S 0, Int 2, PD 5.
Andrew Wilbar: Bullard’s 2023 numbers may not jump off the page, but he was asked to do a lot of different things and wear many different hats. Versatility is definitely his calling card, as he can play high safety, boundary corner, and nickel corner. He is a little tight in the hips, which affects his backpedal and tackling form, but that is a fixable issue. Teams will fall in love with his dedication to football and passion for the game. He may not be the biggest player, but he is an instinctual player who displays great awareness and anticipation. While he has experience aligning at high safety, he is not the most natural as it pertains to roving over a large portion of ground. As versatile as he is, he will need a more defined role at the NFL level. After running a sub-4.5 40, Bullard should be taken no later than Round 3, and it would not be a shock if he is selected at some point in Round 2.

56. Patrick Paul | OT | Houston | 6’ 7”, 331 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 12
Jeremy Betz: My favorite Day 2 OT in this class, Paul is an enormous blocker with high end athleticism. I think he’s a much cleaner prospect than some evaluators give him credit for, and he uses his mass extremely well, especially as a pass protector. I project him as an athletic, high-upside LT, where he played for every one of his 44 starts. He needs to become more consistent in his footwork. He can put himself in a bind when speed rushers beat him to the outside, but he has a great counterpunch against power and if he gets his hands on you, the rep is over. As a run blocker, he needs to improve his feel for spacing and be more patient to let the play develop. He can get ahead of the play at times, allowing backside defenders to work inside him and stop the ballcarrier in the backfield. Don’t get in his way, though. You won’t win that matchup. Overall, this towering Tackle has limitless upside and should be a highly valued player at the top of Day 2.

57. Kamari Lassiter | CB | Georgia | 6’ 0”, 180 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 14, T 37, S .5, Int 0, PD 8.
Nolan Keck: Kamari Lassiter is a physical, competitive defensive back with great foot quickness as evidenced by his elite Shuttle and 3-cone scores at the combine, but his composite speed and size didn’t measure up as well to his competition. Still, his tape plays well as he has quick play and route recognition with the vision and instincts to play in zone coverage. But he’s undersized, lacking the ideal weight and strength to not get pushed around at times. He stayed healthy and effectively utilized his leverage and space in zone coverage, but was too often looking for the big play. He held Missouri’s Luther Burden to one reception. Overall, he’s one of the mid to upper tier defensive backs who can play in multiple defensive formations, and is solid against the run.

58. Max Melton | CB | Rutgers | 6’ 0”, 190 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 32, S 1, Int 3, PD 6.
Nolan Keck: Max Melton is a highly instinctive CB who improved every year he played at Rutgers and flashed a 4.39 40 at the combine. He uses his dynamic ball skills and good size and length to beat receivers to the ball, and he’s very aggressive at the catch point. He’s at his best when he instinctively gets a jump on the football in zone coverage. He’s good at reading the receiver, but at times relies on reading the receiver’s eyes instead of following the football. He’s a physical defender in the run game, but needs to improve his angles of attack. He’s got the athletic bloodline as both his parents played sports at Rutgers and his brother, Bo Melton, is currently a wideout for the Packers. He’s at his best in off coverage and zone, but he has the versatility to carve out a significant role in the NFL.

59. Ja’Lynn Polk | WR | Washington | 6‘ 2“, 203 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 15, Rec 69, Yds 1159, Av 16.8, TD 9.
Jeremy Betz: You won’t find a bigger fan of Polk’s game than me, but there are plenty of other talent evaluators who would agree: Polk is a really solid all-round receiver and has enormous upside in the right situation. He doesn’t possess blazing speed or elite separation skills, but he is an extremely smart receiver with a knack for finding open space and making plays with the ball in his hands. “Rome Odunze light” is a great comp for Polk, and he could develop quickly into a solid WR2 at the next level. A Jack of all trades who does a little bit of everything well, but his ceiling isn’t as high as some of his more athletically gifted counterparts. Still, a locked and loaded Day 2 receiver with starter upside.

60. Blake Corum | RB | Michigan | 5‘ 8“, 200 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 15, Att 258, Yds 1245, Av 4.8, TD 27, Rec 16, Yds 117, TD 1.
Andrew Wilbar: Corum is simply made of different stuff. One of the most consistent backs in the country, Corum was relied on heavily during Michigan’s championship run, leading the lethal Michigan running attack and racking up unfathomable numbers in the process. Corum reminds me a lot of Steelers running back Jaylen Warren, except Corum has the talent to be a full-time starter. His compact build, physical running style, and short-area burst are areas in which Corum compares similarly to Warren. What makes him a rich-man’s version of Warren is his situational awareness, power, and ability to make sharp cuts cleanly upfield. He seems to have made a full recovery from his 2022 knee injury as well, which should give teams a bode of confidence as the consider him on Day 2.

61. Jaden Hicks | S | Washington State | 6’ 3”, 202 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 79, S 2.5, Int 2, PD 4.
Jeremy Betz: If you like football, you’ll love Jaden Hicks’ tape. Hicks is a big strong safety, but he also brings incredible range and versatility to the defensive backfield. He boasts great length and good athleticism, allowing him to close on the ball quickly in coverage and track down ball-carriers on the ground. At his size, you’d love to put him in the box and let him patrol the middle of the field, but he’s a better coverage safety than a run defender at this point in his career, so teams would be wise to give him more of a Kyle Hamilton-like role, moving him around the field. He can cover TE’s and bigger-bodied receivers in the slot, and shows plenty of instincts to anchor down the center-fielder role as well. Should be a starting caliber safety in Year 1.

62. Cole Bishop | S | Utah | 6’ 2”, 205 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 11, T 60, S 3, Int 2, PD 4.
Jeremy Betz: Cole Bishop is a versatile Safety prospect with size, length, and speed on the back end. In coverage, Bishop plays the aggressor, excelling in man coverage and showing splash play ability. He can be a little too aggressive playing the ball at times and take bad angles or get beat down the field. When he reads the play correctly though, he’s a big play waiting to happen. Bishop is at his best around the LOS, where he displays good instincts when tracking ball carriers and is a good finisher as a tackler. An effective blitzer as well, Bishop has a nose for the splash play. If he can improve some of the down-to-down aspects of the position, he’ll be a good future starter.

63. TJ Tampa | CB | Iowa State | 6’ 2”, 190 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 44, S 0, Int 2, PD 7.
Andrew Wilbar: Tampa is not the fastest corner in this class, but he is a good football player who always seemed to put himself in good position to make clutch plays. His straight-line speed is sufficient, but far from elite, and his length allows him to close on opposing receivers quickly, especially in zone coverage. He is a little tight in the hips and not the most agile athlete, but with NFL coaching and better technique, we may see improvement in that area down the line. What I do like about him is his tenacity and physicality as a tackler. He plays with an old-school mindset against the run and is not afraid to impose his will. He loves getting involved in run defense and does not shy away from contact. If he had run below 4.5 in the 50, I think he would have likely been a first-round pick, but he is still likely to be off the board by the end of Round 2.

64. Ennis Rakestraw, Jr. | CB | Missouri | 6’ 0”, 170 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 2nd
2023 Stats: GP 9, T 35, S 0, Int 0, PD 4.
Nolan Keck: Ennis Rakestraw is a lean, wiry constrictor who is fluid and incredibly balanced, and is one of the best press-man defenders in this Draft. A tenacious man coverage defender, his exceptional ball skills can disrupt passes even in positions of imbalance. He didn’t allow a TD throughout his entire Senior season of High School, tore his ACL as a freshman but came back strong as a sophomore. Hampered by injury at the Senior Bowl, he flashed a 4.44 40-yard dash at his Pro Day, displaying that explosiveness that allows him to move upfield and erase the route on the other side of the field. His body is tailor made to be a suffocating force in man coverage. He’s got the tools to be a great NFL cornerback, but his durability is a question. Regardless, he’s a keeper for a team that prioritizes press-man and off-man coverage.

65. Trey Benson | RB | Florida State | 6‘ 1“, 211 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 13, Att 156, Yds 906, Av 5.8, TD 14, Rec 20, Yds 227, TD 1.
Jeremy Betz: Speed, burst, and power all define the running style of the former Seminoles star. One of the few backs in this class who projects as a true workhorse player at the position, Benson should be able to make an impact early on in his NFL career. Benson is electric with the ball in his hands, operating best as a one-cut runner with breakaway ability. A solid pass-catcher, Benson won’t beat you down the field as a route-runner, but can be a big time weapon in the screen game and taking swing passes out of the backfield.

66. Jermaine Burton | WR | Alabama | 6‘ 0“, 200 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 13, Rec 39, Yds 798, Av 20.5, TD 8.
Jeremy Betz: One of the most polarizing players in the entire Draft, Burton boasts high-end playmaking ability in all areas of the field, but off the field has a ton of issues that teams will have to consider when evaluating him. On talent alone, Burton deserves to be mentioned with the Draft’s best, combining dangerous downfield speed with shifty route running and great YAC ability. Every touch has the ability to go the distance, and while his isn’t a big-bodied pass catcher, he is well built and plays with toughness at the LOS and in the middle of the field. His off-field issues will likely knock him way down the board, but he has a chance to be a true steal if he can focus on football and stay out of trouble off the gridiron.

67. Adisa Isaac | EDGE | Penn State | 6‘ 4“ 248 lbs 
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 13, T 37, TFL 16, S 7.5, PD 0, FR 1, FF 1.
Noah_E: It’s a crime that Adisa Isaac doesn’t get talked about more. He has powerful hands and plays with good pad level to win the leverage battle. His first step is ridiculously quick and he has a variety of pass rush moves at his disposal. Isaac is a stout tackler and does a great job wrapping up ball carriers. He was asked to drop into coverage a good bit during his time at Penn State and while he didn’t do anything spectacular, it wasn’t a weakness. Now he isn’t the most explosive athlete and right now he lacks the overall strength to compete with stronger Offensive Tackles. His hands also need some work as they are strong, but without a proper plan they become ineffective. I am a big fan of Adisa Isaac and I don’t see why he shouldn’t be talked about in the upper tier of 2024 edge rushers.

68. MarShawn Lloyd | RB | USC | 5‘ 9“, 215 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 11, Att 116, Yds 820, Av 7.1, TD 9, Rec 13, Yds 232, TD 0.
Andrew Wilbar: Lloyd was not extremely involved as a pass catcher in college, but he looked good catching passes in Indy at the combine, which was perhaps the single-most important thing he did to boost his stock this offseason. Albeit on a mediocre workload, Lloyd was incredibly efficient as a runner in Lincoln Riley’s pass-heavy scheme, averaging over 7 yards per carry. A transfer from South Carolina, Lloyd changed his running style when transferring to a new system, transitioning from a straight-to-the-hole, power-running style to a more patient approach, waiting for his blocks to develop. Granted, he did not have a good enough offensive line in 2022 with the Gamecocks in order to play that style. He is not the strongest pass protector, but he can at least identify where he needs to pick up a pass-rusher in pass protection. Securing the football consistently in between the tackles is an area he could still improve in, but I believe one could make the argument he should be the first running back off the board. He has starter upside from Day 1.

69. Kris Jenkins | DT | Michigan | 6’ 3” 275 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 15, T 37, TFL 4.5, S 2.5, PD 0, FR 1, FF 0.
Noah_E: Jenkins is an intriguing prospect. While at Michigan he flashed the potential to be a high first round pick on many occasions. He has elite athleticism for his size, quick hands, and a relentless motor. He possesses a powerful lower body to go along with a very powerful punch. But despite all this, there were plenty of times where Jenkins looked borderline undraftable. He relies too much on his power and other than a half-decent spin move, completely lacks a pass rush plan. He consistently gets off the ball late and his feet stall out far too often. Jenkins has the physical tools to be an elite pass rusher and an overall great player, however he’ll need time to develop especially when it comes to his technique.

70. Christian Haynes | G | Connecticut | 6’ 2”, 298 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Ranking: Early 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 12
Jeremy Betz: Christian Haynes is a powerful Guard prospect with a low center of gravity and the ability to move defenders with relative ease. While he doesn’t possess elite lateral agility, he can still pull and get out in  front in the run game. As a pass protector, he uses good footwork and a strong base to mitigate interior pass rushers. Overall, Haynes doesn’t have the position flexibility of some of the other IOL prospects ahead of him, but teams needing a solid guard prospect should look his way.

71. Tyler Nubin | S | Minnesota | 6’ 2”, 205 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 53, S 1, Int 5, PD 4.
Andrew Wilbar: Nubin is quite the anomaly for the modern college game in that he stayed at the same school for five seasons without transferring. While he may not be the most athletic safety in the world, he is a good football player who has a knack for finding the football. Not only is he one of the most instinctual safeties in the class, but he is also a strong tackler who takes smart tackles in the open field. A former coworker of mine played high school football with Nubin, and after having talked to him about Nubin, I developed a greater respect for Nubin’s discipline and passion for the game. My biggest concern would be his lack of top-end speed. We have seen safeties with 4.6 speed make it and thrive in the NFL, but for a safety who isn’t likely to come down into the box that often at the NFL level, it is a concern I have. I still think his floor is pretty safe, but his long-term upside may be on the lower end.

72. Ruke Orhorhoro | DL | Clemson | 6’ 4” 295 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 25, TFL 8, S 5, PD 1, FR 0, FF 0.
Nolan Keck: An All-ACC vocal leader and multiple year Defensive Tackle for the Clemson Tigers, Ruke Orhorhoro has literally come a long way from Lagos, Nigeria. With only two years of high school football before becoming a 3-star recruit, he’s now a high-ceiling NFL Draft prospect. He has the size, strength, and athleticism to make it to the NFL. He has good leverage and extension, and he’s hard to move in one-on-one blocks. Very good accelerator off the line of scrimmage, he’s an impressive bull-rusher. However, he’s still learning how to use his hands, and his lower body strength isn’t as impressive as his upper body. He’s already had surgeries to his knee and shoulder, so durability is an issue. In the later rounds, an NFL team may very well take a chance on Ruke’s versatility, seeking to capitalize on his promise.

73. Malik Washington | WR | Virginia | 5‘ 9“, 192 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 12, Rec 110, Yds 1426, Av 13, TD 9.
Jeremy Betz: Washington may be short of stature, but he is one of the most competitive receivers in this class. Built for racking up yards after the catch, Washington has high-end quickness and is a good separator, especially at the LOS where he beats press-man with suddenness and surprising power out of his stance. Washington can motor, and is a good vertical receiver as well. He projects as an underneath catch and run receiver who can also get down the field in a hurry. Getting him on the move pre-snap is a fantastic way for teams to utilize his speed, especially on crossers and runaway routes designed to maximize his playmaking ability after the catch.

74. Jalen McMillen | WR | Washington | 6‘ 1“, 180 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 11, Rec 45, Yds 559, Av 12.4, TD 5.
Noah_E: On paper his stats don’t look amazing, but Jalen McMillan was the third receiver in probably the best receiving corps in the country and still managed to put up almost 80 ypg as well as 12.4 ypc. In 2022 as a redshirt junior he went for 1000 yards and 9 touchdowns. He’s a quick, and shifty slot receiver that creates separation with ease. He catches everything and he’s a good athlete who never really got the chance to show it while he was at Washington. His release package is elite and he’s a very nuanced route runner. McMillan is also a pretty physical player and doesn’t get thrown off his route very easily. After the catch he lacks explosiveness and he hasn’t shown that he has much outside versatility. Overall he just isn’t very flashy and I question if his ceiling is much higher than where he is now. McMillan is and will be a good player, despite his slot limitation.

75. Calen Bullock | S/CB | USC | 6’ 3”, 180 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 63, S 0, Int 2, PD 7.
Nolan Keck: A 20-year old ball hawking, talented Safety for the Trojans who ran a 4.48 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, Calen Bullock is a highly instinctive defender who uses his length and jumping ability to make plays over opposing receivers. He can be scary good in coverage and scary bad against the run. He started 6 games as a freshman and has started every game since. His size, athletic ability and versatility alone make him one of the top Safeties in this year’s draft class, but he needs to fill out his frame and increase his strength. If he can do that along with improving his footwork to complement his instincts, then we may have an All-Pro NFL Corner in the works rather than a Safety.

76. Bo Nix | QB | Oregon | 6’ 3”, 214 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 3rd
2023 Stats: Games 14, Comp 364, Att 470, Pct 77.4, Yds 4508, TD 45, Int 3, Rush 54, Yds 234, Ave 4.3, TD 6.
Adam C: Bo Nix brings plenty of starting experience with him to the NFL, as the NCAA record holder with 61 career starts. As you would expect, he is more polished than a number of other prospects. He generally has very good footwork and a great base in all situations, which results in NFL level consistency and accuracy. Alongside this accuracy, he is also a strong athlete and can create out of structure, with great accuracy operating off platform and out of the pocket. Despite the experience, he can still struggle with reads and decision making which will worry teams. Too often he hits the check down with other options open downfield, which is uncharacteristic from someone with this amount of game experience. Overall there’s a lot to like, and in the right system, he has the tools to be an immediate starter.

77. Kiran Amegadjie || OT  Yale | 6’ 5”, 318 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 4, OS 234, RBS 106, PBS 128, Sacks 0, Hits 0, Hurries 5
Nolan Keck: If players in the NFL Draft were chosen based on measurables alone, then  First-team All-Ivy League Left Tackle Kiran Amegadjie would be a sure Top 10 pick. He has as high a ceiling as any offensive lineman due to his elite size, athleticism and length, with a lot of explosiveness and versatility on the offensive line. The past two years he played at Left Tackle after playing 2021 at Right Guard, but only played 4 games in 2023 due to a quad injury. He has elite arm length and the raw power and explosiveness to cave in his side of the line, but he needs to work on his hand usage as well as continue to improve his footwork. He will correct these things in the NFL and eventually be a solid starter. 

78. Mohamed Kamara | EDGE | Colorado State | 6‘ 3“, 245 lbs 
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 56, TFL 17, S 13, PD 1, FR 1, TD 1, FF 2.
Jeremy Betz: Kamara is a unique athlete for the position, and reminds me a lot of YaYa Diaby from last year’s class. Very fast, and very strong, but lacking elite bend off the edge. Kamara wins with effort and a variety of surprisingly sophisticated pass rush moves. Smaller than average hands mean he can’t disengage blockers very well. He’ll have a role quickly at the NFL level, but it may take him some time to develop into a playmaker at the position.

79. Blake Fisher | Notre Dame | 6’ 6”, 310 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 12
Andrew Wilbar: Fisher will not be mistaken for Joe Alt as a prospect, but there is still massive upside long-term. Possessing ideal length, Fisher played right tackle for the Irish but has the body type to potentially play either tackle spot in the NFL. Despite not being a mauler with massive bulk, Fisher does a good job controlling defenders in the running game by timing his blocks well, but taking good blocking angles is an area he needs to show more consistency in. He makes a ton of sense for teams whose blocking schemes include a lot of combo blocks, thanks to his impressive nimbleness and agility. Numbers should never override the tape, but I was expecting a better 10-yard split time than the 1.82 he posted at the combine. The mobility in general is not bad, but when you go back to the tape, you’ll notice he does get out of his stance rather slowly. His first-step quickness is not that great, and that is honestly my biggest concern with him going forward. If he can fix that, he has the potential to become a Pro-Bowl caliber tackle.

80. Maason Smith | DL | LSU | 6’ 6” 292 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 28, TFL 4.5, S 2.5, PD 2, FR 0, FF 0.
Noah_E: I went into this excited to see what Maason Smith has to offer and I could not be more disappointed. He’s slow off the line, there is a severe lack of power in his game, and he gets eaten alive by double teams. He doesn’t know how to use his hands whatsoever and he consistently plays off balance. His pad level is atrocious and more often than not he gets stopped instantly on contact. He has a decent arm-over move that wins sometimes, but he lacks any pass rush moves outside of that. It’s not all bad though. Smith is a good athlete who’s just 21 and flashed potential during his freshman season, before he tore his ACL. His size gives him a good foundation to be a starting caliber defensive lineman. If he goes anytime before Day 3 it would be a reach.

81. Mason McCormick | OT/G/C | South Dakota State | 6’ 5”, 315 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Ranking: Mid 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 15
Andrew Wilbar: McCormick is one of the more versatile linemen in this class, and he has taken full advantage of the pre-draft process, boosting his draft stock significantly. Built in the mold of a center, McCormick likely moves to the inside at the NFL level, as he is a little too stiff in pass protection to fend off bendier pass rushers on the edge. Personally, I like him at guard to start off, as the learning curve will be less steep than it would be at center. Even if center is his best long-term fit, he will not be ready to play there in Year 1. On the flip side, he is an experienced player who played in 57 straight games and was made a team captain three years in a row. His awareness and recognition in pass protection has allowed him to enjoy consistency throughout that time frame, and that is something that will translate immediately to the NFL. If he can improve his leg drive and learn how to win the battle for leverage off the line, he has the upside of an above-average starting center.

82. Cooper Beebe | G | Kansas State | 6’ 3”, 320 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Ranking: Mid 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 13
Noah_E: I think the best comparison for Cooper Beebe is a Ford F-150. He is an absolute mauler in the run game, consistently winning at the point of attack as well as climbing to the second level. He is great in space and I can’t even count the number of times I’ve seen this guy pancake defenders. As a pass protector, he does a great job at anchoring with his strong lower body and using his hands to redirect the pass rush. Beebe is extremely well-rounded and was one of just two guards in the power five this year to earn a top 10 PFF grade as both a run and pass blocker. Not only does he have the physical tools, but he is one of the most technically sound linemen in this class. Beebe has gotten severely overlooked during this draft process and I think he is going to really, really surprise people.

83. Chris Braswell | EDGE | Alabama | 6‘ 3“, 220 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 14, T 42, TFL 10.5, S 8, INT 1, TD 1, PD 1, FR 0, FF 3.
Jeremy Betz: Braswell is a pure speed rusher with a limited array of pass rush moves. What he excels at is creating quick pressure and being a disruptive force on the edge. If an opposing blacker gets hands on him, he can be controlled and doesn’t get off blocks extremely well. He’s a twitched up athlete though and with some refinement could become an excellent 3rd down rusher in the NFL.

84. Troy Franklin | WR | Oregon | 6‘ 2“, 170 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 13, Rec 81, Yds 1383, Av 17.1, TD 14.
Noah_E: Troy Franklin is someone that i’ve seen varying opinions on. I see some people who think he’s a top 6-7 WR who will easily go in the first round, while others have him dropping to the mid or late second round. I tend to lean more towards the former. He beats press every single time because of his absolutely disgusting release. He’s a smooth athlete and makes creating separation look easy on all three levels of the field. He tracks the ball well and attacks the catch point. However, Franklin is on the smaller side and lacks the play strength to consistently win contested catches. His hands aren’t bad, but they aren’t anything to write home about either. He also hasn’t proved to be much of a tackle breaker mainly due to his size. I think Troy Franklin has the potential to be a very good receiver and more than just a deep threat, but he’s probably going to need to bulk up a little as well as eliminate those focus drops.

85. Theo Johnson | TE | Penn State | 6’ 6”, 250 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 13, Rec 34, Yds 341, TD 7.
Jeremy Betz: Johnson’s physical profile is quite impressive, although his college production is lacking overall. Still, his athletic traits and overall upside will make him an attractive mid-round option for a team looking for a project TE with sills as both a blocker and receiver. Johnson’s size is a plus in the run game, where he consistently gets hands on defensive ends and linebackers and has the strength and power to move them. As a receiver, he offers fantastic body control and acceleration off the LOS to get downfield in a hurry. A true seem-stretcher, Johnson is at his best working vertically in a PA-heavy passing attack.

86. Ben Sinnott | TE | Kansas State | 6’ 4”, 245 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 12, Rec 49, Yds 676, TD 6.
Noah_E: Simply put, Ben Sinnott is a wrecking ball. As a blocker and after the catch he consistently displays elite toughness and strength. He’s a great athlete that doesn’t create the most separation, but he has great hands and wins at the catch point. Good luck trying to bring him down in the open field, Sinnott refuses to go down and it often takes multiple guys to get him on the ground. When you turn on the tape it feels like he gets an extra five yards on every play. His technique as a blocker is mediocre, but he was still effective despite that. I’m very interested to see how he’s used in the NFL.

87. Jonah Elliss | EDGE | Utah | 6‘ 3“ 232 lbs 
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 10, T 37, TFL 16, S 12, PD 3, FR 0, FF 1.
Andrew Wilbar: It is hard to watch a game Utah played and not see Jonah Elliss constantly making life difficult on the quarterback. At 6’2, 248 pounds, Elliss does not provide exceptional size and strength to defend the run, but his motor is always running at 100%, and he finds creative ways to get into the backfield. Until he can improve his lack of lower-body strength, he will be incredibly limited as a run defender in the NFL, but if that strength improves after a little time in the weight room, his upside is through the roof. As a pass rusher, Elliss has a natural feel for getting after the quarterback, and, while his athleticism may not be off the charts, he displays impressive closing speed, active hands, and good bend. He will be able to contribute immediately as a situational pass rusher, and if he can add more weight to his lower half, he could develop into a player who will earn a large role and hold it for a decade. Guys like Elliss always tend to carve out a productive career.

88. T’Vondre Sweat | DT | Texas | 6’ 4” 340 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 14, T 45, TFL 8, S 2, PD 4, FR 0, FF 1.
Andrew Wilbar: With any 350-pound prospect there will be concerns with mobility and quickness, but if you focus on the tape, Sweat displays an impressive motor for such a big guy. When compared to his peers at the Senior Bowl, there were times he did struggle to move around as smoothly as the others at his position, but one week of the Senior Bowl cannot override the tape. He is a two-gap defender who often draws double-teams due to his ability to create penetration as a pass rusher. His power is simply overwhelming for the average interior lineman at the collegiate level. However, the NFL is a different animal. The opposition will be stronger and more athletic than what he faced in college. Whether or not he can diversify his pass rush moves and increase his nimbleness will likely determine how big an impact he can have in the NFL.

89. Elijah Jones | CB | Boston College | 6’ 2”, 185 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 9, T 25, S 0, Int 5, PD 8.
Jeremy Betz: Long and lean, Elijah Jones is an intriguing mid-round corner prospect who projects as an outside press-man defender at the next level. He’s not extremely physical, but he knows how to disrupt Wide Receivers at the LOS and affect the route concept. Displays plenty of speed to stay in Receiver’s hip pockets down the field. Would benefit from a man-heavy scheme and needs a lot of coaching to improve his footwork and play recognition if he wants to stick in the NFL. Teams looking for NFL length and strong man-coverage skills will be more likely to take a swing on Jones.

90.  Braelon Allen | RB | Wisconsin | 6‘ 1“, 238 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 11, Att 181, Yds 984, Av 5.4, TD 12, Rec 28, Yds 132, TD 0.
Jeremy Betz: Allen is a big, bruising back who prefers to initiate contact with defenders rather than run away from it. He has limited top end speed, but enough athleticism to bounce of defenders and turn 2 yard gains into 12. My NFL comp is AJ Dillon. Not a breakaway runner or an exceptionally agile back, but Allen could have a nice career as a complimentary short-yardage back, providing the thunder to someone else’s lightning.

91. Kamren Kinchens | S | Miami | 5’ 11”, 202 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 10, T 59, S 1, Int 5, PD 5.
Andrew Wilbar: Kinchens is a ball hawk in the secondary who looks the part of a modern-day free safety. I truly did expect him to run better than he did, and it definitely leaves room for concern. That is why I have a third-round grade on him instead of a second-round grade. Nonetheless, the production speaks for itself. With five interceptions this past season, Kinchens has proven to have elite ball skills and good instincts. He also moves like a missile, always ready to unload and deliver a big hit on a defender. For someone who projects to be a high safety, Kinchens does a great job coming downhill and displaying toughness against the run. Ultimately, teams will have to decide whether or not his lack of speed is enough to prevent him from being a difference maker at the NFL level. I expect him to be off the board within the top 100 picks despite the speed concerns.

92. Trevin Wallace | ILB | Kentucky | 6’ 2”, 241 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 80, SOLO 45, AST 35, S 5.5, PD 0, FR 0, FF 1, 1 INT
Nolan Keck: A Team Captain who saw action in 36 games with 19 starts, Trevin Wallace possesses the explosiveness that put him on the Butkus Award watch list, but struggles to diagnose plays at an NFL level. He’s got the tools and he’s a high character guy, but he needs to develop his instincts to go along with that tremendous physical presence so that he can recognize run schemes and avoid the block. He’ll be 21 by the time of the Draft, so he has plenty of time to learn the patience and nuances that he needs as most of his weaknesses can be ironed out over time. He may start out as a weak-side linebacker or on Special Teams, but he definitely has potential. A likely top-100 pick, he has all of the tools he needs to become a quality NFL linebacker. 

93. Ainias Smith | WR | Texas A&M | 5‘ 10“, 190 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 12, Rec 53, Yds 795, Av 15, TD 2.
Andrew Wilbar: I have had my eye on Ainias Smith for a couple seasons now, and despite facing adversity, he has battled through and developed into an intriguing draft prospect. He was arrested in 2022 with DWI and gun charges, but those charges were later dismissed. While I felt as if he never reached his full potential with the Aggies, his versatility was definitely put on display, as he aligned in the X-receiver position, the slot, and even running back. With the vision to find holes, the elusiveness to escape defenders, and the quickness to get upfield, Smith projects as a guy who can fill any of the aforementioned roles at the next level. His lack of size may limit him more to slot receiver and change-of-pace running back, but his game fits the modern NFL. Smith runs sharp underneath routes and is dangerous after the catch, which gives him immediate value to NFL teams. The production may not have been earth-shattering in 2023, but Smith is still a guy you should highlight as a name to watch once we get to the middle rounds of the draft.

94. Will Shipley | Clemson | 5‘ 11“, 200 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 12, Att 167, Yds 827, Av 5.0, TD 5, Rec 31, Rec 244, Yds 7.9, TD 2.
Andrew Wilbar: Shipley was once talked up as a running back who could be a future first-round selection, but after flying under the radar on a couple underperforming Clemson teams, I actually have to say he is a bit underrated. No matter his yearly workload, Shipley consistently managed to average at least 5 yards per carry due to his superior contact balance and agility in the open field. Shipley is also an explosive receiver out of the backfield, displaying good hands and running with urgency after the catch. He is not an elite pass blocker, nor does he have much success in short-yardage situations, but I still see him as a guy who could compete for an RB1 role down the line.

95. Malik Mustapha | S | Wake Forest | 5’ 10”, 197 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 80, S .5, Int 1, PD 2.
Andrew Wilbar: Mustapha has become one of my favorite mid-round prospects in this class. I love natural strong safeties with plus athleticism and an old-school mindset, and that defines Mustafa’s game. While he does not have elite size, he knows how to lay a hit on a receiver. A sound tackler in the open field, Mustapha displays great technique and takes smart tackling angles, and he also possesses good reaction speed in coverage. He lacks elite instincts, and that would probably be my biggest knock on him. However, With someone who can cover and tackle as consistently as he does, I believe he can overcome that. He almost reminds me of a smaller Terrell Edmunds, as he thrives in man coverage, consistently assists in the run game, and matches up extremely well against tight ends. If Mustapha falls to Day 3 of the draft, I believe teams could be getting a true difference maker at safety at an incredible value.

96. Andru Phillips | CB | Kentucky | 5’ 11”, 180 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 47, S 0, Int 0, PD 5.
Andrew Wilbar: Phillips’ tape is all over the place, which may be why I am a little lower on him than many other outlets are. His explosiveness as an athlete is uncanny, but he lacks the instincts to play eyes-on defense at a high level. His lack of instincts have also resulted in minimal ball production and splash plays. While I do believe he can be effective in zone with improved fundamentals, the team that drafts him will have to be patient, as he is still pretty raw. On the positive side, He possesses the speed and physicality to match up with most receivers, but my concerns with him lie more in the unknown. Kentucky did not branch off from their base coverages that often, which means we do not have an accurate assessment on whether or not he can perform consistently well in man coverage, nor do we know if he can be a strong nickel corner. There are a lot of unknowns with Phillips, which is why I am lower on him that I typically would be a prospect with his traits.

97. Dominick Puni | OT/G | Kansas | 6’ 5”, 320 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 12, OS 745, RBS 401, PBS 342, Sacks 0, Hits 0, Hurries 8
Nolan Keck: Dominick Puni is a wide-bodied All-Big 12 Left Tackle for the Jayhawks with a thick upper build and 41 career starts under his belt. He uses his impressive body control and heavy grip strength to be a powerful and mobile run blocker. A former volleyball and track and field competitor, he has the footwork to recover against inside moves in pass protection. However, this barrel of a human being has middling range and below average arm length (33 ⅜”) for a tackle, so he’ll have to use his heavy hands and footwork to complement his strength. An NFL Team with run-heavy RPO, zone-based schemes with gap principles could use Dominick’s experience and build on it, that’s for sure. 

98. Christian Mahogany | G | Boston College | 6’ 3”, 318 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Ranking:
Late 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 12
Jeremy Betz: Mahogany isn’t the biggest or most powerful IOL prospect in the class, but he’s got plenty of lateral agility and movement skills. A good athlete for the position, Mahogany easily out-leverages defenders in the run game because he gets to his spot quickly and is technically sound. In pass pro, he sets a wide base and attempts to get ahead of the defender’s pass rush. If he misses the initial block, he struggles to recover and can get overpowered when out of position. Overall, Mahogany is a work in progress, but he has the athletic traits that will intrigue scouts in the pre draft process.

99. Bralen Trice | EDGE | Washington | 6‘ 4“ 260 lbs 
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 15, T 49, TFL 11.5, S 7, PD 2, FR 1, FF 1.
Noah_E: Trice is a bit of a weird prospect. He features the fastest first step you’ll ever see, as well as a relentless motor and good power at the point of attack . He uses his hands well and is a very technically sound pass rusher. However he lacks any overwhelming explosiveness, and has yet to prove he can be a high level run defender. He’s often getting to the edge and his lack of length limits his ability as a tackler. However, that motor that I talked about earlier is evident on every snap which will translate well. He’s proven he can be an elite level pass rusher, but the question is can he evolve his game in the NFL.

100. Brennan Jackson | EDGE | Washington | 6‘ 4“ 255 lbs 
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 57, TFL 12.5, S 8.5, PD 3, FR 4, FF 1, TD 3.
Nolan Keck: Washington State Cougar Brennan Jackson started 29 games as an EDGE defender over the past 3 years and was the team defensive player of the week against Wisconsin. Playing with a relentless energy and hard-charging style, he can drive through blocks with his above average strength, hips and footwork. With only average athleticism, he needs to develop his speed to power in order to succeed in the NFL. He plays as hard as anyone, and that definitely shows on his tape.

101. Cade Stover | TE | Ohio State | 6’ 4”, 255 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 12, Rec 41, Yds 576, TD 5.
Jeremy Betz: Stover isn’t the most athletic TE in the class, but he holds his own as both a blocker and a pass catcher. Forms a good base and has quick hands to gain leverage on defenders. Shows a good feel to find the soft spots in zone coverage. Known as a leader and team-first guy, Stover will give the team that selects him unmatched effort and a solid foundation of experience from which to build.

102. Michael Hall, Jr. | DL | Ohio State | 6’ 3”, 290 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 24, TFL 2, S 1.5, PD 0, FR 0, FF 0.
Jeremy Betz: Hall, Jr. is a powerful defender with a strong base and solid athleticism. A true 3-tech, Hall projects as a good run defender with pass rush upside once he settled into his role in a defense. Teams will likely look at his poor production and drop him down their board a little, but the traits are there for Hall to be a starting DT at the next level. Understands leverage and is built to succeed at the NFL level, despite the film not being extremely impressive.

103. Nathaniel Watson | ILB | Mississippi State | 6’ 2”, 245 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 137, SOLO 35, AST 102, S 10, PD 2, FR 2, FF 2, 1 INT
Noah_E: I had no expectations whatsoever before watching Watson but I came out pleasantly surprised. He’s a very fluid and explosive athlete who naturally gravitates towards the ball. He has great instincts and is very quick to diagnose where the ball is going. He’s impressive in zone coverage and routinely takes away throwing lanes. Watson made plenty of splash plays during his career, racking up 34 tackles for loss, 21 sacks, and 5 takeaways in the last four years. There are however some major red flags, the most glaring one being that he’ll be 24 at the start of the season. Watson is also a tad slow to shed blocks despite his sack numbers, and he lacks high-end pursuit speed. He is someone who’s going to surprise people right away, and I think he could be an extremely good player.

104. Quan’tez Stiggers | CB | Toronto Argonauts | 5’ 11”, 204 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 16, T 56, S 0, Int 5
Nolan Keck: 2023 Canadian Football’s Most Outstanding Rookie Quan’tez Stiggers posted a 36.5” vertical, 10’ 8” broad jump and a 4.45 40 yard-dash at his Pro Day in Atlanta, of which 29 out of 32 NFL teams visited. He’s trying to be only the 3rd player in the common era to be drafted without any collegiate experience, and he’s on track to join Eric Swann and Moritz Boehringer. His standout ball skills and athleticism helped Toronto win their 18th Grey Cup Championship, and he has the explosiveness to make the jump to the NFL.

105. Cam Hart | CB | Notre Dame | 6’ 2”, 207 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 3rd
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 21, S 0, Int 2, PD 4.
Nolan Keck: Cam Hart, a Team Captain and #32 on the Athletic Freaks List, started in 32 out of his 48 games played at Notre Dame, progressing each season to the point in 2023 where he would force a fumble against USC that Xavier Watts would return for the final touchdown of that victory. He played his best game of the season against Marvin Harrison Jr., who finished with 3 catches for 32 yards. Hart has elite size with plus athleticism, but lacks the explosiveness to make up for when he gets behind in the route. He uses his size and length to press defenders and plays with good route anticipation, but he’s too hesitant to trust his instincts in the passing lane. Durability is a concern as he has had surgeries on both shoulders during his career. Perhaps in the right scheme, he can develop into a good press-man corner.

106. Isaac Guerendo | RB | Louisville | 6‘ 0“, 219 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 4th
2023 Stats: GP 14, Att 132, Yds 810, Av 6.1, TD 11, Rec 22, Yds 234, TD 0.
Jeremy Betz: Maybe the most athletic RB to ever enter the draft, Guerendo is an impressive blend of speed and power, with the ability to take any touch to the house, but also the ability to grind out the tough yards at the next level. One of my favorite players in the draft, I believe the former Louiville back has 3-down upside at the next level. Team’s could also find a role for him early on as an impact return man, especially with the NFL’s new Kickoff rules. Guerendo needs to improve his field vision and patience to allow blocks to develop, but once he hits the hole, the defense is immediately on it’s heels.

107. Tanor Bortolini | C | Wisconsin | 6’ 4”, 306 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Ranking: Early 4th
2023 Stats: GP 12
Nolan Keck: Starting Center for the Wisconsin Badgers in 22 out of their last 23 games, Tanor Bortolini allowed only 1 sack in 477 pressure opportunities, posting an 80.3 PFF pass blocking grade, which was the highest on the team and 7th overall in the Big Ten. A versatile lineman who can play all over the offensive line, he’s a proficient zone run-blocker, and catches rushers off guard in pass protection with his jabs. He has shorter arms and his stocky frame isn’t ideal, projecting him as a depth piece or perhaps a future Guard in the NFL.

108. Luke McCaffrey | WR | Rice | 6‘ 2“, 200 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 4th
2023 Stats: GP 13, Rec 71, Yds 992, Av 14, TD 13.
Andrew Wilbar: There is no shortage of NFL bloodlines and connections in this group of wide receivers, as Christian McCaffrey’s younger brother is yet another prospect whose pedigree gives him credibility in the draft community. Luke possesses similar athleticism to his brother, but he is three inches taller and possesses a slightly differing skill set. He attacks the ball and consistently makes impressive catches in key moments, and he practically never drops a pass. He is still fairly new to the position, having transitioned from quarterback. This is why I am excited about his long-term upside, because I truly believe he is capable of becoming a better route runner. He simply needs more time to develop in that area. Although McCaffrey possesses good speed, he goes from 0 to 100 and does not have different gears. He is also a little too upright and stiff when running routes. Despite all this, I believe he is an ideal developmental prospect to take a chance on once we get to Day 3. He has more upside than people realize.

109. Brenden Rice | WR | USC | 6‘ 3“, 205 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 4th
2023 Stats: GP 12, Rec 45, Yds 791, Av 17.6, TD 12.
Andrew Wilbar: The son of former 49ers great Jerry Rice, Brenden Rice is a bigger perimeter receiver who thrives on big plays and contested catches on the outside. His initial quickness off the line of scrimmage is not great, which sometimes makes it difficult for him to get the inside track on routes. However, he displays solid physicality as well as an ability to high-point the football down the field. His route running does lack polish, and I also feel as if his confidence in winning contested catches has caused him to give minimal focus to his ability to separate late in a route. He sometimes relies too much on his ability to win the contested catch, and in the NFL, he will have to improve his ability to separate. Regardless, the bloodlines will draw attention, and the consistent production speaks for itself. I anticipate his name being called early on Day 3.

110. Dadrion Taylor-Demerson | S | Texas Tech | 5’ 11”, 195 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 4th
2023 Stats: GP 13, T 73, S 1, Int 4, PD 8.
Jeremy Betz: Taylor-Demerson is a fun watch at Safety, with an aggressive approach and good athleticism to make plays anywhere on the field. More of a Nickel safety than anything, DTD is a solid zone coverage defender with enough physicality and speed to handle man responsibilities even against bigger pass catchers in the slot. He also plays well in Cover 2 responsibilities and displays impressive ball skills on tape. He doesn’t have elite size and he’s not the most physical tackler, but overall Taylor-Demerson has an NFL skillset that will make him a valuable prospect in the middle portions of this draft.

111. Tyler Owens | S | Texas Tech | 6’ 2”, 204 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 4th
2023 Stats: GP 10, T 37, S 0, Int 0, PD 2.
Andrew Wilbar: If you want to talk about a freak of nature, look no further than Owens. If not for having injured himself while running the 40 at the combine, his stock would likely be higher, as he would have impressed even more if he had been able to finish the workout. Owens is an explosive athlete who, despite his inexperience, will likely garner attention in the middle rounds. He has only started 12 games in college, and in those games, there was a lot of inconsistency. It all comes down to risk vs. reward, but when do teams feel as if the risk is outweighed by the potential reward. What I think could be his saving grace as it pertains to his floor is his ability to play special teams at a high level. Regardless, if you are taking this guy in the third or fourth round, you are doing it with the belief he will develop into a starter down the line. In order for that to happen, he will need to improve his recognition skills, especially in zone coverage. He will also need to learn how to take better tackling angles, as that is an area we did not see much consistency in this past year. He is one of the biggest boom-or-bust prospects in this draft.

112. Jaheim Bell | TE | Florida State | 6’ 3”, 230 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 4th
2023 Stats: GP 13, Rec 39, Yds 503, TD 2.
Noah_E: Jaheim Bell is one of the most intriguing prospects in this entire class. He lined up just about everywhere on the field during his time in college. He played snaps out wide, in the backfield, in the slot, and as an in-line Tight End in 2023. Bell is a superb athlete with an absolutely ridiculous catch radius. He’s a good route runner on all three levels and has the short area burst, and quickness, to be a threat after the catch. He is simply a mismatch nightmare, as he’s too nuanced of a route runner for Linebackers, but at the same time he’s too big and physical for Corners. His ability as a blocker is a major red flag. Bell also struggled with drops especially in space, and his footwork both as a route runner and blocker could use work. However, his elite athleticism and his overall versatility make him one of my personal favorite prospects. If he is used correctly, I think he’s going to make a GM look very good.

113. Re’Mahn Davis | RB | Kentucky | 5‘ 9“, 217 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 4th
2023 Stats: GP 13, Att 199, Yds 1129, Av 5.7, TD 14, Rec 33, Yds 323, TD 9.8.
Jeremy Betz: A short but powerful back, Davis runs with the type of reckless abandon that coaches will love. He’s a tough runner between the tackles, but can struggle to separate on the edge. Not anyone’s definition of a home-run hitter, but Davis does bring solid pass-catching ability to go along with a will-not-be-denied attitude with the ball in his hands. I like Davis to be a solid 3rd down back early on in his career, but I don’t see a lot of upside for Davis to become much more than that.

114. Rasheen Ali | RB | Marshall | 6‘ 0“, 200 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 4th
2023 Stats: GP 12, Att 212, Yds 1135, Av 5.4, TD 15, Rec 28, Yds 213, TD 1.
Andrew Wilbar: Ali is not a huge back, but he is feisty through contact and difficult to bring down in the open field. He is a slippery runner who only needs the smallest crack to break off a big run. Coming off a biceps injury, Ali will need a good medical report in order to secure his draft stock as a Day 3 pick, but either way, the talent is undeniable. Running backs are graded differently on a per-team basis more than most other positions, simply because the play style of each running back is so incredibly different. With that being said, I could see Ali going as high as Round 4 due to his balance as both a runner and receiver, but he could easily get lost in the shuffle and fall as far as undrafted free agency. His combination of vision, smarts, and contact balance have me excited about him, but it is hard to tell if the NFL sees him the same way.

115. Justin Eboigbe | DT | Alabama | 6’ 5” 285 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 4th
2023 Stats: GP 14, T 64, TFL 11.5, S 7, PD 1, FR 0, FF 0.
Jeremy Betz: Despite being somewhat of a “tweener” along the DL, the Alabama defender is a quick-penetration artist up front. A blur off the ball, Eboigbe is a lean, mean, backfield wrecking machine. Unfortunately, if he doesn’t win quick, he is often easily overpowered by bigger, stronger IOL. At 6’5” and only 285 lbs, he has the frame to add weight and still maintain that elite quickness. A true upside pick, he could earn a look late on Day 2 for a team looking for a project with elite athleticism.

116. Tyrone Tracy, Jr. | RB | Purdue | 5‘ 11“, 209 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 4th
2023 Stats: GP 11, Att 113, Yds 716, Av 6.3, TD 8, Rec 19, Yds 132, TD 0.
Nolan Keck: Ranked 2nd in the BIG Ten in both all purpose yards and kick return yards, Tyrone Tracy is a converted wide receiver who played his lone full season as a running back in 2023 with Purdue, showing a willful desire to maximize each run. Already 24 years old, he challenges linebackers downfield, adjusts his body to the underthrown pass and does a solid job of finishing the run by falling forward for extra yardage. He makes the catch with hands close to his body. Very athletic, Tyrone had a 98 yard kickoff return in Purdue’s season opener, their first kickoff return since 2013. Seems destined to make his first impact as a special teamer, but his willingness to maximize every play cannot be overlooked. 

117. Jalyx Hunt | EDGE | Houston Christian | 6‘ 4“ 248 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 4th
2023 Stats: GP 10, T 46, TFL 9, S 6.5, PD 2, INT 1 FR 2, FF 2, TD 1.
Andrew Wilbar: For someone as athletic as Hunt, I was hoping for a little more on his tape. Primarily faced against inferior competition, Hunt was able to create a good amount of pressure on opposing quarterbacks, but he never came across to me as an unblockable defender who was clearly on a better level than the competition. The traits are tantalizing, but for someone who is not the greatest finisher as a pass rusher, expectations must be held in check. He is not the strongest at the point of attack and lacks a strong base, which allows opposing linemen to push him off the ball and minimize his impact on running plays. On a positive note, he displays impressive bend around the edge, and he does have the frame to add more weight. I do believe that, in time, Hunt could develop into a productive NFL player, but he is unlikely to be a major contributor until he improves his play strength.

118. Isaiah Davis | RB | South Dakota State | 6‘ 1“, 220 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 4th
2023 Stats: GP 15, Att 236, Yds 1578, Av 6.7, TD 18, Rec 23, Yds 199, TD 1.
Nolan Keck: A Team Captain for the Jackrabbits in 2023, Isaiah Davis shared MVFC Offensive Player of the Year honors with his QB and helped lead the team to an undefeated record and FCS Championship. He’s a physical runner built like a Brinks truck who’s nimble and flexible enough to run precise routes. He has average hands and needs to run with more of a decisive burst to make it in the NFL, but he’s shown enough for a team to take a flier on him.

119. DJ James | CB | Auburn | 6’ 0”, 185 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 4th
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 38, S 0, Int 2, PD 10.
Jeremy Betz: DJ James is an underrated prospect, with a well-rounded skillset and plenty of experience for both Oregon and Auburn. I see James as more of a Nickel CB prospect, but he has plenty of experience as an outside cover-man as well. Strengths include high-end quickness and fluidity, mirror matching ability in man coverage, good eyes, and good ball skills. 

120. Cedric Gray | ILB | North Carolina | 6’ 3”, 235 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 4th
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 121, SOLO 64, AST 57, S 5, PD 4, FR 2, FF 2, 1 INT
Noah_E: Cedric Gray is a high-level athlete and a very physical player. He isn’t afraid of contact and willingly takes on blockers at the line of scrimmage. He gets downhill quickly, and frequently got into the backfield over his three years as a starter, as evidenced by his 8.5 sacks and 29 tackles for loss. Gray is a very consistent tackler and possesses great pursuit speed in the open field. His instincts aren’t quite there yet and he can be a tick slow to diagnose where the ball is. Despite his athleticism, he has yet to prove he can consistently be good in coverage. I think Gray has the ability to make an impact right away and while he may not be a three-down linebacker at the moment, he certainly has the potential and physical tools to be one.

121. Spencer Rattler | QB | South Carolina | 6’ 1”, 200 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 4th
2023 Stats: Games 12, Comp 275, Att 399, Pct 68.9, Yds 3186, TD 19, Int 8, Rush 97, Yds 104, Ave 1.1, TD 4.
Jeremy Betz: Rattler is an undersized QB prospect with above average arm talent and enough athleticism to navigate the pocket and earn the occasional scrambling first down. On the positive side, he has a ton of collegiate experience and is a high-pedigree talent. He plays well in rhythm with anticipation and can make every throw. His below-average size and overall inconsistency at every stop though has lowered his draft stock. Once thought of as the next great QB prospect, Rattler has settled into a mid-to-late-round prospect with upside.

122. Brandon Dorlus | EDGE | Oregon | 6‘ 3“, 285 lbs 
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 4th
2023 Stats: GP 14, T 25, TFL 6.5, S 5, PD 9, FR 1, FF 0.
Nolan Keck: An All-Pac 12 Senior who played in all 14 games for the Ducks and led his team with a career high 5 sacks, Brandon Dorlus is a disruptive outside edge defender with active hands and has a few moves that he can win with. A good blend of strength and athleticism serves him well as he ran the second fastest 40 yard dash for edge defenders at the NFL Combine. He has the physical, upper body power to penetrate the box. He is a bit of a tweener, but his versatility gives him a high ceiling for succeeding in the NFL in either a 3-4 or 4-3. 

123. Jaylin Simpson | CB/S | Auburn | 6’ 1”, 175 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 4th
2023 Stats: GP 13, T 36, S 0, Int 4, PD 3.
Nolan Keck: A Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist and former GA State High Jump Champion, Jaylin Simpson started at Safety in 2023 for the Tigers after spending the past 3 years at corner. He’s a versatile, long-limbed athlete who is best either in the slot or zone coverage, where he can get a jump on the ball as he sees plays develop in front of him. Running a 4.45 40 at the combine, he can cover a lot of ground with great timing, being comfortable as a deep defender. He can struggle against the top speedsters as he’s just average in hitting that top gear. Although he’s aggressive enough, his lack of strength can get him outmuscled when taking on blockers. He has the skill set to play Safety, and his versatility is his biggest asset. He will need to fill out his frame and add strength to succeed at a high level in the NFL. 

124. Khyree Jackson | CB | Oregon | 6’ 4”, 197 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 4th
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 34, S 2, Int 3, PD 7.
Jeremy Betz: Elite size and length, Jackson has an impressive physical skillset that will entice teams in the middle of the draft. Jackson posted a so-so 4.50 40-yard dash, but he shows good footwork and body control as a man-coverage specialist on the outside. He’s not an extremely experienced player, but Jackson’s length and physicality give him an advantage in most matchups, especially at the LOS where he easily knocks smaller receivers off the route. Plays faster than he tested. Does a great job in 50/50 situations, naturally high-pointing the football and making the catch difficult for receivers. Needs to improve his eye-discipline and technique, but overall Jackson has a ton of upside NFL teams covet in today’s NFL.

125.  Layden Robinson | G | Texas A&M | 6’ 4”, 320 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Ranking: Mid 4th
2023 Stats: GP 11
Jeremy Betz: Robinson is a developmental guard prospect with plenty of strength and power in his game. He has heavy hands and a strong, wide base in pass pro to deflect interior pass rushers and force them to work hard for their pressures. Robinson will surprise defenders as a run blocker with a quick get off and great balance, often getting into the chest of a defender before he has time to react. Overall, Robinson needs some technical refinement and to improve his agility, but he has eventual starting upside as an early Day 3 option along the interior.

126. Brandon Coleman | OT/G | TCU | 6’ 6“, 317 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 4th
2023 Stats: GP 11
Noah_E: Brandon Coleman was a pretty solid tackle during his time at TCU, but I think he fits best as a guard. He tested as a very good athlete and the tape backs it up. He gets off the line quickly and he has the power to win at the point of attack. His ability to climb to the next level is phenomenal and he does a great job anchoring against double teams. Coleman tends to play with a high pad level and often struggles with his hand placement. Overall his technique as a pass protector could use some work. He has the athleticism and he definitely has the power, but he isn’t polished. Despite his success in college, I’m not sure he has the frame to be a tackle in the NFL. However, I think he has the potential to be a very good guard. He’s somebody you should absolutely look out for on day 3.

127. Matt Goncalves | OT | Pittsburgh | 6’ 6”, 330 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 4th
2023 Stats: GP 3, OS 165, RBS 83, PBS 82, Sacks 0, Hits 1, Hurries 3
Nolan Keck: A Team Captain from New York, competitive Pitt Left Tackle Matt Goncalves uses his elite hand instincts and ideal body mass to counter bullrushes effectively. Recognized for his leadership, he is quick to assess threats to the pocket and can executive downfield and second level blocks. His high IQ and versatility allows him to contribute inside or at either tackle spot. However, he just has average footspeed and arm length, and he missed the rest of 2023 after suffering a lower body injury in the 3rd game. Still, his knack for manipulating defenders and ability to sustain blocks will help him carve out a role in the NFL, especially for a team that values physical run blockers.

128. Devontez Walker | WR | North Carolina | 6‘ 3“, 175 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 4th
2023 Stats: GP 8, Rec 41, Yds 699, Av 17, TD 7.
Nolan Keck: Running a 4.36 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, Devontez Walker has the speed and size to run past corners and take the top off a defense. However, he may rely too much on his athleticism as his tape doesn’t show that he is a disciplined route runner or adept at contesting catches in good coverage. Playing in only 8 games, he filled his stat sheet with production, and perhaps he was just doing what was asked of him rather than showcasing his true potential. His athleticism makes him one of the smoothest, most fluid receivers in this class, but he has to learn the nuances of route running and winning contested catches before he can attack the defense at all levels. However, NFL teams do look for that one quotient: speed, which is something Devontez Walker possesses in abundance.

129. Kris Abrams-Draine | CB | Missouri | 5’ 11”, 179 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 4th
2023 Stats: GP 13, T 51, S 0, Int 4, PD 13.
Nolan Keck: Kris Abrams-Draine and Ennis Rakestraw formed one of the best CB tandems in all of college football in 2023 for the Missouri Tigers. A former WR with elite ball skills, Abrams-Draine is a physical presence with keen eyes in zone coverage that allow him to process route concepts and jump in front of throws. His precise timing and quick diagnosis aid his tenacious mentality in stopping the run. Even though he’s competitive and tenacious, he still has a lighter frame with average size and decent length, and is more natural playing in off-man and zone. But he plays the ball well, all throughout the catch process, and his quick processing, accelerating speed and recognition, with the ball skills of a former WR will make him a great playmaker in the NFL, especially for a team that runs a lot of off-man and zone concepts.

130. M.J. Devonshire | CB | Pittsburgh | 5’ 11”, 185 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 4th
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 32, S 0, Int 4, PD 10.
Andrew Wilbar: Devonshire was the number one corner for the Panthers in 2023, and his consistency improved greatly this past season. The biggest question will be whether or not he can play on the perimeter in the NFL. Although he was primarily a boundary corner in college, I believe his best fit in the NFL is the slot, where his lack of elite size will be as big an issue. From a play style perspective, I see similarities to Jason Verrett, a former first-round pick. However, Devonshire does not possess quite as much speed, twitch, and quickness as Verrett did. When he gets beat deep, he often results to holding the receiver and drawing a flag in the process, as he does not have enough recovery speed to make up ground on faster receivers. I would also like to see more consistency as a run defender. Having said all that, his long arms, fluidity, footwork, and ball skills are all impressive and good enough to make him a starter down the line. I could see a team in need of a nickel corner taking a chance on Devonshire in Round 3 or 4 if they miss out on Mike Sainristill.

131.  Sataoa Laumea | OT/G | Utah | 6’ 4”, 311 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Ranking: Mid 4th
2023 Stats: GP 12
Jeremy Betz: A lot of evaluators, including myself, see the powerful Laumea as a better RG prospect than a RT, but he does have a lot of tape at both spots, and performed well at both, especially in the running game. He’s a power player up front and does a great job finding his assignment and getting push on initial contact. He shows a concerning lack of finishing his reps at times, though, and can let defenders impact the play on second efforts. While he’s not the most athletic prospect, he does have good enough agility and footwork to handle NFL defenders. Overall, the former Ute is a position-flexible OL prospect with good traits and enough plus tape for teams to take a swing on him as a solid blocker with a high floor and limited ceiling.

132. Leonard Taylor III | DL | Miami | 6’ 3”, 305 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 4th
2023 Stats: GP 10, T 19, TFL 3.5, S 1, PD 0, FR 0, FF 0.
Jeremy Betz: Explosive and twitchy for his size, Taylor III is a better run defender than pass rusher at this point, and can play the traditional NT spot or move into the 2I or as a 3-tech. Very raw as a technician, but his athleticism often makes up for a lack of disciplined technique. The team who selects Taylor is banking on his athletic traits and his teachability to become a plus NFL starter.

133. Dominique Hampton | S |  Washington | 6’ 2”, 220 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 4th
2023 Stats: GP 15, T 109, S 0, Int 2, PD 7.
Andrew Wilbar: Hampton is another mid-round prospect I am excited about. Hampton spent six seasons in college while only playing significant time in three of them, and his true emergence came this season, when he recorded over 100 tackles and made more plays on the ball. While he still does not create an overabundance of splash plays, his ability to see and react to things quickly give him upside in that department down the road. There were times, however, that Hampton simply did not move the needle for the defense when they needed it, as their defense was completely atrocious at times down the stretch. He possesses the size of a box safety, and I believe he is capable of being a good enough run defender to fulfill such a role, but he is not a blitzing threat, and when dropping into coverage, he looks unbalanced at times and rather raw, especially for someone who played six years of college ball. He is an exciting prospect worth a flier on early Day 3.

134. Hunter Nourzad | C | Penn State | 6’ 3”, 317 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Ranking: Late 4th
2023 Stats: 13 GP
Nolan Keck: Started all 13 games for the Nittany Lions in 2023, Hunter Nourzad is an adept zone run-blocker with good grip strength, but he needs to clean up his footwork and increase his strength to an NFL level. Overall, he’s a versatile athlete who could eventually develop into an NFL starter.  

135. Bucky Irving | RB | Oregon | 5‘ 10“, 190 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 4th
2023 Stats: GP 14, Att 186, Yds 1180, Av 6.3, TD 11, Rec 56, Yds 413, TD 2.
Noah_E: Bucky Irving is extremely fun to watch. His speed and elusiveness make him a homerun threat whenever he touches the ball. His change of direction is superb and he plays low to the ground, making it hard to tackle him and easy for him to run right through people. Irving has phenomenal contact balance and you’ll rarely see him go down without a fight. His vision definitely needs work and he’s a poor blocker. However, his ability as a receiver is arguably the best in the class and takes his game to another level. His  explosiveness both as a runner and receiver is very impressive. I think in the right situation, he could be an absolute stud.

136. Mekhi Wingo | DT | LSU | 6’ 0”, 284 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 4th
2023 Stats: GP 8, T 25, TFL 5, S 4.5, PD 0, FR 0, FF 0.
Jeremy Betz: An undersized but twitchy interior pass rusher with quick feet. Wants to win with suddenness of the LOS, but can easily get overpowered by opposing OL if they get hands on him and can set their base. Bursts through the line for quick TFL’s if he can take an opponent by surprise. Good finisher.

137. Grayson Murphy | EDGE | UCLA | 6’ 2”, 251 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade:
Late 4th
2023 Stats: GP 13, T 38, TFL 16, S 8, PD 2, FR 0, FF 0.
Jeremy Betz: Bendy, athletic ED prospect with good quickness off the ball and a solid repertoire of pass rush moves. Good hands to chop, rip, and swim. Doesn’t get to his 2nd move well if a blocker thwarts his initial attempt. Needs coaching to improve overall technique. Has upside in the right system with some patience.

138. Austin Booker | EDGE | Kansas | 6‘ 6“, 240 lbs 
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 4th
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 56, TFL 12, S 8, PD 1, FR 0, FF 2.
Nolan Keck: His combination of length and movement skills could take Kansas Jayhawk Austin Booker a long way in the NFL. Although he is raw with only one start under his belt, his change of direction and quickness will be pillars to build upon as he adds weight to his impressive frame so that he can play in the NFL. Whichever team that drafts him will need to be patient as he’ll need time to develop. But he has the physical mindset to eventually become a three down player once he is ready for that role.

139. Johnny Wilson | WR | Florida State | 6‘ 7“, 235 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 5th
2023 Stats: GP 10, Rec 41, Yds 617, Av 15, TD 2.
Andrew Wilbar: If not for the outstanding play of Keon Coleman in the red zone and late-season injury to Jordan Travis, Wilson’s numbers would probably be a little better. Despite that, he still provided a big-play presence on the perimeter, averaging 15 yards per reception in 2023. For someone with the size Wilson has, one would expect him to dominate in the red zone; however, he has never eclipsed 5 touchdowns in a season, and he has never been an extremely high-volume wide receiver. He possesses enough speed for a receiver his size, but he does not take over games with his size, which is something we all wanted to see but never saw much of. On occasion, he leans back while leaping on a contested catch as opposed to going completely vertical, which statistically lowers your chance of completing the catch. There are certainly some flaws in his game, but his eye-popping size will catch the eye of enough teams to garner interest in the middle rounds.

140. Delmar Glaze | OT | Maryland | 6’ 4”, 315 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 5th
2023 Stats: GP 13
Jeremy Betz: Glaze is a versatile OL prospect with experience at both Tackle spots, but his best position at the next level might be at OG, where his limited athleticism could be hidden a little better and allow him to play to his strengths as a powerful people-mover up front. As is often the case for players at his position in this draft range, Glaze lacks refined footwork and elite movement skills, which cause him to overcorrect and overset on the outside, allowing pass rushers to cut back inside for quick pressures if he is unable to recover. Speedy pass rushers are his kryptonite, but he does counter power well with a strong anchor and choppy feet. A good puller in the run game, he does well in space taking on 2nd level blocks and finishing plays. Glaze’s poor habits stem more from a lack of athleticism than skill, which is why a move inside to OG might be the best move for him in the NFL. His versatility and experience will get him drafted and have his coaches excited to work with him.

141. Ty’Ron Hopper | ILB | Missouri | 6’ 2”, 221 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 5th
2023 Stats: GP 10, T 55, SOLO 36, AST 19, S 3, PD 3, FR 0, FF 0, 0 INT
Andrew Wilbar: Hopper had an impressive season for the Tigers, but for someone who only weighs about 230 pounds, he lacks the top-end speed needed to roam sideline-to-sideline. Recording a 4.63 40 at his pro day, Hopper did not give teams comfort about his range; however, his abilities against the run are surprisingly solid for a defender with his lack of size. His reactive quickness and ability to diagnose are sufficient, and his tackling form is surprisingly solid. My biggest concern lies in the fact that he does not make very many game-changing plays. He was on a talented defensive unit that kept deflected attention from him and allowed him to put up big numbers, yet his numbers across the board were nothing earth-shattering. He does not create many turnovers, and in the NFL, the opposition is only going to get bigger, stronger, and faster. He held his own as a run defender in college, but can his smaller frame do the same in the NFL? That is a question that will remain unanswered until he enters the league, but from an overall standpoint, I have a hard time justifying a team taking him on Day 2.

142. Tommy Eichenberg | ILB | Ohio State | 6’ 2”, 239 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 5th
2023 Stats: GP 10, T 80, SOLO 40, AST 40, S 1, PD 0, FR 0, FF 1, 0 INT
Noah_E: Eichenberg possesses good instincts and quickness to get to the ball. He’s a solid tackler but isn’t much of a hitter. He has a great combination of size, athleticism, and physicality. His straight-line speed is poor and he hasn’t shown that he can be fully trusted in coverage. His lateral quickness certainly needs improving and his ability in the open field is pretty lackluster. Overall Eichenberg is smart, and he has both the build and athleticism to be a good linebacker, but his game needs a ton of work.

143. A.J. Woods | CB | Pittsburgh | 5’ 10”, 186 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 5th
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 15, SOLO 30, INT 1, PD 4
Jeremy Betz: Woods has good speed and closes well on routes when the ball is thrown. Drop in production in 2023 despite playing in the most games of his career. Woods doesn’t have elite quickness, but plays with good anticipation. Not long or extremely physical. Probably a NCB only at the NFL level.

144. Bub Means | WR | Pittsburgh | 6‘ 2“, 204 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 5th
2023 Stats: GP 12, Rec 41, Yds 721, Av 17.6, TD 6.
Andrew Wilbar: If Means were in last year’s draft, I think he would have been considered as early as Round 2. In a draft this deep with talent, he likely falls to Day 3. Do not let that overshadow his big play ability, however. What could hinder his ability to see the field early in his career is his ineptitude as a blocker. While I do believe he can improve in that area, his effort as a blocker is a bit lacking at times. He also needs to improve his route running, as his cuts are not incredibly sharp at this point in his development. Nonetheless, one cannot help but love athleticism. With his combination of size, speed, and jumps, he has the potential to dominate in contested-catch situations. What could hold him back from that is failing to high-point the football correctly. He sometimes makes catchable passes look more difficult than they truly are, simply because he is not always balanced and upright in the air. Many of his issues are fixable, but the issues are likely enough to drop him into the early portion of Day 3.

145. Jarrian Jones | CB | Florida State | 6’ 0”, 191 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 5th
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 25, S 1, Int 3, PD 3.
Andrew Wilbar: Jones is a speedy corner who possesses the versatility to play either inside or outside at the next level. His footwork, specifically when transitioning from his backpedal to come back to the ball and close on a receiver, needs some work, as it has greatly hindered his change-of-direction quickness. He displays both the willingness and ability to defend the run at a high level, but he is not the greatest open-field tackler at this point. There is certainly schematic versatility with Jones as well, but his strength is his instincts. He is best when his eyes are on the quarterback and he can break on the ball rather than mirroring a receiver in man coverage. Despite his plus athleticism, his best long-term fit is likely in a scheme that displays more zone and soft-man/off-man coverage.

146. Tip Reiman | TE | Illinois | 6’ 5”, 230 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 5th
2023 Stats: GP 12, Rec 19, Yds 203, TD 3.
Andrew Wilbar: Reiman was not utilized as a receiver that much at Illinois, but after an incredible week at the Shrine Bowl and a strong combine workout, he has caught the attention of scouts. At 271 pounds, Reiman is one of the most physically imposing tight ends in the class, and he is one of the best blocking tight ends in the class. What will get fans excited about his game is the athletic upside. For someone with his size, running a 4.64 40 and 7.02 3-cone drill at the combine is nothing short of impressive, and he looked relatively fluid in on-field drills. He is not the smoothest lateral mover, and his change-of-direction skills are average at best, but he is one of those guys you want to have in your locker room. He takes nothing for granted, plays every down as if it is his last, and is more than willing to play special teams. A guy like this in Round 5 or 6 is an excellent selection.

147. Blake Watson | RB | Memphis | 5’ 9”, 195 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 5th
2023 Stats: GP 13, Att 192, Yds 1152, Av 9.1, TD 14, Rec 53, Yds 480, TD 3.
Nolan Keck: Blake Watson led the AAC in scoring TDs, all-purpose yards, and in all-purpose yards per game. He’s got great burst and footwork as a runner and one of college football’s best playmakers in space. He’s a natural pass catcher, but he has a lean frame and lacks the speed and athleticism to create separation on a consistent basis. 

148. Beanie Bishop | CB | West Virginia | 5’ 10”, 184 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 5th
2023 Stats: GP 13, T 67, S 0, Int 4, PD 20.
Shannon White: Bishop is the definition of better late than never. Shannon ‘Beanie’ Bishop is definitely a late bloomer. A two time product of the transfer portal, Bishop graduated high school way back in 2018. At least he has aged well, like a fine wine. Bishop has the physique of a slot corner, but the physicality and mindset of a boundary corner. He came out of nowhere in his single season in Morgantown to earn first team All American status. Bishop led the nation in both passes defensed and pass breakups, and he added 4 interceptions. He was also first team Big 12. Bishop appears quicker than fast, but he ran a blistering 4.39 at the Big 12 pro day. Bishop is incredibly feisty and competitive, which I feel is his best quality. Bishop’s size may limit him to the slot, but I won’t be shocked to see him getting reps on the outside in the NFL one day soon. Bishop’s game plays bigger than his frame suggests possible. Bishop has went from likely undrafted free agent to possible fourth round consideration through hard work and tenacity. Keep working, young man. 

149. Shon Stephens | CB | Ferris State | 6’ 0”, 180 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 5th
2023 Stats: GP 11, T 25, S 0, Int 8, PD 4.
Andrew Wilbar: The cousin of Steelers cornerback Joey Porter, Jr., Stephens is an intriguing prospect with plus upside. Stephens displays feistiness from the beginning of the snap until the whistle is blown, but at 5’9”, 173 pounds, there is only so much he can do from a physicality perspective. He cannot simply impose his will against anyone, and because of his lack of size, he struggles against the run. Having said that, I do like his savvy in coverage. He doesn’t overreact, but he is sudden in his lateral movements, displaying a great combination of twitchiness, quickness, and speed. Players with NFL bloodlines I always find intriguing, but when bloodlines are combined with proven production, there is true substance. Stephens also possesses strong instincts and ball skills, which boosts his long-term ceiling in the NFL. He will definitely be limited to the slot, but if he can add a few pounds, maintain his speed, and make tackles more consistently, he can find significant playing time as a nickel corner in the NFL.

150. Travis Clayton | OT | United Kingdom | 6’ 7”, 300 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 5th
2023 Stats: NA
Nolan Keck: Eager for the NFL through the NFL International Player Pathway Program, Travis Clayton is a former boxer and rugby player who has the size and athleticism to eventually be an NFL offensive lineman. He would be a project, but he would follow a similar path as the Eagles’ former rugby standout-turned Left Tackle Jordan Mailata. With rugby and boxing being sports that emphasize hands and footwork, Travis Clayton could eventually develop into an NFL lineman.

151. Beaux Limmer | C | Arkansas | 6’ 5”, 300 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Ranking: Early 5th
2023 Stats: GP 12
Jeremy Betz: Limmer is a tall, lean OC prospect with solid athleticism and foot quickness. Works well out in space. Short armed player at his height. Switched from OG to OC in 2023, showing his versatility. Will need to improve as a run-blocker. Can get tossed around by stronger DL. Shows ability to decipher defensive scheme and blitzes from the pivot. Overall, needs plenty of development if he wants to be a starting NFL OC.

152. Tykee Smith | S | Georgia | 5’ 10”, 198 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Early 5th
2023 Stats: GP 14, T 70, S 2, Int 4, PD 2.
Nolan Keck: Safety Tykee Smith is a tough minded overachiever who transferred from West Virginia to play for the Bulldogs. He has quick feet and is a strong tackler who can hold his ground against blockers. He can decipher route combinations in zone coverage but lacks the ideal length for a defensive back. He doesn’t have the explosiveness to recover when beaten downfield. He can be handsy when beat and isn’t great at route recognition, but has the anticipation to take away fade throws in the red zone and the instincts to make a QB pay for a late throw. He can play as a deep safety and slot defender, but needs to add some weight in order to become more physical, and play in the NFL.

153. Javon Foster | OT | Missouri | 6’ 5”, 313 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 5th
2023 Stats: GP 13
Jeremy Betz: Foster is nothing if not experienced, and while his athletic upside might not be as high as his counterparts on this list, he is already fairly technically sound as he makes his way into the league. The former Mizzou Tiger plays with a mean streak and displays good power as a run blocker. In pass pro, he sets a good anchor and can hold firm against power rushers, but can be beaten by quicker Edge defenders if he doesn’t get into position fast enough.Projected to be an early Day 3 pick, Foster won’t be looked at as a potential difference-maker at OT in year 1, and he has somewhat of a limited ceiling, but he projects as a solid player who would provide good depth and mid-level starting potential down the road. If the Steelers prioritize Center and Wide Receiver in this draft, they could still land a decent prospect like Foster in the 4th Round.

154. Jaylen Harrell | EDGE | Michigan | 6‘ 4“, 242 lbs 
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 5th
2023 Stats: GP 15, T 31, TFL 9, S 6.5, PD 1, FR 0, FF 2.
Nolan Keck: Two-time All-Big Ten selection Jaylen Harrell started 31 out of 46 games played for the Wolverines. Son of former pro James Harrell, he has an impressive wingspan and big hands for his size, but he doesn’t play with the aggressiveness to break through in the NFL. If he finds that fire to match his physical gifts, then perhaps he will surface in the NFL. 

155. Jacob Cowing | WR | Arizona | 5‘ 11“, 170 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 5th
2023 Stats: GP 13, Rec 848, Yds 9.4, Av 9.4, TD 13.
Nolan Keck: An athletic four-year starter who ran a 4.38 40-yard dash at the Combine, Jacob Cowing is competitive and quick, but lacks the size and ability to separate, and he doesn’t have the catch radius to bring in off-target throws. Due to his slight size, he needs to learn how to maximize separation space as a pass catcher to minimize drops, and he needs to be more of a consistent route runner. He has great, but not elite acceleration, and he lacks balance and power to consistently break tackles. Perhaps his speed would translate well to special teams.

156. Jamari Thrash | WR | Louisville | 6‘ 0“, 180 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 5th
2023 Stats: GP 12, Rec 63, Yds 858, Av 13.6, TD 6.
Jeremy Betz: Thrash is a late Day 2/early Day 3 prospect with great route-running ability and very reliable hands. The Louisville receiver has plenty of speed to work deep down the field, but he’s known best as a shifty route technician with impressive suddenness at his breaks and can kick it back into high gear quickly to separate from defenders in space. Thrash has good feel versus zone coverage and can find the soft spots and settle in to help his QB. He’s not a very physical receiver and can get worked over a little in press coverage with his slight frame. However, teams looking to maximize his abilities can use motions and variable alignments to get him into favorable physical matchups.

157.  Caelen Carson | CB | Wake Forest | 6’ 0”, 190 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 5th
2023 Stats: GP 11, T 42, S 0, Int 0, PD 8.
Nolan Keck: Caelen “Los” Carson is one of the most proficient press-man coverage corners in the Draft, and has been highly underrated. He is able to match wideouts with technique and athleticism, and then suffocate them with competitiveness and physicality. At his Pro Day he ran a 4.53 40 and had a 35.5” vertical jump. He can recover and close ground with his explosiveness, and he’s an authoritative playmaker at the catch point. He doesn’t have an elite athletic profile, needs to improve his consistency and awareness in zone coverage and can be over-aggressive, but he has the talent, physicality and mentality to be a potential lockdown-island corner in the NFL. A true bargain and potential sleeper for any team if taken in the fourth round.

158. Renardo Green | CB | Florida State | 6’ 0”, 188 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 5th
2023 Stats: GP 43, T .5, S .5, Int 1, PD 13.
Nolan Keck: A Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist, Renardo Green led the ACC and ranked 10th nationally as a defensive back with 13 pass breakups at Florida State. He’s an aggressive, pure press-man corner who helped hold LSU’s Malik Nabers and Brian Thomas Jr. to a total of 1 touchdown. He has excellent change of direction and adjusts well in pass coverage, being a good route tracer. He doesn’t allow bigger opponents to bully him for space, even though he’s of average build. His physical style of play could get him in trouble in the NFL, but he was a reliable run defender. He has average burst, and almost all of his TDs allowed came on fades. He can fit right in as a slot press-man corner in an aggressive defensive scheme, but he’ll need to learn the nuances of playing in zone coverage. A bonafide underrated sleeper prospect as he plays like he has a lot to prove.

159. Javon Solomon | EDGE | Troy | 6‘ 2“ 246 lbs 
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 5th
2023 Stats: GP 14, T 56, TFL 18, S 16, PD 0, FR 2, FF 3.
Nolan Keck: Thirty-three sacks over the past four years for the Sun Belt Troy Trojans, Javon Solomon is an accelerator off the line of scrimmage, using his long arms to his advantage in spite of being short. Already fully framed but with good hands and an NFL caliber spin-move, he’ll win with quickness and leverage. But he will need time to develop to learn to stand his ground in the NFL and overcome his physical limitations.

160. Joe Milton | QB | Tennessee | 6’ 5”, 244 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 5th
2023 Stats: Games 12, Comp 229, Att 354, Pct 64.7, Yds 2813, TD 20, Int 5, Rush 78, Yds 299, Ave 3.8, TD 7.
Jeremy Betz: Joe Milton III is that guy in this draft. The passer who possesses all the physical tools and more to be a dynamic dual-threat QB in today’s game. The problem is he doesn’t always put those tools on tape. Milton’s arm is the strongest I’ve ever seen, and he can make any throw. He struggles mightily with consistency and accuracy, however, especially on short to intermediate throws in the middle of the field. He has an efficient, quick release but inconsistent footwork and poor anticipation often force him into bad throws. He needs some serious development as a passer, but the upside is there for him to be an elite NFL passer. At 6’4” and 244 lbs, Milton is closer to a Cam Newton or Josh Allen than he is to a Lamar Jackson as a runner. Operating best in an RPO scheme designed to stress defenses with the QB’s running ability, Milton is a bruising downhill runner with enough speed and quickness to break long gains into the secondary. A smart coaching staff will start there and allow Milton to refine his passing game over the first couple years of his career. An ideal stash and develop prospect, Milton could raise his draft stock with a strong offseason program and Combine.

161. Jamree Kromah | DL | James Madison | 6’ 4”, 276 lbs 
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 5th
2023 Stats: GP 13, T 60, TFL 20.5, S 10, PD 0, FR 1, FF 0.
Nolan Keck: Jamree Kromah plays with good initial quickness and play strength. Although he may be slightly undersized, his run stopping ability and motor will earn him a chance at the next level.

162. Nelson Caesar | EDGE | Houston | 6‘ 3“ 245 lbs 
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 5th
2023 Stats: GP 11, T 43, TFL 13.5, S 9.5, PD 1, FR 0, FF 0.
Nolan Keck: Nelson Caesar is a natural athlete with a quick first step and a high motor, but he doesn’t have many pass-rush counter moves and needs to recognize run plays faster. Overall, he has the plus physical tools to eventually develop into a contributor in the NFL. 

163. Tanner McLachlin | TE | Arizona | 6’ 5”, 245 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 5th
2023 Stats: GP 13, Rec 45, Yds 528, TD 4.
Nolan Keck: Arizona’s all-time TE receiving yards leader, Tanner McLachin plays with the physicality that allows him to be a good blocker and pass protector, but with a lean frame and limited explosiveness. He’s reliable at catching the ball and has room to add muscle.

164. Marcellus Dial | CB | South Carolina | 6’ 0”, 190 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 5th
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 36, S 1, Int 0, PD 10.
Nolan Keck: Marcellus Dial is a physical man-coverage corner who has the physical traits, but he needs to improve his route recognition and consistency with tracking the football to be an effective NFL corner. He has adequate size, toughness and above average speed. Perhaps in the right situation he will carve out a role in the NFL.

165. Bo Richter | ILB | Air Force | 6’ 2”, 250 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 5th
2023 Stats: GP 11, T 45, SOLO 34, AST 11, S 10, PD 1, FR 2, FF 3, 0 INT
Nolan Keck: A standout with the Falcons in 2023, Bo Richter had the best vertical jump and bench press at the combine before pulling his hamstring. A great competitor with above average strength, Bo could find a role at any linebacker position, or even fullback.

166. Cornelius Johnson | WR | Michigan | 6‘ 3“, 211 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 5th
2023 Stats: GP 15, Rec 47, Yds 604, Av 12.9, TD 1.
Nolan Keck: A big, physical wideout who loves to deal punishment as a blocker, Cornelius Johnson is an explosive leaper with very good size and athletic traits. He will win a contested catch almost every time, but he struggles with footwork and route running. With refinement, perhaps he can develop into an exceptional possession receiver.

167.  Kimani Vidal | RB | Troy | 5‘ 8“, 215 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 5th
2023 Stats: GP 14, Att 297, Yds 1661, Av 5.6, TD 14, Rec 18, Yds 201, TD 1.
Andrew Wilbar: Vidal has certainly been used heavily throughout his time in college, rushing for over 4,000 yards in a four-year span. Despite the large workload, Vidal remained an efficient entity, averaging over five yards per carry in the same time span. Some may be lukewarm on Vidal when considering the tread he has already put on the tires, but that is not a major concern for me, considering the already-short shelf life of a running back. My greater concern lies in the fact that he is a subpar pass-blocker. If he wants to acquire a role as a rookie in the NFL, he must focus on that over the next few months, as that will greatly hinder his ability on third downs. As a pure runner, I like his toughness in between the tackles, and he displays good hands as a receiver. Once we get to Day 3, I have no issues with a team pulling the trigger on this guy.

168. Curtis Jacobs | ILB | Penn State  | 6’ 1”, 238 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 5th
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 50, SOLO 31, AST 19, S 2.5, PD 0, FR 2, FF 0, 0 INT
Noah_E: Jacobs has got a very high football IQ and is the definition of a quarterback on defense. He does a good job of fighting through contact as well as defending outside runs. He’s solid in coverage and during his time at Penn State he was asked to cover multiple positions. Unfortunately, Jacobs is a bit of a boring prospect who isn’t explosive or much of a hitter. Not only does he lack sideline-to-sideline speed, but he also needs to improve as a blitzer and show he can create splash plays (just 3 takeaways in three years as a starter). He could be a good player, but his subpar athleticism and physical tools will limit him.

169. Anthony Gould | WR | Oregon State | 5‘ 8“, 163 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 5th
2023 Stats: GP 11, Rec 44, Yds 718, Av 16.3, TF 2.
Nolan Keck: Gould is a speedy, shifty slot receiver who has excellent deep speed and separation. He’s small and coud step in right away as a punt return specialist, but he has the talent to eventually start in the slot.

170. Braiden McGregor | DL | Michigan | 6’ 6”, 267 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 5th
2023 Stats: GP 15, T 26, TFL 9, S 4.5, PD 3, FR 0, FF 1.
Nolan Keck: Braiden McGregor possesses the size and body to play in the NFL, but his lack of strength and durability concerns have hindered his draft placement. He has good hands and toughness, but needs to develop in all phases at the NFL level.

171. Giovanni Manu | OL | British Columbia | 6’ 8”, 350 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 5th
2023 Stats: GP 12
Nolan Keck: Former hoops star turned left tackle Giovanni Manu has the size and agility to develop into an NFL lineman. With the proper footwork development and hand placement, he’s a project, but perhaps will become a solid pocket protector. 

172. Drake Nugent | C | Michigan | 6’ 2”, 300 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Ranking: Mid 5th
2023 Stats: GP 15
Nolan Keck: Son of former NFL QB Terry Nugent, Drake won three consecutive high school state championships in shot put and started all 15 games for the Wolverines in 2023. He’s a high IQ offensive lineman with good hands and strength, but he’s undersized with below average athleticism. Perhaps he can develop into a decent backup. 

173. Cody Schrader | RB | Missouri | 5‘ 9“, 214 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Mid 5th
2023 Stats: GP 13, Att 276, Yds 1627, Av 5.9, TD 14, Rec 22, Yds 191, TD 0.
Nolan Keck: Winner of the Burlsworth Trophy, which honors the most outstanding player in the nation who began his career as a walk-on, First-Team All-SEC Cody Schrader led the SEC in rushing and finished 2023 with the most single season rushing yards in Mizzou history. A tough, smart back with deceptive quickness and built low to the ground, he has shown a willingness to help out anywhere, even on special teams. Unfortunately he did injure his hamstring during the 40 yard dash at the NFL Combine, but if anyone has the grit and will to do what it takes to overcome and make it in the NFL, it’s Cody Schrader.

174. Myles Cole | DL/EDGE | Texas Tech | 6‘ 6“ 266 lbs 
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 5th
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 32, TFL 6.5, S 3.5, PD 1, FR 0, FF 0.
Andrew Wilbar: When you see that a draft prospect spent six seasons in college, you typically expect a highly productive, low-ceiling prospect who simply lacks the athleticism for the NFL. With Myles Cole, that statement does not apply one bit. Cole spent four years at Louisiana-Monroe before transferring to Texas Tech for the 2022 season, where he was primarily a situational role player that season. In 2023, Cole was awarded a much larger role on the defense, but we still only saw mediocre production from him. Posting only 3.5 sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss in 2023, there is a good bit of projection teams will have to make in order to fall in love with Cole, but he is an ideal developmental prospect to take a chance on once we get to Day 3. His elite length, active hands, and quick get-off are all things I love about his game, but he can get a bit stiff and play too high against the run, and the few lineman he faced that possessed elite strength could overcome his athleticism and shield him away from the play. While not the most instinctual defensive lineman, Cole still provides teams with plenty of traits to fall in love with. He just needs to add more functional strength in order to enjoy success at the NFL level.

175. Daequan Hardy | CB | Penn State | 5’ 9”, 182 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 5th
2023 Stats: GP 11, T 22, S 1, Int 2, PD 7.
Nolan Keck: A finesse nickel cornerback who was a standout on special teams, Daequan Hardy has above average ball skills to make up for average speed and explosiveness. He’ll break up passes with well-timed hand chops, but he has below average size and play strength.

176. Jared Wiley | TE | TCU | 6’ 7”, 255 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 5th
2023 Stats: GP 12, Rec 47, Yds 520, TD 8.
skyfire322: Jared Wiley comes into the NFL as a 6’7″, 250 lb TE with an arm length of 33 1/4″. He was a first-team All-Big 12 tight end in 2023 because of his contributions to TCU’s passing game. TCU utilized his length to their advantage, as he was often used in their passing game, lining up as an in-line TE. Wiley has excellent ball-handling skills and is a quarterback’s dream, as the quarterback rating was 112.4 when he was targeted in the past three seasons. He’s also very fluid and has good strength to run through arm tackles. However, He has difficulty transitioning into a route runner. He tends to run in a straight line instead of making a move to avoid the tackle. He also has difficulty in blocking, making it hard for him to be used as an every-down TE and may be considered one-dimensional. If he can bulk up and work on his blocking, he can become a very reliable TE2 for any high-powered, pass-first offense.

177. Beau Brade | S | Maryland | 6’ 1”, 201 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 5th
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 75, S 0, Int 1, PD 6.

178. Christian Jones | OT | Texas | 6’ 6”, 321 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 5th
2023 Stats: GP 13

179. Nehemiah Pritchett | CB | Auburn | 6’ 1”, 179 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 5th
2023 Stats: GP 9, T 22, S 0, Int 1, PD 3.

180. Javontae Jean-Baptiste | EDGE | Notre Dame | 6‘ 5“ 253 lbs 
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 5th
2023 Stats: GP 13, T 49, TFL 10.5, S 5, PD 1, FR 1, FF 1.

181. Matt Lee | C | Miami | 6’ 4”, 295 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: Late 5th
2023 Stats: GP 12

182. Johnny Dixon | CB | Penn State | 6’ 0”, 191 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: 6th
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183. Jaden Shirden | RB | Monmouth | 5‘ 9“, 195 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: 6th
2023 Stats: GP 11, Att 221, Yds 1478, Av 6.7, TD 10, Rec 20, Yds 120, TD 1.

184. Jase McClellan | Alabama | 5‘ 11“, 212 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: 6th
2023 Stats: GP 13, Att 180, Yds 890, Av 4.9, TD 8, Rec 15, Yds 137, TD 0.

185. Loren Strickland | S | Ball State | 5’ 11”, 185 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: 6th
2023 Stats: GP 12

186. Tahj Washington | WR | USC | 5‘ 11“, 175 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: 6th
2023 Stats: GP 13, Rec 59, Yds 1062, Av 18, TD 8.

187.  Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint | WR | Georgia | 6‘ 2“, 195 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: 6th
2023 Stats: GP 13, Rec 34, Yds 535, Av 15.7, TD 4.

188. Jaylan Ford | Texas | 6’ 3”, 242 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: 6th
2023 Stats: GP 14, T 101, SOLO 47, AST 54, S 1, PD 2, FR 1, FF 1, 2 INT
Noah_E: When it comes to Jaylan Ford, there’s more bad than there is good. He frequently misses open-field tackles and fails to fill his gap as a run defender. He has poor instincts, below-average speed, and a low motor. Ford does have the prototypical size for an off-ball linebacker and despite his lack of speed, he is a good athlete. He also does a good job taking away throwing lanes in zone coverage. He does have just two years as a starter under his belt, and he looked much improved this past year. The potential is there, but I don’t foresee him being more than a depth piece early in his career.

189. Cedric Johnson | EDGE | Ole Miss | 6‘ 3“ 240 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: 6th
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 40, TFL 6.5, S 5.5, PD 3, FR 0, FF 1.

190. Grayson Murphy | EDGE | UCLA |
Wilbar’s Overall Grade:
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191. Troy Taylor | P | Iowa | 
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: 6th
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192. George Holani | RB | Boise State | 5‘ 11“, 205 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: 6th
2023 Stats: GP 8, Att 134, Yds 748, Av 5.6, TD 7, Rec 17, Yds 199, TD 0.

193. Eric Watts | EDGE | Connecticut | 6‘ 5“ 275 lbs 
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: 6th
2023 Stats: GP 12, T 34, TFL 6.5, S 2, PD 1, FR 0, FF 2.

194. Chau Smith-Wade | CB | Washington State | 5’ 11”, 180 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: 6th
2023 Stats: GP 7, T 35, S 0, Int 0, PD 6.

195. Tylan Grable | UCF | 6’ 7”, 290 lbs.
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: 6th
2023 Stats: GP 12

196. Kedon Slovis | QB | BYU |
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: 6th
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197. Jordan Magee | ILB | Temple | 6’ 3”, 225 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: 6th
2023 Stats: GP 11, T 80, SOLO 45, AST 35, S 3.5, PD 4, FR 0, FF 1, 0 INT
Andrew Wilbar: Magee’s tape is a little up and down, but the potential is certainly there. When you turn on his bad tape, you see late recognition, poor awareness of his zone in coverage, and subpar communication. However, those traits do not show up in every game. He played better down the stretch this season and helped himself with a strong showing at the combine. He has the range to hang with most skill players in coverage, the hands to disengage from receivers, and the versatility to play WILL, MIKE, or SAM. I could even see him fitting as a MACK in a 3-4 unit if he goes to a team with said defense as its base package. He just needs to improve his communication, take better tackling angles in the open field, and simply be more consistent. Most of his issues are fixable, but the quantity of issues may scare teams off until the mid to late rounds. I see his range being anywhere between Round 3 and Round 5.

198. Devin Leary | QB | Kentucky | 6’ 1”, 212 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: 6th
2023 Stats: Games 13, Comp 209, Att 371, Pct 56.3, Yds 2746, TD 25, Int 12, Rush 42, Yds -60, Ave -1.4, TD 1.
Nolan Keck: Devin Leary is an above average overall athlete who has a high football IQ, toughness and short to intermediate accuracy as a passer. He can be creative in the pocket but lacks the arm strength, touch and ability to deliver the deep throw that would vault him higher as a prospect. Durability has been a concern as well. Even said, he has the tools to perhaps be a decent NFL backup QB.

199. Michael Pratt | QB | Tulane | 6’ 2”, 200 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: 6th
2023 Stats: Games 11, Comp 185, Att 283, Pct 65.4, Yds 2406, TD 22, Int 5, Rush 98, Yds 286, Ave 2.9, TD 5.
Andrew Wilbar: Pratt’s ceiling is likely limited to a game manager in the NFL, as he lacks ideal arm strength and possesses only average explosiveness as a runner. Pratt’s decision-making was generally good in college, as he has only thrown 10 interceptions in over 600 pass attempts since 2022. My big concern as it pertains to mechanical issues is his delivery. It is a slow winding delivery, which may pose a higher risk of fumbling more often in the NFL. I see Pratt as a solid backup in the NFL who could be a temporary placeholder for an injured quarterback.

200. Jordan Travis | QB | Florida State | 6’ 1”, 201 lbs
Wilbar’s Overall Grade: 6th
2023 Stats: Games 11, Comp 207, Att 324, Pct 63.9, Yds 2756, TD 20, Int 2, Rush 73, Yds 176, Ave 2.4, TD 7.
Jeremy Betz: In a class featuring a number of smaller QB prospects, Travis might be the most intriguing of the bunch. Travis displays good feel in the pocket and impressive arm talent. Operating best on the move, Travis is a playmaker. He’ll frustrate coaches in the rhythm passing game, and will need to move off his spot to see down the field in the NFL. With some improvements in footwork and throwing mechanics, Travis could also improve his accuracy and consistency as a passer. He has great vision and feel for the game. He’s an intriguing study.


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