NFL 2023 Predictions – Bengals Ready for SB Challenge

NFL 2023 Predictions
Chiefs Face Heavy AFC Competition to Repeat
Bengals Ready for SB Challenge

Eagles and 49ers Hope to Hold Off NFC Risers

 DraftInsiders.com – NFL 2023 Predictions

  Frank Coyle/ Head scout

The 2023 NFL season is finally here with huge changes across the league giving fans hope their team can get to the elusive Super Bowl. Teams are hard pressed to duplicate the SB, just ask the Los Angeles Rams who fell significantly last season. The Chiefs will seek their third title in four seasons this year, though they will be pressured in the deep talented AFC Conference which is loaded with contenders with premier QBs from top to bottom.

Parity reigns across the league with both the AFC East and West and NFC East and West looking like powerhouse divisions which could provide multiple playoff teams each. New upstarts like the Jaguars, Giants, Jets, Lions, Saints and Chargers could all play a huge role in the playoff races while established clubs like Bucs, Packers and Rams may be pressed to return to the NFL postseason.  

2023 Season Awards

    MVP Award – QB Josh Allen – Bills

Offensive Player of the Year – QB Jalen Hurts – Eagles
Defensive Player of the Year – DE Aidan Hutchinson – Lions
Comeback Player of the Year – QB Baker Mayfield – Bucs

Rookies of the Year
Offense – RB Bijan Robinson – Falcons
Defense – DL Lukas Van Ness – Packers

Offensive Player of the Year – QB Trevor Lawrence – Jaguars
Defensive Player of the Year – LB T.J. Watt – Steelers
Comeback Player of the Year – QB Marc Jones – Patriots

Rookies of the Year
Offense – WR Zay Flowers – Ravens
Defense – LB Will Anderson – Texans

Philadelphia Eagles – 12-5
Eagles are still the team to beat in the NFC and rely on young QB Jalen Hurts and veteran defense to make another strong run at title.

New York Giants – 10-7
GMen are geared up to make the playoffs again behind an offense directed by young emerging talented Daniel Jones. Their offensive line made looks to RT Evan Neal to take a critical step up. They look to explosive Kayvon Thibodeaux to become a difference maker weekly.

Dallas Cowboys – 9-8
Cowboys are still a contender though need QB Dak Prescott to prove he can beat the top clubs. Their defense depends on big play defenders, LB Micah Parsons and corner Trevon Diggs to set the pace.

Washington Redskins – 6-11
Skins start another new QB in Sam Howell behind a very average line. Their defense loses DE Chase Young early to IR, though front four is one of most in the league.

Detroit Lions – 10-7
Lions closed winning 8 of final 9 last season and looks to ride that momentum to a playoff appearance. HC Dan Campbell has them playing hard and their defense can step up behind dominant DE Aidan Hutchinson.

Minnesota Vikings – 9-8
Vikes will ride QB Kirk Cousin and wideout Justin Jefferson. Their changing defense will determine if they can repeat in the average NFC North.

Green Bay Packers -7-9
The post Aaron Rodgers ear begins with young QB Jordan Love. Young offense will be challenged. Veteran tough defense should keep them competitive weekly.

Chicago Bears – 6-11
QB Justin Fields was a threat to run and dangerous there, though only an average pocket passer entering his third season. Their young defense probably goes through painful growing challenges.

New Orleans Saints – 10-7
The Saints begin the Derek Carr era looking for an explosive offense with wideout Chris Olvie and Michael Thomas. Saints’ defense is a top five unit who keeps them in the postseason chase.

Tampa Bay Bucs – 9-8
The Bucs lose QB Tom Brady to retirement and look to new vet Baker Mayfield to direct this attack. Their veteran talented defense has faded recently and must return to prior levels for this club to challenge for the NFC South.

Atlanta Falcons – 7-10
Falcons have changed the face of this club recently, but improvement probably depends on first year starting QB Desmond Ridder. Their ground game behind rookie Bijan Robinson gives them a much needed new dimension. Defense ranked with the worst in the league and will have half new starters.

Carolina Panthers – 6-11
Panthers turns the page with top pick QB Lance Young starting behind a much-improved line. Their talented young defense should continue to improve. This club could be the surprise team here, though   probably a year away of turning them into victories.

San Francisco 49ers – 11-6
The 49ers look to young Brock Purdy to lead this balanced offense which ranks among the best in the league. Wideout Deebo Samuel and TE George Kittle are among the best playmakers in the game. Edge defender Nick Bosa is the games’ best pass rusher. 49ers will challenge for the NFL title.

Seattle Seahawks – 10-7
Seahawks hope to ride the hot hand of Geno Smith for another strong offense. They have rebuilt their once renowned defense and will press for the NFC West division.

Los Angeles Rams – 9-8
Rams seem so removed from their SB title from just two years ago. Only a strong performance behind star QB Matthew Stafford can return this club to the postseason. Their once top defense still relies on DT Aaron Donald, though the supporting cast has slipped noticeably recently.

Arizona Cardinals – 4-13
Cards will start the season without injured QB Kyler Murray after the worst season of his career. They face massive turnover on both sides of the ball and have the makeup to challenge for the #1 overall pick in the NFL Draft 2024.

Divisional Champs
Eagles, Lions, Saints and 49ers

Wild Card Clubs
Giants, Seahawks & Cowboys

NFC Championship
49ers beat Eagles in NFC title game


Buffalo Bills – 12-5
Bills are shooting for their 4th consecutive East title behind star QB Josh Allen. Receivers Diggs and Gabriel along with TEs Knox and rookie Dalton Kincaid form a strong contingent.  One of the league’s top defenses will have to prove better in big game situations to get that elusive SB title.

New York Jets – 11-6
Aaron Rodgers mania is at a high pitch with good reason. Jets’ offense will depend on their line to step up and protect Rodgers. This defense will rank among the top in the game, though must come up big in late key games to make the postseason. Capable of competing vs every NFL club.

Miami Dolphins – 10-7
Dolphins ride the health of young QB Tua Tagovailoa to direct this potent offense. They look to new DC Vic Fangio to improve this talented unit. Dolphins capable of returning to the postseason if Tua stays heathy. Must survive the tough AFC East race.

New England Patriots – 8-9
Pats are slipping in one of the best divisions. They look to new OC Bill O’Brien to help QB Mac Jones take a huge step up after a disappointing 2022. Bill Belichick will coax this young defense to further improvement. Pats are always in the playoff hunt, though the AFC may be too loaded this season.

Cincinnati Bengals – 12-5
QB Joe Burrow is a difference maker again and capable of carrying this club to the SB. He goes to wideouts Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins both produced 1000-yard performances. Their defense needs to improve especially in coverage. They look for critical maturing to live up to SB hype.

Baltimore Ravens – 10-7
The Ravens look for a healthy QB Lamar Jackson to improve their passing game vs top competition. Their ground game is highly productive, though unspectacular. They made major changes in their secondary to improve coverage. Ravens will push to return to postseason, though need a big effort from Jackson vs top clubs.

Pittsburgh Steelers – 10-7
Steelers look to young QB Kenny Pickett to continue his fast progress. Wideout George Pickens is ready to emerge to an elite level in year two. Their offensive line must improve to play up to their potential. The Steel defense slipped noticeably especially vs the pass despite edge TJ Watt. This club is a borderline contender and needs offensive line and secondary to step up to make the postseason.

Cleveland Browns – 7-10
Browns started vet QB Deshaun Watson after his 11 game suspension where he was noticeably rusty. No excuses this season for their poor passing game. Back Nick Chubb is a workhorse. Their highly rated defense gives up too much air yardage and points and will have to improve for this club to contend.

Jacksonville Jaguars – 11-6
Jaguars rode the hot hand of young QB Trevor Lawrence to the divisional round. HC Doug Pederson can improve this offense further with new wideout Clavin Ridley joining a strong receiving group. Their young defense is loaded and looks to edge Travon Walker and Mike LB Devin Lloyd to become playmakers. This club can take another step up with Lawrence directing this club to another AFC South title.

Tennessee Titans – 9-8
The Titans slipped significantly last season and will be hard pressed to win a playoff spot. They need both QB Ryan Tannehill and premier back Derrick Henry to return to prior form. Their OL must improve after surrendering too many sacks. Their defense crashed last season and their young corners must improve especially vs playoff clubs. Tough team with limited playmakers on both sides of the ball. Long shot for postseason.

Houston Texans – 7-10
New regime and field leadership in HC DeMeco Ryans and QB CJ Stroud and edge Will Anderson. Stroud gets the starting call to begin a new era. Their defense ranks among the worst in the league and equally inept vs the pass and run. HC Ryans will continue their massive roster turnover, hoping he can turn more games into W while he develops their young talent.

Indianapolis Colts – 5-12
The Colts have fallen quickly attempting to maintain playoff levels with veteran passers. They turn the page with raw rookie QB Anthony Richardson. Stud runner Jon Taylor may move in a trade which could begin a bigger house cleaning. Their young defense has failed to improve and a big reason they could land in the basement.

Kansas City Chiefs – 12-5
Chiefs look for their 8th consecutive West title behind elite QB Patrick Mahomes. He will rely on TE Travis Kelce to lead a changing receiving corps. Their defense looks to CB McDuffie and edge rusher Karlaftis to become playmakers.  Veterans DT Chris Jones ranks with the best interior linemen in the league. SB contender plays in the toughest conference and will be pushed to the fullest with every team capable of West title.

San Diego Chargers – 11-6
The Chargers look to young QB Justin Herbert to lead this potent offense to the playoffs again. Herbert was outstanding and adds top pick WR Quinten Johnston. The line looks to a healthy LT Slater to stabilize their front. They can surprise for the West title, though need improvement from their young defense especially healthy vets, LB Joey Bosa, CB J.C. Jackson and safety Darwin James.

Denver Broncos – 9-8
Broncos have missed the playoffs since 2016 with vet QB Russell Wilson playing poorly. He must return to prior levels for this club to compete in the tough AFC. Their highly regarded defense performed only average with marginal pressure and average coverage.  Club is hoping new HC Sean Payton can get Wilson right and defense returns to prior levels.

Oakland Raiders – 7-10
Raiders parted ways with talented QB Derek Car and replaced by vet Jimmy Garoppolo. This club has fall significantly off horrible draft classes from 2019 thru 2021 with five of six top picks released or let go. Wideout Davante Adams and runner Josh Jacobs need to carry this offense.  Edge rushers Maxx Crosby and Chandler Jones are difference makers, though have a marginal supporting cast. Raiders will be hard pressed to play over .500 in the tough AFC and probably a few draft classes from postseason.

Divisional Champs
Bills, Bengals, Jaguars and Chiefs

Wild Card Clubs
Jets, Dolphins & Ravens

AFC Championship
Bengals beat the Chiefs

Super Bowl Matchup
Bengals over 49ers
Joe Burrow drives Bengals to a SB title

Draft insiders’ Top NFL Defensive Rookies for 2023

Draft insiders’ Top NFL Defensive Rookies for 2023

Frank Coyle/ Head scout

Edge Will Anderson – Texans
Impact edge rusher should excel under the tutelage of new HC DeMeco Ryans. Capable of taking this unit up a few levels this season and become an elite NFL difference maker.

Photo – DL Lukas Van Ness – Packers

DL Lukas Van Ness – Packers
Emerging versatile playmaker has improved significantly over his recent career. Gives the Packers a diverse front seven defender who can create big mismatches.

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time scout from mini-camp through training camps prior to the regular and postseason. He is a consultant to many NFL player agents related to all levels of preparation for both NFL Free Agency and the NFL Draft process. He was a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

LB Jack Campbell – Lions
Gritty backer will be counted on to be the anchor in this defense. He reflects HC Dan Campbell’s mentality and should be an early three down starter.

CB Devon Witherspoon – Seahawks
Quick cover man has been hindered in camp by hamstring issues, but has the makeup and level of development to become a top flight NFL corner early in his career.

CB Tre Banks – Giants
Prototypical cover man stepped in like a veteran this preseason. Capable of being a shutdown corner in time and counted on to be a tough starter now.

DT Jalen Carter – Eagles
Big agile athlete joins a potent front line. Capable of impact in limited reps where his initial burst can be very disruptive from the inside.

CB Emmanuel Forbes – Commanders
Ball hawk was a welcome addition here. He will benefit from a strong front four and hopes to continue his legacy to intercept passes.

LB Drew Sanders – Broncos
Instinctive defender will get reps both inside and outside and should become a fixture in this front seven within a short time.

CB Christian Gonzalez – Patriots
Long cover man should excel in a Bill Belichick defense and become a fixture in this defense. His skill set allows Belichick to play diverse schemes.

Safety Brian Branch – Lions
Savvy versatile defender gives this secondary a leader and playmaker who can provide impact this fall from a few roles.

Edge Keion White – Patriots
Athletic versatile edge defender has the talent to become a three down difference maker with refinement. Probably starts as a key rotational front seven for pass rushing sets.

CB Mekhi Blackmon – Vikings
Quick savvy cover man has a high level of development to be a mainstay in this secondary and possible a fulltime rookie starter.


Draft Insiders’ Top Offensive Rookies

NFL Top Offensive Rookies for 2023

Frank Coyle/ Head scout

WR Zay Flowers – Ravens

(Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire)

Highly developed playmaker should become a favorite for Lamar Jackson immediately. Capable of opening up this attack and giving them a huge boost

PhotoWR Zay Flowers – Ravens (school)

RB Bijan Robinson – Falcons
Complete back should be the linchpin here and get 200+ touches this season.

WR Quenton Johnston – Chargers
Huge athlete will give this air attack a huge boost for strong armed Justin Herbert and has the talent to be the #1 here within a short time.

RB Jahmyr Gibbs – Lions
Playmaker gives the Lions their best three down runner since Barry Sanders. Probably becomes their feature performer this fall in this attack.

QB Bryce Young – Panthers
Overall top pick has responded well to HC Frank Reich’s coaching and gets the starting call opening day. Shows the makeup to handle the big stage.

TE Dalton Kincaid – Bills
Big agile receiver gives QB Josh Allen a highly developed weapon with impact ability in this attack especially in the red zone.

WR Marvin Mims – Broncos
Coming off a great preseason, this speedster is perfect fit for three wideout sets. Capable of becoming an early favorite of veteran passer Russell Wilson.

TE Michael Mayer – Raiders
Sure-handed two-way athlete gives QB Jimmy Garoppolo an excellent weapon in the short and intermediate zones and can become a fixture in this attack.

WR Jonathan Mingo – Panthers
The prototypical numbers teams covet in a #1 receiver. Should become rookie QN Bryce Young’s favorite receiver, though must prove consistent catching the ball and route running.

C John Michael Schmitz – Giants
Took to the pivot like a seasoned veteran this preseason. Capable of being a fixture inside here with a strong career.

TE Sam LaPorta – Lions
Developed receiver gives QB Jared Goff an excellent playmaker in the middle zones to move the chains.

WR Jalin Hyatt – Giants
Speedster can take the top off the defense and open this attack for Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley. Capable of impact in three wideout sets.


Draft Insiders’ & Coaches Top 25 Poll

Draft Insiders’ & Coaches Top 25 Poll

ACC Rules Opening Week
Duke and Florida State Win Major Matchups

 Draft Insiders’ Top 25 Poll 2023 – Week Two
Frank Coyle / Publisher

Teams of the Week
Duke Shocks Clemson
Florida State Pounds LSU

Photo – DE Jared Verse, Florida State – Joshua Bessex/AP Photographer

Players of the Week
Offense – QB Riley Leonard – Duke
Defense – Edge Jared Verse – Florida St.

Draft Insiders’ Top 25 Poll

1          Georgia            1-0                   
2          Michigan          1-0                   
3          Ohio State        1-0                   
4          Alabama          1-0                   
5          USC                 2-0       
6          Florida State    1-0                               
7          Notre Dame      2-0       
8          Washington      1-0       
9          Penn State       1-0       
10         Texas               1-0                   
11         Tennessee        1-0                   
12        LSU                  0-1                   
13         Utah                 1-0                   
14         Oregon             1-0                   
15         Kansas State    1-0                   
16         Clemson          0-1       
17         North Carolina 1-0       
18         Oregon State    1-0                   
19         Wisconsin        1-0                   
20         Oklahoma        1-0                   
21        Ole Miss           1-0
22         Texas A&M      1-0                   
23         Duke                1-0                   
24         Tulane              1-0                   
25         Colorado          1-0                   
Complete Rankings
Others receiving consideration: Iowa, Florida, Miami, Kentucky, South Carolina, Pittsburgh, Fresno St., UCLA, Louisville, Maryland, Auburn, UTSA, Arkansas, Boise State, Troy and Kansas

Coaches Poll – Top 25 Poll

            Team             Record    Points
1          Georgia (63)     1-0        1647
2          Michigan (1)      1-0        1534
3          Alabama (2)      1-0        1515
4          Ohio State        1-0        1422
5          Florida State     1-0        1388
6          USC                 2-0        1283
7          Penn State        1-0        1216
8          Washington       1-0        1115
9          Tennessee        1-0        1099
10         Texas               1-0        957
11         Notre Dame      2-0        950
12         Utah                 1-0        924
13         Oregon             1-0        904
14         LSU                  0-1        738
15         Kansas State    1-0        630
16         North Carolina   1-0        546
17         Oklahoma         1-0        543
18         Oregon State    1-0        499
19         Wisconsin         1-0        445
20         Ole Miss           1-0        411
21         Clemson           0-1        287
22         Tulane               1-0        255
23         Texas A&M       1-0        236
24         Duke                1-0        222
25         Colorado           1-0        161

Complete Rankings
Others receiving votes: Iowa 111, Pittsburgh 53, Kentucky 50, UCLA 44, TCU 40, Fresno State 30, Miami 22, Auburn 22, Arkansas 18, Maryland 14, Missouri 13, Troy 11, Oklahoma State 11, NC State 10, Illinois 9, Wyoming 8, Air Force 7, Washington State 7, Wake Forest 7, Minnesota 6, Mississippi State 5, South Carolina 4, Kansas 4, Texas Tech 3, SMU 3, UCF 3, Houston 2, UTSA 1, James Madison 1, Memphis 1, Michigan State 1, Louisville 1, Arizona 1

Dropped from rankings: TCU 16, Texas Tech 24

Draft Insiders’ & Coaches Top 25 Poll

Draft Insiders’ & Coaches Top 25 Poll

Draft Insiders’ Top 25 Poll 2023 – Opening Week

Frank Coyle / Publisher
All-American Teams – Monday, August 28th

Draft Insiders’ – Top 25 Poll

1          Georgia            0-0                   
2          Michigan          0-0                   
3          Ohio State        0-0                   
4          Alabama          0-0                   
5          USC                 0-0       
6          LSU                  0-0                   
7          Florida State    0-0                   
8          Clemson          0-0                   
9          Notre Dame      0-0       
10         Washington      0-0       
11         Penn State       0-0       
12         Texas               0-0                   
13         Tennessee        0-0                   
14         Utah                 0-0                   
15         Oregon             0-0                   
16         Kansas State    0-0                   
17         TCU                  0-0                   
18         North Carolina 0-0       
19         Oregon State    0-0                   
20         Wisconsin        0-0                   
21         Oklahoma        0-0                   
22         Texas A&M      0-0                   
23         Ole Miss           0-0                   
24         Tulane              0-0                   
25         Iowa                 0-0                   

Complete Rankings
Others receiving consideration: Florida, Texas Tech, South Carolina, Pittsburgh, UCLA, UTSA, Arkansas, Boise State, Kentucky, Troy, Kansas, Louisville and Auburn  

Coaches Poll – Top 25 Poll

            Team               Record Points
1          Georgia (61)     0-0        1643    
2          Michigan          0-0        1510    
3          Alabama (4)      0-0        1489    
4          Ohio State (1)   0-0        1485    
5          LSU                  0-0        1294    
6          USC                 0-0        1228    
7          Penn State       0-0        1181    
8          Florida State    0-0        1145    
9          Clemson          0-0        1078    
10         Tennessee        0-0        991      
11         Washington      0-0        941      
12         Texas               0-0        848      
13         Notre Dame      0-0        841      
14         Utah                 0-0        839      
15         Oregon             0-0        820      
16         TCU                  0-0        655      
17         Kansas State    0-0        440      
18         Oregon State    0-0        365      
19         Oklahoma        0-0        320      
20         North Carolina 0-0        315      
21         Wisconsin        0-0        309      
22         Ole Miss           0-0        303      
23         Tulane              0-0        225      
24         Texas Tech      0-0        200      
25         Texas A&M      0-0        196      

Complete Rankings
Others receiving votes: Iowa 169, South Carolina 89, Florida 63, UTSA 59, Pittsburgh 52, UCLA 42, Kentucky 34, Baylor 28, Troy 25, Arkansas 20, Fresno State 19, NC State 19, Boise State 18, Auburn 18, Miami 16, Minnesota 16, Mississippi State 13, Oklahoma State 12, Missouri 11, Maryland 10, SMU 8, South Alabama 8, Illinois 7, Air Force 6, Wake Forest 6, Toledo 5, Washington State 4, Houston 3, BYU 2, Duke 2, Arizona 2, Kansas 1, James Madison 1, Memphis 1

2023 Lombardi Award Watch List

2023 Lombardi Award Watch List

The 80-player watch list for the Lombardi award was released this week. The awards highlights college football fans the nation’s best linemen and linebackers on both sides of the ball. The list is below.

The winner of the award will be announced on December 6, 2023.

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Lombardi Award Award History below

Last year’s winner was LB Will Anderson of Alabama who was a #1 pick of the Houston Texans as the 3rd overall selection in the NFL Draft 2023. The only two-time winner of this prestigious award was OT Orlando Pace of Ohio State in 1995 and 1996. He was a #1 overall pick of the St. Louis Rams in the NFL Draft 1997. He earned both the College football HOF and the NFL HOF over his illustrious career.  

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in college player awards – Heisman, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 30 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a consultant to many NFL player agents related to all levels of preparation for the NFL Draft process. He was a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

2023 Lombardi Award Watch List

Jaylon Allen – DL – Memphis (Sr.)
Joe Alt – OT – Notre Dame (Jr.)
Kelvin Banks Jr. – OT – Texas (So.)
Jaishawn Barham – LB – Maryland (So.)
Graham Barton – OT – Duke (Sr.)
Cooper Beebe – OG – Kansas State (Sr.)
Brock Bowers – TE – Georgia (Jr.)
Jacob Busic – DE – Navy (Sr.)
Barrett Carter – LB – Clemson (Jr.)
DeWayne Carter – DT – Duke (Sr.)
Abdul Carter – LB – Penn State (So.)
Brandon Coleman – OT – TCU (Sr.)
Junior Colson – LB – Michigan (Jr.)
Marley Cook – DT – Middle Tennessee (Jr.)
Dontay Corleone – DL – Cincinnati (So.)
Tyler Davis – DT – Clemson (Sr.)
Justin Dedich – OC – USC (Sr.)
Brandon Dorlus – DE – Oregon (Sr.)
Ethan Downs – DE – Oklahoma (Jr.)
Jamon Dumas-Johnson – LB – Georgia (Jr.)
Tommy Eichenberg – LB – Ohio State (Sr.)
D’Mitri Emmanuel – OG – Florida State (Sr.)
Olumuyiwa Fashanu – OT Penn State (Jr.)
Troy Fautanu – OT – Washington (Jr.)
Jaylan Ford – LB – Texas (Sr.)
Javon Foster – OT – Missouri (Sr.)
Zach Frazier – OC – West Virginia (Jr.)
Tailese Fuaga – OG – Oregon State (Jr.)
Dallas Gant – LB – Toledo (Sr.)
AJ Gillie – OG – Louisiana (Jr.)
Delmar Glaze – OT – Maryland (Jr.)
Cedric Gray – LB – North Carolina (Sr.)
Michael Hall Jr. – DT – Ohio State (Jr.)
Christian Haynes – OG – UConn (Sr.)
Jason Henderson – LB – Old Dominion (Jr)
Branson Hickman – OC – SMU (Jr.)
Jaylon Hutchings – DT – Texas Tech (Sr.)
Nick Jackson – LB – Iowa (Sr.)
Donovan Jackson – OG – Ohio State (Jr.)
McKinnley Jackson – DT – Texas A&M (Sr)
Kris Jenkins – DT – Michigan (Sr.)
Michael Jurgens – OC – Wake Forest (Sr.)
JT Killen – LB – Coastal Carolina (Sr.)
J.C. Latham – OT – Alabama (Jr.)
Laiatu Latu – DE – UCLA (Sr.)
Beaux Limmer – OT – Arkansas (Sr.)
Christian Mahogany – OG – Boston College (Sr.)
Jonah Monheim – OT – USC (Jr.)
Jordan Morgan – OT – Arizona (Sr.)
Gabriel Murphy – DE – UCLA (Jr.)
Jer’Zhan Newton – DT – Illinois (Jr.)
Maema Njongmeta – LB – Wisconsin (Sr.)
Mike Novitsky – OC – Kansas (Sr.)
Drake Nugent – OC – Michigan (Sr.)
Thor Paglialong – OC – Air Force (Sr.)
Josh Pearcy – DE – Rice (Jr.)
Harold Perkins – LB – LSU (So.)
Owen Porter – DE – Marshall (Sr)
Keith Randolph Jr. – DT – Illinois (Jr.)
Tate Ratledge – OG – Georgia (Jr.)
Luke Reimer – LB – Nebraska (Sr.)
Chop Robinson – DE – Penn State (Jr.)
Ja’Tavion Sanders – TE – Texas (Jr.)
Jackson Sirmon – LB – California (Sr.)
Brevyn Spann-Ford – TE – Minnesota (Sr.)
Kingsley Suamataia – OT – BYU (So.)
Junior Tafuna – DT – Utah (Jr.)
Bralen Trice – DE – Washington (Sr.)
Jeremiah Trotter Jr. – LB – Clemson (Jr.)
JT Tuimoloau – DE – Ohio State (Jr.)
Dallas Turner – LB – Alabama (Jr.)
Princely Umanmielen – DE – Florida (Jr.)
Sedrick Van Pran – OC – Georgia (So.)
Jared Verse – DE – Florida State (Jr.)
Nathaniel Watson – LB – Mississippi State (Sr.)
Marlowe Wax – LB – Syracuse (Jr.)
Damonic Williams – DT – TCU (So.)
Mykel Williams – DL – Georgia (So.)
Mekhi Wingo – DT – LSU (Jr.)
Zak Zinter – OG – Michigan (Sr.)

By Conference: Big Ten (19), SEC (14), Big 12 (12), Pac-12 (11), ACC (11), American (4), Sun Belt (4), Independent (2), MAC (1), Mountain West (1)

Lombardi Award Winners – History

Year     Player                         School
2022     Will Anderson Jr.         Alabama
2021     Aidan Hutchinson        Michigan
2020     Zaven Collins               Tulsa
2018     Ugo Amadi                   Oregon
2017     Bryce Love                  Stanford
2016     Jonathan Allen             Alabama
2015     Carl Nassib                  Penn State
2014     Scooby Wright             Arizona
2013     Aaron Donald               Pitt
2012     Manti Te’o                    Notre Dame
2011     Luke Kuechly               Boston College
2010     Nick Fairley                  Auburn
2009     Ndamukong Suh          Nebraska
2008     Brian Orakpo               Texas
2007     Glenn Dorsey               LSU
2006     LaMarr Woodley           Michigan
2005     A.J. Hawk                     Ohio State
2004     David Pollack               Georgia
2003     Tommie Harris             Oklahoma
2002     Terrell Suggs               Arizona St
2001     Julius Peppers             North Carolina
2000     Jamal Reynolds           Florida St
1999     Corey Moore                Virginia Tech
1998     Dat Nguyen                  Texas A&M
1997     Grant Wistrom             Nebraska
1996     Orlando Pace               Ohio State
1995     Orlando Pace               Ohio State
1994     Warren Sapp                Miami
1993     Aaron Taylor                Notre Dame
1992     Marvin Jones               Florida St
1991     Steve Emtman             Washington
1990     Chris Zorich                 Notre Dame
1989     Percy Lee Snow           Michigan St
1988     Tracy Rocker                Auburn
1987     Chris Spielman            Ohio State
1986     Cornelius Bennett        Alabama
1985     Tony Casillas               Oklahoma
1984     Tony Degrate               Texas
1983     Dean Steinkuhler         Nebraska
1982     Dave Rimington           Nebraska
1981     Kenneth Wayne Sims  Texas
1980     Hugh Donell Green      Pitt
1979     Brad Edward Budde     USC
1978     Bruce M. Clark             Penn State
1977     Ross Dean Browner     Notre Dame
1976     Wilson Whitley Jr.       Houston
1975     Lee Roy Selmon          Oklahoma
1974     Randy White               Maryland
1973     John Hicks Jr.             Ohio State
1972     Richard Glover             Nebraska
1971     Walter Patulski             Notre Dame
1970     Jim Stillwagon             Ohio State

Doak Walker Award Watch List

Doak Walker Award Watch List – Backs, Braelon Allen, Blake Corum & Raheim Sanders Head List

The PwC SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors announced the Doak Walker Preseason Watch list which consisted of 75 players. Heading the list is Wisconsin’s Braelon Allen, Michigan’s Blake Corum and Arkansas’s Raheim Sanders. The junior Allen will attempt to rush for his third straight 1200+ yards this fall. He fits the mold of great Badger running backs. He will get heavy competition especially from Corum and Sanders who totaled over 1400+ yards last fall.

Photo – Braelon Allen – Wisconsin / Las Vegas Bowl MVP 2021
(AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

The Directors will name ten semifinalists in November, and three finalists, as voted on by the Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee, will be announced in November. The committee will cast a second vote in December to determine the recipient. The National Selection Committee comprises past recipients, former NFL All-Pro and college All-America running backs, media members, and selected special representatives.

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in college player awards – Heisman, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 30 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a consultant to many NFL player agents related to all levels of preparation for the NFL Draft process. He was a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

The 2023 Doak Walker Award recipient will be announced live on The Home Depot College Football Awards.

The award is named for SMU’s three-time All-America running back, Doak Walker. It is the only major collegiate award that requires all candidates to be in good academic standing and on schedule to graduate within one year of other students of the same classification.

Doak Walker 2023 Award Watch List

Rasheen Ali, Marshall
Braelon Allen, Wisconsin
Kaytron Allen, Penn State
LeQuint Allen, Syracuse
Emani Bailey, TCU
Sieh Bangura, Ohio
Jovantae Barnes, Oklahoma
Kevorian Barnes, UTSA
Trey Benson, Florida State
Tahj Brooks, Texas Tech
Antario Brown, NIU
Jermaine Brown Jr., UAB
Noah Cain, LSU
Marcus Carroll, Georgia State
Blake Corum, Michigan
Marquis Crosby, Louisiana Tech
CJ Donaldson Jr., West Virginia
Donovan Edwards, Michigan
Justice Ellison, Wake Forest
Davion Ervin-Poindexter, WKU
Audric Estime’, Notre Dame
Samson Evans, Eastern Michigan
Pat Garwo, Boston College
Rodney Hammond Jr., Pitt
Deion Hankins, UTEP
Rahjai Harris, East Carolina
RJ Harvey, UCF
Roman Hemby, Maryland
TreVeyon Henderson, Ohio State
Daniel Hishaw Jr., Kansas
George Holani, Boise State
Bucky Irving, Oregon
Kaleb Johnson, Iowa
Kobe Johnson, Colorado State
Austin Jones, USC
Jawhar Jordan, Louisville
Quinshon Judkins, Ole Miss
Reggie Love III, Illinois
Jaylin Lucas, Indiana
Jo’Quavious Marks, Mississippi State
Damien Martinez, Oregon State
Tony Mathis Jr., Houston
Alton McCaskill, Colorado
Josh McCray, Illinois
Chez Mellusi, Wisconsin
Devin Mockobee, Purdue
Devin Neal, Kansas
Nate Noel, App State
Jaydn Ott, Cal
Frank Peasant, Middle Tennessee
Richard Reese, Baylor
Aidan Robbins, BYU
Kairee Robinson, San Jose State
Raheim Sanders, Arkansas
Trey Sanders, TCU
Will Shipley, Clemson
Nicholas Singleton, Penn State
Cam Skattebo, Arizona State
Jabari Small, Tennessee
Dontae Smith, Georgia Tech
E.J. Smith, Stanford
Kavosiey Smoke, Colorado
Carson Steele, UCLA
Bhayshul Tuten, Virginia Tech
Kimani Vidal, Troy
Treshaun Ward, Kansas State
Dre’lyn Washington, Louisiana
Nakia Watson, Washington State
La’Damian Webb, South Alabama
Noah Whittington, Oregon
Michael Wiley, Arizona
Sy’veon Wilkerson, Colorado
Josh Williams, LSU
Miyan Williams, Ohio State
Jaylen Wright, Tennessee

2023 Bronko Nagurski Watch List

2023 Bronko Nagurski Preseason Watch List

The Football Writers Association of America released its 2023 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List, selecting 94 defensive standouts from 69 schools in all 10 Division I FBS conferences plus Independents. The watch list roster includes three returning players from last season’s FWAA All-America team, the top four tacklers from last season, the sack and interception leaders from 2022 and five secondary players who had at least six interceptions last year.

The FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club will announce finalists for the 2023 trophy on Nov. 15 and the winner will be unveiled Dec. 4 at the Bronko Nagurski Awards Banquet in Charlotte, N.C.

Photo – DE Jared Verse, Florida State – Joshua Bessex/AP Photographer

The trio of FWAA All-Americans top the list, each of them from the second team. Old Dominion linebacker Jason Henderson led all FBS players in tackles last year by a wide margin – his 15.5 tackles per game average was 4.2 tpc ahead of the second-best total. Ohio State linebacker Tommy Eichenberg, who averaged 9.2 tackles per game last season and helped the Buckeyes become the FBS’s 14th-best team in total defense and thrust them into the College Football Playoff semifinals. Clemson’s Tyler Davis is the third returning All-American plugging the middle of a Tigers’ defense that was 13th nationally stopping the run giving up 102.7 ypg.

Davis is one of 13 defensive tackles on the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list, 10 of which are also on the preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy, also awarded by the FWAA and releasing its list today. Besides the defensive tackles, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy list includes 29 linebackers, 19 each of cornerbacks and safeties and 16 defensive ends.

Eichenberg is one of three Ohio State players on the list along with defensive end JT Tuimoloau and safety Lathan Ransom. Penn State, with one player from each segment of its defense in defensive end Chop Robinson, linebacker Abdul Carter and cornerback Kalen King, and Michigan, the same with defensive tackle Kris Jenkins in front of linebacker Junior Colson in front of safety Rod Moore, are nine of the Big Ten Conference’s 15 players that tie the Southeastern Conference for the most from one conference.

The SEC has three players each from defending national champion Georgia and Alabama. Georgia defensive end Mykel Williams and safety Malaki Starks, both fresh off last season’s FWAA Freshman All-America Team, join linebacker Jamon Dumas-Johnson for the Bulldogs. Also a Freshman All-American last season was Alabama linebacker Dallas Turner with teammate cornerback Kool-Aid McKinstry and safety Malachi Moore joining him on the list. A quintet of Tigers – super sophomore linebacker Harold Perkins Jr. and Mekhi Wingo of LSU, cornerback Kris Abrams-Draine and linebacker Ty’Ron Hopper of Missouri, and Auburn cornerback D.J. James – are others among the nine schools represented from the SEC. Kentucky defensive tackle Deone Walker is another returning Freshman All-American.

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a consultant to many NFL player agents related to all levels of preparation for the NFL Draft process. He was a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Besides Davis, Clemson’s other representatives are linebackers Barrett Carter and Jeremiah Trotter Jr. Florida State is expected to challenge for the Atlantic Coast Conference title supported by watch listers defensive end Jared Verse up front and cornerback Fentrell Cypress II in the secondary. Also from the ACC is North Carolina linebacker Cedric Gray, who was third nationally in tackles last season with 146, and Miami safety Kamren Kinchens, who tied for third in the FBS with six interceptions.

Cornerback Josh Newton of national runner-up TCU is at the forefront of the 11-man crew from the Big 12 that has one player from 11 of its now 14 schools, including new members Cincinnati with super sophomore defensive tackle Dontay Corleone and UCF linebacker Jason Johnson. Heading up the 10 players from the Pac-12 are two from Utah, safety Cole Bishop and defensive tackle Junior Tafuna, and UCLA defensive end Laiatu Latu, the top returning sack leader from a year ago with 10.5 sacks that tied for seventh nationally.

There are 14 schools which have two players on the list including Buffalo, which has linebacker Shaun Dolac, second behind ODU’s Henderson in total tackles last season with 147 and an 11.3 tpc average, on the list joining safety Marcus Fuqua, whose seven interceptions tied for the national lead. Notre Dame’s pair are linebacker JD Bertrand and cornerback Benjamin Morrison. Illinois bolsters the Big Ten’s count with standout defensive linemen Jer’Zhan Newton on the end and tackle Keith Randolph in the middle.

Defending American Athletic Conference champion Tulane and UTSA, a new member to the conference and a co-favorite with Tulane in the preseason, each have two players. Tulane defensive end Darius Hodges and cornerback Jarius Monroe are two of the AAC’s six representatives along with linebacker Trey Moore and safety Rashad Wisdom from UTSA. Other schools with two players on the team are Marshall – safety Micah Abraham tied for third in the FBS with six interceptions last season – Oregon, Toledo and UTEP.

As a list by conference, the Big Ten and SEC lead with 15 each, the Big 12 has 11 and the Atlantic Coast and Pac-12 have 10 each followed by the American, Mid-American, Mountain West and Sun Belt with six each and Conference USA and the Independents with four.

In all 10 players from the 94-player list were on last season’s FWAA Freshman All-America Team. There are 69 schools – more than half of the FBS membership – represented on this year’s team.

Players may be added or removed from the watch list during the course of the season. As in previous years, the FWAA will announce a National Defensive Player of the Week each Tuesday this season. If not already on the watch list, each week’s honored player will be added at that time.

Following is the complete 2023 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Preseason Watch List

2023 Bronko Nagurski Preseason Watch List (94)

CB Micah Abraham, Marshall                 DE Gabe Hall, Baylor                S Tyler Nubin, Minnesota
CB Kris Abrams-Draine, Missouri     LB Jason Henderson, Old Dominion    S Kitan Oladapo, Oregon St
DE Praise Amaewhule, UTEP                DE Darius Hodges, Tulane         DE Collin Oliver, Oklahoma St
LB Levelle Bailey, Fresno State              S Maxen Hook, Toledo              DT Devonte O’Malley, NIU
S Yam Banks, South Alabama               LB Ty’Ron Hopper, Missouri      LB Harold Perkins Jr., LSU
LB JD Bertrand, Notre Dame                  S Jack Howell, Colorado State   DE Owen Porter, Marshall
S Cole Bishop, Utah                          DT Jaylon Hutchings, Texas Tech      DT Keith Randolph Jr., Illinois
CB Cobee Bryant, Kansas               DE Brennan Jackson, Washington St    S Lathan Ransom, Ohio St
S Calen Bullock, USC                            CB D.J. James, Auburn              DE Chop Robinson, Penn St
DT James Carpenter, James Madison    DT Kris Jenkins, Michigan          S Kobe Savage, Kansas State
LB Abdul Carter, Penn State                  LB Jason Johnson, UCF            LB DJ Schramm, Boise St
LB Barrett Carter, Clemson                    LB Layton Jordan, Temple         LB Jackson Sirmon, California
DT DeWayne Carter, Duke                    CB Donte Kent, Central Michigan   S Malaki Starks, Georgia
DT Kendy Charles, Liberty                     S Kam Kinchens, Miami             CB Reddy Steward, Troy
LB Junior Colson, Michigan              CB Kalen King, Penn St           LB Danny Stutsman, Oklahoma
DT Dontay Corleone, Cincinnati              LB Tyrice Knight, UTEP             DT Junior Tafuna, Utah
CB Fentrell Cypress II, Florida State       DE Laiatu Latu, UCLA                CB T.J. Tampa, Iowa State
DT Tyler Davis, Clemson                   CB Jordan Mahoney, Massachusetts      S Trey Taylor, Air Force
CB Cooper DeJean, Iowa               CB Dwight McGlothern, Arkansas     CB Ridge Texada, North Texas
LB Shaun Dolac, Buffalo               CB Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama          DE Bralen Trice, Washington
DE Brandon Dorlus, Oregon             LB Jackson Mitchell, UConn LB Jeremiah Trotter Jr., Clemson
LB Jamon Dumas-Johnson, Georgia      CB Quinyon Mitchell, Toledo      DE JT Tuimoloau, Ohio St
LB Tommy Eichenberg, Ohio State         CB Jarius Monroe, Tulane          LB Dallas Turner, Alabama
S Nick Emmanwori, South Carolina        LB Cody Moon, San Diego St    DE Jared Verse, Florida St
DE JaQues Evans, WKU                        S Malachi Moore, Alabama        DT Deone Walker, Kentucky
DE Donovan Ezeiruaku, B.C.            S Rod Moore, Michigan          LB Nathaniel Watson, Mississippi St
S Tra Fluellen, Middle Tennessee           LB Trey Moore, UTSA                CB Aydan White, N.C. State
LB Jaylan Ford, Texas                   CB Benjamin Morrison, Notre Dame       S Evan Williams, Oregon
S Marcus Fuqua, Buffalo                       DE Jer’Zhan Newton, Illinois      DE Mykel Williams, Georgia
LB Easton Gibbs, Wyoming                   CB Josh Newton, TCU               DT Mekhi Wingo, LSU
LB Cedric Gray, North Carolina              LB Maema Njongmeta, Wisconsin    S Rashad Wisdom, UTSA
LB Cal Haladay, Michigan State

The FWAA All-America Committee, after voting input from the association’s full membership, selects a 26-man All-America Team and eventually the Nagurski Trophy finalists. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner will be chosen from the five finalists named in November. Committee members, by individual ballot, select the winner they regard as the best defensive player in college football.

The FWAA has chosen a National Defensive Player of the Year since 1993. In 1995, the FWAA named the award in honor of the legendary two-way player from the University of Minnesota. Nagurski dominated college football, then became a star for professional football’s Chicago Bears in the 1930s. Bronislaw “Bronko” Nagurski is a charter member of both the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame.

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is a member of the National College Football Awards Association. Founded in 1997, the NCFAA includes college football’s most prestigious awards and its 24 awards have honored more than 900 recipients dating back to 1935. This season, 12 NCFAA awards will honor national players of the week each Tuesday.


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Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a consultant to many NFL player agents related to all levels of preparation for the NFL Draft process. He was a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

NFL Draft 2023 – Strong Corner Group Tops Talented Defensive Class

Strong Cornerback Group Tops Talented Defensive Class

Cornerbacks – Grade: A

     Frank Coyle/ Head scout

Positional Overview:

This year’s cornerback class is a high-quality group which is very deep, though not as top heavy as last year. There are a few blue chips expected to go in the mid-1st round with many other highly regarded corners expected to go through the top 50-100 overall selections. Underclassmen dominate our top ten prospects, though the senior group is a very solid with nice development. Devon Witherspoon is our #1 prospect with Christian Gonzalez and Joey Porter expected to earn mid first round selections. Witherspoon could be selected in the top 10 overall picks with a rookie starting grade. Gonzalez has the skill set to start early and is NFL ready after an awesome final performance. Porter is another in a long line of PSU corners to enter the NFL. He is a physical cover man with the NFL makeup to excel on the outside. Deonte Banks has prototypical shutdown skills for the pro game. He is rising fast and could earn a late 1st round selection. Teammate Jakorian Bennett is a rising cover man with well-developed talent to press for early starting time. Cam Smith and Kelee Ringo are possible late first round or early 2nd round picks. Both are SEC battle tested and figure to press for starting jobs in camp. Darius Rush and Emmanuel Forbes are another pair of talented big SEC corners. Rush is coming off an impressive career finish. Forbes is the best ball hawk in this class and has the length DCs like in outside defenders. Tyrique Stevenson and DJ Turner are well developed athletes who are NFL ready. Turner is coming off an impressive final performance plus an amazing NFL Combine sprint. They could go on the mid-2nd day. This is a deep group that will supply many NFL starters well into the 3rd day of the process. There could be at least 12 prospects selected in the top 100 choices. There will probably be 15+ prospects selected in the top 150 picks with the expected run-on corners from the mid-1st round through the early 3rd day. This class has very good depth and will provide a number of middle round steals. This position has annually provided the most overall selections and could duplicate that again. This group could supply as many as 35 total prospects and another 40 high priority FA. This deep crop of corners will supply a huge group of big corners with some versatility to also slide to safety in the nickel and dime sub packages.   

 NFL Teams in need:

  1. Patriots             5. Rams
  2. Colts                  6. Commanders
  3. 49ers                7. Ravens           
  4. Steelers            8. Vikings    

NFL Premier Player
Jalen Ramsey

Blue Chip – Devon Witherspoon
Blue Chip – Christian Gonzalez
Red Chip – Joey Porter
Rising – Deonte Banks
Falling – Jaylon Jones
Underrated – Darius Rush
Overrated – JuJu Brents
Sleeper – Darrell Luter
Boom/Bust – Jakorian Bennett
Biggest Upside – Deonte Banks
Hidden Gem – Garrett Williams
Long Term Gem – Darius Rush

   Positional Traits
Best Athlete – Christian Gonzalez
Best Man Cover – Emmanuel Forbes
Best Zone Cover – Darrell Luter
Best Run support – Joey Porter
Best Tackler – Joey Porter
Best Nickel – Devon Witherspoon
Hands – Emmanuel Forbes
Best Intangibles – Joey Porter
Ball Instincts – Devon Witherspoon
Most Versatile – Riley Moss
Over drafted – Tyrique Stevenson
Major College Sleeper – Jarrick Bernard-Converse

Top Cornerbacks

1 Devon Witherspoon       Illinois
2 Christian Gonzalez        Oregon
3 Joey Porter                      Penn State
4 Deonte Banks                 Maryland
5 Cam Smith                      South Carolina
6 Kelee Ringo                    Georgia
7 Darius Rush                    South Carolina
8 Tyrique Stevenson         Miami
9 Emmanuel Forbes         Mississippi State
10 DJ Turner                        Michigan
11 JuJu Brents                     Kansas State
12 Jakorian Bennett            Maryland
13 Riley Moss                       Iowa
14 Kyu Blu Kelly                   Stanford
15 Clark Phillips                   Utah
16 Garrett Williams             Syracuse
17 Darrell Luter                    South Alabama
18 Jaylon Jones                   Texas A&M
19 Rejzohn Wright               Oregon State
20 Terrell Smith                   Minnesota