2023 Outland Trophy Preseason List

2023 Outland Trophy Preseason Watch List

The Football Writers Association of America announced the preseason watch list for the 2023 Outland Trophy, recognizing 91 returning standout interior linemen representing all 10 Division I FBS conferences and independents. The 2023 season will close with the award’s 78th anniversary and the watch list offers a talented field of players alongside two returning FWAA All-Americans.

The recipient of the 2023 Outland Trophy will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards, live on ESPN in December. The official presentation to the winner will be made at the Outland Trophy Awards Dinner sponsored by Werner Enterprises and produced by the Greater Omaha Sports Committee in Omaha, Neb., on Jan. 10, 2024.

Photo – OT Joe Alt – Notre Dame by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The returning FWAA All-Americans, both of them from last season’s Second Team, are offensive tackle Joe Alt of Notre Dame and defensive tackle Tyler Davis of Clemson. Michigan leads the list as the lone team with four selections, three from the offensive line with guards Trevor Keegan and Zak Zinter playing on either side of center Drake Nugent, a Stanford transfer, along with defensive tackle Kris Jenkins. The Wolverines were in the top five nationally last season in the primary rushing categories of yards per carry (3rd, 5.58) and yards per game (5th, 238.9) with 41 rushing touchdowns as they reached the College Football Playoff semifinals.

Defending national champion Georgia leads five schools that have three players represented – center Sedrick Van Pran, guard Tate Ratledge and defensive tackle Nazir Stackhouse. It joins Alabama and LSU, also with three each, to bolster the Southeastern Conference’s league-high 17 selections. LSU defensive tackle Mekhi Wingo tied for the most votes among returning players for last season’s Outland Trophy. Almost half of the SEC’s list – eight of 17 – are defensive tackles.

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.

A trio from Utah heads up a dozen Pac-12 Conference players on the list, second only to the SEC. Utah defensive tackle Junior Tafuna is the only defensive tackle among the Pac-12 players. The Big Ten Conference is third with 11 total led by Michigan’s four and three from Ohio State, a CFP semifinalist last year that has guards Donovan Jackson and Matt Jones back from the nation’s second-best scoring offense (44.2 ppg) joining defensive tackle Mike Hall on the list. Penn State offensive tackle Olumuyiwa Fashanu, who tied Wingo for the highest vote totals from last season’s Outland Trophy tallies, made the list along with two from Illinois, one on each side of the ball.

Notre Dame and Clemson each have a pair on the list with Alt joining Notre Dame offensive tackle teammate Blake Fisher and Davis having Clemson defensive tackle teammate Ruke Orhorhoro alongside him as the Atlantic Coast Conference’s only defensive representatives. Besides Michigan’s Nugent, the ACC has the other two players who are transfers onto their new teams in Florida State offensive tackle Jeremiah Byers (UTEP) and Miami guard Javion Cohen (Alabama).

The Big 12 Conference has 10 players on the list spread among nine different schools, including one each from its four new members at BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF. Kansas State is the lone Big 12 school with two members in offensive tackles Cooper Beebe and KT Leveston.

Other schools with two players on the list are Arizona, Oregon State and USC from the Pac-12, App State and James Madison from the Sun Belt Conference, Liberty from Conference USA and a trio from the newly-expanded American Athletic Conference, SMU, Tulane and UTSA.

The conference breakdown is as follows. Beyond the 17 from the SEC, 12 from the Pac-12, 11 from the Big Ten and 10 from the Big 12, the ACC and American Athletic have eight, the Sun Belt seven, the Mid-American and Mountain West five each, and Conference USA and the Independents with four apiece.

There are 31 offensive tackles on this year’s list with 24 defensive tackles and 24 guards to go with 12 centers. Just under half of the 133 Football Bowl Subdivision schools – 65 – are represented.

The Outland Trophy winner is chosen from three finalists who are a part of the annual FWAA All-America Team. The FWAA All-America Committee, after voting input from the entire membership, selects a 26-man first team and eventually the three Outland finalists. Committee members, then by individual ballot, select the winner. Only interior linemen on offense or defense are eligible for the award; ends are not eligible.

Players may be added or removed from the watch list during the course of the season. For the first time, the FWAA will announce an Outland Trophy National 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 Outland Trophy Watch List.

2023 Outland Trophy Preseason Watch List

G Isaiah Adams, Illinois                         OT Taliese Fuaga, Oregon St    OT Jordan Morgan, Arizona
OT Joe Alt, Notre Dame                         OT X’Zauvea Gadlin, Liberty      C Drake Nugent, Michigan
OT Kelvin Banks Jr., Texas                    G AJ Gillie, Louisiana                 DT Jaheim Oatis, Alabama
OT Graham Barton, Duke                      OT Matt Goncalves, Pitt             DT Ruke Orhorhoro, Clemson
OT Cooper Beebe, Kansas State           OT Joshua Gray, Oregon St      G Justin Osborne, SMU
G Cade Bennett, San Diego State          DT Mike Hall Jr., Ohio State       C Thor Paglialong, Air Force
OT Cade Beresford, Boise State             OT Makai Hart, UTSA                OT Patrick Paul, Houston
DT Jordan Bertagnole, Wyoming            C Gus Hartwig, Purdue              G Lokahi Pauole, UCF
G Keaton Bills, Utah                              OT Christian Haynes, UConn     OT Micah Pettus, Ole Miss
G Tyler Booker, Alabama                       C Sincere Haynesworth, Tulane  G Prince Pines, Tulane
DT Brandon Brown, UTSA                     C Isaiah Helms, App State         OT Nolan Potter, NIU
OT Jeremiah Byers, Florida St       DT Tonka Hemingway, South Carolina    G Deiyantei Powell-Woods, Central Michigan
OT Will Campbell, LSU                          C Bryan Hudson, Louisville        DT Keith Randolph Jr., Illinois
DT James Carpenter, James Madison    G Jarrod Hufford, Iowa State      G Tate Ratledge, Georgia
DT Kendy Charles, Liberty               DT Jaylon Hutchings, Texas Tech         DT Kennedy Roberts, Coastal Carolina
DT Elijah Chatman, SMU                   DT McKinley Jackson, Texas A&M       DT Justin Rogers, Auburn
C Duke Clemens, UCLA                    G Donovan Jackson, Ohio St     OT Nick Rosi, Toledo
G Javion Cohen, Miami                       DT Kris Jenkins, Michigan          G Keylan Rutledge, Middle Tennessee
OT Josh Conerly Jr., Oregon                  G Matthew Jones, Ohio State     OT Jonah Savaiinaea, Arizona
DT Dontay Corleone, Cincinnati              OT Emery Jones Jr., LSU          OT Clay Servin, Rice
G Khalil Crowder, Georgia Southern       G Trevor Keegan, Michigan       DT Nazir Stackhouse, Georgia
C Ethan Crowe, Ball State                  OT Nick Kidwell, James Madison      OT Kingsley Suamataia, BYU
DT Jaden Crumedy, Mississippi State    G Jarrett Kingston, USC             DT Junior Tafuna, Utah
DT Tyler Davis, Clemson                       OT JC Latham, Alabama            C Sedrick Van Pran, Georgia
C Justin Dedich, USC                            OT Sataoa Laumea, Utah          G Mose Vavao, Fresno State
OT Olu Fashanu, Penn State                 G Quantavious Leslie, WKU       DT Deone Walker, Kentucky
OT Troy Fautanu, Washington               OT KT Leveston, Kansas State  DT Daymond Williams, Buffalo
G Connor Finucane, Army                     C Beaux Limmer, Arkansas        G Bucky Williams, App State
OT Blake Fisher, Notre Dame                G Christian Mahogany, Boston College  DT Mekhi Wingo, LSU
OT Javon Foster, Missouri                     DT Fish McWilliams, UAB          G Zak Zinter, Michigan
C Zach Frazier, West Virginia

The Outland Trophy, celebrating 78 years since its founding, is the third-oldest major college football award. Created in 1946 when Dr. John Outland presented the FWAA with a financial contribution to initiate the award, the Outland Trophy has been given to the best interior lineman in college football ever since. Dr. Outland, an All-American at the University of Pennsylvania in the late 1890s, eventually took up practice in Kansas City, Mo. An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Outland believed linemen did not get the credit they deserved and wanted an award to recognize them.

The Outland 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.

NFL Draft 2023 – First Round Signings

NFL Draft 2023 – First Round Signings

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The 2023 NFL Draft completed all draft choices to signed contracts with the addition of Seattle corner Devon Witherspoon with a four-year deal. Witherspoon was both the last 1st round and overall draft to sign.  

The first-round selections are now all signed with lucrative signing bonuses ranging from $5.5 million for Felix Anudike-Uzomah of the Chiefs with the last pick of the round to Bryce Young of the Panthers with a $24.6 million bonus with the 1st overall selection.

Devon Witherspoon held out of the initial days of camp until he got his deal done. With few reps missed in the opening week, he still has the inside track of earning the starting job with a strong camp.

First-Round Selection Contracts

Pick     Player                         Team                Rookie Contract Terms

1 Bryce Young                         Panthers          4 years, $37.95 million ($24.6 million signing bonus)

2 C.J. Stroud                            Texans             4 years, $36.2 million ($23.3 million signing bonus)

3 Will Anderson Jr.                  Texans             4 years, $35.2 million ($22.6 million signing bonus)

4 Anthony Richardson             Colts                4 years, $33.9 million ($21.7 million signing bonus)

5 Devon Witherspoon             Seahawks         4 years, $31.86 million ($20.17 million signing bonus)

6 Paris Johnson Jr.                  Cardinals         4 years, $28 million ($17.4 million signing bonus)

7 Tyree Wilson                         Raiders            4 years, $25 million ($15.1 million signing bonus)

8 Bijan Robinson                     Falcons            4 years, $21.96 million ($12.97 million signing bonus)

9 Jalen Carter                           Eagles              4 years, $21.81 million ($12.86 million signing bonus)

10 Darnell Wright                     Bears               4 years, $20.97 million ($12.25 million signing bonus)

11 Peter Skoronski                  Titans               4 years, $19.67 million ($11,3 million signing bonus)

12 Jahmyr Gibbs                     Lions               4 years, $17.8 million ($9.6 million signing bonus)

13 Lukas Van Ness                  Packers            4 years, $17.3 million ($9.6 million signing bonus)

14 Broderick Jones                  Steelers            4 years, $16.6 million ($9 million signing bonus)

15 Will McDonald IV                 Jets                  4 years, $16.3 million ($8.8 million signing bonus)

16 Emmanuel Forbes               Commanders   4 years, $15.4 million ($8.2 million signing bonus)

17 Christian Gonzalez              Patriots            4 years, $15.1 million ($7.98 million signing bonus)

18 Jack Campbell                    Lions               4 years, $14.7 million ($7.7 million signing bonus)

19 Calijah Kancey                    Buccaneers      4 years, $14.4 million ($7.5 million signing bonus)

20 Jaxon Smith-Njigba             Seahawks         4 years, $14.417 million ($7.49 million signing bonus)

     Miami – No pick due to tampering violation

21 Quentin Johnston               Chargers          4 years, $14.188 million ($7.32 million signing bonus)

22 Zay Flowers                         Ravens             4 years, $14 million ($7.2 million signing bonus)

23 Jordan Addison                  Vikings             4 years, $13.73 million ($6.99 million signing bonus)

24 Deonte Banks                     Giants              4 years, $13.579 million ($6.88 million signing bonus)

25 Dalton Kincaid                    Bills                 4 years, $13.25 million ($6.77 million signing bonus)

26 Mazi Smith                          Cowboys          4 years, $13.274 million ($6.65 million signing bonus)

27 Anton Harrison                    Jaguars            4 years, $13.20 million ($6.56 million signing bonus)

28 Myles Murphy                      Bengals            4 years, $12.6 million ($6.1 million signing bonus)

29 Bryan Bresee                       Saints              4 years, $12.2 million ($5.9 million signing bonus)

30 Nolan Smith                        Eagles              4 years, $11.9 million ($5.7 million signing bonus)

31 Felix Anudike-Uzomah        Chiefs              4 years, $11.8 million ($5.5 million signing bonus)

NFL Draft Review 2023 – Team Grades

NFL Draft Review Report – available now (43 pages) Published by Frank Coyle

NFL Draft Review Evaluates Every Draft Pick and Veteran FA  Signing Plus Rookie FA Additions


NFL Draft 2023 Grades by Team             

1          Houston   A+         17  New Orleans  C+            
2          Seattle      A+          18 Dallas             C+       
3      Indianapolis     A       19   Las Vegas     C+       
4          Pittsburgh        A                      20         LA Chargers     C+       
5          NY Giants         A                      21         LA Rams          C+
6          Philadelphia     B+                  22         Miami               C+       
7          Green Bay        B+                    23         Cleveland         C+       
8          New England   B+                   24         Denver             C+
9          Baltimore         B                      25         Arizona            C         
10         Kansas City     B                      26         NY Jets            C                     
11         Buffalo             B                       27         Washington      C         
12         Atlanta             B                      28         Tennessee        C             
13         Detroit              B                      29         Minnesota        C                     
14         Chicago           B                       30         Jacksonville     C                     
15         Cincinnati        B                      31         Tampa Bay       C
16         Carolina           B                      32         San Francisco  C         

The following is the breakdown of the 259 players selected in NFL Draft 2023 by position:

 36 Cornerbacks                        15 Guards
33 Wide receivers                     15 Tight ends
30 Linebackers                         14 Quarterbacks
22 Defensive ends                    9 Centers
21 Defensive tackles                3 Placekickers
20 Safeties                                  3 Punters
19 Offensive tackles                 1 Fullback
18 Running backs

Schools with multiple draft selections

 Selections        Schools
10        Alabama, Georgia
9          Michigan
8          TCU
6          Clemson, Florida, LSU, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Pittsburgh
5          Auburn, Maryland, Oklahoma, Purdue, South Carolina, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas
4          Houston, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas State, North Carolina, Northwestern, Ole Miss, UCLA, USC
3          BYU, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami (FL), Michigan State, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Old    Dominion, Texas A&M, Utah, Wisconsin
2          Appalachian State, Arkansas, Boise State, Eastern Michigan, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oklahoma St,             Oregon State, Syracuse, Tulane, Wake Forest

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NFL Fifth-Year Option Decisions

NFL Fifth-Year Option Decisions for First Round Players from the NFL Draft 2020

The deadline for NFL teams to exercise the fifth-year option on the rookie contracts for 2020 first-round picks was Tuesday, May 2. Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was the first from that class to have his option picked up.

All players selected in the first round of the NFL draft sign four-year contracts with a team option for a fifth season. After the player finishes his third year in the league, clubs must decide if they want to exercise the option.

Below are the 28 first-round picks from the 2020 draft eligible for fifth-year options and their statuses ahead of the deadline. Three first-round players from that class — Henry Ruggs III (#12 overall), Damon Arnette (#19) and Isaiah Wilson (#29) — are no longer in the league and, therefore, are not eligible for a fifth-year option. Ruggs and Arnette were selected by the Las Vegas Raiders while Wilson was chosen by Tennessee. Jeff Gladney, the #31 overall pick in 2020 who played for both Minnesota and Arizona, died tragically in a car accident in May 2022.

Fifth-Year Option Deadline for clubs to exercise the option was Tuesday, May 2.

Under the new CBA signed in 2020, the option is fully guaranteed once exercised (previously it was only guaranteed for injury).

Four Tiers of Salary

  1. Multiple Pro Bowls: Players who made more than two Pro Bowls on the original ballot (not alternate) will have their fifth-year base salary equal to the franchise-tag tender at their position.
  2. One Pro Bowl: Players who made one Pro Bowl on the original ballot (not alternate) have their fifth-year base salary equal to the transition tag at their position.
  3. Playing time: These players didn’t make a Pro Bowl, but their snap counts during their first three seasons meet one of the following three requirements: a) 75 percent or greater in two of their first three seasons b) an average of 75 percent or greater over all three seasons. c) 50 percent or greater over all three seasons. These players will have their fifth-year base salary calculated from the average of the 3rd- to 25th-highest salaries at their position over the past five seasons.
  4. Basic: Players who do not meet any of the requirements above will have their fifth-year base salary calculated from the average of the 3rd- to 25th-highest salaries at their position over the past five seasons.

Fifth-Year Option Tracker

Here’s a look at the players selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, their fifth-year option totals and whether their clubs picked up or declined their options (number in front of name represents player’s overall drafting position)

5th year option decisions for the NFL Draft 2020 class

2020 pick    Name              Team           Pos      5th yr option    Exercised        Not exercised

1          Joe Burrow                  Bengals            QB       $29,504,000        X

2          Chase Young               Commanders   Edge    $17,452,000                              X

3          Jeff Okudah                 Lions               CB       $14,362,000      not eligible

4          Andrew Thomas          Giants             LT        $21,172,000        X

5          Tua Tagovailoa            Dolphins          QB       $25,382,000      X

6          Justin Herbert             Chargers          QB       $29,504,000      X

7          Derrick Brown             Panthers          DT        $13,192,000      X

8          Isaiah Simmons           Cardinals         LB        $11,369,000                              X

9          C.J. Henderson            Panthers          CB       $14,362,000                              X

10        Jedrick Wills                Browns            LT        $21,172,000      X

11        Mekhi Becton               Jets                  RT        $20,239,000                              X

13        Tristan Wirfs                Buccaneers     RT        $18,244,000      X

14        Javon Kinlaw               49ers               DT        $12,245,000                              X

15        Jerry Jeudy                 Broncos           WR       $19,071,000                              X

16        A.J. Terrell                   Falcons            CB       $15,724,000       X

17        CeeDee Lamb             Cowboys         WR       $17,991,000        X

18        Austin Jackson            Dolphins          RT        $21,172,000                              X

20        K’Lavon Chaisson       Jaguars           Edge    $7,114,000                                 X

21        Jalen Reagor               Vikings            WR       $19,071,000                               X

22        Justin Jefferson          Vikings            WR       $19,743,000       X

23        Kenneth Murray           Chargers          LB        $9,954,000                                X

24        Cesar Ruiz                   Saints             RG       $21,172,000                                    X

25        Brandon Aiyuk             49ers               WR       $20,639,000       X

26        Jordan Love                Packers           QB       $21,770,000      signed extension  5/2

27        Jordyn Brooks             Seahawks        LB        $11,369,000                               X

28        Patrick Queen             Ravens            LB        $11,369,000                                X

30        Noah Igbinoghene       Dolphins          CB       $14,362,000                              X

32        Clyde Edwards-Helaire  Chiefs            RB       $7,525,000                                X

NFL Draft 2023 -Top Three Round Results

NFL Draft 2023 -Top Three Round Results

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NFL Draft 2023
    Day One – First Round – April 27
   Day Two – 2nd & 3rd Rounds – April 28
  Day Three – 4th-7th Rounds – April 29 – 12 pm

First Round
1 Carolina (Chicago) – QB Bryce Young – Alabama
2 Houston – QB CJ Stroud – Ohio State
3 Houston (Arizona) – Edge Will Anderson – Alabama
4 Indianapolis – QB Anthony Richardson – Florida
5 Seattle (Denver) – CB Devin Witherspoon – Illinois
6 Arizona (LA Rams-Detroit) – OT Paris Johnson – Ohio State
7 Las Vegas – DE Tyree Wilson – Texas Tech
8 Atlanta – RB Bijan Robinson – Texas
9 Philadelphia (Carolina-Chicago) – DT Jalen Carter – Georgia
10 Chicago (New Orleans-Phil) – OT Darnell Wright – Tennessee
11 Tennessee – OT Peter Skoronski – Northwestern
12 Detroit (Cleveland-Arizona-Houston) – RB Jahmyr Gibbs – Alabama
13 Green Bay (NY Jets) – DE Lukas Van Ness – Iowa
14 Pittsburgh (New England) – OT Broderick Jones – Georgia
15 NY Jets (Green Bay) – Edge Will McDonald – Iowa State
16 Washington – CB Emmanuel Forbes – Mississippi State
17 New England (Pittsburgh) – CB Christian Gonzalez – Oregon
18 Detroit – LB Jack Campbell – Iowa
19 Tampa Bay – DT Calijah Kancey – Pittsburgh
20 Seattle – WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba – Ohio State
Miami (pick forfeited)
21 LA Chargers – WR Quenton Johnston – TCU
22 Baltimore – WR Zay Flowers – Boston College
23 Minnesota – WR Jordan Addison – Southern California
24 NY Giants (Jacksonville) – CB Deonte Banks – Maryland
25 Buffalo (NY Giants-Jacksonville) – TE Dalton Kincaid – Utah
26 Dallas – DT Mazi Smith – Michigan
27 Jacksonville (Buffalo) – OT Anton Harrison – Oklahoma
28 Cincinnati – DE Myles Murphy – Clemson
29 New Orleans (San Fran- Miami-Denver) – DL Brian Bresee – Clemson
30 Philadelphia – Edge Nolan Smith – Georgia
31 Kansas City – DE Felix Anudike-Uzomah – Kansas State

Round Two
32 Pittsburgh (Chicago) – CB Joey Porter – Penn State
33 Tennessee (Houston-Arizona) – QB Will Levis – Kentucky
34 Detroit (Arizona) – TE Sam LaPorta -Iowa
35 Las Vegas (Indianapolis) – TE Michael Mayer – Notre Dame
36 LA Rams – OL Steve Avila – TCU
37 Seattle (Denver) – Edge Derick Hall – Auburn
38 Atlanta (Las Vegas-Indianapolis) – OT  Matt Bergeron – Syracuse
39 Carolina – WR Jonathan Mingo – Mississippi
40 New Orleans – Edge Isaiah Foskey – Notre Dame
41 Arizona (Tennessee) – Edge BJ Ojulari – LSU
42 Green Bay (Cleveland-NY Jets) – TE Luke Musgrave – Oregon State
43 NY Jets – C Joe Tippmann – Wisconsin
44 Indianapolis (Atlanta) – CB Juju Brents – Kansas State
45 Detroit (Green Bay) – S Brian Branch – Alabama
46 New England – DE Keion White – Georgia Tech
47 Washington – S Quan Martin – Illinois
48 Tampa Bay (Detroit-Green Bay) – OL Cody Mauch – North Dakota State
49 Pittsburgh – DT Keeanu Benton – Wisconsin
50 Green Bay (Tampa Bay) – WR Jayden Reed – Michigan State
51 Miami – CB Cam Smith – South Carolina
52 Seattle – RB Zach Charbonnet – UCLA
53 Chicago (Baltimore) – DT Gervon Dexter – Florida State
54 LA Chargers – DE Tuli Tuipulotu – Southern California
55 Kansas City (Jacksonville-Detroit) – WR Rashee Rice – SMU
56 Chicago (Jacksonville) – CB Tyrique Stevenson – Miami
57 NY Giants – C John Michael Schmitz – Minnesota
58 Dallas – TE Luke Schoonmaker – Michigan
59 Buffalo – OG O’Cyrus Torrence – Florida
60 Cincinnati – CB DJ Turner – Michigan
61 Jacksonville (San Francisco-Carolina-Chicago) – TE Brenton Strange – Penn State
62 Houston (Philadelphia) – C Juice Scruggs – Penn State
63 Denver (Kansas City-Detroit)) – WR Marvin Mims – Oklahoma

Round Third
64 Chicago – DT Zaach Pickens – South Carolina
65 Philadelphia (Houston) – OL Tyler Steen – Alabama
66 Philadelphia (Arizona) – S Sydney Brown – Illinois
67 Denver (Indianapolis) – LB Drew Sanders – Arkansas
68 Detroit (Denver) – QB Hendon Hooker – Tennessee
69 Houston (LA Rams) – WR Tank Dell – Houston
70 Las Vegas – DL Byron Young – Alabama
71 New Orleans – RB Kendre Miller – TCU
72 Arizona (Tennessee) – CB Garrett Williams – Syracuse
73 NY Giants (Cleveland-Houston-LA Rams) – WR Jalin Hyatt – Tennessee
74 Cleveland (NY Jets) – WR Cedric Tillman – Tennessee
75 Atlanta – DE Zach Harrison – Ohio State
76 New England (Carolina) – LB Marte Mapu – Sacremento State
77 LA Rams (New Engalnd-Miami) – LB Byron Young – Tennessee
78 Green Bay – TE Tucker Kraft – South Dakota State
79 Indianapolis (Washington) – WR Josh Downs – North Carolina
80 Carolina (Pittsburgh) – Edge DJ Johnson – Oregon
81 Tennessee (Detroit-Arizona) – RB Tyjae Spears – Tulane
82 Tampa Bay – Edge YaYa Diaby – Loyuisville
83 Denver (Seattle) – DB Riley Moss – Iowa
84 Miami – RB Devon Achane – Texas A&M
85 LA Chargers – LB Daiyan Henley – Washington State
86 Baltimore – LB Trent Simpson – Clemson
87 San Francisco (Minnesota) – S  Ji’Ayir Brown – Penn State
88 Jacksonville – RB Tank Bigsby – Auburn
89 LA Rams (NY Giants) – DT Kobie Turner – Wake Forest
90 Dallas – LB DeMarvion Overshown – Texas
91 Buffalo – LB Dorian Williams – Tulane
92 Kansas City (Cincinnati) – OT Wanya Morris – Oklahoma
93 Pittsburgh (San Francisco thru Carolina) – TE Darnell Washington – Georgia
94 Arizona (Philadelphia) – WR Michael Wilson – Stanford
95 Cincinnati (Kansas City) – S Jordan Battle – Alabama
96 Detroit (Arizona) – DT Brodric Martin – Western Kentucky
97 Washington – C Ricky Stromberg – Arkansas
98 Cleveland – DT Siaka Ika – Baylor
99 San Francisco – PK Jake Moody – Michigan
100 Las Vegas (KC-Giants) – WR Tre Tucker – Cincinnati
101 San Francsico – TE Cameron Latu – Alabama
102 Minnesota (San Francisco) – CB Mekhi Blackmon – Southern California

NFL Draft 2023 -First Round Results

NFL Draft 2023 -First Round Results

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 NFL Draft 2023
  Day One – First Round – April 27
  Day Two – Second & Third Rounds – April 28 – 7 pm
  Day Three – 4th-7th Rounds – April 29 – 12 pm

1 Carolina (Chicago) – QB Bryce Young – Alabama
2 Houston – QB CJ Stroud  – Ohio State
3 Houston (Arizona) – Edge Will Anderson – Alabama
4 Indianapolis – QB Anthony Richardson – Florida
5 Seattle (Denver) – CB Devin Witherspoon – Illinois
6 Arizona (LA Rams-Detroit) – OT Paris Johnson – Ohio State
7 Las Vegas – DE Tyree Wilson – Texas Tech
8 Atlanta – RB Bijan Robinson – Texas
9 Philadelphia (Carolina-Chicago) – DT Jalen Carter – Georgia
10 Chicago (New Orleans-Phil) – OT Darnell Wright – Tennessee
11 Tennessee – OT Peter Skoronski – Northwestern
12 Detroit (Cleveland-Arizona-Houston) – RB Jahmyr Gibbs – Alabama
13 Green Bay (NY Jets) – DE Lukas Van Ness – Iowa
14 Pittsburgh (New England) – OT Broderick Jones – Georgia
15 NY Jets (Green Bay) – Edge Will McDonald – Iowa State
16 Washington – CB Emmanuel Forbes – Mississippi State
17 New England (Pittsburgh) – CB Christian Gonzalez – Oregon
18 Detroit – LB Jack Campbell – Iowa
19 Tampa Bay – DT Calijah Kancey – Pittsburgh
20 Seattle – WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba – Ohio State
Miami (pick forfeited)
21 LA Chargers – WR Quenton Johnston – TCU
22 Baltimore – WR Zay Flowers – Boston College
23 Minnesota – WR Jordan Addison – Southern California
24 NY Giants (Jacksonville) – CB Deonte Banks – Maryland
25 Buffalo (NY Giants-Jacksonville) – TE Dalton Kincaid – Utah
26 Dallas – DT Mazi Smith – Michigan
27 Jacksonville (Buffalo) – OT Anton Harrison – Oklahoma
28 Cincinnati – DE Myles Murphy – Clemson
29 New Orleans (San Fran- Miami-Denver) – DL Brian Bresee – Clemson
30 Philadelphia – Edge Nolan Smith – Georgia
31 Kansas City – DE Felix Anudike-Uzomah – Kansas State

NFL Draft 2023 – Running Back Class Shines

 Running Back 2023 Class Shines

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Running Backs – Grade: B
      Positional Overview:
This year’s running back position is another above average group after a solid class last April. Underclassmen will once again dominate from among the top prospects with most having early NFL starting grades. This class could supply two #1 picks with Bijan Robinson and Jahmyr Gibbs, the best candidates. There should be possibly 5-6 selections in the top 100 picks and 10-12 in the top 150 selections. Robinson is a very tough complete back. He is a well-rounded performer with a nice combination of quickness, power and complete skills to be a three down back. Gibbs is a playmaker with NFL starting talent. He had an impressive NFL Combine workout. He is a first-round bubble prospect with the talent to provide impact as a rookie. Zack Charbonnet is a workhorse back and one of the most durable runners in recent years. Devon Achane is another playmaker who figures to fill a few roles as a 1A type. He provides impact as receiver and a top change of pace runner. Lew Nichols is an emerging highly-underrated talent to become a three-down workhorse and one of the surprises of this group. This class should produce as many as 7-8 quality feature backs with a few at the top of the class capable of becoming early pro starters. Another gem is Tyjae Spears who we scouted extensively. He has the skills to be a quality role weapon with the athleticism to be a very good pro. He is a complete 1A type and best 3rd down back in this class. This class could provide 20+ selected in the seven rounds with many return specialists and 3rd down backs.

    NFL Teams in need:

  • Bears                 5. Cardinals
  • Rams                6. Panthers
  • Ravens             7. Jets 
  • Lions               8. Chargers

 NFL Premier Player
Derrick Henry

Blue Chip – Bijan Robinson
Red Chip – Jahmyr Gibbs
Rising – Zach Charbonnet
Falling – Sean Tucker
Underrated – Zach Evans
Overrated – Devon Achane
Sleeper – Kenny McIntosh
Hidden Gem – Lew Nichols
Boom/Bust – DeWayne McBride
Longterm Surprise – Tank Bigsby

         Positional Traits

Best Athlete – Bijan Robinson
Inside Runner – Bijan Robinson
Outside Run – Jahmyr Gibbs
Goal line Runner – Bijan Robinson
Best All-purpose – Kendre Miller
Best Hands – Kenny McIntosh
Best After Catch – Tyjae Spears
Best Blocker – Roschon Johnson
Most Durable – Zach Charbonnet
Best Instincts – Jahmyr Gibbs
Best Intangibles – Chase Brown

Top Running Backs Prospects 
1 Bijan Robinson                     Texas
2 Jahmyr Gibbs                       Alabama
3 Devon Achane                      Texas A&M
4 Zach Charbonnet                  UCLA
5 Kendre Miller                        TCU
6 DeWayne McBride              Alabama-Birm
7 Tyjae Spears                          Tulane
8 Zach Evans                           Mississippi
9 Kenny McIntosh                  Georgia
10 Sean Tucker                        Syracuse
11 Roschon Johnson              Texas
12 Tank Bigsby                        Auburn
13 Chase Brown                       Illinois
14 Lew Nichols                        Central Michigan
15 Chris Rodriguez                 Kentucky
16 Eric Gray                            Oklahoma
17 Deuce Vaughn                  Kansas State
18 Mohamed Ibrahim         Minnesota
19 Izzy Abanikanda             Pittsburgh
20 Evan Hull                       Northwestern

HBCU Legacy Bowl Game

HBCU Legacy Bowl Game

Feb. 25, Saturday, 4 pm est – NFL Network
   Yulman Stadium, Tulane University, New Orleans, La

The HBCU Legacy Bowl is a postseason HBCU football All-Star game, highlighting the top draft-eligible prospects from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The HBCU Legacy Bowl began in 2022 and is presented yearly by the Black College Football Hall of Fame. In 2023, the HBCU Legacy Bowl partnered with the NFL to host the HBCU Combine ahead of the game. The Combine occurred earlier this week with many of the players in this game.

The two HBCU Legacy Bowl teams are Team Gaither and Team Robinson, named after legendary HBCU head coaches Jake Gaither (Florida A&M) and Eddie Robinson (Grambling St.). Team Gaither will be led by co-head coaches Richard Hayes Jr. (Fayetteville St.) and Trei Oliver (North Carolina Central). Team Robinson will be led by co-head coaches Chennis Berry (Benedict College) and Eric Dooley (Southern University).

The HBCU Legacy Bowl selected Saints quarterback Jameis Winston and former Saints left tackle Terron Armstead as Honorary Captains for this year’s event.

Winston and Armstead are founding partners with the HBCU Legacy Bowl and other NFL players, such as NFL MVP and Super Bowl LVII champion Patrick Mahomes, who was the event’s inaugural honorary captain.

The second HBCU Legacy Bowl will showcase prospects hoping to earn a roster spot in the NFL, CFL, USFL, XFL, or other professional leagues. The event will be held at Tulane University’s Yulman Stadium at 3:00 pm CT on Feb. 25. The NFL Network will broadcast the contest with Steve Wyche (play-by-play) and Charles Davis (color analyst) in the booth.

2023 HBCU Legacy Bowl Rosters and Breakdown

# Players     Conference

34                      SWAC
20                      CIAA
16                       SIAC
12                      MEAC
5                        Big South
4                        OVC, NAIA
2                        CAA
2023 HBCU Legacy Bowl rosters

Team Gaither has 50 players in the 2023 HBCU Legacy Bowl and Team Robinson has 47 players. Here’s a complete list of the 2023 HBCU Legacy Bowl rosters.

Team Gaither

#          Prospect                      Position           School

1          Dion “DJ” Gollat Jr.        QB                   Bowie State
2          Alfonzo Graham            RB                    Morgan State
4          Edward Hicks II             WR                   North Carolina Central
5          Jahkari Grant                QB                   Virginia Union
6          Morgan Scroggins         WR                   Bowie State
8          Antoine Murray              WR                   Howard
9          Darius Hagans              RB                    Virginia State
11         Jalen Fowler                 QB                   North Carolina A&T
12         Jerrish Halsey               WR                   Delaware State
13         Jeremiah Holloman       WR                   Tennessee State
19         Zach Leslie                   WR                   North Carolina A&T
20         Taurean Taylor              RB                    Tuskegee
28         Tyler King                     RB                    Edward Waters
40         Elton Andrew Jr.            K                      Fayetteville State
53         Quinton Bobo Jr.           OL                    Bowie State
54         Robert Mitchell              OL                    North Carolina Central
55         Dacquari Wilson Jr.       OL                    North Carolina A&T
58         Tyrese Bobbit               OL                    Shaw
62         Christopher Georgia      OL                    Tennessee State
70         Robert Lacey III             OL                    Tennessee State
72         Christopher Simon        OL                    South Carolina State
74         Colby Byrd                    OL                    Norfolk State
75         Christopher Anthony      OL                    Morgan State
76         Darian Bryant                OL                    Virginia Union
81         Tyler Barnes                  TE                    North Carolina Central
86         Myles Wright                 TE/LS               Morgan State
90         Jacob Young                P                      Fayetteville State

0          Joshua Pryor                DL                    Bowie State
3          Malik Johnson               CB                    Central State
4          Derrick Tucker               S                      Texas Southern
5          Kai Gray                       S                      Lincoln (PA)
6          Jermaine McDaniel        DL                    North Carolina A&T
7          Demetrius Mann            S                      Virginia Union
8          Isaiah Williams              DL                    Delaware State
9          Jaleel Scroggins           CB                    Shaw
10         Brandon Barnes-Brown  CB                    Fayetteville State
11         Jahsun Bryant               LB                    Tennessee State
15         Keshaun Moore             DL                    Hampton
16         Damontay Rhem            LB                    Virginia Union
17         Julius Ali Shocklay        CB                    Hampton
18         Brandon Gaddy             DL                    Alabama State
21         Raymond Boone           S                      Bowie State
27         Jai Nunn-Liddell             CB                    Kentucky State
33         Woodly Appolon           LB                    Tuskegee
42         Zion Johnson                LB                    Virginia State
48         Brooks Parker III            LB                    Delaware State
50         Devin Harrell                 DL                    North Carolina A&T
54         Juanya’ Majette             LB                    Elizabeth City State
98         Ronald Johnson Jr.       DL                    Virginia Union
99         Ellison Jordan               DL                    Bowie State
Team Robinson

#          Prospect                      Position           School
0          Emanuel Wilson            RB                    Fort Valley State
1          Larry Harrington            QB                   Langston
3          Jacory Rankin               WR                   Mississippi Valley State
5          Que’shaun Byrd             RB                    Bethune-Cookman
6          Isiah Cox                      WR                   Alabama A&M
11         Skyler Perry                  QB                   Arkansas-Pine Bluff
12         Glendon McDaniel         QB                   Southern
13         Cornelius “CJ” Bolar      WR                   Alcorn State
17         DeVon McCoy               TE                    Clark Atlanta
19         Xavier Smith                 WR                   Florida A&M
21         Anthony “AJ” Davis       RB                    Florida A&M
23         Markel Scott                 RB                    Langston
42         Jose Romo-Martinez      K                      Florida A&M
43         Christopher Faddoul      P                      Florida A&M
44         Aarion Hartman             LS                    Jackson State
54         Drake Centers               OL                    Texas Southern
55         Henry Mitchell               OL                    Benedict
57         Tyler Pritchett                OL                    Benedict
63         Brian Williams               OL                    Southern
70         Cortez Herrin                 OL                    Alabama A&M
71         Emanuel Boone             OL                    Fort Valley State
72         Jeremiah Stafford         OL                    Southern
74         Tony Gray                     OL                    Jackson State
77         Maurice Campbell         OL                    Benedict
78         Jordan Johnson             OL                    Prairie View A&M

1          Jason Dumas                DL                    Southern
3          Corione Harris               S                      Southern
4          De’Jahn “Nugget” Warren  CB                Jackson State
5          Keyron Kinsler Jr.          S                      Alcorn State
6          Reyondous Estes          CB                    Grambling State
9          Nelson Jordan II            DL                    Alabama State
10         Keenan Issac                CB                    Alabama State
12         Jamal Dorsey                DL                    Langston
20         Olajuwone Smith           S                      Benedict
21         Claudin Cherelus           LB                    Alcorn State
22         James Hawkins             CB                    Albany State
26         Devin Dourisseau          LB                    Langston
30         Stephen Pierre              LB                    Albany State
32         Jordan Lewis                 LB                    Southern
33         Tyler Moore                  CB                    Fort Valley State
35         Dre’Shuwn Terry            LB                    Alabama A&M
44         Andrew Farmer II           DL                    Lane
50         Ronnie Thomas             DL                    Mississippi Valley State
51         Tarik Cooper                 LB                    Texas Southern
92         Justin Ragin                  DL                    Jackson State
94         Cameron Peterson        DL                    Southern
99         Kevin Victorian              DL                    Prairie View A&M

NFL Combine 2023 – Player Invitation List

NFL Combine 2023 – Player Invitation List

 This February, over three hundred of the very best college football players will be invited to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine (National Invitational Camp) in Indianapolis, In.  Top Executives, Coaching Staffs, Player Personnel Departments and Medical Personnel from all 32 NFL teams will be on hand to evaluate the nation’s top college football players eligible for the upcoming NFL Draft. This intense, four-day job interview is an exciting time for the athletes and a vital step in achieving their dreams of playing in the NFL.

The NFL Scouting Combine will be held February 27 – March 6, 2023

NFL Combine 2023 – Player Invitation List – (321 Players currently)

 Quarterbacks (15)
Tyson Bagent, Shepherd
Stetson Bennett, Georgia
Malik Cunningham, Louisville
Max Duggan, TCU
Jake Haener, Fresno State
Jaren Hall, BYU
Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
Will Levis, Kentucky
Tanner McKee, Stanford
Aidan O’Connell, Purdue
Anthony Richardson, Florida
C.J. Stroud, Ohio State
Dorian Thompson-Robinson, UCLA
Clayton Tune, Houston
Bryce Young, Alabama
Running Backs (27)
Israel Abanik anda, Pittsburgh
Devon Achane, Texas A&M
Tank Bigsby, Auburn
Chase Brown, Illinois
Zach Charbonnet, UCLA
Travis Dye, USC
Tiyon Evans, Louisville
Zach Evans, Mississippi
Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama
Eric Gray, Oklahoma
Evan Hull, Northwestern
Mohamed Ibrahim, Minnesota
Roschon Johnson, Texas
Hunter Luepke, North Dakota State
DeWayne McBride, UAB
Kenny McIntosh, Georgia
Kendre Miller, TCU
Keaton Mitchell, East Carolina
Cam Peoples, Appalachian State
Deneric Prince, Tulsa
Bijan Robinson, Texas
Chris Rodriguez Jr., Kentucky
Tyjae Spears, Tulane
Tavion Thomas, Utah
SaRodorick Thompson, Texas Tech
Sean Tucker, Syracuse
Deuce Vaughn, Kansas State
Wide Receivers (52)
Jordan Addison, USC
Ronnie Bell, Michigan
Jake Bobo, UCLA
Kayshon Boutte, LSU
Jalen Brooks, South Carolina
Jason Brownlee, Southern Mississippi
Jacob Copeland, Maryland
Jalen Cropper, Fresno State
Derius Davis, TCU
Tank Dell, Houston
Dontay Demus Jr., Maryland
Demario Douglas, Liberty
Josh Downs, North Carolina
Grant DuBose, Charlotte
Zay Flowers, Boston College
Bryce Ford-Wheaton, West Virginia
Antoine Green, North Carolina
Jadon Haselwood, Arkansas
Malik Heath, Mississippi
Elijah Higgins, Stanford
Xavier Hutchinson, Iowa State
Jalin Hyatt, Tennessee
Andrei Iosivas, Princeton
Kearis Jackson, Georgia
Rakim Jarrett, Maryland
Michael Jefferson, Louisiana
Jaray Jenkins, LSU
CJ Johnson, East Carolina
Quentin Johnston, TCU
Charlie Jones, Purdue
Malik Knowles, Kansas State
Matt Landers, Arkansas
Marvin Mims Jr., Oklahoma
Jonathan Mingo, Mississippi
Puka Nacua, BYU
Joseph Ngata, Clemson
Trey Palmer, Nebraska
A.T. Perry, Wake Forest
Jayden Reed, Michigan State
Rashee Rice, SMU
Tyler Scott, Cincinnati
Justin Shorter, Florida
Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State
Cedric Tillman, Tennessee
Mitchell Tinsley, Penn State
Tre Tucker, Cincinnati
Parker Washington, Penn State
Jalen Wayne, South Alabama
Dontayvion Wicks, Virginia
Michael Wilson, Stanford
Tight Ends (20)
Davis Allen, Clemson
Payne Durham, Purdue
Noah Gindorff, North Dakota State
Dalton Kincaid, Utah
Tucker Kraft, South Dakota State
Zack Kuntz, Old Dominion
Sam LaPorta, Iowa
Cameron Latu, Alabama
Will Mallory, Miami
Michael Mayer, Notre Dame
Luke Musgrave, Oregon State
Kyle Patterson, Air Force
Luke Schoonmaker, Michigan
Brenton Strange, Penn State
Leonard Taylor, Cincinnati
Travis Vokolek, Nebraska
Darnell Washington, Georgia
Blake Whiteheart, Wake Forest
Josh Whyle, Cincinnati
Brayden Willis, Oklahoma
Offensive Linemen (51)
Alan Ali, TCU
Jake Andrews, Troy
Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu, Oregon
Steve Avila, TCU
Henry Bainivalu, Washington
TJ Bass, Oregon
Matthew Bergeron, Syracuse
Earl Bostick Jr., Kansas
Anthony Bradford, LSU
Nick Broeker, Mississippi
McClendon Curtis, Tennessee-Chattanooga
Braeden Daniels, Utah
Jaelyn Duncan, Maryland
Emil Ekiyor Jr., Alabama
Mark Evans II, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Alex Forsyth, Oregon
Blake Freeland, BYU
Jon Gaines II, UCLA
Connor Galvin, Baylor
Richard Gouraige, Florida
Jovaughn Gwyn, South Carolina
Anton Harrison, Oklahoma
Ryan Hayes, Michigan
Paris Johnson Jr., Ohio State
Broderick Jones, Georgia
Dawand Jones, Ohio State
Jaxson Kirkland, Washington
Brent Laing, Minnesota-Duluth
Tashawn Manning, Kentucky
Cody Mauch, North Dakota State
Warren McClendon, Georgia
Jordan McFadden, Clemson
Wanya Morris, Oklahoma
John Ojukwu, Boise State
Olu Oluwatimi, Michigan
Jarrett Patterson, Notre Dame
Asim Richards, North Carolina
Nick Saldiveri, Old Dominion
John Michael Schmitz, Minnesota
Juice Scruggs, Penn State
Peter Skoronski, Northwestern
Sidy Sow, Eastern Michigan
Tyler Steen, Alabama
Ricky Stromberg, Arkansas
Joe Tippmann, Wisconsin
O’Cyrus Torrence, Florida
Andrew Vorhees, USC
Dalton Wagner, Arkansas
Carter Warren, Pittsburgh
Darnell Wright, Tennessee
Luke Wypler, Ohio State
Defensive Linemen (51)
Adetomiwa Adebawore, Northwestern
MJ Anderson, Iowa State
Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Kansas State
Habakkuk Baldonado, Pittsburgh
Robert Beal Jr., Georgia
Keeanu Benton, Wisconsin
Bryan Bresee, Clemson
Jalen Carter, Georgia
Jerrod Clark, Coastal Carolina
Keondre Coburn, Texas
Brenton Cox, Florida
DJ Dale, Alabama
Gervon Dexter, Florida
YaYa Diaby, Louisville
Ikenna Enechukwu, Rice
Viliami Fehoko Jr., San Jose State
Isaiah Foskey, Notre Dame
Ali Gaye, LSU
Nick Hampton, Appalachian State
Zach Harrison, Ohio State
KJ Henry, Clemson
Dylan Horton, TCU
Siaki Ika, Baylor
Thomas Incoom, Central Michigan
Calijah Kancey, Pittsburgh
Tyler Lacy, Oklahoma State
Isaiah Land, Florida A&M
Will McDonald IV, Iowa State
Isaiah McGuire, Missouri
Mike Morris, Michigan
Caleb Murphy, Ferris State
Myles Murphy, Clemson
PJ Mustipher, Penn State
Moro Ojomo, Texas
Zacch Pickens, South Carolina
Jose Ramirez, Eastern Michigan
Jalen Redmond, Oklahoma
Tavius Robinson, Mississippi
Jaquelin Roy, LSU
Nesta Jade Silvera, Arizona State
Mazi Smith, Michigan
Nolan Smith, Georgia
Dante Stills, West Virginia
Tuli Tuipulotu, USC
Lukas Van Ness, Iowa
Keion White, Georgia Tech
Tyree Wilson, Texas Tech
Colby Wooden, Auburn
Byron Young, Alabama
Byron Young, Tennessee
Cameron Young, Mississippi State
Linebackers (34)
Yasir Abdullah, Louisville
Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
Jeremy Banks, Tennessee
Micah Baskerville, LSU
Jack Campbell, Iowa
Andre Carter II, Army
SirVocea Dennis, Pittsburgh
Jalen Graham, Purdue
Derick Hall, Auburn
Daiyan Henley, Washington State
Nick Herbig, Wisconsin
Shaka Heyward, Duke
DJ Johnson, Oregon
Andre Jones Jr., Louisiana
Cam Jones, Indiana
Eku Leota, Auburn
Ochaun Mathis, Nebraska
Ventrell Miller, Florida
Isaiah Moore, N.C. State
BJ Ojulari, LSU
Anfernee Orji, Vanderbilt
DeMarvion Overshown, Texas
Ivan Pace Jr., Cincinnati
Owen Pappoe, Auburn
Lonnie Phelps, Kansas
Drew Sanders, Arkansas
Noah Sewell, Oregon
Trenton Simpson, Clemson
Noah Taylor, North Carolina
Charlie Thomas, Georgia Tech
Henry To’oTo’o, Alabama
Tyrus Wheat, Mississippi State
Dorian Williams, Tulane
Dee Winters, TCU
Defensive Backs (59)
Alex Austin, Oregon State
Deonte Banks, Maryland
Jordan Battle, Alabama
Jakorian Bennett, Maryland
Mekhi Blackmon, USC
Lance Boykin, Coastal Carolina
Brian Branch, Alabama
Julius Brents, Kansas State
Myles Brooks, Louisiana Tech
Cam Brown, Ohio State
Ji’Ayir Brown, Penn State
Sydney Brown, Illinois
Arquon Bush, Cincinnati
Kei’Trel Clark, Louisville
Chamarri Conner, Virginia Tech
Trey Dean, Florida
Emmanuel Forbes, Mississippi State
Mekhi Garner, LSU
Christian Gonzalez, Oregon
DeMarcco Hellams, Alabama
Ronnie Hickman Jr., Ohio State
Brandon Hill, Pittsburgh
Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, TCU
Jordan Howden, Minnesota
Anthony Johnson, Iowa State
Anthony Johnson Jr., Virginia
Antonio Johnson, Texas A&M
Jaylon Jones, Texas A&M
Nic Jones, Ball State
Tyreque Jones, Boise State
Brandon Joseph, Notre Dame
Kyu Blu Kelly, Stanford
Darrell Luter Jr., South Alabama
Jartavius Martin, Illinois
Kaevon Merriweather, Iowa
Cameron Mitchell, Northwestern
Riley Moss, Iowa
Gervarrius Owens, Houston
Clark Phillips III, Utah
Joey Porter Jr., Penn State
Eli Ricks, Alabama
Kelee Ringo, Georgia
Jammie Robinson, Florida State
Darius Rush, South Carolina
Daniel Scott, Cal
JL Skinner III, Boise State
Cam Smith, South Carolina
Christopher Smith II, Georgia
Terell Smith, Minnesota
Tyrique Stevenson, Miami
Jason Taylor II, Oklahoma State
Rashad Torrence II, Florida
Cory Trice Jr., Purdue
DJ Turner II, Michigan
Carrington Valentine, Kentucky
Jay Ward, LSU
Garrett Williams, Syracuse
Devon Witherspoon, Illinois
Rejzohn Wright, Oregon State
Specialists (12)
Anders Carlson, K, Auburn
Christopher Dunn, K, N.C. State
Jake Moody, K, Michigan
Jack Podlesny, K, Georgia
B.T. Potter, K, Clemson
Chad Ryland, K, Maryland
Alex Ward, LS, UCF
Bryce Baringer, P, Michigan State
Paxton Brooks, P, Tennessee
Adam Korsak, P, Rutgers
Brad Robbins, P, Michigan
Michael Turk, P, Oklahoma

East-West Shrine Bowl 2023

East-West Shrine Bowl 2023

The annual East-West Shrine All-Star Classic kicks off later tonight in Las Vegas at 8:30 PM ET on the NFL Network. Since 1925, the East-West Shrine Bowl has benefited Shriners Children’s and its mission while showcasing the next generation of NFL legends. An invitation to take part in the annual East-West Shrine Bowl is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the best senior collegiate football all-stars in the country to showcase their talents in front of top representatives of NFL teams. A strong performance in the game greatly impacts a player’s chances of a career in the NFL. Many of professional football’s most recognized and decorated players, including Tom Brady, Walter Payton, Lawrence Taylor, John Elway, Gale Sayers and Jimmy Garoppolo, played in the East-West Shrine Bowl.

Feb. 2 – East-West Shrine Bowl – Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada
 NFL Network – 8:30 pm est

East-West Prospects to Watch
Frank Coyle/ Head scout


Offensive Players

QB Tim DeMorat, 6-3, 221 – Fordham U
RB Mohamed Ibrahim, 5-8, 203 – Minnesota
WR Zay Flowers, 5-9, 182 – Boston College
WR Jalen Cropper, 5-11, 171 –  Fresno State
WR Justin Shorter, 6-4, 224 – Florida
WR Jake Bobo, 6-4, 216 – UCLA
TE Travis Vokolek, 6-6, 259 – Nebraska
TE Thomas Greaney, 6-6, 253 – Albany State (N.Y.)
TE Luke Schoonmaker, 6-5, 249 – Michigan
OG Jaxson Kirkland, 6-6, 322 – Washington
OG Mark Evans II, 6-2, 293 – Arkansas Pine-Bluff

Defensive Players

DE BJ Thompson, 6-5, 240 – Stephen F Austin
DE Jose Ramirez, 6-2, 249 – Eastern Michigan
DE Tyrus Wheat, 6-2, 269 – Mississippi State
DT PJ Mustipher, 6-4, 315 – Penn State
DT Keondre Coburn, 6-1, 344 – Texas
LB Isaiah Moore, 6-2, 234 – N. C. State
LB Jack Colletto, 6-3, 239 – Oregon State
CB Tre’visu Hodges-Tomlinson, 5-8, 175 – Texas Christian
CB Mekhi Garner, 6-2, 220 LSU
CB KeiI’Trel Clark, 5-10, 179 – Louisville
S Trey Dean, 6-3, 211 – Florida