Defensive Back Rankings 2023 NFL Draft

YOUR NFL GM VS. AUTODRAFT

Ever wondered what would happen if your favorite team just went into the draft without doing any independent research, without studying hours of tape, or even listening to team scouts? Well, after many years of watching NFL teams making numerous questionable ‘reaches’ in the draft, and totally ignoring the prevailing wisdom - we decided to re-examine all your team’s drafts over the last ten years.
The results are (sometimes) interesting – but what it really does show, is that on the whole - NFL teams would have done better by putting their feet up and just switching on autodraft.
Take a look, we have every team's draft since 2011 rated.

Player Rankings - Defensive Back

# Player Pos Team Weight Height 40YD AVG POS RANK AVG OVR RANK Rating Summary
1

Kelee
Ringo

CB
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
205lbs 6-2 4.43 2 12.6
91.9
Strengths Reads receivers' routes and anticipates throws at the first down marker. Covers a lot of ground in a hurry when in space...
2

Eli
Ricks

CB
LSU   Mascot
LSU Mascot
195lbs 6-2 4.49 1 10.8
91.1
Strengths Has good ball skills to locate and attack the ball in the air.Has an NFL frame with strong hands, the ability to close q...
3

Joey
Porter Jr.

CB
Penn State   Mascot
Penn State Mascot
192lbs 6-2 4.47 8 38.2
89.9
Strengths Good strength to tackle. Plays with high energy and is a tough-minded overachiever.Good instincts and anticipation reads...
4

Malachi
Moore

CB
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
190lbs 6-0 4.50 3 26
89.6
Strengths Good instincts and anticipation reads and reacts with discipline. Dangerous with the ball in his hands.Closes to the bal...
5

Brandon
Joseph

S
Notre Dame   Mascot
Notre Dame Mascot
192lbs 6-1 4.52 5 27.2
89.5
Strengths Lean, athletic build with plenty of room for additional muscle mass. Legitimate NFL-caliber athlete.While built more lik...
7

Jordan
Battle

S
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
210lbs 6-1 4.46 6 32.6
89.3
Battle has great natural ability with ideal size for a strong safety, is a natural leader, and has proved super smart while leadin...
6

Cam
Smith

CB
South Carolina   Mascot
South Carolina Mascot
187lbs 6-1 4.45 4 26.3
89.3
Strengths Always seems to find the ball quickly enough to at least get a hand on it. Not afraid to stick his nose into traffic aga...
8

Jalen
Catalon

S
Arkansas   Mascot
Arkansas Mascot
200lbs 5-10 4.50 7 38
88.4
Before the 2021 season Catalon was a slam dunk first-round pick in our mind - he'd put up great numbers while consistently domina...
9

Clark
Phillips III...

CB
Utah   Mascot
Utah Mascot
185lbs 5-10 4.43 10 43.4
88.1
Strengths Has good awareness and quick feet. Fluid backpedal, aggressive attacking the receiver from the snap, and flashes spectac...
10

Antonio
Johnson

CB
Texas A&M   Mascot
Texas A&M Mascot
200lbs 6-3 4.48 9 43.3
87.1
Strengths While built more like a cornerback than a safety, he has the vision, range, hitting ability, and ball skills teams want ...
11

Tre'Vius
Hodges-Tomli...

CB
TCU   Mascot
TCU Mascot
177lbs 5-9 4.50 13 60.7
85.7
Strengths Good instincts and anticipation reads and reacts with discipline. Dangerous with the ball in his hands.Aware zone corner...
12

Emmanuel
Forbes

CB
Mississippi State   Mascot
Mississippi State Mascot
180lbs 6-0 4.59 11 48
84.9
Strengths Good instincts and anticipation reads and reacts with discipline. Dangerous with the ball in his hands.Aware zone corner...

2023 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Defensive Back

We've compared players post combine 40 times and weight and charted them on the scatter chart below. You'll find the 40 time on the Y-axis and on the X-axis the weight in pounds.
The exceptional athletic freaks (determined by the combination of speed vs weight) will be found at the top right of the chart while the less impressive athletes will be sitting towards the bottom left.

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2023 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Defensive Back

We've compared players 40 times and weight and charted them on the scatter chart below. You'll find the 40 time on the Y-axis and on the X-axis the weight in pounds.
The exceptional athletic freaks (determined by the combination of speed vs weight) will be found at the top right of the chart while the less impressive athletes will be sitting towards the bottom left.

Check back after the combine as these numbers are likely to change.