Defensive Back Rankings 2023 NFL Draft

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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 4.35 1 14.3
91.9
At his best in man coverage, moving down to guard tight ends and some bigger slot receivers. Has explosive movement skills and th...
2

Eli
Ricks

CB
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
190lbs 6-2 4.49 2 22.7
91.1
Explodes out of his backpedal and has the hands and coordination to force interceptions. A very quick and very confident cover co...
3

Malachi
Moore

CB
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
190lbs 6-0 4.50 5 28
89.6
Can get up under a receiver’s chin and has the speed to flip his hips and run downfield. Moore has the quick and surprisingly powe...
4

Joey
Porter Jr.

CB
Penn State   Mascot
Penn State Mascot
198lbs 6-2 4.47 6 32.7
89.6
Has the fluidity, speed and quick feet to come down and defend slot receivers in man coverage. Porter also does a nice job breaki...
5

Brandon
Joseph

S
Notre Dame   Mascot
Notre Dame Mascot
192lbs 6-1 4.52 9 38.8
89.5
Does a good job getting his head around in time when playing with his back to the line of scrimmage. Has the ability to cover quic...
6

Cam
Smith

CB
South Carolina   Mascot
South Carolina Mascot
188lbs 6-0 4.45 3 26.3
89.3
Stays low in his backpedal and shows the click-and-close ability to break up plays in front of him. Smith can move well laterally ...
7

Antonio
Johnson

CB
Texas A&M   Mascot
Texas A&M Mascot
200lbs 6-3 4.48 4 26.7
89.1
Has the change-of-direction ability to mirror underneath but did solid work out of press and off coverage. Has excellent ball ski...
8

Jordan
Battle

S
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
206lbs 6-1 4.46 7 35.8
89.1
Battle has great natural ability with ideal size for a strong safety, is a natural leader, and has proved super smart while leadin...
9

Jalen
Catalon

S
Arkansas   Mascot
Arkansas Mascot
199lbs 5-10 4.50 12 42.1
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...
10

Clark
Phillips III...

CB
Utah   Mascot
Utah Mascot
183lbs 5-10 4.43 8 36.4
88.1
Changes directions with ease and has the frame to hold up at any spot in the secondary. Has quick feet and excellent change-of-di...
11

Tre'Vius
Hodges-Tomli...

CB
TCU   Mascot
TCU Mascot
180lbs 5-9 4.30 15 55.7
85.7
Anticipation skills and explosive, downhill burst could make him a star in zone-based scheme. Changes directions with ease and ha...
12

Garrett
Williams

CB
Syracuse   Mascot
Syracuse Mascot
189lbs 6-0 4.58 10 39.8
85.3
Can track the ball downfield and gets his head around when playing in a trail position, and Williams shows excellent ball skills w...

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.