Defensive Line 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 Line

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

Jalen
Carter

DL
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
310lbs 6-3 4.96 1 4.9
93.1
Strengths Combines strength and footwork to fill holes inside, as well. Recovers from cut blocks or falling on his way to make a t...
2

Bryan
Bresee

DL
Clemson   Mascot
Clemson Mascot
300lbs 6-5 4.80 2 7.9
92.7
Strengths Combines strength and footwork to fill holes inside, as well. Recovers from cut blocks or falling on his way to make a t...
3

Myles
Murphy

DE/ED
Clemson   Mascot
Clemson Mascot
275lbs 6-5 4.64 3 8.9
91.0
Strengths Looks the part. Possesses a long, athletic build with room for additional muscle mass. Flashes a burst off the snap, goo...
4

BJ
Ojulari

DE/ED
LSU   Mascot
LSU Mascot
244lbs 6-3 4.59 4 21.2
90.5
Strengths Challenges inside with quickness and strong hands. Run-and-chase defender who can leave a mark.He has the classic frame ...
5

Isaiah
Foskey

DL/ED
Notre Dame   Mascot
Notre Dame Mascot
260lbs 6-5 4.72 5 30.7
89.6
Strengths Easily gains inside leverage by shooting gaps.Challenges inside with quickness and strong hands. Run-and-chase defender ...
6

Derick
Hall

DE/ED
Auburn   Mascot
Auburn Mascot
251lbs 6-3 4.56 6 36
88.1
Strengths Offers some versatility, rushing from a two-and three-point stance with the playing speed to stand up in space. Flashes ...
7

Jaquelin
Roy

DT
LSU   Mascot
LSU Mascot
297lbs 6-4 4.99 11 53
87.9
Strengths Tall, solid frame with adequate length and has done a nice job losing the bad weight and firming his body.Quick first st...
8

Habakkuk
Baldonado

DL/ED
Pittsburgh   Mascot
Pittsburgh Mascot
260lbs 6-5 4.79 12 53.5
87.4
Strengths Flashes nimble feet to chase running backs and mobile quarterbacks to the sideline when lined up at end. Spins off block...
9

Byron
Young

DL
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
292lbs 6-3 5.00 7 45
87.3
Strengths Plays with leverage at the point of attack whether inside or outside. Keeps eyes in the backfield when inside; moves lin...
10

Will
McDonald IV

DE/ED
Iowa State   Mascot
Iowa State Mascot
245lbs 6-4 4.61 10 52.8
87.0
Strengths Offers some versatility, rushing from a two-and three-point stance with the playing speed to stand up in space. Flashes ...
11

Zach
Harrison

DE/ED
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
268lbs 6-6 4.41 8 50.5
86.2
Ohio State has been a breeding ground for top-notch pass rushers - in particular, the Bosa brothers and Chase Young, and some scou...
12

Gervon
Dexter

DL
Florida   Mascot
Florida Mascot
303lbs 6-6 4.82 9 51.2
85.7
Strengths Played with lean and leverage against the run, tough for one man to move (sometimes double-teams, too).Tall, solid frame...

2023 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Defensive Line

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 Line

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.