Defensive Line Rankings 2023 NFL Draft

DEFENSIVE LINE RANKINGS 2023

The 2023 defensive line class is impressive especially as we’ve included both defensive tackles and defensive ends. It contains three players we consider elite and potentially worthy of a top ten pick.

Jalen Carter looks to us like a can’t miss prospect, he’s got ideal size combined with long arms and has amazing pass rush skills for an interior player. Carter currently is in contention to be a top-five pick. Bresee who will likely be viewed as a three-tec at the pro level – has immense strength and dominated offensive lineman with regularity during 2021 and will, unless he suffers a major fall from grace not last past the mid-point of round one of the 2023 NFL Draft.

Clemson’s Mile Murphy a junior DE displays supreme power and at 275 lbs is equally able as both a run stuffer and pass rusher he will likely start from day one as a pro and dominate.

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Player Rankings - Defensive Line

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

Myles
Murphy

DE/ED
Clemson   Mascot
Clemson Mascot
275lbs 6-5 4.57 2 8.6
91.1
Murphy can also win going speed-to-power, with the leg drive to push blockers back. A savvy, versatile and instinctive edge rushe...
2

Jalen
Carter

DT
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
300lbs 6-3 4.96 1 3.9
90.6
Carter has the strong core and powerful hands to shed blockers, and Carter shows excellent instincts with the ability to quickly l...
3

Bryan
Bresee

DT
Clemson   Mascot
Clemson Mascot
305lbs 6-5 4.77 3 11.3
90.2
Bryan Bresee was destined to be a potential NFL star until an ACL injury cut his season short. He has an elite combination of stre...
4

BJ
Ojulari

DE/ED
LSU   Mascot
LSU Mascot
250lbs 6-3 4.59 6 37.8
90.0
He’s a fluid mover in pursuit as well, capable of moving down the line and making plays in pursuit. Ojulari explodes off the line...
5

Siaki
Ika

DT
Baylor   Mascot
Baylor Mascot
358lbs 6-4 5.40 9 43.5
87.9
Can make the impressive chest-to-chest bear hug tackle in the hole due to his ability to wreak havoc in the backfield. Ika has he...
6

Tyree
Wilson

DL/ED
Texas Tech   Mascot
Texas Tech Mascot
275lbs 6-6 4.82 4 22.9
87.5
He’s ready for the physicality of the NFL; Wilson has a stout build, strong core and powerful limbs to step in right away as a th...
7

Felix
Anudike-Uzom...

DE/ED
Kansas State   Mascot
Kansas State Mascot
255lbs 6-4 4.73 7 38.3
87.5
His long limbs and strong core strength allow him to power through blockers, and Anudike-Uzomah has the flexibility to loop inside...
8

Tyler
Davis

DT
Clemson   Mascot
Clemson Mascot
300lbs 6-2 4.99 19 74.4
87.5
Davis looks like a potential pro starter and top 120 pick, ideally suited for a team that utilizes a rotation heavy defensive line...
9

Isaiah
Foskey

DE/ED
Notre Dame   Mascot
Notre Dame Mascot
265lbs 6-5 4.72 5 26
87.2
Flashes strength at the point of attack with active, violent hand use. Forceful with his upper body to defeat blocks. Strong hustl...
10

Derick
Hall

DE/ED
Auburn   Mascot
Auburn Mascot
256lbs 6-3 4.56 10 44.3
87.1
Hall can be used as a rangy run defender inside, instinctive when it comes to locating the ball with the quickness to get to it be...
11

Zacch
Pickens

DT
South Carolina   Mascot
South Carolina Mascot
305lbs 6-4 4.85 15 61.2
87.1
He’s a good lateral mover who shows surprising speed for a 300-pounder when chasing the ball carrier in pursuit. Looks the part w...
12

Zach
Harrison

DE/ED
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
272lbs 6-6 4.41 13 51.9
86.9
Ohio State has been a breeding ground for top-notch pass rushers - in particular, the Bosa brothers and Chase Young, and some scou...

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.