Edge Rusher Rankings 2023 NFL Draft

EDGE RUSHER RANKINGS 2023 NFL DRAFT

The 2023 EDGE class is by any means elite and is likely to be on par (or even better) than the previous years where we saw Chase Young, Nick Bosa, and Myles Garrett being picked at the top of the draft.

The obvious leader of the edge class is Alabama’s OLB Will Young who is both an elite run defender and pass rusher and has the speed and measurables comparable to Von Miller. In 2021 he put up a huge 17.5 sacks and if he can keep up this level of play will be the first none quarterback selected.

Clemson’s Miles Murphy a junior defensive end displays supreme power and at 275 lbs is equally able as both a run stuffer and pass rusher.
Nolan Smith from Georgia is an exciting prospect who has a ton of potential as a pass rusher but who saw limited opportunities in 2021 while playing behind a number of future NFL players at Georgia. Despite this, he still managed to put up 9 TFLs and 3.5 sacks, and since Smith is expected to be handed the starting role, he will have a chance to establish himself as one of the top edge rushers in the class.

Andre Carter III from Army has come from pretty much nowhere to become one of the most dominating pass rushers in football. This 6-7 265lb prospect has proved to be an impressive technician who managed 14.5 sacks and 16 TFLs in 2021. Expect him to only get better in 2022.

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Player Rankings - Edge Rusher

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

Will
Anderson Jr....

LB
/ED
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
243lbs 6-4 4.56 1 1.6
93.6
Will Anderson Jr. is no doubt an elite edge prospect. He's a very rare prospect in having huge athletic talents - is super strong ...
2

Myles
Murphy

DE
/ED
Clemson   Mascot
Clemson Mascot
275lbs 6-5 4.57 2 7.2
91.1
With almost unrivaled mobility and pass-rushing skills, Murphy is set to make an immediate impact in the NFL. With the freakish sp...
3

Andre
Carter II

LB
/ED
Army   Mascot
Army Mascot
252lbs 6-7 4.60 4 36.6
88.1
Andre Carter II is an incredible athlete with a massive wing span, elite agility, and change of direction skills with the speed to...
4

Tyree
Wilson

LB
/ED
Texas Tech   Mascot
Texas Tech Mascot
275lbs 6-6 4.82 2 17.8
87.9
Wilson is one of the top edge prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft, possessing the physical attributes necessary to make an immediate i...
5

Felix
Anudike-Uzom...

DE
/ED
Kansas State   Mascot
Kansas State Mascot
255lbs 6-4 4.73 9 42.6
87.5
His long limbs and strong core strength allow him to power through blockers, and Anudike-Uzomah has the flexibility to loop inside...
6

BJ
Ojulari

DE
/ED
LSU   Mascot
LSU Mascot
250lbs 6-3 4.59 7 42.2
87.2
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...
8

Isaiah
Foskey

DL
/ED
Notre Dame   Mascot
Notre Dame Mascot
262lbs 6-5 4.72 4 27.9
87.1
Flashes strength at the point of attack with active, violent hand use. Forceful with his upper body to defeat blocks. Strong hustl...
7

Derick
Hall

LB
/ED
Auburn   Mascot
Auburn Mascot
252lbs 6-3 4.56 8 51.6
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...
9

Will
McDonald IV

DE
/ED
Iowa State   Mascot
Iowa State Mascot
241lbs 6-3 4.61 10 42.8
86.8
McDonald has a high motor and does a solid job setting the edge against the run. He has a lethal spin move and the pure speed to...
10

Zach
Harrison

DE
/ED
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
272lbs 6-6 4.41 13 60.9
86.5
Ohio State has been a breeding ground for top-notch pass rushers - in particular, the Bosa brothers and Chase Young, and some scou...
11

Nolan
Smith

LB
/ED
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
235lbs 6-3 4.51 5 37.2
86.4
Nolan Smith is a supreme athlete at outside linebacker, the former five-star prospect has the speed of a corner, combined with the...
13

Tuli
Tuipulotu

DL
/ED
USC   Mascot
USC Mascot
290lbs 6-4 4.97 11 55.7
86.0
Tuipulotu can also win going speed-to-power, with the leg drive to push blockers back. Shows a natural feel for setting up blocke...

2023 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Edge Rusher

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 - Edge Rusher

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.