NFL Combine and the top prospects

After the end of the event, who are the winners and losers among top draft prospects in the league?

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The NFL Combine 2023 ended last night and we will talk now about the top prospects of the Draft. Who were the winners and losers of the event after the drills? ThePicks brings now a list showing how the top 10 players with the better chances to be the overall number 1 pick performed at the Combine. But you can check every player’s performance here.

1. Bryce Young – QB – Alabama

The top prospect in the next NFL Draft is, with no doubt, Bryce Young. However, the QB from Alabama did not step into the field during the Combine with other quarterbacks. According to NFL prospect grade, a ranking that measures the prospects in algorithms, his grade after this combine is 6.82 out of 8.

2. C.J. Stroud – QB – Ohio State

Stroud is the second-highest-ranked overall player to be the number 1 overall pick in the next NFL Draft. However, after the combine, he ranks only third among QBs, according to NFL analysis. His prospect grade, after not stepping into the field like Young, is 6.46 out of 8.

3. Anthony Richardson – QB – Florida

Another quarterback on this list, Richardson is the first who participated at the Combine. His results were good, but not perfect. His prospect grade is 6.35 out of 8. These are his numbers performing at the Combine:

  • 40-yard dash: 4.43s
  • 10-yard split: 1.53
  • Vertical Jump: 40.5”
  • Broad Jump: 10’ 9”

4. Will Levis – QB – Kentucky

Quarterbacks are always more likely to get picked first, so here is another one. Levis stepped into the field just for the jumps. His prospect grade after the combine is 6.30, and according to Next Gen, he is the 5th best QB available. His jumps were measured with these results:

  • Vertical Jump: 34”
  • Broad Jump: 10’ 4”

5. Will Anderson Jr. – DL – Alabama

The first non-QB on this list is actually the best ranked so far by Next Gen, with a prospect grade of 7.02. He is the best EDGE available for the draft and those were his numbers at the Combine:

  • 40-yard dash: 4.6s
  • 10-yard split: 1.61s

6. Jalen Carter – DL – Georgia

Another defensive lineman on the list, but this time a DT, an insider lineman. Carter also had a great prospect grade, with 7.11, and is ranked as the best defensive tackle of this Draft. Just like the first two players on this list, he didn’t participate in the Combine drills.

7. Tyree Wilson – DL – Texas Tech

With a prospect grade of 6.77, Wilson is the second-best EDGE of this draft, only behind Will Anderson. His only participation at the combine was on the Bench Press, and he got 23 reps with 225 pounds.

8. Myles Murphy – DL – Clemson

Following our list, we have another EDGE. Murphy has now a prospect grade of 6.42 and just like Wilson, his only drill in the Combine was the Bench Press. The DL had 25 reps with 225 pounds.

9. Paris Johnson Jr. – OL – Ohio State

Still talking about linemen, now the first offensive player of this ranking. Johnson participated in the Broad Jump and on the Bench Press. After his performance, he got a prospect grade of 6.39, and these were his results:

  • Broad Jump: 9’ 2”
  • Bench Press: 29 reps

10. Bryan Bresee – DL – Clemson

Closing our top 10 players with the most chances to get the first pick, we have another defensive lineman. Bresee got a 6.35 prospect grade and these were his numbers from Combine drills:

  • 40-yard dash: 4.86s
  • 10-yard split: 1.71s
  • Vertical Jump: 29”
  • Bench Press: 22 reps