By Michael Stewart @TheTruthNYG
It’s that time of year again and my 2023 NFL top 5 prospects at each position are now available. This will be a six-part series featuring the offensive and defensive college prospects in this upcoming 2023 NFL draft. Overall, this upcoming draft has been given a B grade with some positions graded higher than others. Let’s take a look at the Quarterback and Running Back positions in part 1 of the top 5 prospects at each position.
- Bryce Young (Alabama) 6’0/195: Young has been labeled the #1 prospect throughout the year. Young’s season only enhanced his ranking. Young has enormous mobility and despite his undersized frame, he is as tough as they come.
- CJ Stroud (Ohio State) 6’3/215: Stroud’s performance against the National Champs Georgia Bulldogs only fortified his status in this draft. Stroud has good size and sees the field well. Stroud needs to shake the perception that many Ohio State Quarterbacks have once they enter the NFL.
- Will Levis (Kentucky) 6’3/232: Levis is arguably the most pure pocket passer in this draft. Based on mock draft scenarios, Levis has good size and the arm strength to match any Quarterback in the nation. Levis should be taken within the top 5 in the draft.
- Anthony Richardson (Florida) 6’4/232: Richardson arguably is the most athletic and possibly the highest ceiling among the quarterback class, but he is extremely raw and there are no guarantees if he will ever reach that potential. However, it’s highly possible a top 10 team in this draft will take a chance on him.
- Tanner Mckee (Stanford) 6’6/226: McKee has been over looked as a bona fide quarterback prospect playing in the shadows of his counterparts. Mckee has the size and the arm strength that is considered attributes to be a successful NFL quarterback. McKee also possesses good pocket presence and will evade the pocket and run if he has to.
- Bijan Robinson (Texas) 6’0/220: Robinson is pure power and speed with the ability to make big plays at any time. Robinson is a work horse and can literally take over a game.
- Jahmyr Gibbs (Alabama) 5”11/200: Gibbs has been over shadowed by the success of Robinson, but Gibbs is no slouch and is a bona fide running back who can carry a team.
- Zach Evans (Ole Miss) 6’0/215: Evans is a solid two-way threat at running back with the ability carry the rock and excel in the passing game.
- Zach Charbonnett (UCLA) 6’1/220: Charbonnett is solidly built and uses every bit of it to his advantage. Charbonnett is a consistent runner and is extremely durable.
- Tank Bigsby (Auburn) 6’0/213: Bigsby is a compact runner with a combination of agility and instincts. Bigsby is hard to take down on initial contact and was one of the top runners in yards after first contact.
The New York Giants GM Joe Schoen will more than likely not be actively pursuing any of the Top 5 Quarterbacks as its being reported that the Giants want to re-sign Quarterback Daniel Jones to a multi-year contract. In regard to the Top 5 running back candidates, the Giants could have interest if they can’t come to an agreement with Running Back Saquan Barkley. Barkley turned down the original offer of roughly $12M by the Giants and we could see GM Joe Schoen ultimately place the franchised tag on him. If so, Barkley could accept the offer and we move on, or Barkley could force the Giants to move on from him and let him test free agency and collect the compensation in the process. Keep an eye out for part 2 as we cover the top 5 Wide Receivers and Tight Ends. Also, tune into TheGiantsGuys draft show starting on Thursday, February 9th at 8pm. Where Spartan Mike and I will breakdown the 2023 NFL prospects along with special guests joining in.