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Connor Rogers’ NFL Draft Big Board: Alabama’s Anderson, Young on top

Bryce Young

Bryce Young

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

With much of the testing process concluded, rankings are shaping up for this draft class well beyond the consensus first-round players. Alabama QB Bryce Young, Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud and Florida QB Anthony Richardson all make a small jump since my top 75 was released. Both Young and Stroud are pro-ready starters with the reps and mental makeup for early success, while Richardson’s tools are tantalizing. The former Gator had a strong finish to his final college season and has been tremendous throughout the entire draft process.

Georgia DL Jalen Carter, who was previously No. 1 in my rankings, possesses the most talent in this class but he doesn’t have the same floor I see with Alabama EDGE Will Anderson. However, It will be fascinating to see if Carter slides or if a team in the top eight thinks he’s worth the risk.

Two of the biggest fallers for me during the draft process have been Kentucky QB Will Levis (from No. 23 to No. 37) and Texas A&M RB Devon Achane (No. 39 down to No. 48). Levis has the tools, size and toughness but his timing and decision making leans more towards developmental quarterback than top 10 overall franchise selection. Achane has tremendous straight-line speed, but his frame could limit his role in the NFL.

Here’s how the rest of my top 100 stands as we are less than one month out from this year’s NFL draft.


Rank Name Pos School
1 Will Anderson EDGE Alabama
2 Bryce Young QB Alabama
3 Jalen Carter DL Georgia
4 Bijan Robinson RB Texas
5 Peter Skoronski OL Northwestern
6 Christian Gonzalez CB Oregon
7 Devon Witherspoon CB Illinois
8 C.J. Stroud QB Ohio State
9 Michael Mayer TE Notre Dame
10 Tyree Wilson EDGE Texas Tech
11 Paris Johnson Jr. OT Ohio State
12 Jaxon Smith-Njigba WR Ohio State
13 Anthony Richardson QB Florida
14 Calijah Kancey DL Pittsburgh
15 Broderick Jones OT Georgia
16 Joey Porter Jr. CB Penn State
17 Brian Branch SAF Alabama
18 Darnell Washington TE Georgia
19 Jordan Addison WR USC
20 BJ Ojulari EDGE LSU
21 Jahmyr Gibbs RB Alabama
22 Lukas Van Ness EDGE Iowa
23 Myles Murphy EDGE Clemson
24 Nolan Smith EDGE Georgia
25 Jack Campbell LB Iowa
26 John Michael Schmitz OC Minnesota
27 Cam Smith CB South Carolina
28 Deonte Banks CB Maryland
29 Keion White EDGE Georgia Tech
30 O’Cyrus Torrence OG Florida
31 Quentin Johnston WR TCU
32 Trenton Simpson LB Clemson
33 Will McDonald IV EDGE Iowa State
34 Cedric Tillman WR Tennessee
35 Zay Flowers WR Boston College
36 Darnell Wright OT Tennessee
37 Will Levis QB Kentucky
38 Dalton Kincaid TE Utah
39 Jalin Hyatt WR Tennessee
40 Hendon Hooker QB Tennessee
41 Bryan Bresee DL Clemson
42 Kelee Ringo CB Georgia
43 Tuli Tuipulotu EDGE USC
44 Antonio Johnson SAF Texas A&M
45 DJ Turner CB Michigan
46 Clark Phillips III CB Utah
47 Zach Charbonnet RB UCLA
48 Devon Achane RB Texas A&M
49 Steve Avila IOL TCU
50 Keeanu Benton DT Wisconsin
51 Drew Sanders LB/EDGE Arkansas
52 Adetowima Adebawore DL/EDGE Northwestern
53 Anton Harrison OT Oklahoma
54 Felix Anudike-Uzomah EDGE Kansas State
55 Matthew Bergeron OL Syracuse
56 Josh Downs WR North Carolina
57 Dawand Jones OT Ohio State
58 Derick Hall EDGE Auburn
59 Emmanuel Forbes CB Mississippi State
60 Nick Herbig LB/EDGE Wisconsin
61 Luke Wypler OC Ohio State
62 Jordan Battle SAF Alabama
63 Tucker Kraft TE South Dakota State
64 Joe Tippmann OC Wisconsin
65 Mazi Smith DT Michigan
66 Julius Brents CB Kansas State
67 YaYa Diaby EDGE Louisville
68 Tyler Steen OL Alabama
69 Luke Musgrave TE Oregon State
70 Terell Smith CB Minnesota
71 Israel Abanikanda RB Pittsburgh
72 Marvin Mims WR Oklahoma
73 Cody Mauch OG North Dakota State
74 Tyler Scott WR Cincinnati
75 Isaiah Foskey EDGE Notre Dame
76 Siaki Ika DT Baylor
77 Tyjae Spears RB Tulane
78 Jartavius Martin SAF/SCB Illinois
79 Kobie Turner DL Wake Forest
80 Roschon Johnson RB Texas
81 Tank Dell WR Houston
82 Henry To’oTo’o LB Alabama
83 Tyrique Stevenson CB Miami
84 Sam LaPorta TE Iowa
85 Daiyan Henley LB Washington State
86 Olu Oluwatimi OC Michigan
87 Luke Schoonmaker TE Michigan
88 Darius Rush CB South Carolina
89 Tanner McKee QB Stanford
90 DorIan Williams LB Tulane
91 Jonathan Mingo WR Ole Miss
92 Garrett Williams CB Syracuse
93 Sydney Brown SAF Illinois
94 Ji’Ayir Brown SAF Penn State
95 Jaquelin Roy DL LSU
96 Byron Young DL Alabama
97 Owen Pappoe LB Auburn
98 Emil Ekiyor Jr. OL Alabama
99 DeMarvion Overshown LB Texas
100 Riley Moss CB Iowa