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Giants Now: Bucky Brooks' final top 5 prospects by position rankings

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Bucky Brooks' final top 5 prospects by position rankings

The clock continues to tick as we are officially one week out from the start of the 2023 NFL Draft.

Many draft experts will continue to update their predictions for the first round between now and next Thursday.

Every year, NFL Network analyst Bucky Brooks releases his top 5 prospects by position rankings ahead of the draft.

After updating them for the first time last month, Brooks recentlyย published the third and final edition of his rankings, which can be found below, along with commentary from the analyst.

EDGE DEFENDERS

1. Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
2. Tyree Wilson, Texas Tech
3. Myles Murphy, Clemson (Up 2)
4. Lukas Van Ness, Iowa (Down 1)
5. Keion White, Georgia Tech (Down 1)

"This year's edge crop features an intriguing collection of sack artists and disruptive playmakers."

DEFENSIVE TACKLES

1. Jalen Carter, Georgia
2. Calijah Kancey, Pittsburgh (Up 1)
3. Bryan Bresee, Clemson (Down 1)
4. Mazi Smith, Michigan
5. Adetomiwa Adebawore, Northwestern

"The 2023 DT pool offers some high-end prospects with blue-chip potential."

LINEBACKERS

1. Drew Sanders, Arkansas
2. Nolan Smith, Georgia
3. Trenton Simpson, Clemson
4. Jack Campbell, Iowa
5. Henry To'oTo'o, Alabama

"Seeking tackling machines with outstanding instincts and high football IQs? You've come to the right place!"

CORNERBACKS

1. Devon Witherspoon, Illinois
2. Christian Gonzalez, Oregon
3. Joey Porter Jr., Penn State
4. Cam Smith, South Carolina
5. Emmanuel Forbes, Mississippi State

"This corner crop features a series of instinctive cover men with ball skills and playmaking ability."

SAFETIES

1. Brian Branch, Alabama
2. Antonio Johnson, Texas A&M
3. Jordan Battle, Alabama
4. Sydney Brown, Illinois (Up 1)
5. Ji'Ayir Brown, Penn State (Down 1)

"The evolution of the safety position at the NFL level makes this 2023 group an enticing collection of talent. Teams looking for center fielders and nickel-corner types will love the group."

NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks revealed his initial position rankings for the 2023 NFL Draft.

QUARTERBACKS

1. Bryce Young, Alabama (Up 1)
2. C.J. Stroud, Ohio State (Down 1)
3. Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
4. Anthony Richardson, Florida
5. Will Levis, Kentucky

"While the 2023 quarterback crop is an upgrade on the '22 group, it still lacks the pizzazz of certain classes from the recent vintage. That said, there are some quality signal-callers with the potential to evolve into long-term QB1s in the right environment."

RUNNING BACKS

1. Bijan Robinson, Texas
2. Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama
3. Zach Charbonnet, UCLA
4. Devon Achane, Texas A&M
5. Tyjae Spears, Tulane

"This RB class is loaded with potential starters, many of whom could come off the board in the middle rounds, given the devaluation of the position in the draft hierarchy."

WIDE RECEIVERS

1. Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State
2. Zay Flowers, Boston College
3. Quentin Johnston, TCU
4. Jordan Addison, USC
5. Jalin Hyatt, Tennessee

"While lacking a high-end prospect with Ja'Marr Chase-like potential, this year's wide receiver pool features a collection of intriguing pass catchers with polished games."

TIGHT ENDS

1. Dalton Kincaid, Utah (Up 1)
2. Michael Mayer, Notre Dame (Down 1)
3. Darnell Washington, Georgia
4. Luke Musgrave, Oregon State
5. Sam LaPorta, Iowa

"The 2023 tight end class will intrigue coaches and scouts seeking basketball-like athletes with post-up skills and soft hands."

OFFENSIVE TACKLES

1. Peter Skoronski, Northwestern
2. Paris Johnson Jr., Ohio State
3. Broderick Jones, Georgia
4. Darnell Wright, Tennessee
5. Anton Harrison, Oklahoma

"This group offers a solid collection of edge blockers with the size, length and movement skills to challenge elite pass rushers in isolated matchups."

INTERIOR BLOCKERS

1. O'Cyrus Torrence, Florida
2. Steve Avila, TCU (Up 1)
3. John Michael Schmitz, Minnesota (Down 1)
4. Luke Wypler, Ohio State
5. Joe Tippmann, Wisconsin

"The 2023 NFL Draft is loaded with talented interior blockers possessing the capacity to play guard or center. The versatility will enable teams to peg the majority of the top prospects as swing players with the potential to fill multiple spots in the lineup."

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