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Giants Now: Biggest movers in Eric Edholm's top 100 prospect rankings


Biggest movers in Eric Edholm's top 100 prospect rankings

Things are heating up as we are officially two weeks out from the 2023 NFL Draft.

Eric Edholm,'s lead draft writer, released his latest rankings for the 2023 draft class, which saw numerous players rise/fall a significant amount.

Here are the biggest movers in Edholm's updated top 100 prospect rankings.

Biggest Risers

Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee - Moved up to No. 57 (+42)

"Hooker's good traits are very good, and he could thrive if put on a smart development track."

Marvin Mims, WR, Oklahoma - Moved up to No. 74 (Previously Unranked)

"Mims is a big-play weapon in a smaller frame -- similar to many other receivers in this class. Where he separates himself, in addition to his speed, is his yards-after-catch ability, even if he's not very strong."

Darnell Wright, OT, Tennessee - Moved up to No. 22 (+22)

"There's an excellent chance he's the fourth offensive lineman off the board, even if he might strictly be a right tackle."

Jartavius Martin, DB, Illinois - Moved up to No. 78 (Previously Unranked)

"His combine performance convinced me he might be wasted on slot-only duty. Martin could project as a rangy safety or even be tried at outside corner with his elite athleticism and requisite size."

Rashee Rice, WR, SMU - Moved up to No. 80 (Previously Unranked)

"Following a massive season, Rice had a bit of a quiet Senior Bowl week. I wish he was a tad more assertive at the catch point and consistently played to his explosive testing numbers in the jumping drills, but there's talent here."

Cody Mauch, OT, North Dakota State - Moved up to No. 42 (+19)

"I don't see Mauch as a Pro Bowl regular or anything, but he's a highly functional, light-footed and competitive player who has the chops to move inside to guard (or maybe center). I think he'll just need to learn to root down against power better."

Julius Brents, CB, Kansas State - Moved up to No. 52 (+19)

"He's hardly a flashy player, but he's big and moves very well. I see him as a zone guy, personally. A few receivers stacked Brents, and he didn't look that great playing the ball downfield."

Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia - Moved up to No. 16 (+16)

"It's hard not to love Smith's heart-on-his-sleeve playing style, and his testing numbersmake him an unusual prospect. But I think he'll need to take some lumps early and possibly add some bulk before tapping all of his reserves as an NFL player."

Biggest Fallers

Antonio Johnson, S, Texas A&M - Moved down to No. 70 (-23)

"Johnson didn't test amazingly well athletically. That said, he's a forceful hitter with nickel and box-safety potential, so there's some clear value in his game."

Tuli Tuipulotu, DL, USC - Moved down to No. 48 (-19)

"When I asked around about Tuipulotu, there just wasn't quite as much love for him as I expected. There is some question about his best role -- and weight, after he checked in at the combine at 266 pounds (after being listed by USC at 290). But he has interesting inside-outside versatility and all-around ability."

Karl Brooks, DT, Bowling Green - Moved down to No. 98 (-18)

"Brooks predominantly played edge in college, but his pro day testing numbers were very pedestrian. So expect him to be used more inside (or as a 5-technique) at the next level."

Devon Achane, RB, Texas A&M - Moved down to No. 71 (-15)

"He's an absolute blur in the open field and has some excellent vision and wiggle in the hole, even if he's not built for inside carries on the regular. His LSU tape was magnificent, as he ran for 215 yards and two touchdowns while playing hurt -- and simultaneously tickling play callers' imaginations with the possibilities."

Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina - Moved down to No. 67 (-14)

"He's a little lean and grabby, but there are natural ball skills and timing to be honed."

Ji'Ayir Brown, S, Penn State - Moved down to No. 79 (-13)

"His workouts suggest he's a below-average athlete for the position. His tape demonstrates that he has the intangibles you're looking for in the draft. In a thin safety group, Brown still should be coveted."

Tucker Kraft, TE, South Dakota State - Moved down to No. 60 (-12)

"He's a big kid with surprising athletic traits and a good frame. Kraft plays with a chip on his shoulder, but remains something of an unrefined product right now."

Steve Avila, IOL, TCU - Moved down to No. 44 (-11)

"One NFL evaluator recently told me that Avila was one of his favorite interviews. He's very personable when you're chatting, but when that ball is snapped, he wants to bury you. I even saw Avila get 30 yards downfield on a screen pass in a Senior Bowl practice. Good player."

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