The Athletic

● By Dane Brugler
In the first update to my top 50 since August, there has been plenty of movement among the top 2023 NFL Draft prospects. The biggest riser who didn’t appear on the preseason list? Penn State left tackle Olu Fashanu, who has been remarkable in his first season as a starter and announced himself as one of the best players in the country. The offensive tackle position, in general, is showing much more potential than was expected in the summer. Three OTs cracked the updated list, but that’s still well behind the position most well-represented in the top 50: edge rusher (11). There are 14 new names in this top 50, including a pair of Tennessee offensive playmakers. These rankings will continue to evolve during the next few months as evaluators finish the tape-study portion of the draft process.

Top Players Not Included

These players appear in the top 50 of our

Consensus Big Board

, but do not show up on this big board.