SGPN is here with the Dynasty Rookie Rankings for the 2023 NFL Draft. The 2023 NFL Draft is just one week away, and your dynasty rookie drafts are right around the corner. I encourage everyone right now to do their own dynasty rookie rankings before the draft.
I always encourage putting players in tiers; I know this sounds more complicated. But this helps you with trading back and other draft strategies. Bijan Robinson is likely in his own tier, but there might be five RBs that could be your RB4.
Let the draft capital and landing spots help you break up that group after the draft. Draft capital is more important than landing spot, don’t fall for the traps people fell for last year. Skyy Moore and Treylon Burks jumped tiers; they jumped ahead of Garrett Wilson.
Wilson was the second WR off the board and a top-10 pick, yet people took Skyy Moore or James Cook over him. Do not overreact to the landing spot. Talent over landing spot is how you prevent yourself from drafting CEH over Jonathan Taylor. Now let’s look at the big board. Here are my top 60 players going into the draft.
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Bryce Young and C.J. Stroud have separated themselves at the top of the class. Bryce Young is the favorite to land in Carolina.
The expectation is that Stroud will soon follow to Houston. There is a tier drop behind them to Levis and Richardson. Both of these players have some more question marks, but all four are expected to go in the first round.
All four are expected to go top ten. I love Hendon Hooker, but we will find out if the NFL loves Hendon Hooker. I can’t move him up my board until I see his draft capital. Some of my favorite stash quarterbacks are Clayton Tune and Dorian Thompson-Robinson.
Both of these players have a dual-threat component with big arms. These are 4th round stashes or guys you can pick up as UDFAs after your rookie draft.
Bijan is the bell of the ball and the consensus number one overall pick. He is going number one in 99.9% of drafts, even in Superflex. You have a great opportunity to sell if you have the number one pick. Jahmyr Gibbs has really solidified himself as the 2nd RB in this class. He is expected to go late Round one in the draft.
A playoff team like the Bills, Bengals, Eagles, or Chiefs will have people excited to draft him. The only other RB I have in the first round is Zach Charbonnet. Charonnet has really established himself as the third RB in this class and a tier above the rest.
The rest of this running back class is really one big tier, and the draft capital will help us sort through it. Devon Achane is lightning in a bottle, and his receiving ability is tantalizing.
But his size is concerning, and will he get enough work consistently enough to be a good fantasy option? Zach Evans is explosive, but concerned about his usage in college and why he never really owned a backfield.
Sean Tucker and Tank Bigsby are at the top of this group for me, but the others are not far behind. So we could see 5-10 RBs get their names called in the 2nd and 3rd rounds of the draft.
There will be plenty of Day three RBs as well. The 2nd and 3rd rounds of your dynasty rookie drafts will have many of them, especially in Superflex.
The NFL Draft likely has 3-4 Wide Receivers in round one. Jaxon Smith-Njigba has separated himself from the rest of the class at the top. Any combination of Jordan Addison, Quentin Johnston, and Zay Flowers finish the consensus top four in the class. Three players that I have higher than most are Cedric Tillman, Jonathan Mingo, and Marvin Mims.
In a class full of little guys, both Cedric Tillman and Jonathan Mingo offer big bodies that NFL teams will pay up for. In addition, Marvin Mims has rare speed and ball tracking for big plays, but he also runs crisp routes. Scouting reports and draft buzz have all three of those guys going on day two.
I don’t love the depth of this wide receiver class as much as I do the running backs. After round two, there really feels like a big drop in talent at the wide receiver position.
The ADP supports this right now, and the value at the running back position in round three vs. the WRs is pretty far apart. There are also a lot of tight ends in this round that is really appealing.
This is an extremely deep, tight-end class that also has some blue-chip talent at the top. Dalton Kincaid and Michael Mayer are both projected first-round picks. The tight end position is really shallow in dynasty, and the positional value will move these players up your draft boards.
If you miss out on those two, Luke Musgrave, Sam LaPorta, Tucker Kraft, and Darnell Washington are all Day two picks that could be available in round three of your rookie drafts.