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TDN100: 5 NFL Draft Prospects Ranked Too High In February

  • Keith Sanchez
  • February 16, 2023
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The NFL season is officially over which means that it is NFL draft season for every team. The Kansas City Chiefs started three rookie defensive backs in their secondary and took home the Lombardi Trophy, highlighting just important the NFL draft is and how it could be the difference-maker for your team becoming champions. 

Drafting is all about finding the best prospects at the right value. At Draft Network, we just released our comprehensive top 100 rankings for the 2023 NFL Draft for February, the TDN100.  Here are the five players that I believe are ranked too high in the TDN100 February update.

Jordan Addison WR, USC (No. 16)

Addison has had a productive collegiate career, winning the 2021 Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s best wide receiver and then transferring to USC to have continued success for the 2022 season. Addison has proven to be an instinctual player that has a knack for getting open and simply making plays.

However, the question around Addison is surrounding his size and if he can translate all of those skills to be a No. 1 receiver in the NFL. Addison is ranked in the top 20 in the latest TDN100. For receivers, that ranking usually comes with being the No. 1 option for a team. At this point in the 2023 NFL Draft process, I’m not sure Addison is a true No. 1 receiver in the NFL. 

Dalton Kincaid TE, Utah (No. 36)

Kincaid has consistently been the Utes’ top receiving option over the past two years—which in a run-heavy offense is a respectable accomplishment—but his ranking at No. 36 is too high. Kincaid plays a position in which, outside of Travis Kelce, George Kittle, Mark Andrews, and Darren Waller, even good players in the NFL have a limited role. I think Kincaid can be a productive player in the NFL, but he’s ranked above players NFL teams will get more usage out of.

Rashee Rice WR, SMU (No. 54)

Rice has been one of the hottest names throughout the college football season and into the NFL draft season, but after his lackluster performance in the Senior Bowl, I think it’s time to cool off those conversations. I believe that it is important for Group of Five players to show well when they have the opportunity to compete against Power Five players and Rice didn’t take advantage of the opportunity 

Isaiah Foskey EDGE, Notre Dame (No. 61)

Foskey entered the 2022 season as a first-round lock for most people in the NFL community. But as the season went on, Foskey’s stock has consistently dropped. It was important for Foskey to stand out at the Senior Bowl, but he instead seemed to disappear into the mix with the rest of the edge players. I think it’s time to have a real conversation about the athlete Foskey is versus that actual football player and how his football skill set actually translates to the NFL.

Noah Sewell LB, Oregon (No. 78)

Sewell is listed at 6-foot-2 and 250 pounds. He fits the model of a traditional inside linebacker who plays B gap to B gap at a high level, but the only issue is that the NFL has transitioned to a wide-open game which forces linebackers to play sideline to sideline.

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Keith Sanchez