- 1. Bijan Robinson | RB | Texas
- 2. Jahmyr Gibbs | RB | Alabama
- 3. Jaxon Smith-Njigba | WR | Ohio State
- 4. Quentin Johnston | WR | TCU
- 5. Jordan Addison | WR | USC
- 6. Zay Flowers | WR | Boston College
- 7. Anthony Richardson | QB | Florida
- 8. Zach Charbonnet | RB | UCLA
- 9. Dalton Kincaid | TE | Utah
- 10. Bryce Young | QB | Alabama
- 11. C.J. Stroud | QB | Ohio State
- 12. Devon Achane | RB | Texas A&M
- 13. Michael Mayer | TE | Notre Dame
- 14. Marvin Mims | WR | Oklahoma
- 15. Kendre Miller | RB | TCU
- 16. Josh Downs | WR | North Carolina
- 17. Jalin Hyatt | WR | Tennessee
- 18. Will Levis | QB | Kentucky
- 19. Jayden Reed | WR | Michigan State
- 20. Tyjae Spears | RB | Tulane
- 21. Sam LaPorta | TE | Iowa
- 22. Jonathan Mingo | WR | Ole Miss
- 23. Tank Bigsby | RB | Auburn
- 24. Rashee Rice | WR | SMU
- 25. Roschon Johnson | RB | Texas
- 26. Cedric Tillman | WR | Tennessee
- 27. Luke Musgrave | TE | Oregon State
- 28. Israel Abanikanda | RB | Pitt
- 29. Nathaniel Dell | WR | Houston
- 30. Tyler Scott | WR | Cincinnati
- 31. Trey Tucker | WR | Cincinnati
- 32. DeWayne McBride | RB | UAB
- 33. Zach Evans | RB | Ole Miss
With the NFL Draft in the books, it is time to rank the top 50 rookie prospects. I have provided summaries on the top-33 options below, but check out the pre-draft RB, WR and TE Super Model tiers and our prospect profiles for more analysis.
Note: While the Super Models are at the root of the rankings, I have tweaked the order within the tiers based on landing spots and other factors.
1. Bijan Robinson | RB | Texas
- Drafted by the Falcons, pick 8
The phrase “generational talent” has taken heat recently. However, don’t let that keep you from attaching that label to Robinson. The former five-star recruit is 100% deserving, given he is the only RB in our Rookie Super Model to earn a 100th-percentile score since 2017.
The list of backs to reach the 90th percentile or higher will make your palms sweat and lips tingle:
- Saquon Barkley: 95th
- Christian McCaffrey: 91st
- Jonathan Taylor: 91st
- Dalvin Cook: 91st
- Leonard Fournette: 91st
- Javonte Williams: 90th
Those backs posted a collective six top-six finishes in their first three seasons. The only back from that crew without a top-12 finish is Williams, who was on the verge of taking over the Broncos backfield last year before his knee injury.
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2. Jahmyr Gibbs | RB | Alabama
- Drafted by the Lions, pick 12
We love RBs who can demand targets and create big plays—it is a recipe for success, as we have seen with Christian McCaffrey, Alvin Kamara, and Austin Ekeler. So does anyone care to guess who comps the closest to Kamara and CMC in the Rookie RB Super Model?
Yeah, you got it—Jahmyr friggin Gibbs.
Team Rush Att %
While some will worry about Gibbs’ lack of a substantial rushing workload and his size at 199 pounds, the best path here is not to overthink things. Remember, Ekeler weighed 198, and CMC was 205 coming out of college.
After grabbing Gibbs at No. 12, the Lions traded away D’Andre Swift to the Eagles, opening the door for the Alabama rookie to capture the passing down role immediately. David Montgomery will challenge for early-down work in 2023, but Gibbs could play a role similar to Kamara and CMC in their rookie seasons. Kamara finished as the RB3, accounting for just 27% of the Saints’ rushing attempts but posting an 18% target share. McCaffrey finished as the RB9 while accounting for just 25% of the Panthers’ rushing attempts but garnered a 21% target share.
3. Jaxon Smith-Njigba | WR | Ohio State
- Drafted by the Seahawks, pick 20
You are on the fast track to superstardom when your résumé includes balling the hell out as a sophomore while battling for targets with two future first-round NFL draft picks. That is precisely what JSN accomplished in 2021 when he locked down a 23% target share and led the team with 3.22 receiving yards per team pass attempt (YPTPA) on a team with Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave.
His 89th-percentile Rookie WR Super Model grade is No. 1 in the class, and his Power Five comps since 2017 are pretty, pretty dope:
- Ja’Marr Chase: 94th percentile
- CeeDee Lamb: 93rd percentile
- DeVonta Smith: 93rd percentile
- Rashod Bateman: 90th percentile
- Jaylen Waddle: 89th percentile
- Jerry Jeudy: 89th percentile
- Marquise Brown: 89th percentile
Six out of seven WRs have registered a top-24 finish in their first two to three seasons, with only Bateman completely whiffing, and he has battled injuries. Four guys have notched a top-12 finish, and Lamb and Chase both have top-six seasons on their resume.
Scream it with me, y’all: J-S-N is a fantasy win, win, win!!!
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4. Quentin Johnston | WR | TCU
- Drafted by the Chargers, pick 21
Some things aren’t supposed to be possible.
Registering a 15.6 career average depth of target (aDOT) while averaging 8.3 yards after the catch (YAC) is one of those things. Per PFF data, the average YAC for college WRs with a similar aDOT to Johnston is 4.9 yards since 2014.
Johnston cooled off in the pre-draft process due to concerns about him playing smaller than his size. While those sorts of things show up on film, this is another one we shouldn’t overthink. Yes, Johnston could bust—all of these guys could, but his unique blend of traits provides him with alpha upside if everything clicks.
It won’t be easy for Johnston to carve out a large role on the Chargers in Year 1, with Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Austin Ekeler all good bets to play significant roles. However, Justin Herbert is a great long-term QB for Johnston, and there is a viable path to the No. 1 role as soon as 2024.
Rookie WR Super Model comps: Mike Williams and Tee Higgins.
5. Jordan Addison | WR | USC
- Drafted by the Vikings, pick 23
Earning targets is a skill, and Addison has been at it since his freshman year at Pitt when he posted a 30% dominator on the back of a 25% target share.
Nov 19, 2022; Pasadena, California, USA; Southern California Trojans wide receiver Jordan Addison (3) celebrates his touchdown scored againt the UCLA Bruins during the second half at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
No other Power Five WR in the class delivered a stronger career YPTPA (2.42), the second-most significant input in the Rookie Super Model after draft capital.
Historically, WRs that have hit the 85th percentile or better in the model have fared well, with 40% notching a top-12 finish and 70% reaching the top-24 threshold.
It can be tough for rookie WRs who land on established depth charts to break free in Year 1 and Justin Jefferson is the clear alpha dog in Minnesota.
However, T.J. Hockenson isn’t a target hog, so we could see Addison challenge for the No. 2 role as soon as 2023, and the Vikings' attack could surprise as a high-flying offense.
6. Zay Flowers | WR | Boston College
- Drafted by the Ravens, pick 22
Flowers will be one of the older prospects when the season starts at 23. Still, he broke out with a 30% dominator rating at 20 — matching or besting everyone else in the top two tiers except Addison.
He also delivered the best dominator (37%) in the class and has demonstrated a versatile skill set. Despite his more diminutive stature, Flowers delivered a 13.0 career aDOT while playing outside on most snaps. In addition, the Boston College standout saw a whopping 30% of his targets come 20-plus yards downfield – well above the 17% NCAA average for WRs.
With Todd Monken taking over the OC duties in Baltimore, we could see Flowers get a chance to keep the deep mojo alive.
Odell Beckham Jr. isn’t the WR he used to be, and Rashod Bateman still hasn’t proven he can play consistently at a high level, leaving the door open for Flowers to challenge for the No. 2 role behind Mark Andrews sooner rather than later.
We have seen 27% of WRs in Flowers range in the model post a top-12 finish, and 46% have enjoyed a top-24 season.
7. Anthony Richardson | QB | Florida
- Drafted by the Colts, pick 4
Richardson is a boom-or-bust prospect with considerable questions in the accuracy department. However, he matches the new elite-QB archetype thanks to his ceiling in the rushing department. Even if he never becomes a high-end NFL passer, he could post multiple top-six seasons.
With top-four draft capital in his back pocket, Richardson will get every chance to succeed with the Colts. Unfortunately, Indianapolis doesn’t have a great supporting cast in the passing attack. Still, we could see a very run-heavy approach, with Richardson gobbling up designed rushing attempts at a similar pace to Justin Fields in 2022.
8. Zach Charbonnet | RB | UCLA
- Drafted by the Seahawks, pick 52
Charbonnet has the size that NFL talent evaluators love and finished his career with 168 yards per game and 2.90 adjusted total yards per team attempt. From a best-season perspective, those marks were strong enough to rank first and second in the class.
The former four-star recruit demonstrated high-end elusiveness over his career with a 73rd-percentile missed tackles forced rate (0.23), and 17% of his totes went for 10-plus yards (69th percentile).
Charbonnet is a step down from the top two backs but is the clear-cut No. 3 in the Super Model. We have seen 32% of RBs post a top-six finish. In contrast, 63% have delivered a top-24 finish, which makes him a favorable selection over some Tier 2 WRs.
Unfortunately, the Seahawks spent a second-round selection last year on Kenneth Walker III, who had an impressive rookie campaign. With two young capable backs on the roster, we could see a committee for the foreseeable future in Seattle, but the offense is on the upswing after also grabbing JSN to go with Metcalf and Lockett.
9. Dalton Kincaid | TE | Utah
- Drafted by the Bills, pick 25
Kincaid grades out in the 90th percentile of the Rookie TE Super Model thanks to an ability to stretch the field (10.6 aDOT) and create after the catch. His 30% explosive target rate ranks in the 82nd percentile.
Oct 27, 2022; Pullman, Washington, USA; Utah Utes tight end Dalton Kincaid (86) carries the ball in for a touchdown against Washington State Cougars linebacker Francisco Mauigoa (51) in the second half at Gesa Field at Martin Stadium. Utah won 21-17. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports
After draft capital, career and best-season YPRR are the most critical components of the TE model, and Kincaid delivered 74th percentile (2.32) and 86th percentile (3.00) marks.
Kincaid profiles as a TE who could put up WR-like numbers, making him a precious asset in fantasy. Yes, hit rates are lower for TEs, but this is the type of profile where we want to take shots.
In our small sample, 25% of TEs above the 85th percentile deliver a top-three finish, while 50% have finished inside the top six. None failed to produce a top-12 season.
In Buffalo, Kincaid will play with an elite QB on a pass-first team without another high-end target earner after Stefon Diggs. We could see him challenging for the tight end or slot role as a rookie.
10. Bryce Young | QB | Alabama
- Drafted by the Panthers, pick 1
Young is the best passer in the class. He can decipher confusing coverages and make big plays out of structure – two critical components we see from the top options in the NFL like Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen. If he were 6’2 and 225 pounds, he would carry less injury risk, but Young could become a high-end pocket passer at the next level.
The Panthers have plenty of work to do in the receiving corps, but long-term Young carries more upside than some may realize. His closest comp in my research was Joe Burrow, minus the size.
11. C.J. Stroud | QB | Ohio State
- Drafted by the Texans, pick 2
Stroud can make all the throws and has the prototypical size that NFL teams love. However, there will always be questions about QBs who play with loaded WR rooms like Stroud has enjoyed – it could force him to make tougher decisions.
Ultimately, draft capital is the best indicator for future success at QB in fantasy, and Stroud checks that box in a big way as the No. 2 pick. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a strong supporting cast in Houston, so temper expectations early.
12. Devon Achane | RB | Texas A&M
- Drafted by the Dolphins, pick 84
Achane might not be an every-down option at 188 pounds, but the former four-star recruit has track speed and a knack for big plays. Only Phillip Lindsay has delivered a top-24 finish at less than 190 pounds since 2017.
He makes up for what he lacks in size in explosive playmaking ability. He ripped a 10-plus yard run on 20% of his carries – well above the 15% average. In addition, he was a trusted option on passing downs, with a 78% route participation as a junior. His 16% career TPRR is slightly above average, but he could have some untapped potential as a receiver.
The Shanahan coaching tree has an affinity for explosive backs, and we could see Mike McDaniel try to force-feed Achane early in the season the same way we saw with Chase Edmonds in Week 1 last season. But, if fantasy managers are lucky, Achane won’t blow it like Edmonds did.
With just Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. as competition on an explosive offense – this is one of the better RB landing spots for Day 2 backs.
13. Michael Mayer | TE | Notre Dame
- Drafted by the Raiders, pick 35
Mayer is a target magnet that upped his target share every season (18%, 24% and 36%) over his three-year career for the Irish.
His 8.0 aDOT and 22% explosive target rate suggest he doesn’t have the same field-stretching and big-play ability as Kincaid, but Mayer could be ready to play in line as a rookie. Mayer will battle Austin Hooper for snaps as a rookie and has the talent to win that battle.
Mayer’s 84th-percentile Super Model score is good enough to put him in a similar company to Kincaid regarding historical top-three and top-six hit rates. T.J. Hockenson is his closest comp in the model.
14. Marvin Mims | WR | Oklahoma
- Drafted by the Broncos, pick 63
Mims offers the second-best explosive target rate (32%) and aDOT (16.7) in the class. He never got to a 30% dominator, so he might not be a target hog at the next level, but he reached 20% as an 18-year-old freshman. His 4.07 YPRR is the best mark we have seen as a freshman, and he is the only WR in the top five of the Super Model without first-round draft capital.
The rookie will earn playing time on a depth chart with Jerry Jeudy, Cortland Sutton and Tim Patrick currently slotted as starters. However, Sean Payton will attempt to get Russell Wilson back on track by tailoring the offense to unlock the big plays we once saw in Seattle. Mims was a deadly weapon on deep crossers at Oklahoma — a route we saw Tyler Lockett thrive on with Wilson.
15. Kendre Miller | RB | TCU
- Drafted by the Saints, pick 71
Kendre Miller's adjusted total yards per team attempt weren’t impressive – the second-strongest indicator of future fantasy success – which held him down in the predraft Super Model. However, draft capital is the No. 1 factor, and Miller now finds himself inside the top-six RBs.
The Horned Frog isn’t a high-end receiving option (12% career TPRR) but was an efficient runner. He delivered above-average marks in career explosive rush rate, missed tackles forced and yards after contact – which are probably the traits that earned him a Round 3 grade with the Saints. Miller faced intense competition from former five-star recruit Zach Evans before Evans transferred to Ole Miss as a junior.
Alvin Kamara could face a suspension in 2023, and Jamaal Williams is the No. 2. We could see Miller share the load if Kamara misses time. Miller could get a shot to push for the lead early-down role in 2024.
16. Josh Downs | WR | North Carolina
- Drafted by the Colts, pick 79
Josh Downs was a highly productive collegiate WR who registered the No. 1 best-season YPTPA in the class at 3.49 yards. He was supposed to be a second-round pick but slid to the third round.
He operated from the slot on 89% of college routes with an 8.8 aDOT, making the Colts a potentially dubious landing spot. If he is limited to three-wide sets, he could struggle to earn enough playing time to deliver fantasy relevance in an offense that could be run-focused with the addition of Anthony Richardson. In those scenarios, you need extreme efficiency to win, and Downs’ 19% explosive target rate is in the 29th percentile.
Downs' fall in the draft and the landing spot makes him one of the biggest fallers in the post-draft rankings update, tumbling from a top-eight prospect to No. 16.
17. Jalin Hyatt | WR | Tennessee
- Drafted by the Giants, pick 73
It is clear that Hyatt is an absolute burner when you watch him roast high-end SEC talent regularly. Per PFF data, no other WR in the Power Five had more yardage (1,085) or TDs (13) on plays with a step-plus of separation in 2022.
The big question is whether he can operate on the line of scrimmage. He ran 87% of his routes from an off-ball position. If he can expand his game, the sky is the limit. If not, he will need the Giants' staff to get creative by protecting him via alignment and motion.
New York has a lot of bodies in the WR room, but none are No. 1 options, leaving the door open for Hyatt to carve out a starting role early.
18. Will Levis | QB | Kentucky
- Drafted by the Titans, pick 33
Levis has BIG ARM TALENT and athleticism, but his decision-making is questionable. He is a boom-bust option but will be given a chance to compete in Tennessee. He is the QB4 in the class.
19. Jayden Reed | WR | Michigan State
- Drafted by the Packers, pick 50
Reed is an older prospect at 23, but he broke out with a 34% dominator as an 18-year-old freshman at Western Michigan before transferring to Michigan State. He was a target magnet with shares of 24%, 27% and 24% for the Spartans.
The 5’11” WR proved to be more than a slot option operating outside and earning 29% of his targets on 20-plus yard throws in his final two years. Look for Reed to challenge Romeo Doubs for the No. 2 WR role as a rookie.
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20. Tyjae Spears | RB | Tulane
- Drafted by the Titans, Pick 81
Tyjae Spears averaged 105 yards in his 33 games at Tulane and was efficient against non-Power Five competition. His forced missed tackles (0.24) and average yards after contact (4.54) rank above the 80th percentile.
His career (1.91) and best (2.41) ATYTA numbers were slightly above average, but he showed promise in the passing game. He was only an average target earner with a 16% career TPRR, but he was efficient with a 1.42 career YPRR and a 21% explosive target rate.
Derrick Henry will be 29 this season, and Spears could be the next man up in a run-heavy offense should Henry get injured.
21. Sam LaPorta | TE | Iowa
- Drafted by the Lions, pick 34
Sam LaPorta popped in the Rookie TE Super Model, and the target-earning machine is the latest TE in a long line of high-end prospects out of Iowa.
The Lions TE depth chart is wide open, so there is a chance LaPorta challenges for the starting role as a rookie. However, tight ends don’t typically do much in their first year, so it is best to manage expectations in 2023.
From a dynasty perspective, LaPorta could develop into a TE1 option – we have seen 44% of prospects in his range in the Super Model find their way into the top-12.
22. Jonathan Mingo | WR | Ole Miss
- Drafted by the Panthers, pick 39
Jonathan Mingo was a late riser in the draft process. He has the size and athleticism that NFL front offices like, and the 2023 class was light on that archetype. Ultimately, most of Mingo’s status in the Super Model (69th percentile) is driven by his second-round draft capital because he wasn’t a productive player in college.
His subpar 30th-percentile career receiving yards per team pass attempt can’t all be blamed on a poor offense. His 17% career TPRR fell well below the 25% average for future top-24 producers. Mingo simply wasn’t a high-end target earner while at Ole Miss.
The rookie will battle Adam Thielen, D.J. Chark Jr. and Terrace Marshall Jr. for snaps in Year 1. None of those are insurmountable barriers, but the hit rate is low for prospects grading in Mingo’s range, with only 16% reaching top-24 status.
23. Tank Bigsby | RB | Auburn
- Drafted by the Jaguars, pick 88
Tank Bigsby was an average producer in college but flashed elusiveness with his 22% missed tackles forced. In addition, he has good vision and could add value near the goalline.
Travis Etienne is the starter for the Jaguars, but Bigsby could help lighten the load and carries contingency value in the case of an injury.
24. Rashee Rice | WR | SMU
- Drafted by the Chiefs, pick 55
Rashee Rice had a strong final season for the Mustangs with 1,355 yards and 10 receiving touchdowns and offers the type of size (6’1”) that is rare in the 2023 class. However, he was a late bloomer who didn’t break out until his senior season. Historically, WRs grading out similarly to Rice haven’t faired very well in the NFL, with 16% going on to post a top-24 season.
Rice lands in a great situation with the Chiefs, who are unsettled behind Travis Kelce. Kadarius Toney is the likely No. 2 if healthy, but Rice could steal routes from Skyy Moore or Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
25. Roschon Johnson | RB | Texas
- Drafted by the Bears, pick 115
Roschon Johnson was a four-star recruit in 2019 that ended up stuck behind all-world prospect Bijan Johnson. Due to that, his career yards per game (55) and ATYTA are extremely low (1.00).
Nov 25, 2022; Austin, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns running back Roschon Johnson (2) runs for yards during the first half against the Baylor Bears at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
However, Johnson has the second-highest missed tackle rate (28%) in the class behind only Bijan, and his career average after contact (4.0) is the fifth-highest for a Power Five RB. Johnson was average as a target earner with a 16% career TPRR, but his 0.91 YPRR was below average.
The Bears were a run-heavy unit last season, and the depth chart is unsettled, with Khalil Herbert and D’Onta Foreman set to challenge Johnson for playing time.
26. Cedric Tillman | WR | Tennessee
- Drafted by the Browns, pick 74
Tillman will be 23 when the season starts, making him one of the older prospects. He profiles as an outside possession WR with an ability to win in the intermediate game.
He has received some steam in the draft process, but part of that feels forced due to the lack of larger WR options in the class – Tillman was a late bloomer and underperformed on most fronts in the Super Model.
However, the Browns reportedly want to use more three and four-wide receiver sets to maximize their investment in Deshaun Watson. After Amari Cooper, there are plenty of questions. Donovan Peoples-Jones hasn’t broken out in three seasons, and Elijah Moore had a terrible Year 2.
Unfortunately, We have only seen 16% of prospects in his range find top-24 success, and just 21% found their way to top-36 status.
27. Luke Musgrave | TE | Oregon State
- Drafted by the Packers, pick 42
Musgrave can stretch the seams of the defense with his 88th-percentile average target depth (12.5). However, he wasn’t a high-end target earner (17% career TPRR) and was below average in explosive plays (20%).
We haven’t seen many TEs in Musgrave’s range put up fantasy numbers, but he can carve out a role on a team without many established options. He will battle Christian Watson and fellow rookies Jayden Reed and Tucker Kraft for targets.
28. Israel Abanikanda | RB | Pitt
- Drafted by the Jets, Pick 143
Abanikanda is the youngest back in the class and has the No. 1 speed score, indicating he could have explosive playmaking ability.
Unfortunately, we didn’t see it show up in his underlying data, where he was average in explosive rush rate (16%) and missed tackles forced (0.19) during his career at Pitt. In addition, his 2.95 average yards after contact (27th percentile) ranks dead last in the class.
He could earn the No. 2 role behind Breece Hall, but Michael Carter would probably handle most passing work should Hall suffer an injury.
29. Nathaniel Dell | WR | Houston
- Drafted by the Texans, Pick 69
Dell was a target monster for the Cougars and registered the No. 1 receiving yards per team pass attempt in the 2023 class – the second-most important data point behind draft capital. His underlying data also suggests he is more than a gadget WR, but he only weighs 165 pounds and rarely faced Power Five competition (47 routes).
The Texans WR room doesn’t have any star power, so Dell will get a shot to garner the affection of C.J. Stroud. Let’s see if he can carve out a significant role in camp.
30. Tyler Scott | WR | Cincinnati
- Drafted by the Bears, Pick 133
Scott was a three-star RB out of high school who transitioned to WR. He broke out in his junior season with a 25% target share and a 37% dominator rating. He is a late bloomer that can operate at all field depths (20% of looks came 20-plus yards downfield) but struggled mightily against man coverage.
He will battle for snaps with Darnell Mooney and Chase Claypool, with D.J. Moore locked in as the No. 1 in Chicago.
31. Trey Tucker | WR | Cincinnati
- Drafted by the Raiders, Pick 100
Tucker never took on a full-time role with the Bearcats, but his career TPRR of 27% indicates there is a chance he has more to offer. Josh McDaniels loves his underneath slot options, and Tucker checks those marks with a career 8.6 aDOT and 92% slot rate.
32. DeWayne McBride | RB | UAB
- Drafted by the Vikings, Pick 222
McBride performed well in the Super Model but only garnered seventh-round draft capital. His 20% explosive rush rate, 26% missed tackles forced, and 4.93 average yards after contact are all plus marks. However, he didn’t offer much as a receiver (6% career TPRR) and rarely played against Power Five competition, which might have caused his slide in the NFL Draft.
If Dalvin Cook moves on, McBride will become more interesting as the potential No. 2 option behind Alexander Mattison.
33. Zach Evans | RB | Ole Miss
- Rams, Pick 215
Evans was a five-star recruit who struggled with injuries while at TCU and Ole Miss. However, when he was healthy, he was electric with an 81st-percentile explosive rush rate of 21%. In addition, his average yards after contact ranked second behind only Bijan Robinson in the class for Power Five RBs.
Evans wasn’t a consistent option in college, but he has high-end upside if he can stay healthy, and the Rams' depth chart isn’t deep with Cam Akers leading the way. Akers has an on-and-off-again relationship with the coaching staff. Kyren Williams profiles as a passing-down option, providing Evans with sneaky upside despite his late-round draft capital.
34. Chase Brown | RB | Illinois | Bengals, Pick 163
35. Sean Tucker | RB | Syracuse | Buccaneers, UDFA
36. Kayshon Boutte | WR | LSU | Patriots, Pick 187
37. Hendon Hooker | QB | Tennessee | Lions, Pick 68
38. Darnell Washington | TE | Georgia | Steelers, Pick 93
39. Michael Wilson | WR | Stanford | Cardinals, Pick 94
40. Deuce Vaughn | RB | Kansas State | Cowboys, Pick 212
41. Chris Rodriguez Jr. | RB | Kentucky | Commanders, Pick 193
42. Dontayvion Wicks | WR | Virginia | Packers, Pick 159
43. Puka Nacua | WR | BYU | Rams, Pick 177
44. A.T. Perry | WR | Wake Forest | Saints, Pick 195
45. Eric Gray | RB | Oklahoma | Giants, Pick 172
46. Tucker Kraft | TE | South Dakota State | Packers, Pick 78
47. Evan Hull | RB | Northwestern | Colts, Pick 176
48. Kenny McIntosh | RB | Georgia | Seahawks, Pick 237
49. Trey Palmer | WR | Nebraska | Buccaneers, Pick 191
50. Justin Shorter | WR | Florida | Bills, Pick 150
51. Derius Davis | WR | TCU | Chargers, Pick 125
52. Parker Washington | WR | Penn State | Jaguars, Pick 185
53. Luke Schoonmaker | TE | Michigan | Cowboys, Pick 58
54. Charlie Jones | WR | Iowa | Bengals | Pick, 131