Shane P Hallam, has been on top of these 2023 prospects for a while. I tend to not focus on a player until he is draft eligible. That doesn’t mean a player can’t stand out to me. That is most certainly the case with the prospects you will read about today. I am just not overly familiar with them. That is what the summer is for. I will start getting a hard look at these and more of the eligible prospects for the 2023 NFL Draft.
Today, I am going to give you the five names on offense that I am anxious to get a look at for the first time.
Five 2023 Prospects on Offense – 1st Time Look
Tyler Van Dyke, QB, Miami (FL)
I only casually saw Van Dyke in one game last year. Against NC State, as a redshirt freshman, Van Dyke completed 78% of his throws for 325 yards and four TDs. I want to see if he can continue the upward trajectory that he appears to be on.
Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State
Ohio State had two receivers drafted in the first eleven selections of the 2022 NFL Draft. You could make an argument that neither were the best WR on their team. Smith-Njigba caught 95 passes for 1606 yards and nine touchdowns in 2021. JSN will be a true junior during the 2022 season. If his Rose Bowl performance against Utah is any indication (15-347-3 TD), we could be looking at a top five pick in the 2023 Draft.
Kayshon Boutte, WR, LSU
Boutte looked like a rising star during the 2020 season. However, injuries slowed him down during the 2021 campaign. I am most looking forward to see how he produces under new head coach Brian Kelly.
Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame
Mayer has been one of the best and most productive tight ends over the last two seasons. I am anxious to focus on him to see what kind of blocker and route runner he truly is.
Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas
Could a running back be drafted in the first round in 2023? Everyone seems to think Bijan Robinson will be. I will have to be Hella impressed over the summer to make me change my no RBs in round one stance.
Next, we will look at the 2023 prospects on defense.