NFL teams can scratch one of the top defensive prospects for the 2023 draft class off their wish list.
On Saturday, Florida State Seminoles Jared Verse announced on Twitter that instead of going to the 2023 NFL Draft, he’ll return for one more season of college football. Verse racked up nine sacks for the Seminoles in 2022.
Last week, ESPN NFL draft expert Mel Kiper ranked Verse as the fourth-best defensive end in the 2023 class, behind only Myles Murphy (Clemson), Tyree Wilson (Texas Tech) and Lukas Van Ness (Iowa).
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In a mock draft published last week, Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports projected that Verse would go ninth overall to the Carolina Panthers. On the Pro Football Focus draft board that was published on Dec. 5, Verse was ranked as the No. 21 prospect.
The 2023 NFL Draft will be held will be held from Apr. 27 through Apr. 29 at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. The Houston Texans will lock up the first overall pick of the 2023 draft with a tie or a loss against the Indianapolis Colts or a Chicago Bears’ win or tie against the Minnesota Vikings.
Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud and Alabama quarterback Bryce Young and edge rusher Will Anderson Jr. are widely expected to be the top three picks in the draft.
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