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2023 NFL draft rankings: Mel Kiper's top prospects

It's time to refresh my rankings for the 2023 NFL draft, my first since the end of the regular season. I've been through a bunch of bowl game tape, and there are a few risers and fallers based on what I saw this season and what I've heard from execs and coaches in the league. I also just debuted my first mock draft of the cycle. The combine is coming up quickly, and we'll start to figure out team needs as free agency hits in March.

Below are updated rankings of the top 25 prospects overall, along with the top 10 prospects at every position. You can also check out the combined 2023 rankings of my fellow analysts Todd McShay, Jordan Reid and Matt Miller, too.

These aren't detailed scouting reports, as we still need to get actual heights and weights -- what we have now is based on information from each school -- and official testing numbers at the combine.

Let's get into it (rankings updated Jan. 25):

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1. Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia

HT: 6-3 | WT: 310 | Previously: 1

I moved Carter to No. 1 overall in my December update, and he finished the season playing the best ball of his career. He had 12 quarterback pressures in his last three games for the back-to-back national champs, showing that he can wreck games from the interior. Carter was fantastic after he returned in late October from missing two games because of a knee issue. Check out this show of force in the SEC title game against LSU. Georgia had five defenders picked in Round 1 last April, and Carter arguably was more disruptive than all of them in 2021. He's explosive at the snap and finishes well around the ball, even though he has just six career sacks. Carter is in the conversation for the top pick -- if the Bears keep it.