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Who are the Top-Rated NFL Draft Sleepers in the 2023 NFL Draft?

Who are the Top-Rated NFL Draft Sleepers in the 2023 NFL Draft?

Last year, there were several NFL Draft Sleepers we called out after watching them live at the Hula Bowl All-Star game. One of those sleepers was Isiah Pacheco! The Kansas City Chiefs running back was selected in the 7th round and ended up having a massive year for the Chiefs and even beat out former first-round pick Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

I wanted to share five NFL Draft Sleepers who could turn heads by mid-season! Let’s break it down!

Top 5 NFL Draft Sleepers

Duece Watts, WR, Tulane – I have no clue how this kid only received one All-Star Game. If you watched the USC game alone, Watts was a huge asset to the Green Wave.  Watts caught 33 passes for 657 yards and eight scores. Watts also has an impressive highlight tape in one-on-one coverage where he is able to leap the highest to catch contested balls. Wait until his Pro Day, if he jumps and runs the way I think he will, he could end up being a BIG TIME NFL DRAFT SLEEPER!

Julian Hill, TE, Campbell – I know small schoolers are fun to watch because no one else is talking about them. Well, Julian Hill is a guy that will absolutely blow up when the draft comes around. Hill is 6’5 and weighs 250 pounds. He was used primarily as a blocking tight end at Campbell. He is one of the most underrated kids in the entire draft. A very mature football player with soft hands, that dominated the 2023 Hula Bowl. I would not be shocked if Hill ends up hearing his name called in a late round. He reminds me of Andrew Ogletree who was selected by the Colts last year.

Jarrick Bernard Converse, CB, LSU – The former Oklahoma State standout cornerback is a stud prospect. He started 47 consecutive games for the Cowboys before transferring to LSU. Bernard Converse started every game for LSU this year and has the versatility to play both corner and safety. I think the Shreveport, Louisiana native is one of the most underrated prospects in the country. Christian Holmes was drafted after a terrific Hula Bowl performance, and it would not shock me if Bernard Converse is next!

Holton Ahlers, QB, East Carolina – Holton Ahlers has grown on me. The left-handed gunslinger is a competitor with tons of skill. I love this kid and am rooting for him. He reminds me of Tim Tebow, and he would embrace that comparison. Off the field, Ahlers started his own Christian company and is one of the best humans ever. He finished as the MVP for both the Hula Bowl and NFLPA Game. He is a sleeper that could be a very amazing backup for someone.

Mason Brooks, OT, Ole Miss – People have slept long enough on Mason Brooks. He was a transfer this year to Ole Miss after dominating for years at Western Kentucky. The former blindside for Bailey Zappe deserved better after transferring to Ole Miss. Lane Kiffin and company did not use him properly. He was one of the most dominant offensive linemen at the Hula Bowl and I would not be shocked if he was drafted late.

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