Post-Combine Rookie Rankings Update!

by Edward DeLauter · Draft Strategy

This is the Post-Combine Rookie Rankings Update! PlayerProfiler’s dynasty rookie rankings are updated, and they account for the results of the 2023 NFL Combine. The dynasty rookie rankings feature the top dynasty assets of the 2023 rookie class and assigns each player with a lifetime value rating, generated by PlayerProfiler’s proprietary lifetime value engine, which estimates future fantasy output based on age, near-term player projections, and long-term positional production trends for dynasty league football.

Below are two risers and two fallers in the post-combine rookie rankings update.


Anthony Richardson

Anthony Richardson stole the show at the 2023 NFL Combine. After measuring an imposing 6-foot 4-inches, 244 pounds, Richardson melted faces by running a 4.43 40-yard dash. As if this wasn’t enough, his 40.5-inch vertical jump and 10-foot 9-inch broad jump were both all-time highs among quarterbacks at the NFL Combine resulting in a 135.4, 99-percentile, Burst Score.

Anthony Richardson Advanced Stats & Metrics

Richardson is the most athletic quarterback in the PlayerProfiler database posting a 118.8 Athleticism Score. With unprecedented athleticism, Richardson’s upside has him climbing up the PlayerProfiler rookie ranks.

Devon Achane

Many correctly anticipated Devon Achane to measure sub 190 pounds at the NFL combine. However, if you are going to be a running back in the NFL and weigh 188 pounds as Achane did in  Indianapolis, you better have wheels that burn. Achane resoundingly proved that he does posting a 4.32 40-yard dash, which led all running backs. Despite his smaller 5-foot 9-inch 188-pound frame, Achane’s 40-yard dash time resulted in him posting a 108, 88-percentile Speed Score. A great landing spot with a team that prioritizes a zone run scheme will boost his dynasty value even more.


Zach Evans

Zach Evans’s fall in the PlayerProfiler rookie ranks has more to do with what he didn’t do at the NFL Combine. Evans was largely thought to be over 210 pounds but measured 202 pounds at the NFL Combine. This suggests that he slimmed down to shave time off his athletic testing numbers. However, he proceeded to participate in zero drills due to a minor hamstring strain. With the Ole Miss Pro Day scheduled for March 29, we should soon have a better idea of Evans’s athletic metrics. However, a 202-pound frame does ding the former five-star recruit for now.

Roschon Johnson

Roschon Johnson had a fine Combine, but it just wasn’t great. He weighed slightly less (219 pounds) than his anticipated weight of above 220 pounds. He also finished near the bottom of his rookie classmates in the jumping drills, posting a 31.5-inch vertical jump, and a 10-foot 2-inch broad jump.

This resulted in a poor 114.6 Burst Score (29-percentile). However, not all was bad as his 4.58 40-yard dash resulted in a 64-pecentile, 99.5 Speed Score. Additionally, his 99.6 Athleticism Score places him No. 6 in his class among running backs. Overall, Johnson’s Combine was satisfactory when, for a prospect who backed up Bijan Robinson in college, it ideally would have been a bit better.