4 B1G stars land on PFF's list of most underrated prospects in 2023 NFL Draft
Which prospects for the 2023 NFL Draft are a bit underrated heading into the pre-draft workouts?
PFF recently compiled a list of the 10 most underrated prospects that will be available in the 2023 NFL Draft. That group included 4 players out of the B1G, including a trio of Edge prospects out of the conference.
Here are the B1G players that landed on PFF’s list of underrated prospects:
- Edge Lukas Van Ness, Iowa
- Edge Zach Harrison, Ohio State
- Edge Nick Herbig, Wisconsin
- LB Jack Campbell, Iowa
In terms of Van Ness, PFF’s Marcus Mosher sees an Edge prospect that was effective in terms of pass-rush win rate and while trying to stop the run. After facing some of the top draft-eligible left tackles during B1G play, Van Ness should be equipped for a jump to the NFL.
Harrison continues to draw strong marks for his pure athletic ability and size with a 6-foot-6 frame to work with. Mosher also cites a trio of 82+ graded seasons with the Buckeyes despite a low number of sacks for the former 5-star prospect.
Though undersized, Herbig draws high marks as one of the best pure pass-rushers in the draft. Herbig produced 11 sacks during a strong junior season for the Badgers and was especially effective in true passing sets.
Campbell captured the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker during the 2022 season but could be getting overlooked a bit at the position. Per Mosher’s assessment, Campbell is “the perfect modern-day NFL linebacker” due to his rangey frame, impressive work in coverage and ability to make tackles sideline-to-sideline.