Which Arizona State University prospects have a chance of being selected in the 2023 NFL Draft?

Which Arizona, ASU Prospects Have Shot At Being Picked In 2023 NFL Draft?
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The 2022 college football season proved to be challenging for Arizona’s two Power 5 programs and their fans at Arizona sportsbooks, with both Arizona and Arizona State finishing with a combined record of 8-16.

Neither school achieved a .500 record last year, marking the first time since 2016. The Wildcats ended with a 3-9 record and the Sun Devils finished 5-7.

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Nevertheless, both schools have generated some promising prospects who have garnered interest from professional teams, indicating that the state is not lacking in NFL Draft talent.

With the 2023 NFL Draft drawing near on April 27th, yengols.com has partnered with NFLDraftBuzz.com to pinpoint potential players from Arizona and ASU who could be chosen in the televised seven-round event.

Bryce Young, the quarterback from Alabama, is the clear favorite to be the top pick in the draft on Arizona betting apps, with odds ranging from -1200 to -2000.

Arizona NFL Draft Prospects

Christian Young (Senior Safety)

  • Round: Undrafted Free Agent
  • Overall Rank: 307th
  • Position Rank: 64th
  • Overall Rating: 74.2/100 

ASU NFL Draft Prospects

Senior defensive tackle Nesta Jade Silvera

  • Round: Non-Drafted Free Agent
  • Overall Rank: 242nd
  • Position: 47th
  • Overall Rating: 77.0/100 

XazavianValladay (Redshirt senior RB)

  • Revised: Undrafted Free Agent Selection Round
  • Overall Rank: 261st
  • Position: 26th
  • Overall Rating: 76.0/100 

Kyle Soelle (Redshirt senior LB)  

  • Round: Undrafted Free Agent
  • Overall Rank: 549th
  • Position Rank: 72nd
  • Overall Rating: 30.0/100 

Wildcats Striving to End NFL Draft Dry Spell

The Wildcats’ draft drought ended when defensive tackle Roy Lopez and running back Gary Brightwell were selected in the sixth round by the Houston Texans and New York Giants, respectively. It had been two years since a player from the Wildcats had been chosen in the draft.

In Tempe, nearby, the Sun Devils have had at least one player picked in the last nine NFL drafts, with four players selected in 2022.

Since 2010, the FBS programs in Arizona have had a total of 45 draft picks, with the Sun Devils contributing 28 and the Wildcats contributing 17.

NFL Draft Buzz predicts that none of the four draft-eligible players from the two schools will be chosen in the 2023 NFL Draft. Nesta Jade Silvera, a defensive tackle from ASU, has the highest rating of 77.0 out of 100 among all players.

FanDuel Sportsbook in Arizona has Will Anderson as the favorite at -250 to be the first defensive player drafted in the upcoming draft from Alabama.

Xazavian Valladay, a redshirt senior running back at Arizona State University, holds the second highest grade on the website at 76.0. Christian Young, a senior safety at the University of Arizona, trails closely behind with a grade of 74.2. Meanwhile, Kyle Soelle, a redshirt senior linebacker at ASU, has a grade of 30.0.

Silvera is the highest-ranked Arizona collegiate prospect at 242nd overall, with Valladay coming in as the second closest player at 261st.



Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has over seven years of experience covering sports and sports betting in Arizona. He previously worked at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News before becoming the lead writer at yengols.com.

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