CLEMSON FOOTBALL

Bryan Bresee is poised to return to the mix and be among the nation's best this season.
Bryan Bresee is poised to return to the mix and be among the nation's best this season.

Simpson, Bresee and Murphy picked in latest ESPN NFL mock draft top-25


by -

Draft analysts are near unanimous preseason on a trio of Clemson defensive prospects being among the top first round NFL draft candidates.

ESPN's Matt Miller released his first 2023 NFL mock draft ($) and the same Tiger front-seven triplets were among the top-25 projected picks in Myles Murphy, Bryan Bresee and Trenton Simpson.

Murphy is first up at the No. 16 overall pick.

"Murphy anchored the Clemson defensive line in 2021 with seven sacks while bouncing between end and tackle. With Bryan Bresee returning from injury, the 6-foot-5, 275-pound Murphy should see more action at end this season. He has a chance to dominate with his quickness off the edge," Miller said.

Bresee is right after him at No. 17.

"A return to form could push Bresee all the way into the top 10, though he has to prove he can return to his stellar level of play," Miller said.

Simpson rounds out the group at No. 25.

"If he continues to thrive under a new scheme with defensive coordinator Wes Goodwin, he has the traits to be an early pick," Miller said.

Comment on this story
Print   
Send Feedback to TigerNet Staff: Email | Comment
Tigers top 90 points again in France tour exhibition game
Tigers top 90 points again in France tour exhibition game
CBS Sports preview has Clemson as lock to go under win total
CBS Sports preview has Clemson as lock to go under win total
PHOTO GALLERY: Clemson football opens fall camp, freshmen first look
PHOTO GALLERY: Clemson football opens fall camp, freshmen first look
Dabo Swinney says Deshaun Watson will 'move forward'
Dabo Swinney says Deshaun Watson will 'move forward'
Post your comments!

Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest