Multiple former FCS players were ranked in Dane Brugler’s Top 15 players by position for the 2023 NFL Draft (as of January).
The FCS looks for another strong year after 24 players were drafted last year, the most since 2008.
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Here are former FCS players currently on Brugler’s Top 15 position rankings, which can be read here.
No. 15 — Tim DeMorat, Fordham
The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder was a multi-time Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year. DeMorat ends his prolific college career with 13,461 yards passing, 123 passing TDs, and 39 interceptions. In the 2022 season, he threw for 4,891 yards and 56 TDs.
No. 4 — Dalton Kincaid, Utah (San Diego)
Kincaid played his last three seasons at Utah, but his first two years were at San Diego. In 2019 at USD, he was named a Sophomore All-American with 44 receptions for 835 yards and eight touchdowns. At Utah, he was a two-time Pac-12 All-Conference selection. The 6-foot-4, 240-pounder caught 70 passes for 890 yards and eight TDs this last season.
No. 5 — Tucker Kraft, South Dakota State
Kraft declared for the NFL Draft as a junior after a dominating career at SDSU. The multi-time All-American saw a breakthrough 2021 season when he caught 65 passes for 773 yards and six TDs. Missing half of the 2022 regular season with an injury before returning for a national title run, Kraft (6-foot-5, 255 pounds) caught 27 passes for 348 yards and three TDs.
No. 2 — Cody Mauch, North Dakota State
Mauch started three seasons at left tackle for NDSU, earning several All-American accolades. The 6-foot-6, 303-pounder, who others project to remain at tackle at the next level, looks to be another Bison offensive lineman selected early in the draft.
No. 13 — Mark Evans II, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
The 6-foot-4, 295-pound Evans has started at left tackle for UAPB since 2019, earning multiple All-American accolades. In 2022, he had a 93% overall grade with only two sacks allowed.