The 2023 NFL Draft will take place Thursday-Saturday at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. The Bluebloods will track the former FCS football stars who hear their name called over the next three days in Kansas City.
In the 2022 NFL Draft, 24 FCS football prospects were selected after only 12 prospects (6 in 2020; 6 in 2021) were selected over the past two NFL drafts. Northern Iowa offensive lineman Trevor Penning and Chattanooga offensive lineman Cole Strange were both drafted in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. It was the first-time two FCS prospects were drafted in the first round since 2008.
No FCS prospects were selected in the first round of the 2023 NFL draft. For the first time since 1965, every first-round pick was from a current Power-Five program.
FCS players who played multiple seasons at the FCS level before playing their final season in the FBS are included.
11 FCS football prospects were selected in the 2023 NFL draft. The FCS prospects who were selected are listed below.
No. 48: North Dakota State OL Cody Mauch (Buccaneers)
No. 76: Sacramento State LB Marte Mapu (Patriots)
No. 78: South Dakota State TE Tucker Kraft (Packers)
No. 89: Richmond/Wake Forst DT Kobie Turner (Rams)
No. 152: William & Mary OL Colby Sorsdal (Lions)
No. 166: Stephen F. Austin OLB BJ Thompson (Chiefs)
No. 206: Princeton WR Andrei Iosivas (Bengals)
No. 211: Wagner LB Titus Leo (Colts)
No. 218: Kennesaw State DT Travis Bell (Bears)
No. 228: UT Martin WR Colton Dowell (Titans)
No. 245: Jackson State CB Isaiah Bolden (Patriots)