Clemson defensive lineman Bryan Bresee is in position to be one of the top picks in the 2023 NFL Draft.

The former 5-star prospect has been impressive from the very beginning of his time with the Tigers. And although he has played in just 6 games since the start of the 2021 season, Bresee is high on NFL Draft boards.

ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. released an early top prospects list on Thursday morning and Bresee came in at No. 5 on the list.

Here’s some analysis from Kiper:

Bresee, a five-star recruit in the Class of 2020, tore his left ACL last September and played in just four games, but I was impressed with his tape. He locates the ball really well and explodes into the backfield at the snap to disrupt throwing lanes and find ball carriers. He’s aggressive and hustles on every snap. He can be a major force inside at the next level. Bresee has a half sack in two games this season.

So far in his career, Bresee has accumulated 11.5 tackles for loss and 6 sacks. He has 2 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks just 2 games player in 2022.

He’s listed at 6-foot-3, 305 pounds and is originally from Damascus, Maryland.

Bresee did not play in Clemson’s Week 3 win over Louisiana Tech as he was spending time with his family following the death of his younger sister, Ella. Bresee is expected to be with the team this week when the Tigers take on Wake Forest.

Clemson and Wake Forest kick off at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday.