Good draft picks we bring, to you and your kin. Good draft picks for Christmas, and a happy New Year! In honor of the holiday cheer, we gift you a SEVEN-round 2023 NFL Mock Draft. Did Santa bring your favorite franchise the NFL draft of your dreams, or did they get a pile of coal?
2023 NFL Mock Draft | Round 1
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1) Houston Texans: Bryce Young, QB, Alabama
I understand the concerns surrounding Bryce Young’s size and arm strength. But his ability to extend plays, work out of structure, and hit windows over the middle of the field far outweigh his negatives.
2) Chicago Bears: Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia
Santa’s real gift is the Bears trading down and acquiring more draft ammunition, but maybe that will come in April. For now, Chicago fans should be happy with the selection of Jalen Carter. Trades have decimated the defensive line over the last couple of years, and now it’s time to reconstruct it.
3) Seattle Seahawks (From DEN): Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
The Seahawks would’ve loved taking Carter, but they are just as ecstatic with Will Anderson Jr. at third overall. He gives Seattle a legitimate game-wrecker off the edge, something they haven’t had in some time. That should open up Tariq Woolen to do even more damage in coverage.
4) Detroit Lions (From LAR): C.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State
Although I’ve soured a bit on C.J. Stroud after diving into his tape a bit more, he still presents a long-term upgrade over Jared Goff. Perhaps he’s the Patrick Mahomes to Goff’s Alex Smith, where Goff goes out in 2024 recording the best season of his career.
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Stroud’s inability to make something out of nothing outside the pocket or within it propels Young over him, but there’s no discounting his passing prowess in rhythm.
5) Arizona Cardinals: Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State
Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas, Arizona! Jared Verse‘s midseason knee injury clearly bothered him toward the end of the season. But watch his games against LSU and Florida, and you’ll see the explosiveness and bend that have launched him into top-five range.
6) Indianapolis Colts: Will Levis, QB, Kentucky
Even in a Winter Wonderland snowstorm, Will Levis can throw darts all over the field with his arm talent. But he isn’t a surefire prospect, as he’s had his struggles in Kentucky’s pro-style offense. Still, the Colts aren’t in a position to wait at QB anymore — it’s now or never.
7) Atlanta Falcons: Myles Murphy, EDGE, Clemson
The Falcons have holes all over the roster, so rather than attacking one particular need, they are better off taking the best player available. Myles Murphy is straight off the Saint Nick production line — fulfilling one team’s wish.
Consistency is his primary issue, but the hands, strength, and athleticism are all there to become a lethal pass-rush threat — he’s already an edge-setter against the run.
8) Carolina Panthers: Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida
Like the Colts, the Panthers need to hit on the QB position, and taking Matt Corral in the third round last year shouldn’t stop them from reaching into the well again in 2023. Anthony Richardson is far from an NFL starter in the current stage of his development. Still, there are few QBs with his combination of arm talent and rushing ability — a cheat code in modern offenses.
9) Philadelphia Eagles (From NO): Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon
Darius Slay and James Bradberry are enjoying late-stage success, but CB production is a fickle beast. With two first-round picks, the Eagles have the luxury of improving their depth. Christian Gonzalez is supremely fluid at 6’2″, a rare body composition that simply doesn’t last long in the draft.
10) Las Vegas Raiders: Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State
The Raiders should seriously consider moving off Derek Carr, but only for a young and cheaper option. With no such prospect remaining — at least worthy of a top-10 pick — they shift their focus to protecting their current signal-caller.
Paris Johnson Jr. is the top tackle in the class. He has the film, build, and pedigree to hear his name called early in Round 1.
11) Houston Texans (From CLE): Bryan Bresee, DT, Clemson
Like the Falcons, Houston just needs to select talented players, regardless of position. Defensive tackles just aren’t built like Bryan Bresee. At 6’5″ and 300+ pounds, he packs a punch at the point of contact and has the athleticism to capitalize quickly.
12) Pittsburgh Steelers: Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern
Peter Skoronski is the bell from The Polar Express — if you don’t believe he can stick at tackle, you won’t reap his maximum rewards. On film study alone, I have him over Paris Johnson in the tackle class, but of course, physical tools matter — a lot.
With limited arm length, it’s hard to justify selecting Skoronski much higher than the Steelers do here.
13) Green Bay Packers: Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU
Christian Watson was a gem for the Packers last cycle, but they can’t rest on their laurels. Quentin Johnston moves like no other 6’4″ receiver, breaking down corners in the open field. With the speed to threaten vertically and the size to outmuscle DBs of all shapes and sizes, Johnston is the definition of a mismatch.
14) Jacksonville Jaguars: Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia
If you mistook Kelee Ringo for a linebacker, I wouldn’t blame you. At 6’2″ and 210 pounds, he thumps ball carriers in his vicinity. But he also has the movement skills to match WRs throughout the route.
15) New York Jets: Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson
Robert Saleh finds his new Fred Warner, bringing Trenton Simpson to New York. The Clemson LB can do it all — rush the passer off the edge, stuff the run in the box, or cover WRs in the slot. Linebackers usually don’t come with Round 1 price tags, but calling Simpson just a linebacker is disrespectful.
16) Seattle Seahawks: Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina
With Will Anderson in tow, Seattle gives Tariq Woolen a new sparring partner. Cam Smith rarely loses reps and plays with the confidence required to be a shutdown corner. He isn’t Jaycee Horn, but it also isn’t blasphemy to say he can have similar success early in his career.
17) New England Patriots: Jordan Addison, WR, USC
Mac Jones may not be the answer, but one bad season after a strong rookie campaign isn’t enough to give up on him. Thus, the Patriots need to get him a natural separator to relieve some pressure.
Jordan Addison has the speed to take crossers to the house, but more importantly, he knows how to make himself available for his QB.
18) Detroit Lions: Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois
Outside of Jeff Okudah, the Lions don’t have much in their cornerback room. Devon Witherspoon can come in and provide plus play from his side of the field from Day 1. He may not be the fastest or strongest, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better cover corner in the 2023 NFL Draft.
19) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tyree Wilson, EDGE, Texas Tech
With a 70-inch wingspan and power for days, Tyree Wilson isn’t making it out of the first round. He is far from a clean prospect, as he can improve his hand usage and sink his pads lower into contact. But when there’s a pterodactyl on the board, you can’t pass it up.
20) Tennessee Titans: Cody Mauch, OT, North Dakota State
Looking for the next Cole Strange — an FCS prospect that launches himself into the first round? Meet North Dakota State OT Cody Mauch.
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Mauch is a road-grader, mauling any defender who volunteers their body as a ragdoll. But he’s also excellent in pass protection, showing synergy between his upper and lower body.
21) Washington Commanders: Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State
Without a QB, Washington won’t challenge for a deep playoff push. But for now, they can add talent to key positions. Joey Porter Jr. is long, physical, and downright fluid for a 6’2″ corner, suffocating WRs within his reach.
22) Los Angeles Chargers: Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma
The Chargers nailed the Rashawn Slater pick, and if Anton Harrison falls into their lap, they could secure their franchise tackles in the span of three years. Harrison has room to grow physically and technically, but his ability to mirror even the quickest edge rushers is worthy of Round 1.
23) New York Giants: Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State
Could Jaxon Smith-Njigba barely play for an entire season and really go in the first round? Yea, his 2021 season was that good.
Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson (Ohio State’s first-round WRs last cycle) both shared their praise for JSN, with Wilson stating, “Jaxon is as good as I’ve ever seen — probably the best I’ve ever seen.”
24) Baltimore Ravens: Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee
Their belief in Rashod Bateman aside, the Ravens need a deep threat, which just so happens to be Jalin Hyatt’s middle name. Give him any space off the line on a vertical route, and there’s no hope for the man across from him. He turns any corner into burnt toast, even with a safety over the top.
25) Denver Broncos (From SF via MIA): Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia
Russell Wilson may be the problem in Denver, but Denver is in it for the long haul, so they better give him the best supporting cast possible. Broderick Jones solidifies the offensive line, with Garett Bolles manning the left tackle position. Jones moves well in space, is patient in pass protection, and has the length, leverage, and power capacity to hold his own in Year 1.
26) Dallas Cowboys: Noah Sewell, LB, Oregon
Honestly, giving Noah Sewell to the Cowboys is malpractice by the rest of the league. Micah Parsons rushing off one edge with Sewell blitzing up the middle would result in the QB suffering some serious abdominal injuries.
But Sewell takes on blocks in the run game like a connoisseur and has the speed/instincts to chase down runs from the backside.
27) Cincinnati Bengals: Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame
Where Michael Mayer goes in the 2023 NFL Draft is a complete mystery. There’s a possibility he falls out of the first round. But a team like the Bengals, who could use an all-around weapon at tight end, may pull the trigger. Mayer is well-known for his receiving ability but don’t sleep on his run blocking.
28) Kansas City Chiefs: BJ Ojulari, EDGE, LSU
With George Karlaftis collapsing the pocket on one side with his strength, the Chiefs need a speed rusher to finish the job. Luckily for them, BJ Ojulari is still on the board at the bottom of Round 1.
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Ojulari has been exploding past SEC offensive tackles since his true-freshman season three years ago. He still lacks power in his game, but when you can fly by OTs without being touched, you can get away with it as a pass rusher.
29) Minnesota Vikings: Clark Phillips III, CB, Utah
The Vikings’ need for a corner remains after years of targeting the position early in drafts. So, it’s time to reach for a different type of prospect. Clark Phillips III is a shorter corner, but he can line up outside and mirror any WR he faces.
At 5’10”, 183 pounds, with a lack of arm length, bigger weapons will win their fair share of reps. But Phillips’ high-level instincts and movement skills provide an elite base to his game.
30) Buffalo Bills: Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas
Bijan Robinson will likely go in the top 20 picks; he’s just too good of a prospect to fall any further. Yet, as a draft analyst, I don’t put a premium on running backs. But sometimes, the athlete far supersedes the position he plays.
Robinson could split out in the slot full-time and be a solid receiving option on top of his already near-generational rushing ability.
31) Philadelphia Eagles: Antonio Johnson, DB, Texas A&M
Antonio Johnson is listed as a DB because, truthfully, he can line up anywhere in the defensive backfield. Although he doesn’t have elite fluidity, he can survive as an outside corner in a pinch. He was primarily the Texas A&M’s slot corner last year but received more reps at deep safety in 2022, adding to his versatility.
32) Houston Texans: Rashee Rice, WR, SMU
With Bryce Young the new face of the franchise, the Texans would be wise to get him some weapons. Rashee Rice could end up a first-round pick, and as the 32nd overall selection, he would be in most drafts. He has the size (6’2″, 203 pounds) and free-flowing movement to grow into a legitimate No. 1 receiver.
33) Pittsburgh Steelers (From CHI): Brian Branch, S, Alabama
Minkah Fitzpatrick needs some help in the secondary, and Brian Branch is even more than that. As the Crimson Tide’s top DB, Branch manned Nick Saban’s famed “STAR” position — slot defender. He could stay close to the ball in Pittsburgh to allow Fitzpatrick to roam at free safety or vice versa.
34) Los Angeles Rams: Matthew Bergeron, OT, Syracuse
With few picks, especially in the upper rounds, the Rams need to hit on each one to avoid falling off a cliff. Since Andrew Whitworth retired, Los Angeles has had a swinging gate at tackle. And while Jared Verse had his way with Matthew Bergeron, the Syracuse OT is certainly a starter-worthy prospect.
35) Arizona Cardinals: Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State
The Cardinals have needed cornerback help longer than it’s been since their last playoff win (2015). So why not attempt to amend the issue with a corner who quite literally is one of the greatest collegiate playmakers of all time — Emmanuel Forbes owns the most career pick-sixes in FBS history (six).
36) Seattle Seahawks (From DEN): O’Cyrus Torrence, G, Florida
With Geno Smith in-house and presumably returning (at least on a transition tag), the Seahawks can turn their attention toward the rest of the offense. They nailed their tackle duo in the 2021 class, so drafting O’Cyrus Torrence to shore up the interior would be a worthwhile investment at the start of Day 2.
37) Indianapolis Colts: Isaiah Foskey, EDGE, Notre Dame
Isaiah Foskey has all the traits to be a Round 1 prospect. Yet, he struggles with consistency at times, and his hip flexibility constricts his ability to rush around the arc. But that won’t stop the Colts from betting on his length and athleticism — a combination they patently covet.
38) Carolina Panthers: Cedric Tillman, WR, Tennessee
Jalin Hyatt wasn’t the only Tennessee WR who balled out with Hendon Hooker under center. Size, play strength, physicality — Cedric Tillman has it all. His route running and efficiency of motion could use some polishing, but he fits the X-receiver mold in the NFL.
39) New Orleans Saints: Siaki Ika, DT, Baylor
True nose tackles don’t typically go this high, but Siaki Ika isn’t your typical nose tackle. He moves quicker than anticipated from a 6’4″, 360-pound lineman, and he also requires leverage better than most. Oh, and in case you didn’t infer it from his size, Ika blows opponents back with overwhelming strength.
40) Atlanta Falcons: Josh Downs, WR, North Carolina
Josh Downs may never be a team’s WR1 due to his smaller stature, but alongside Drake London in Atlanta, he can burn defenses in the middle of the field. Downs gets in and out of breaks at an insane rate, leaving DBs without a chance to recover before he’s accelerating in space.
41) Cleveland Browns: Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia
A torn pec cost him the 2022 season, but Nolan Smith has the physical tools to bank on. The Browns already have two freaks of nature at EDGE in Myles Garrett and Jadeveon Clowney. Smith could transform into yet another dynamic threat off the edge under their tutelage.
42) Pittsburgh Steelers: Gervon Dexter, DT, Florida
Gervon Dexter never reached the production levels expected from his physical tools, but numbers lie — the film doesn’t. Dexter is a former five-star recruit with a long, stout frame at 6’6″, 313 pounds. Plus, he can forklift blockers and knife into the backfield.
43) Green Bay Packers: Bralen Trice, EDGE, Washington
At 6’4″, 270 pounds, Bralen Trice is an explosive and powerful defender, knocking tackles back with violent hands and a relentless motor.
44) Las Vegas Raiders: Eli Ricks, CB, Alabama
Eli Ricks entered the 2022 season in most way-too-early first-round mock drafts. But after riding the pine for much of the season, it’s fair to say he won’t sniff Day 1. Yet, he has the ability of a Round 1 corner and flashed it toward the end of the season.
45) New York Jets: Cooper Beebe, OL, Kansas State
My top interior lineman in the class finally comes off the board as Cooper Beebe slides inside, with Alijah Vera-Tucker potentially kicking out to tackle. Beebe actually has impressive snaps at left tackle as well, but he is a fair bit more athletically contained than AVT.
46) Jacksonville Jaguars: Calijah Kancey, DT, Pitt
Pass-rushing interior linemen come at a surcharge, and even though he is roughly 6’0″, Calijah Kancey is one of the best pass-rushing DTs in the class. His natural leverage and explosiveness allow him to win reps from the outset.
47) New England Patriots: Drew Sanders, LB, Arkansas
Bill Belichick loves versatile defenders, and they don’t get much more versatile in the front seven than Drew Sanders. After beginning his collegiate career as an on-ball LB for Alabama, he took his talents to Arkansas and has flourished in space as an off-ball defender.
48) Detroit Lions: Felix Anudike-Uzomah, EDGE, Kansas State
Felix Anudike-Uzomah can bend with the best EDGEs in the draft, but he can play a bit too out of control. If he can hone his abilities, he could be a force off the edge in the Motor City.
49) Seattle Seahawks: John Michael Schmitz, C, Minnesota
Seattle continues to retool the interior, taking the top center in the class: John Michael Schmitz. As a seasoned lineman, he comes equipped with the awareness and technique required to start early in his career. And while Schmitz hasn’t seen a single snap outside of center, Schmitz has the athleticism to fill any interior position
50) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama
The Buccaneers’ backfield has been … lackluster … this season. That will need to change, especially if a new QB comes to town. Jahmyr Gibbs’ shiftiness and receiving ability make the jobs of his blockers and QB much easier.
51) Tennessee Titans: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington
Rome Odunze has yet to declare, but if he does, he’ll undoubtedly be one of the top WRs prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft. He’s a smooth operator at 6’3″ and 200 pounds — the mold NFL teams want on the boundary. With long speed, YAC ability, and strength in contested situations, Odunze brings a complete skill set.
52) Washington Commanders: Sedrick Van Pran, C, Georgia
As a redshirt sophomore, Sedrick Van Pran still has some technical areas to refine. However, he’s displayed an explosive burst off the line. And when paired with his overall flexibility and range, it’s easy to envision him in heavy zone-blocking schemes.
53) Miami Dolphins: Darnell Wright, OT, Tennessee
College programs typically put their top tackles on the left side, resulting in few true right tackles receiving high draft grades. Darnell Wright bucks that trend. Despite being a larger lineman, he has the short-area agility to match pass rushers.
54) Los Angeles Chargers: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College
If your team misses out on a WR prospect like Josh Downs, Zay Flowers should be their next pick. A similarly built athlete, Flowers wins with easy separation ability and acceleration. His size stunts his ceiling, but slot WRs are more valuable than ever.
55) New York Giants: Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa
The Giants need a no-nonsense linebacker that won’t make debilitating mistakes. Jack Campbell simply has no glaring holes in his game. Hailing from Iowa, he’s a disciplined defender with the movement skills to cover and the physicality to fill gaps against the run.
56) Chicago Bears (From BAL): Dawand Jones, OT, Ohio State
Paris Johnson is the prized jewel of Ohio State’s offensive line, but Dawand Jones is no slouch. Despite some technical issues and a lack of flexibility, Jones buoys his scouting report with immense power and size.
57) Cincinnati Bengals: Andrew Vorhees, OL, USC
Few NFL draft prospects come as experienced as Andrew Vorhees. Not only does he have five years of starting reps under his belt, but he has played both guard spots and left tackle. Vorhees’ last name may be spelled slightly differently (Voorhees) than Jason, but he’s just as menacing as his horror movie counterpart.
58) Dallas Cowboys: Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland
In a crowded cornerback class, it’s been easy for Deonte Banks to fall off radars. But he’s an exciting size/speed athlete with a well-rounded profile. He can mirror at the line while maintaining the long speed to carry routes downfield.
59) Carolina Panthers (From SF): Lukas Van Ness, DL, Iowa
Lukas Van Ness doesn’t have to declare as a redshirt sophomore, but what he has already put on tape is worthy of Round 2 consideration. He converts speed to power exceptionally well, collapsing pockets and bowling over blockers.
60) Detroit Lions (From MIN): Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah
After shipping off T.J. Hockenson this year, the Lions need a difference-making tight end. That’s exactly what they can expect from Dalton Kincaid, who is arguably the top receiving TE in the entire class.
61) Kansas City Chiefs: Ruke Orhorhoro, DT, Clemson
Clemson’s defensive line terrorized the opposition this year, and Ruke Orhorhoro deserves his share of the credit. With his lateral athleticism and raw strength, he can line up wide as a big EDGE or come inside as a 3-tech — versatility defensive coordinators put a premium on.
62) Buffalo Bills: Jordan Battle, S, Alabama
Although Brian Branch has received much of the hype in the Alabama secondary this year, don’t forget about Jordan Battle. Just last year, Battle could’ve declared and been a late-Day 1/early-Day 2 pick, and all he did was provide much of the same stability this season.
63) Philadelphia Eagles: Keion White, EDGE, Georgia Tech
Replenishing talent on the defensive line is a staple of GM Howie Roseman’s roster construction, and Keion White continues the trend. With power, explosiveness, and length, White sets the edge with ease.
64) Houston Texans: Andre Carter II, EDGE, Army
Andre Carter II is an interesting evaluation, as Army asked him to rough at deep angles that won’t work in the NFL. Still, college programs understood his skill set and frequently sent two (even three) blockers his way.
65) Chicago Bears: Derick Hall, EDGE, Auburn
Derick Hall is one of the most powerful EDGEs in the class, setting the edge and rushing the passer with the same ferocity. With few holes in his game, Hall enters the NFL as a high-floor, high-ceiling prospect.
66) Arizona Cardinals: Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona
One of the biggest risers this cycle, Jordan Morgan has revamped his game at Arizona. He always had the size and tools to be an enticing NFL candidate, but he finally put it all together on the field this season.
67) Denver Broncos: Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, CB, TCU
Nephew of LaDainian Tomlinson, Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson has made a name for himself at TCU. He must cut down on the penalties (nine in 2022), but he is a gnat in coverage, rarely losing a step against his opponent.
68) Los Angeles Rams: Tuli Tuipulotu, DL, USC
They don’t build edge rushers like Tuli Tuipulotu anymore, standing at 6’4″ and 290 pounds. He’s comfortable bending and pressing the arc but has also been deployed on the interior, making him the perfect fit for hybrid fronts.
69) Denver Broncos (From IND): Henry To’oTo’o, LB, Alabama
Henry To’oTo’o is a pursuit linebacker that can shed blocks, wrap up, and sift through congestion like Mucinex. He’s also serviceable in coverage and as a blitzer, providing a scheme-versatile skill set.
70) New Orleans Saints: Jaylon Jones, CB, Texas A&M
Jaylon Jones possesses the ideal size for the position (6’2″, 205 pounds) and has already proven himself to be an excellent zone defender. There isn’t a physical trait he lacks, and his age only adds to his allure (turns 21 in April).
71) Atlanta Falcons: Marvin Mims, WR, Oklahoma
Marvin Mims hasn’t received enough attention in the 2023 NFL Draft class. Although he profiles as a slot-first WR, he has the separation ability to play the Z when needed. With his trademark body control, acceleration, and YAC prowess, Mims shouldn’t have to wait too long to hear his name called.
72) New England Patriots: Kyu Blu Kelly, CB, Stanford
On top of an exceptional name, Kyu Blu Kelly is a well-coached CB with production that matches his ball skills. A lack of top-end tools limits his ceiling, but his floor is worthy of a mid-to-late Day 2 selection.
73) Pittsburgh Steelers: Julius Brents, CB, Kansas State
At 6’4″ with nearly 34″ arms, Julius Brents is quite the site to behold at cornerback. His God-given size engulfs receivers, but he is also twitchy enough to mirror releases.
74) Green Bay Packers: JL Skinner, S, Boise State
There may not be a more imposing defensive back in the 2023 NFL Draft than JL Skinner. The 6’4″, 220-pound safety lays the wood over the middle of the field yet owns the fluidity to maintain responsibility in coverage.
75) Las Vegas Raiders: Brandon Dorlus, DT, Oregon
The Raiders simply need talent on defense, regardless of position. Brandon Dorlus can play up and down the line with his mixture of explosiveness, length, and agility at 6’3″ and 290 pounds.
76) Houston Texans (From CLE): Layden Robinson, G, Texas A&M
Texas A&M’s struggles have worked against Layden Robinson’s public perception, and it doesn’t help the last Aggie lineman drafted (Kenyon Green) has taken his lumps as a rookie. Nevertheless, Robinson’s blend of athleticism and strength will see him drafted on Day 2.
77) Jacksonville Jaguars: A.T. Perry, WR, Wake Forest
You can never have too many receivers, especially with A.T. Perry still on the board. At a long 6’4″, Perry still has the burst and speed to stack DBs downfield.
78) New York Jets: Brandon Joseph, S, Notre Dame
The Jets continue to reload their elite defense, this time taking playmaking safety Brandon Joseph. Joseph can work in single-high or two-high shells, something not every prospect can do. And with 10 interceptions in three seasons, he knows a thing or two about creating big plays.
79) Detroit Lions: Tommy Eichenberg, LB, Ohio State
Malcolm Rodriguez was a good story for Hard Knocks, and he is a useful defender, but the Lions need more help at linebacker. Enter Tommy Eichenberg. He is a high-powered CPU at middle linebacker, sniffing out both pass and run plays.
80) Seattle Seahawks: Keeanu Benton, DT, Wisconsin
Keeanu Benton isn’t the most agile defensive tackle, but when you can move the man in front of you against his will, you don’t have to be.
81) Miami Dolphins (From NE): Daiyan Henley, LB, Washington State
Miami hasn’t had stellar linebacker play in years. Although Daiyan Henley is no guarantee to fix the position outright, he has the physical skill set to provide plus play in every facet.
82) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee
The Buccaneers missed out on Will Levis in Round 1, but Hendon Hooker is no consolation prize. Prior to his ACL tear, Hooker was tearing up every defense he faced. Sure, much of that success can be attributed to the offensive scheme and weapons around him, but Hooker possesses starter-quality tools.
83) Tennessee Titans: Nick Herbig, EDGE/LB, Wisconsin
Nick Herbig has played on the edge as an outside linebacker for Wisconsin, but his skill set best translates to an off-ball role. There, he can use his pass-rush arsenal as a blitzer while also taking on blocks and stunning running backs in the hole.
84) Indianapolis Colts (From WAS): Isaiah Land, LB, Florida A&M
Isaiah Land is a bit of a tweener — too light to stick at EDGE full-time but has just a handful of reps at off-ball linebacker. Still, his ability to generate pressure won’t go unnoticed, and he has the athleticism to hold up off the line.
85) Los Angeles Chargers: Jaquelin Roy, DT, LSU
As a true junior, Jaquelin Roy hasn’t even fully grown into his body. And yet, his calling card is the sheer power he generates with his upper body. He’d be a valuable addition to an interior defensive line group desperate for reinforcements.
86) Miami Dolphins: Garrett Williams, CB, Syracuse
Despite having Xavien Howard and Byron Jones, the Dolphins need depth at the position. Garrett Williams is a natural playmaker that has had his ups and downs, but those ups are worth banking on.
87) New York Giants: McClendon Curtis, G, Chattanooga
McClendon Curtis may not go in the first round like former teammate Cole Strange did last year, but he has the tools to lock in a top-100 selection. He carries his weight well, and coaches will have no issue motivating him to put the man across from him into the dirt.
88) Baltimore Ravens: Cory Trice, CB, Purdue
Few corners are standing 6’3″ and 215 pounds, and even fewer move the way Cory Trice does. His size will draw decision-makers in, but his film will win them over.
89) Dallas Cowboys: Trey Palmer, WR, Nebraska
There’s no doubt the Cowboys could use another receiver, particularly another field-stretcher. Well, they’re in luck, as Trey Palmer’s defining trait is his ability to get vertical from the slot or out wide.
90) Carolina Panthers (From SF): Mark Evans II, OL, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
The Panthers already have a strong tackle tandem in Taylor Moton and Ikem Ekwonu, but why not buy some insurance with Mark Evans II, who can start his career at guard to see the field? The UAPB OT has long been the best tackle on the HBCU landscape, and while some may not find that all too impressive, just turn on the tape.
91) Cincinnati Bengals: Adetomiwa Adebawore, DL, Northwestern
At 6’2″ and 280 pounds, Adetomiwa Adebawore has blended EDGE and defensive tackle. That versatility will draw fans, but Adebawore’s pass-rushing skill set on the interior is his sticking point.
92) Kansas City Chiefs: Blake Freeland, OT, BYU
Although the Chiefs drafted Darian Kinnard last cycle and Lucas Niang is still on the roster, they still need to find a reliable right tackle. Blake Freeland has started since 2019, but after moving to left tackle in 2021, he has taken his game to new heights.
93) Minnesota Vikings: Byron Young, EDGE, Tennessee
Just a few years ago, Byron Young was working at Dollar General. Now, after tormenting the JUCO circuit for a couple of years before finding his D1 home in Tennessee, Young injects youth and explosiveness into a defensive line that desperately needs it.
94) Buffalo Bills: Jaelyn Duncan, OL, Maryland
The Bills could use some offensive line depth, and while many analysts are encouraged by Jaelyn Duncan’s potential at tackle, he may end up being an even better guard.
95) Philadelphia Eagles: Blake Corum, RB, Michigan
Blake Corum is still reportedly 50/50 on entering the NFL draft following his season-ending knee injury, which is obviously concerning. But if he makes the leap and his knee ceases to be an issue once healed, Corum has an argument as the top back behind Bijan Robinson.
96) Cleveland Browns: Mazi Smith, DT, Michigan
As an athletic marvel, Mazi Smith has underwhelmed in terms of production. However, the last two years have been his only collegiate seasons with significant playing time, and his tools are the type you bet on.
97) San Francisco 49ers: Luke Wypler, C, Ohio State
Luke Wypler isn’t the strongest center in the class, but he makes up for it with his movement skills. Young and athletic are traits NFL teams will trip over themselves for, and Wypler comes with plenty of both.
98) San Francisco 49ers: Tyler Davis, DT, Clemson
With few picks in the 2023 NFL Draft, the 49ers need to spend them wisely. Tyler Davis’ injuries will dampen his draft stock. But twitched-up balls of energy on the interior are worthy of top-100 selections.
99) New York Giants (From SF): Tyrique Stevenson, CB, Miami (FL)
There’s aggressive and multiple, and then there is Wink Martindale’s system. Tyrique Stevenson fits perfectly, providing the versatility, explosiveness, and length Martindale covets.
100) Houston Texans
Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia
101) Chicago Bears
Parker Washington, WR, Penn State
102) Denver Broncos
Mike Morris, EDGE, Michigan
103) New England Patriots
Ji’Ayir Brown, S, Penn State
104) Arizona Cardinals
Devon Achane, RB, Texas A&M
105) Indianapolis Colts
Charlie Jones, WR, Purdue
106) Atlanta Falcons
DJ Turner, CB, Michigan
107) Carolina Panthers
Keondre Coburn, DT, Texas
108) New Orleans Saints
Xavier Hutchinson, WR, Iowa State
109) Green Bay Packers
Warren McClendon, OT, Georgia
110) Las Vegas Raiders
Christopher Smith, S, Georgia
111) Cleveland Browns
Andrei Iosivas, WR, Princeton
112) Pittsburgh Steelers
Will McDonald IV, EDGE, Iowa State
113) New York Jets
Jaren Hall, QB, BYU
114) Jacksonville Jaguars
Tyler Steen, OT, Alabama
115) Seattle Seahawks
Ivan Pace Jr., LB, Cincinnati
116) New England Patriots
Wanya Morris, OT, Oklahoma
117) Minnesota Vikings
DeMarvion Overshown, LB, Texas
118) Jacksonville Jaguars
Tucker Kraft, TE, South Dakota State
119) Atlanta Falcons
Zak Zinter, G, Michigan
120) Washington Commanders
Zach Harrison, EDGE, Ohio State
121) Kansas City Chiefs
Xavier Gipson, WR, Stephen F. Austin
122) Los Angeles Chargers
Rejzohn Wright, CB, Oregon State
123) New York Giants
Ronnie Hickman, S, Ohio State
124) Baltimore Ravens
Jaxson Kirkland, OL, Washington
125) Carolina Panthers
Josh Newton, CB, TCU
126) Cincinnati Bengals
Jay Ward, CB, LSU
127) Dallas Cowboys
K.J. Henry, EDGE, Clemson
128) Cleveland Browns
Mohamoud Diabate, LB, Utah
129) Kansas City Chiefs
Jammie Robinson, S, Florida State
130) Buffalo Bills
Ahkeem Mesidor, DT, Miami (FL)
131) Chicago Bears
Mekhi Garner, CB, LSU
132) Houston Texans
Riley Moss, CB, Iowa
133) Chicago Bears
Joe Tippmann, C, Wisconsin
134) Cleveland Browns
Jarrett Patterson, OL, Notre Dame
135) Buffalo Bills
Antwane Wells Jr., WR, South Carolina
136) Denver Broncos
Jer’Zhan Newton, DT, Illinois
137) Indianapolis Colts
Nehemiah Pritchett, CB, Auburn
138) Carolina Panthers
Tank Bigsby, RB, Auburn
139) New Orleans Saints
Cameron Ward, QB, Washington State
140) Las Vegas Raiders
Zach Charbonnet, RB, UCLA
141) Las Vegas Raiders
Jayden Reed, WR, Michigan State
142) Cleveland Browns
Rashad Torrence II, S, Florida
143) Seattle Seahawks
Dontayvion Wicks, WR, Virginia
144) Green Bay Packers
Luke Musgrave, TE, Oregon State
145) Jacksonville Jaguars
Nick Broeker, G, Ole Miss
146) New York Jets
Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA
147) Baltimore Ravens
Zacch Pickens, DT, South Carolina
148) Detroit Lions
Steve Avila, G, TCU
149) Seattle Seahawks
Al Walcott, S, Baylor
150) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Cameron Mitchell, CB, Northwestern
151) Tennessee Titans
Cameron Latu, TE, Alabama
152) Washington Commanders
Owen Pappoe, LB, Auburn
153) Los Angeles Chargers
BJ Thompson, EDGE, Stephen F. Austin
154) San Francisco 49ers
Myles Brooks, CB, Louisiana Tech
155) New York Giants
Tanner McKee, QB, Stanford
156) Chicago Bears
Dorian Williams, LB, Tulane
157) Cincinnati Bengals
Keenan Isaac, CB, Alabama State
158) Dallas Cowboys
Alex Forsyth, C, Oregon
159) San Francisco 49ers
Caleb Murphy, EDGE, Ferris State
160) Kansas City Chiefs
Kendre Miller, RB, TCU
161) Minnesota Vikings
Xavier Smith, WR, Florida A&M
162) Buffalo Bills
Brandon Barnes-Brown, CB, Fayetteville State
163) New Orleans Saints
Emil Ekiyor Jr., G, Alabama
164) Houston Texans
Sean Tucker, RB, Syracuse
165) Miami Dolphins
Ricky Stromberg, C, Arkansas
166) Arizona Cardinals
Colby Wooden, DL, Auburn
167) Detroit Lions
Moro Ojomo, DT, Texas
168) Los Angeles Rams
Tyson Bagent, QB, Sheperd
169) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Carter Warren, OT, Pitt
170) Houston Texans
Tyler Lacy, DL, Oklahoma State
171) Tennessee Titans
Aubrey Miller Jr., LB, Jackson State
172) New England Patriots
Jose Ramirez, EDGE, Eastern Michigan
173) Cleveland Browns
Brodric Martin, DT, Western Kentucky
174) Denver Broncos
Tim DeMorat, QB, Fordham
175) Los Angeles Rams
Jalen Graham, LB, Purdue
176) New England Patriots
Thor Griffith, DT, Harvard
177) Jacksonville Jaguars
Israel Abanikanda, RB, Pitt
178) Atlanta Falcons
Hunter Luepke, FB, North Dakota State
179) Detroit Lions
Nathaniel “Tank” Dell, WR, Houston
180) Seattle Seahawks
Darrell Luter Jr., CB, South Alabama
181) New England Patriots
Taylor Grimes, WR, Incarnate Word
182) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Braeden Daniels, OL, Utah
183) Los Angeles Rams
Shaquan Davis, WR, South Carolina State
184) Washington Commanders
Sam LaPorta, TE, Iowa
185) Kansas City Chiefs
Steven Gilmore, CB, Marshall
186) Los Angeles Chargers
Kemari Averett, TE, Bethune-Cookman
187) Houston Texans
Jonathan Mingo, WR, Ole Miss
188) Baltimore Ravens
Irshaad Davis, DB, Alabama State
189) Las Vegas Raiders
Carlton Martial, LB, Troy
190) Houston Texans
Conner Galvin, OT, Baylor
191) Cincinnati Bengals
Ventrell Miller, LB, Florida
192) Houston Texans
Nick Hampton, EDGE, Appalachian State
193) New York Giants
Roschon Johnson, RB, Texas
194) Indianapolis Colts
Benjamin Yurosek, TE, Stanford
195) Jacksonville Jaguars
Demani Richardson, S, Texas A&M
196) Philadelphia Eagles
Atonio Mafi, G, UCLA
197) Chicago Bears
Charlie Thomas, LB, Georgia Tech
198) San Francisco 49ers
Ryan Hayes, OT, Michigan
199) Green Bay Packers
Jartavius Martin, CB, Illinois
200) Las Vegas Raiders
Brant Kuithe, TE, Utah
201) Indianapolis Colts
Marte Mapu, S, Sacramento State
202) Kansas City Chiefs
Jacob Roberts, LB, North Carolina A&T
203) Carolina Panthers
Cam Jones, LB, Indiana
204) New Orleans Saints
Gervarrius Owens, S, Houston
205) Pittsburgh Steelers
Chandler Zavala, G, North Carolina State
206) Green Bay Packers
Olusegun Oluwatimi, C, Michigan
207) Atlanta Falcons
Ryan Greenhagen, LB, Fordham
208) Cleveland Browns
Justin Ford, CB, Montana
209) Green Bay Packers
Byron Young, DT, Alabama
210) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Luke Schoonmaker, TE, Michigan
211) Houston Texans
Sydney Brown, S, Illinois
212) Las Vegas Raiders
Quindell Johnson, S, Memphis
213) Los Angeles Rams
Deuce Vaughn, RB, Kansas State
214) Indianapolis Colts
Dom Peterson, DT, Nevada
215) Tennessee Titans
DeWayne McBride, RB, UAB
216) Washington Commanders
Clayton Tune, QB, Houston
217) Los Angeles Chargers
Kelechi Anyalebechi, LB, Incarnate Word
218) Miami Dolphins
Habakkuk Baldonado, EDGE, Pitt
219) New York Giants
Jadakis Bonds, WR, Hampton
220) New York Giants
Devonnsha Maxwell, DT, Chattanooga
221) San Francisco 49ers
Jalen Monroe-Cropper, WR, Fresno State
222) Cincinnati Bengals
Sundiata Anderson, DL, Grambling State
223) Dallas Cowboys
Keaton Mitchell, RB, East Carolina
224) Kansas City Chiefs
Joshua Pryor, DL, Bowie State
225) Pittsburgh Steelers
Jaleel McLaughlin, RB, Youngstown State
226) Carolina Panthers
Morgan Vest, S, Northern Arizona
227) Philadelphia Eagles
Davius Richard, QB, North Carolina Central