With the Senior Bowl and Shrine Bowl both now in the rearview mirror, let’s use our latest three-round 2023 NFL Mock Draft to see who’s moving up the NFL draft board. Who might be a surprise first-round pick on account of their all-star performance?
2023 NFL Mock Draft | Round 1
Who kicks off our latest 2023 NFL Mock Draft? Is it the Bears, or does someone trade up for a quarterback?
1) Indianapolis Colts (From CHI): C.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State
Trade: Colts receive No. 1 pick, Bears receive No. 4 pick, No. 35 pick, 2024 first-rounder, 2024 third-rounder
The Bears have already received trade offers for the first overall pick, and the Colts have visible incentive, seeing that the Texans pick at No. 2. In this 2023 NFL Mock Draft, Indianapolis trades up for C.J. Stroud — a supremely smart and accurate passer who fits the prototypical mold, and has underrated athleticism and arm talent.
2) Houston Texans: Bryce Young, QB, Alabama
Recently, when asked about his perception of the quarterbacks in the Super Bowl, DeMeco Ryans mentioned mobility and creation capacity as the one defining trait that they share. All of the top QBs in the 2023 NFL Draft have some level of mobility, but no quarterback uses it with as much control and measure as Bryce Young, who’s a master off-script.
3) Arizona Cardinals: Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia
The Arizona Cardinals’ roster looks a little worse for wear every day. It may be a while before this team is ready to compete in the NFC West again. So, for the time being, sitting back and selecting the best player available isn’t a bad call.
Jalen Carter would bring a blue-chip disruptive presence on the interior with his athleticism and power.
4) Chicago Bears (From IND): Will Anderson Jr., EDGE, Alabama
The Colts are an especially appealing trade partner for the Bears. Why? Because Chicago can trade back to No. 4 overall and still acquire one of Carter or Will Anderson Jr.
Both prospects have a case to be the best in the 2023 NFL Draft. Anderson, in particular, has rare destructive consistency with his blend of burst, power, lateral agility, and urgency.
5) Carolina Panthers (From DEN via SEA): Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida
Trade: Panthers receive No. 5 pick, Seahawks receive No. 9 pick, No. 39 pick, No. 93 pick, 2024 first-rounder
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Assuming that the Seahawks re-sign Pro Bowl QB Geno Smith, they could be a candidate to trade down from fifth overall with a QB-needy team. And the Panthers, who pick ninth, have incentive to leapfrog the Raiders and Falcons — other QB-needy teams. Here, they take Anthony Richardson, who provides the unopposed highest ceiling in the 2023 QB class.
6) Detroit Lions (From LAR): Brian Branch, DB, Alabama
First things first: Brian Branch is a top-10 prospect, and arguably worth this pick at sixth overall. More importantly, while he fits the range in terms of talent, he’s also a great fit for the Lions, who could use an elite slot defender to take pressure off the rest of the secondary. Branch has a rare mix of finesse and physicality, and is a true dynamic force.
7) Las Vegas Raiders: Will Levis, QB, Kentucky
Even if the Raiders are able to acquire a veteran in free agency, they should have their sights set on a potential long-term option in the 2023 NFL Draft. Will Levis would function as a nice succession plan behind a stopgap. The game still needs to slow down for him, but when you think of athleticism, toughness, and arm talent, Levis has it more than most.
8) Tennessee Titans (From ATL): Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia
Trade: Titans receive No. 8 pick, Falcons receive No. 11 pick, No. 41 pick, 2024 second-rounder, 2024 fourth-rounder
The QB trades always get the most buzz in the offseason. But every year, we see a couple of non-QB trades as well in Round 1.
With the Titans in need of a new blindside blocker, we could see Tennessee be aggressive to get their guy. Broderick Jones feels like he’ll be a Mike Vrabel favorite. Forget his elite athleticism and strength combination. He’s also just mean.
9) Seattle Seahawks (From CAR): Lukas Van Ness, EDGE, Iowa
Seattle is in an interesting spot with their defensive line group. The cupboard isn’t bare, but they could use more help on both the edge and the interior. Lukas Van Ness might be able to help with both. He’s an exceedingly alignment-versatile 6’5″, 275-pound prospect, with effortless leverage acquisition and power generation for his size.
10) Philadelphia Eagles (From NO): Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon
The Eagles are right where they want to be — in the Super Bowl. If they win, that’s all that matters. But soon enough, they’ll be looking to win another one and will need to keep the engine humming.
At cornerback, Darius Slay and James Bradberry are both getting older. Christian Gonzalez can be a true successor with his smooth, effortless athleticism and IQ.
11) Atlanta Falcons (From TEN): Myles Murphy, EDGE, Clemson
If all four of the top quarterbacks are gone by the eighth pick, I could see the Falcons engineering a slight trade-down, to acquire more capital and better align the value of the board.
Here, they fall to 11th and are able to land Myles Murphy. Murphy is 6’5″, 275 pounds, but with his high-energy athleticism, he can rush from outside alignments and obliterate blockers.
12) Houston Texans (From CLE): Jordan Addison, WR, USC
It seems as though the 2023 NFL Draft WR class is trending down a bit. There’s a good chance the first WR isn’t picked until we’re past the top 10.
The Texans are a prime candidate, however, with their dearth of pass-catching talent and their new rookie QB. Jordan Addison‘s separation skills and high-level instincts would be welcome to Young.
13) Green Bay Packers (From NYJ): Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU
Trade: Jets receive Aaron Rodgers, No. 116 pick, Packers receive No. 13 pick, 2024 second-rounder, 2024 third-rounder
That’s right. Aaron Rodgers is on the move to New York. The Jets look to maximize a 1-2 year window with their current roster, while the Packers add a first-rounder and change in the process.
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With that first-rounder, Green Bay selects Quentin Johnston — a freakish mold of receiver with outrageous explosiveness and flexibility at 6’4″, 215 pounds.
14) New England Patriots: Paris Johnson Jr. OT, Ohio State
With potential needs at both left and right tackle, the Patriots might be inclined to add Paris Johnson Jr., who’s flexible across the offensive front. Not only does Johnson have positional flexibility, but he’s also arguably the tackle in the class with the highest ceiling. He has elite explosiveness and power, to go along with promising bend when acquiring leverage.
15) Green Bay Packers: Tyree Wilson, EDGE, Texas Tech
The Packers capitalized on one high-upside prospect falling down the board with Johnston, and they do it again here with Texas Tech edge rusher Tyree Wilson. Wilson is almost one of one in terms of his power capacity. At 6’6″, 275 pounds, with near-36″ arms, he can be a bulldozer in close quarters, but Wilson also has the athleticism to serve as a stand-up rusher.
16) Jacksonville Jaguars (From WAS): Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois
Trade: Jaguars receive No. 16 pick, 2024 fourth-rounder, Commanders receive No. 24 pick, No. 88 pick, No. 121 pick, 2024 second-rounder
Washington’s big need is on the offensive line. So if the value doesn’t line up at this point, they could feasibly trade back.
Jacksonville, meanwhile, has an incentive to potentially trade up for the right player. They only need a couple more pieces, and one of those pieces is an elite slot CB. That’s what Devon Witherspoon can be, so the Jaguars make the move here.
17) Pittsburgh Steelers: Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma
One of Kenny Pickett’s calling cards is that he can escape the pocket, extend plays, and work off-script when he needs to. But it would be good to have Anton Harrison at one of the tackle spots, helping secure the boundary so Pickett can stand in and stay calm. Harrison has the size, athleticism, hand quickness, and strength to lock it down.
18) Detroit Lions: Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame
Trust me, Lions fans. I know how scary it is to pick a tight end in Round 1 after the Eric Ebron and T.J. Hockenson selections. But it’s one of Detroit’s dwindling needs, and there’s a top-tier TE prospect available at 18th overall in Michael Mayer.
Mayer is still my TE1, with the mobility, hand strength, and physicality to dominate the middle and free up the wide receivers.
19) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Calijah Kancey, DL, Pittsburgh
Calijah Kancey will be one of the more polarizing prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft. He’s listed at 6’0″, 275 pounds, and may weigh in closer to EDGE territory at the Combine. But Kancey’s elite athleticism and proportional length, coupled with an exceedingly violent style and relentless energy, makes him a nightmare at 3-tech, and he can feasibly move around.
20) Seattle Seahawks: Josh Downs, WR, North Carolina
If the Seahawks do re-sign Smith, they need to invest fully into his success by adding another quality receiver to complement DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Josh Downs, with his dynamic three-level ability and alignment versatility, would fit well here. He’s a torrid explosive threat with terrific short-area mobility and route nuance.
21) Los Angeles Chargers: Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas
Hold up — let me cook. Running back isn’t a trendy pick in Round 1 for the Chargers — they have other more pressing needs. But Austin Ekeler isn’t a workhorse.
Bijan Robinson, meanwhile, is a flaming stallion of some sort. A 6’0″, 220-pound back with elite agility and instincts, he’d reinvent the team’s run game and take pressure off Justin Herbert.
22) Baltimore Ravens: Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State
The Ravens don’t just need a receiver. They need a reliable receiver. And having someone who can move around and play in motion doesn’t hurt, either. Jaxon Smith-Njigba fits all of those criteria.
While he might be best out of the slot early on, Smith-Njigba has the cylindrical twitch, route-running nuance, and uncommon contortion ability to convert at multiple levels.
23) Minnesota Vikings: Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State
I feel like I’ve made this same pick fairly recently for Minnesota. But if Joey Porter Jr. is still there, he’s tough to pass up.
Assuming the Vikings will (hopefully) play more press-man with Ed Donatell out the door, Porter projects beautifully into that vision. His elite length-physicality-fluidity combination makes him a master of delaying receiver releases.
24) Washington Commanders (From JAX): John Michael Schmitz, C, Minnesota
Trading back to 24th overall, the Commanders were able to acquire more draft capital. As a bonus, they also get the best center in the 2023 NFL Draft.
John Michael Schmitz has always been that guy, but his Senior Bowl performance made it clear. His mix of athleticism, strength, smarts, flexibility, and physicality is unmatched.
25) New York Giants: O’Cyrus Torrence, G, Florida
I’ve always been of the mind that O’Cyrus Torrence is more of a second-rounder than a first-round prospect. There are still questions about his lateral agility and movement freedom, but his strength was borderline dominant at the Senior Bowl. Scarcity will drive prospects up the board, and Torrence is the only guard New York should consider here.
26) Dallas Cowboys: Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia
Playing the board? Check. Big-school prospect? Check. This has all the markings of a Cowboys pick. Kelee Ringo is drifting down in the 2023 NFL Draft, but he’s still a worthy first-round candidate with his size and speed.
For Dallas, he’d be able to start on the boundary early, blanket WRs with his physical traits, and maybe provide safety versatility.
27) Buffalo Bills: Bryan Bresee, DT, Clemson
An arguable top-10 prospect on several boards, Bryan Bresee could end up falling a bit due to injuries. If he’s still available at the Bills’ pick, however, Buffalo should heavily consider adding him.
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Bresee adds a level of violence and disruptive ability that Buffalo lacks on the defensive line right now. At 6’5″, 305 pounds, he has overwhelming burst.
28) Cincinnati Bengals: Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State
Cincinnati has a promising rookie cornerback in Cam Taylor-Britt, and while Mike Hilton had a rough game to end their 2023 playoff run, he’s still a solid slot option. But on the other boundary, the Bengals still need a long-term solution.
Emmanuel Forbes is a first-round sleeper with explosive athleticism, twitch, length, and true playmaking imprint.
29) New Orleans Saints (From SF via MIA via DEN): Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee
Imagine a receiving corps with Chris Olave and Jalin Hyatt. Yes, the Saints still need a quarterback. But whenever they finally get their franchise guy, he’s going to have an absolute ball with this amount of speed in his receiving repertoire. Hyatt isn’t quite as complete as Olave, but he’s a fusion-level burner with great hands and ball-tracking ability.
30) Kansas City Chiefs: Darnell Wright, OT, Tennessee
Patrick Mahomes alone keeps Kansas City in Super Bowl contention. But the Chiefs have also seen first-hand against the Buccaneers what can happen when they neglect their line.
With a hole at RT, Darnell Wright makes sense at the tail end of Round 1. The Senior Bowl standout has dominating size and hand power, and is surprisingly mobile in short ranges.
31) Philadelphia Eagles: Keion White, DL, Georgia Tech
Keion White has been trending up as a potential first-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. His Senior Bowl performance was more akin to his collegiate tape. The flashes are there, but more consistency can still be attained.
Nevertheless, White has a truly incredible set of tools and alignment versatility at around 6’5″, 286 pounds, and adds a dimension for the Eagles.
Which risers from the Senior Bowl and Shrine Bowl make it into Round 2 of this 2023 NFL Mock Draft?
32) Pittsburgh Steelers (From CHI): Siaki Ika, DT, Baylor
As a pure nose tackle, there might not be a prospect better than Siaki Ika in the 2023 NFL Draft. He’s strong, athletic, powerful, and has the mass to totally absorb double-teams.
33) Houston Texans: Luke Musgrave, TE, Oregon State
It’s a risk to bank on Luke Musgrave‘s upside, but he also has a lot of it. He’s an elite athlete with game-breaking speed and explosiveness, who also has 35 5/8″ arms.
34) Arizona Cardinals: Peter Skoronski, OL, Northwestern
Peter Skoronski‘s lacking length could push him down the board a bit. Yet, early in Round 2, his technical refinement and positional versatility would be valuable for the Cardinals.
35) Chicago Bears (From IND): Adetomiwa Adebawore, DT, Northwestern
Put this man at 3-tech and prosper. At 6’1 5/8″ and 284 pounds, with 34″ arms, Adetomiwa Adebawore has the leverage, length, power, and elite explosiveness to be a game-wrecker.
36) Los Angeles Rams: Felix Anudike-Uzomah, EDGE, Kansas State
If the Rams are looking for a dependable pass-rushing presence on the edge, Felix Anudike-Uzomah is the guy. He’s fast, violent, refined, and has good bend.
37) Seattle Seahawks (From DEN): Steve Avila, G, TCU
In a sparse guard class, Steve Avila could see his stock rise dramatically after his Senior Bowl performance. He showed enough athleticism to go along with his trademark strength.
38) Las Vegas Raiders: Tyrique Stevenson, CB, Miami (FL)
His ball production won’t wow you, but Tyrique Stevenson quietly has one of the most appealing combinations of foot speed, length, fluidity, and physicality in the draft.
39) Seattle Seahawks (From CAR): Clark Phillips III, CB, Utah
Clark Phillips III is noticeably undersized, and playing next to Tariq Woolen will draw attention to that. But in the slot, Phillips can be an excellent source of discomfort for quarterbacks.
40) New Orleans Saints: Christopher Smith, S, Georgia
Next to Tyrann Mathieu, Christopher Smith would bring another fluid, versatile presence with two-high, single-high, and slot capabilities. His football IQ helps him rise above.
41) Atlanta Falcons (From TEN): Cedric Tillman, WR, Tennessee
Cedric Tillman remains one of the most underrated receivers in the 2023 NFL Draft. He has size, speed, and aggression, but he’s also a nuanced, efficient route runner on his breaks.
42) Cleveland Browns: Gervon Dexter, DT, Florida
You want to stop the run? You want to rush the passer from the interior? Gervon Dexter, at 6’6″, 313 pounds, gives you the forklift-style-player type to do both of those things.
43) New York Jets: Wanya Morris, OT, Oklahoma
Wanya Morris‘ unmatched upside was on display at the Senior Bowl. He’s an elite athlete with outrageous vines for arms and can bend his knees and acquire leverage.
44) Atlanta Falcons: Jaylon Jones, CB, Texas A&M
Opposite A.J. Terrell, Jaylon Jones has the athletic tools to be a star. At 6’2″, 205 pounds, Jones is a rare athlete with his short-area twitch and fluidity and is very physical.
45) Green Bay Packers: Antonio Johnson, S, Texas A&M
A value deal this late, Antonio Johnson gives the Packers a high-upside prospect to mold. He’s a long, explosive athlete with unhinged physicality coming downhill.
46) New England Patriots: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College
His size may prevent him from roaming near Round 1. But in Round 2, Zay Flowers has the easy separation ability, balance, and high-level ball-tracking ability to earn a selection.
47) Washington Commanders: Matthew Bergeron, OT, Syracuse
There’s still a need for greater synergy from Matthew Bergeron. However, his foot speed at his size is enticing, and he has the strength to bury defenders who give up leverage.
48) Detroit Lions: Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama
Jamaal Williams’ long-term future is uncertain, and D’Andre Swift is a FA in 2024. Jahmyr Gibbs not only adds elite dynamism but can keep the ship steady if someone leaves.
49) Pittsburgh Steelers: Derick Hall, EDGE, Auburn
At 6’3″, 252 pounds, with 34 3/8″ arms, Derick Hall has a rare mix of leverage and length, which — along with his explosiveness — amounts to startling power capacity downhill.
50) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Darius Rush, CB, South Carolina
Perhaps the top Senior Bowl riser, Darius Rush enters the Top 50 in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft. He’s long, fluid, and impressively quick to respond to route breaks in man coverage.
51) Miami Dolphins: Drew Sanders, LB, Arkansas
Drew Sanders could be a game-changing addition under Vic Fangio. Sanders is a budding star at linebacker, but he also has the burst, bend, and length to be a devastating blitzing threat.
52) Seattle Seahawks: Byron Young, DT, Alabama
Byron Young has the natural leverage and proportional length that’s coveted on the interior nowadays, and late in his Alabama career, he flashed exciting pass-rushing upside.
53) Chicago Bears (From BAL): Dawand Jones, OT, Ohio State
Dawand Jones‘ size is a double-edged sword, as managing his leverage will always be an uphill battle. For Chicago, he’s a dominating RT prospect with rare potential.
54) Los Angeles Chargers: Trey Palmer, WR, Nebraska
Trey Palmer gives the Chargers the speed they desperately need at wide receiver. In Mobile, Palmer proved he can separate and make tough catches beyond his frame as well.
55) Detroit Lions (From MIN): Rashee Rice, WR, SMU
The Senior Bowl exposed some inefficiencies in Rashee Rice‘s game, both with route running and applied physicality. Nevertheless, his three-level framework is still quality.
56) Jacksonville Jaguars: Isaiah Foskey, EDGE, Notre Dame
Isaiah Foskey‘s hand usage remains inconsistent, and his hip flexibility is a concern. But Foskey is long, explosive, and flashes excellent power. He’s a great rotational add here.
57) New York Giants: Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina
He goes after his teammate in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft, but Cam Smith is still a tireless competitor with athleticism, physicality, and slot versatility — a value deal for the Giants.
58) Dallas Cowboys: Israel Abanikanda, RB, Pittsburgh
Even if the Cowboys don’t move on from Ezekiel Elliott in the immediate timeline, it’s worth adding an explosive, well-sized talent like Israel Abanikanda to set things in motion.
59) Buffalo Bills: Cody Mauch, OL, North Dakota State
Cody Mauch‘s play strength was put under the microscope at Mobile. His athleticism and physicality remain strong points of his game, and he’s worth the investment for Buffalo.
60) Cincinnati Bengals: Jaelyn Duncan, OT, Maryland
Jaelyn Duncan still needs to refine his hand usage, but his elite athleticism, smooth pass sets, and point-of-attack strength were all on display at the Senior Bowl.
61) Carolina Panthers (From SF): A.T. Perry, WR, Wake Forest
At over 6’3″ with near-34″ arms, A.T. Perry is a big-bodied receiver with a small man’s twitch and fluidity. He can help Richardson convert on big plays early on.
62) Kansas City Chiefs: BJ Ojulari, EDGE, LSU
He’s not normally Kansas City’s preferred mold of edge rusher, but the Chiefs could use more variety. With his athleticism, flexibility, and energetic style, BJ Ojulari brings that.
63) Philadelphia Eagles: Keeanu Benton, DT, Wisconsin
Keeanu Benton was overwhelmingly at his best in Mobile. He’s not quite as agile, but at his maximum potential, Benton can fill the void that may exist if the Eagles lose Javon Hargrave.
64) Chicago Bears: Joe Tippmann, C, Wisconsin
Joe Tippmann is a legitimate powerhouse with elite athleticism and power at center.
65) Houston Texans: Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson
Trenton Simpson has rare upside and gets to learn under a stellar LB in DeMeco Ryans.
66) Arizona Cardinals: Alex Austin, CB, Oregon State
A massive sleeper with massive upside, derived from his elite short-area freedom at 6’1″.
67) Denver Broncos (From IND): Tyjae Spears, RB, Tulane
Tyjae Spears has the terrifying two-phase dynamic ability to be a gem for Sean Payton.
68) Denver Broncos: Warren McClendon, OT, Georgia
With his length, strength, and powerful hands, Warren McClendon shores up the right side.
69) Los Angeles Rams: Tyler Steen, OT, Alabama
Tyler Steen doesn’t always get his due, but he’s one of the most well-rounded 2023 OTs.
70) Las Vegas Raiders: Blake Freeland, OT, BYU
Blake Freeland might translate better at RT, but he has the athleticism and power to mold.
71) New Orleans Saints: Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee
The Saints stand out as a team that might take a swing on Hendon Hooker‘s talent.
72) Tennessee Titans: Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia
He’s still developing as a pass rusher, but Nolan Smith has rare athleticism and bend.
73) Houston Texans (From CLE): Tuli Tuipulotu, DL, USC
Tuli Tuipulotu fits Ryans’ preferred mold of DL from the 49ers with his versatility and power.
74) New York Jets: Colby Wooden, DL, Auburn
At times overlooked, Colby Wooden can be a catalyst with his agility and heavy hands.
75) Atlanta Falcons: Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia
Darnell Washington is a dominating blocker, who frees Kyle Pitts up to play in space.
76) New England Patriots (From CAR): DJ Turner, CB, Michigan
DJ Turner brings foot quickness, recovery speed, and twitch to the highest degree.
77) Miami Dolphins (From NE): Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland
A smooth 6’2″, 200-pound athlete, Deonte Banks can blanket the boundary with his tools.
78) Green Bay Packers: Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah
Dalton Kincaid can succeed and even be an upgrade over Robert Tonyan with his traits.
79) Indianapolis Colts (From WSH): Jayden Reed, WR, Michigan State
With his speed and instincts shown in Mobile, Jayden Reed may have worked his way into Day 2.
80) Pittsburgh Steelers: Julius Brents, CB, Kansas State
With arms near 34″, Julius Brents gives Pittsburgh length, as well as fluidity and physicality.
81) Detroit Lions: Moro Ojomo, DT, Texas
Moro Ojomo lit up the Shrine Bowl with his elite combination of raw power and leverage.
82) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Zach Charbonnet, RB, UCLA
Zach Charbonnet is an angry downhill runner who doubles as a potential three-down piece.
83) Seattle Seahawks: Noah Sewell, LB, Oregon
A value deal this late, Noah Sewell gives Seattle a rare size-speed combo to develop.
84) Miami Dolphins: Tucker Kraft, TE, South Dakota State
Tucker Kraft is a prime fit for Mike McDaniel’s scheme with his versatility and RAC ability.
85) Los Angeles Chargers: Will McDonald IV, EDGE, Iowa State
Another Senior Bowl riser, Will McDonald IV can be a menace as a 3-4 OLB in the NFL.
86) Baltimore Ravens: Carrington Valentine, CB, Kentucky
He lacks refinement, but Carrington Valentine has the tools and mentality to be a star.
87) Minnesota Vikings: Marvin Mims, WR, Oklahoma
Marvin Mims is a quietly twitchy separator with outrageous ball tracking and body control.
88) Washington Commanders (From JAX): Eli Ricks, CB, Alabama
Eli Ricks is polarizing, but he has the length, tenacity, and ball skills worth banking on here.
89) New York Giants: Jonathan Mingo, WR, Ole Miss
Jonathan Mingo is dense, and his quickness translates both as a separator and RAC threat.
90) Dallas Cowboys: Kayshon Boutte, WR, LSU
The Cowboys once again swipe up a falling star, buying low on Kayshon Boutte‘s upside.
91) Buffalo Bills: Kendre Miller, RB, TCU
Kendre Miller gives Buffalo the well-sized, instinctive, and dynamic RB1 they need.
92) Cincinnati Bengals: Kenny McIntosh, RB, Georgia
Kenny McIntosh fills a hole in Cincinnati’s offense, serving as a dynamic receiving back.
93) Seattle Seahawks (From SF via CAR): Devon Achane, RB, Texas A&M
Devon Achane is brought in to become the chain lightning to Kenneth Walker’s lightning.
94) Kansas City Chiefs: Xavier Hutchinson, WR, Iowa State
Xavier Hutchinson is 6’2″, quick as a route runner, instinctive, and alignment-versatile.
95) Philadelphia Eagles: Parker Washington, WR, Penn State
Parker Washington fits very well as a big slot between A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith.
96) Arizona Cardinals: Luke Wypler, C, Ohio State
With Rodney Hudson’s long-term future in doubt, Luke Wypler is the next man up.
97) Washington Commanders: Tanner McKee, QB, Stanford
Tanner McKee is rough around the edges, but his arm strength is worth the investment.
98) San Francisco 49ers: Zach Harrison, DL, Ohio State
For the 49ers, Zach Harrison is a moldable ball of clay with his top-end burst and length.
100) San Francisco 49ers: Jarrett Patterson, OL, Notre Dame
Jarrett Patterson still struggles with his anchor, but he’s athletic and has G-C experience.
101) San Francisco 49ers: Nic Jones, CB, Ball State
A Shrine Bowl standout, Nic Jones has enviable short-area twitch, length, and ball skills.
102) New York Giants (From KC): JL Skinner, S, Boise State
One-on-ones exposed his man coverage a bit, but JL Skinner is still a high-level enforcer.