2023 NFL Mock Draft: Will Anderson Jr., Bryce Young Help Teams Fulfill New Year’s Resolutions

    With the new year coming into focus, what are the resolutions for every NFL team in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft?

    In football, you always have one eye on the future. As the new year comes into focus, teams will claim New Year’s resolutions to chase in 2023 — resolutions that could be fulfilled in the NFL draft through this 2023 NFL Mock Draft.

    2023 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1

    1) Houston Texans: Will Levis, QB, Kentucky

    New Year’s Resolution: Jumpstart the rebuild with a high-upside QB.

    The pick has to be a quarterback for Houston at No. 1 overall. Will Levis is not the quarterback I would choose if it were me. But whoever the Texans choose, they can make that pick right by adequately developing and insulating that player. Levis has his flaws, but he’s athletic, tough as nails, and has a rocket arm. That can be enough for NFL teams.

    2) Chicago Bears: Will Anderson Jr., EDGE, Alabama

    NYR: Add blue-chip talent at a high-value position.

    The Bears are positioned very well at No. 2 overall in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft. With Houston’s selection at first overall almost guaranteed to be a QB, the Bears could very well have their choice of either Will Anderson Jr. or Jalen Carter — two elite defensive prospects. Either one is reasonable, but on the edge, Anderson can be a game-changer.

    3) Seattle Seahawks (From DEN): Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia

    NYR: Help the roster evolve by picking best player available.

    Everything about the Seahawks’ draft strategy depends on what they do with Geno Smith. On one hand, he’s regressed a bit since the start of the season. On the other hand, he’s a talented, capable passer who’s familiar with the offense, on a roster that’s still developing.

    If they stick with Smith for another year, the choice is easy at third overall. Take the best available player. Here, that’s Jalen Carter — a wrecker on the interior.

    4) Arizona Cardinals: Tyree Wilson, EDGE, Texas Tech

    NYR: Begin to fill the void left by J.J. Watt’s retirement.

    The Cardinals never got prime Watt, but his retirement is still a sizable blow to a defensive line that’s waiting to take the next step. With needs both on the interior and on the edge, the Cardinals can dip into both spheres by adding Tyree Wilson.

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    At 6’6″, 275 pounds, with explosive athleticism and arms nearly 36″ long, Wilson’s power capacity is unmatched in the 2023 NFL Draft, and his mold allows him to be alignment versatile.

    5) Indianapolis Colts: Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida

    NYR: End the streak of veterans past their prime with a rare talent.

    Philip Rivers, Carson Wentz, and now Matt Ryan. Under Chris Ballard, the Colts have churned through veteran quarterbacks, desperately trying to extend a playoff window that closed when Andrew Luck retired.

    It’s time to hit the hard reset button with a rookie QB. And no rookie in the 2023 NFL Draft possesses the sheer upside of Anthony Richardson. His pure raw talent is almost generational, and he’s trending up on the operational side.

    6) Atlanta Falcons: Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU

    NYR: Create a potentially dominant pass-catching corps.

    We still don’t know if Desmond Ridder is the guy. But odds are, if he isn’t, the Falcons could be in position to get Caleb Williams or Drake Maye in 2024. With that in mind, why not add Quentin Johnston and create a dominant pass-catching corps for the mystery franchise QB?

    Johnston is an awe-inspiring talent with elite length, explosiveness, twitch, fluidity, and body control. He, Kyle Pitts, and Drake London could be an unstoppable trio.

    7) Detroit Lions (From LAR): Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon

    NYR: Spare no expense upgrading and maximizing the CB room.

    My stance for the Lions remains the same. With their first Round 1 pick from the Rams, they should make a move for Richardson. But Jared Goff has played well in 2022, and there’s a chance they decide to stick with him and build the roster around him.

    In that scenario, improving the defense is the primary directive. Christian Gonzalez has a strong case for CB1 with his pallet of traits, and he’d be an immediate upgrade on the boundary.

    8) Carolina Panthers: Bryce Young, QB, Alabama

    NYR: End the QB merry-go-round once and for all with a franchise player.

    The Panthers are one of several teams that will be experiencing a reset in the 2023 offseason. That reset will be all-encapsulating — from head coach, to the coordinator spots, to quarterback.

    Carolina should be aggressive in trading up to secure a passer if they need to. But in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft, they’re able to get Bryce Young — an elite creator with remarkable poise and the coveted it factor — at eight overall.

    9) Las Vegas Raiders: C.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State

    NYR: Move on from the fractured Derek Carr situation and reset.

    There’s going to be cost involved. But after the Raiders benched Derek Carr and saw him walk away from the team, it seems as though the two sides are headed for a divorce in 2023. When that happens, Las Vegas will need to hit the reset button at QB.

    C.J. Stroud could be a stellar fit in Josh McDaniels’ offense. He’s a high-level distributor with accuracy and anticipation, who has enough natural talent to grow into a franchise passer.

    10) Philadelphia Eagles (From NO): Myles Murphy, EDGE, Clemson

    NYR: Restock talent on the defensive line with roster turnover on the horizon.

    At both EDGE and DT, the Eagles will have a lot of movement this offseason. The defensive line is one position group that shouldn’t be neglected by idleness. That’s why Philadelphia should have eyes on the trench talent available at 10th overall.

    Myles Murphy could help fill the void left by Derek Barnett and Robert Quinn. He’s a rare athlete at 6’5″, 275 pounds, with strong composite power and the foot speed to stress tackles laterally.

    11) Houston Texans (From CLE): Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State

    NYR: Let the board fall naturally and take the best player needed here.

    The Texans are situated well with two picks within the first 11 selections. The first overall pick will assuredly be a QB. But at 11th overall, there’s enough talent available for Houston to play the board, be patient, and take whoever’s left for them to claim.

    In this 2023 NFL Mock Draft, Jared Verse is the move. He’s a legitimate top-15 talent who brings all of the desired components on the edge — burst, bend, length, power, and active hands.

    12) Seattle Seahawks: Brian Branch, DB, Alabama

    NYR: Complete a potentially dominant secondary.

    Carter will already be preventing quarterbacks from stepping up and forcing them to get the ball out quicker. And now, opposing QBs will have to contend with a stifling secondary, led by Tariq Woolen and Brian Branch.

    With his elite speed and length, Woolen can funnel passes inside. But having Branch as a slot defender could restrict QBs in a big way. Branch is an incredibly natural and instinctive coverage DB, who also lights up runners in support.

    13) Tennessee Titans: Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State

    NYR: Pounce on a potential replacement for Taylor Lewan at LT.

    A season-ending injury and an expiring contract spell the end for Taylor Lewan’s time in Tennessee. The Titans will need to find an able successor. And in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft, the arguable OT1 of the 2023 class falls into their lap at 13th overall.

    Paris Johnson Jr. has room to further refine his game, as his hand usage and leverage management can be inconsistent. But he’s an elite physical specimen at 6’6″, 315, with outrageous explosiveness and power.

    14) New England Patriots: Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State

    NYR: Add much-needed length and physicality to an undersized CB room.

    Marcus Jones and Jack Jones have had their moments for New England this season. But across the CB room, the Patriots are visibly lacking in size and length.

    At 6’2″, Joey Porter Jr. could assist in quelling that concern. Not only is Porter long and rangy, but he’s incredibly proficient in man coverage as well. He’s patient, disciplined, and physical with his technique, fluid matching receivers, and an instinctive playmaker at the catch point.

    15) New York Jets: Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma

    NYR: Insulate the unstable QB situation by maintaining the line.

    We know Zach Wilson is done in N.Y., but outside of that, we know very little. Early indications point to the Jets seeking out a veteran like Jimmy Garoppolo. But whoever they add, the Jets should seek to maintain stability by investing in talent at offensive tackle.

    Anton Harrison has the athleticism and power to be a high-impact player down the line, and he also has the smooth footwork and independent hand usage to start early in his career.

    16) Pittsburgh Steelers: Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois

    NYR: Upgrade a CB room that needs confidence and tenacity.

    The cornerback room was an area of concern entering the 2022 season for Pittsburgh, and it remains such as we enter 2023. The Steelers aren’t necessarily lacking natural talent, but they don’t have the desired reliability and consistency from their DBs. Devon Witherspoon can help with that. Not only is he incredibly twitchy and agile in short areas, but he’s also instinctive, disciplined, aggressive, and a constant playmaker in both phases.

    17) Green Bay Packers: Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia

    NYR: Prepare for a changing of the guard at offensive tackle.

    Offensive tackle has emerged as a potential need for the Packers in 2022. David Bakhtiari is only getting older, and he’s struggling to stay healthy. Even if it’s more of a preparatory move, adding a talent like Broderick Jones could be prudent.

    Jones is still fairly raw with his hand usage, but at 6’4″, 315 pounds, he has an exceptional blend of athleticism, power, strength, and proportional length — and he’s an absolute mauler in the ground game.

    18) Detroit Lions: Siaki Ika, DT, Baylor

    NYR: Assume complete control of the middle of the line.

    Nearly 700 pounds of carnage on the interior. That’s what the Lions will have if they indulge their most nefarious desires and add Siaki Ika in the 2023 NFL Draft. Alim McNeill has nose tackle versatility for the Lions, but his move to 3-tech this year has opened the door for Ika to become a fit.

    At 6’4″, 357 pounds, Ika is a legitimate neutron star at 0-tech, with outrageous strength and mass, plus the explosiveness to be a pass-rushing threat.

    19) Jacksonville Jaguars: Josh Downs, WR, North Carolina

    NYR: Fully capitalize on Trevor Lawrence’s emergence.

    Lawrence is here, and he’s everything we thought he would be. Doug Pederson has unlocked the first overall pick. Now, it’s time to keep adding to his weapons group, to fully capitalize on the Sunshine breaking through the clouds.

    Alongside Christian Kirk and Zay Jones, Josh Downs would be a phenomenal piece. He’s alignment versatile, with the explosiveness, control, spatial awareness, and body control to perplex defenders.

    20) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas

    NYR: Bring a new star into the backfield.

    I’m not saying Bijan Robinson will supplant Tom Brady as the G.O.A.T. But I’m also not saying he won’t. Jokes aside, Leonard Fournette does not bring the desired efficiency as a runner, and Rachaad White might be more of a rotational piece.

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    Robinson is the rare blue-chip RB who can elevate an offense with his talent. For whichever QB comes to replace Brady down the road, Robinson would be an invaluable asset.

    21) Washington Commanders: Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia

    NYR: Find a prospect with true CB1 potential.

    Kendall Fuller has picked things up a bit after a rough start to the 2022 campaign, and Benjamin St-Juste also shows promise. But the Washington Commanders still have room to upgrade the CB room, and Fuller will be a free agent after 2023.

    Falling to 21st overall, Kelee Ringo gives Washington a nice mix of value and need. He’s a rare size-speed specimen at 6’2″, 210 pounds, with the physicality and throttle freedom to envelop receivers.

    22) New York Giants: Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson

    NYR: Upgrade the LB corps while also adding versatility on defense.

    Wide receiver is a common match for New York in first-round 2023 NFL Mock Drafts. But the 2023 WR class is fairly deep, so let’s experiment with picking another position.

    Linebacker is another pressing need for New York, and Trenton Simpson could be an exciting fit with Wink Martindale. He’d be a terrifying blitz threat, but Simpson’s instincts and range in coverage make him unique among the Giants’ personnel.

    23) Los Angeles Chargers: Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee


    It’s almost unfathomable how a quarterback with Justin Herbert’s arm talent has under 10 yards per completion and one of the lowest aDOTs in the league. It’s an indictment of the Chargers’ offensive structure, which has failed to maximize Herbert’s talent. But adding a speed threat like Jalin Hyatt could change that. Hyatt isn’t just a flashy 40 time, either. He can tempo his speed, manipulate defensive backs, and track the ball downfield.

    24) Baltimore Ravens: Clark Phillips III, CB, Utah

    NYR: Add a lockdown cornerback with alignment versatility.

    The Ravens have questions to answer on both sides of the ball. Particularly at WR and CB, there are issues to address.

    They could go receiver here, but Clark Phillips III is arguably the best prospect left on the board. Even without optimal size, he’s a lockdown cornerback with both the necessary athletic and mental qualities, to nearly the highest degree. Phillips not only gives the unit a facelift but allows other defenders to play freer as well.

    25) Denver Broncos (From SF via MIA): Kayshon Boutte, WR, LSU

    NYR: Add the finishing piece to a WR trio with Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton.

    Kayshon Boutte made headlines earlier this week when he flipped from his original decision to return to school and announced his declaration for the 2023 NFL Draft. Teams will no doubt be split on Boutte, but at 6’0″, 205 pounds, he does offer the explosive athleticism and three-level ability to potentially crack Round 1. Alongside Jeudy and Sutton, Boutte could be a dangerous RAC threat underneath, with field-stretching potential.

    26) Dallas Cowboys: Jordan Addison, WR, USC

    NYR: Adequately complement CeeDee Lamb with a true first-round talent.

    The Cowboys’ success with Michael Gallup has perhaps convinced them that they can get by with mid-round investments at WR outside of Lamb. But it may be time for Dallas to dip back into the Round 1 WR pool for Dak Prescott.

    If a talent like Jordan Addison is available when Dallas picks, it could be hard to say no. Addison brings a unique aura alongside Lamb. He’s light, but incredibly multifaceted, and a danger both in space and in the air.

    27) Cincinnati Bengals: Isaiah Foskey, EDGE, Notre Dame

    NYR: Form a legitimate one-two punch on the edge with Trey Hendrickson.

    The Bengals have a decent amount of depth at EDGE. But when they lost Hendrickson for a stretch in 2022, the lack of high-end talent opposite him was exposed.

    Cincinnati could stand to add another impact starter across from Hendrickson, and Isaiah Foskey could ultimately be that player. His hands are elite at their brightest moments, and he has the burst and length to be a menacing rusher.

    28) Kansas City Chiefs: Bryan Bresee, DT, Clemson

    NYR: Play the value of the board late in Round 1 and be opportunistic.

    Let’s be honest. As long as the Chiefs’ roster is serviceable, Patrick Mahomes’ absurdity ensures that they’ll always be in contention. That certainty does give them the flexibility to play the value of the board in Round 1. In this 2023 NFL Mock Draft, Bryan Bresee falls due to injury concerns. With his athleticism and power, he’d be a tremendous add for K.C.

    29) Minnesota Vikings: Rashee Rice, WR, SMU

    NYR: Make Justin Jefferson even more difficult to deal with.

    Jefferson is already superhuman. He’s a ruthless separator and a truly generational contortionist with one-of-one ability in contested situations. He draws so much attention and still produces — so imagine if the Vikings had another three-level threat to stretch the defense even thinner. Rashee Rice serves that purpose with his explosiveness, twitch, size, and elite catching instincts.

    30) Buffalo Bills: Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama

    NYR: Make this offense as dangerous as it can be.

    The Bills’ offense runs through Josh Allen. That’s a definite plus, but it also puts a lot of pressure on Allen. That pressure can naturally lead to volatility in close games. A stronger weapons corps could help alleviate that.

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    Jahmyr Gibbs‘ projection as a hyper-versatile, hyper-dynamic offensive piece, in the mold of Jamaal Charles or Alvin Kamara, makes him a potential godsend for Allen and the Bills.

    31) Philadelphia Eagles: Tank Bigsby, RB, Auburn

    NYR: Lock down Miles Sanders’ replacement in a strong RB class.

    The Eagles have a decision to make on whether or not they’ll bring Sanders back this offseason. With two first-round picks, and with an incredibly strong RB class on the horizon, they could conceivably use their second first-rounder as a luxury pick and lock down Sanders’ replacement for five years.

    Tank Bigsby could be that surprise first-rounder. He’s explosive and twitchy, but also quick to process, physical, and malleable in close quarters.

    Round 2

    32) Houston Texans: Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame

    If he makes it to this point, this is as far as Michael Mayer falls. It’s always difficult to project floors and ceilings in the draft, especially with positional value. But Mayer is a first-round TE through and through, with the traits to be a safety blanket for years on end.

    33) Pittsburgh Steelers (From CHI): Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State

    The Steelers could soon be in the market for a new weapon in the slot. They’ll have Calvin Austin III returning from injury next year, but Jaxon Smith-Njigba would be a much more stable, consistent threat for Kenny Pickett with his separation ability and elite catching instincts.

    34) Arizona Cardinals: Peter Skoronski, OL, Northwestern

    With impending needs at both tackle and guard, the Cardinals would be well-served to add a versatile blocker like Peter Skoronski just outside of Round 1. Skoronski lacks elite length and lower body mass, but he has the athleticism, leverage, balance, and steady footwork to be a very good player.

    35) Seattle Seahawks (From DEN): Derick Hall, EDGE, Auburn

    Boye Mafe should develop into a steady contributor for Seattle, but there’s still room to add more talent on the edge. Derick Hall could be an excellent value deal in Round 2 of this 2023 NFL Mock Draft. He’s a high-motor rusher with elements of both power and finesse.

    36) Indianapolis Colts: Darnell Wright, OT, Tennessee

    The Colts tried countless combinations on the line this season, but the struggles up front may need more than simple shuffling to solve. At least on the right side, Darnell Wright can put up a wall for QBs with his size, play strength, short-area mobility, and violent hand usage.

    37) Los Angeles Rams: Cody Mauch, OL, North Dakota State

    The Rams’ resolution this year is to have a pick inside the top 50 because they’ll definitely need it. The approaching rebuild may be a lengthy one for Los Angeles. They’ll have to wait on a new QB, but Cody Mauch is a tone-setter with athleticism, power, and versatility on the line.

    38) Atlanta Falcons: Felix Anudike-Uzomah, EDGE, Kansas State

    Arnold Ebiketie has a promising future for Atlanta. He’ll have an even better chance of reaching his ceiling if there’s a player like Felix Anudike-Uzomah opposite him on the front. Anudike-Uzomah is a relentless pass rusher with lightning-fast hands, twitch, burst, and the motor to consistently finish.

    39) Las Vegas Raiders: BJ Ojulari, EDGE, LSU

    The Raiders could go a number of different routes here. But seeing as though they’re heading full speed into a new rebuild, BPA is never a bad idea in Round 2, where Round 1 talents can slip through the cracks. Edge rusher BJ Ojulari is such a case here.

    40) New Orleans Saints: Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee

    In a QB class that lacks depth, the Saints are in a tough spot with their first pick at 40th overall. But with his age and an ACL tear complicating matters, Hendon Hooker could be a potential starter worth investing in at this pick. Hooker has enough physical talent and could be a steady distributor with the right support.

    41) Cleveland Browns: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

    It’s too early to say that the Browns are doomed after their tumultuous and controversial 2023 offseason. But if they’re going to reinvigorate their offense, they need to add WR talent. Zay Flowers could complement Amari Cooper well with his dynamic athleticism, separation and RAC ability, and flawless ball-tracking skills downfield.

    42) Carolina Panthers: Antonio Johnson, DB, Texas A&M

    The 2023 NFL Draft safety class is a bit enigmatic. The talent is there, but some prospects could slide due to preference and differing projections. Antonio Johnson lands in a perfect spot here. The 6’3″, 200-pound athlete has the upside to be an elite slot defender, and he’s surrounded by high-level talent in Carolina.

    43) Tennessee Titans: O’Cyrus Torrence, G, Florida

    Injuries haven’t helped matters, but few offensive lines have seen a more stark regression than the Titans’ front in 2022. They’ll almost assuredly need to restock on the interior in the 2023 NFL Draft. With his power and strength, O’Cyrus Torrence brings the edge right back.

    44) New England Patriots: Noah Sewell, LB, Oregon

    Noah Sewell‘s 2023 NFL Draft stock has cooled a bit since preseason projections had him as a bonafide Round 1 player. But in the right system, Sewell still has the explosive range and 6’3″, 250-pound frame to be a dangerous downhill defender. Bill Belichick has succeeded with players like Sewell in the past.

    45) New York Jets: Christopher Smith, DB, Georgia

    If the Jets are in the market for a new safety alongside Jordan Whitehead, Christopher Smith could be a very under-appreciated add in Round 2 of this 2023 NFL Mock Draft. Smith doesn’t wow you with the eye test, but he’s smart, instinctive, fluid, and very reliable in space.

    46) Pittsburgh Steelers: Matthew Bergeron, OT, Syracuse

    It’ll be interesting to see how the Steelers address their offensive line in the 2023 offseason. Some players, like Dan Moore Jr., displayed signs of growth. But adding a developmental tackle like Matthew Bergeron can’t hurt in Round 2. With his quickness and size, Bergeron’s ceiling is matched by few.

    47) Green Bay Packers: Cedric Tillman, WR, Tennessee

    The Packers’ receiving corps has shown indicators of growth in 2022. Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs both appear to have bright futures ahead. That said, a true boundary threat like Cedric Tillman could complete the puzzle. Tillman’s a true alpha at 6’3″, 215 pounds, but he also has appealing athleticism and nuance as a separator.

    48) Detroit Lions: Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina

    Jerry Jacobs is a solid player for the Lions, but if Cam Smith is still on the board at this point, it’s hard to pass up the opportunity to add a high-impact slot defender alongside Jeff Okudah and Gonzalez. This would be a potentially suffocating CB group.

    49) Seattle Seahawks: Cooper Beebe, G, Kansas State

    If the Seahawks decide to give Smith another run as the starting QB in 2022, they’ll need to make sure his blocking is of the highest quality. Cooper Beebe can help with that inside. He’s massive and powerful, but also has the awareness and mobility to position himself and seal off defenders.

    50) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State

    Look for a playmaker in the 2023 NFL Draft CB class, and Emmanuel Forbes is one of the first names that comes to mind. Across a three-year collegiate tenure, Forbes claimed the NCAA record for career pick-sixes. He’s an explosive, twitchy, and aggressive cover man with a nose for the ball.

    51) Jacksonville Jaguars: Gervon Dexter, DT, Florida

    The Jacksonville Jaguars get a steal here in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft. Gervon Dexter is an arguable first-round talent who made strides in 2022, and yet, he’s here in Round 2. Dexter’s power element at 6’6″, 312 pounds is otherworldly, and he’s steadily built on top of that elite trait.

    52) Washington Commanders: Jaelyn Duncan, OL, Maryland

    For a team that might need help at both tackle and guard in the near future, adding Jaelyn Duncan isn’t a bad move. Duncan is far less developed than preferred for a multi-year starter, but he possesses the short-area athleticism and power to grow into a solid starter.

    53) Miami Dolphins: Zach Evans, RB, Ole Miss

    It’s not so much a New Year’s resolution, as Mike McDaniel’s scheme naturally maximizes RB talent. But the Dolphins could use a premier back to complete the symbiotic cycle. With his rare fluidity as an accelerator at 6’0″, 215 pounds, Zach Evans can be that elevating force.

    54) New York Giants: Jaylon Jones, CB, Texas A&M

    Jaylon Jones was a surprise declaration in the 2023 NFL Draft, but his talent level should naturally cultivate interest. He can still improve as a playmaker at the catch point, but at 6’2″, 205 pounds, Jones has the combination of length, twitch, and fluidity coaches seek.

    55) Los Angeles Chargers: Brandon Dorlus, DL, Oregon

    It’s still not a given that Brandon Dorlus declares for the 2023 NFL Draft. He could ultimately go back to school. But if he does declare, Dorlus is an exceedingly versatile defensive line prospect, whose multifaceted power application can erode blocking schemes.

    56) Chicago Bears (From BAL): Ruke Orhorhoro, DT, Clemson

    Exiting the third-person narrative for a moment to make a declaration: Ruke Orhorhoro is one of my personal favorite prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft. He’s young, trending up fast, incredibly versatile, and has elite explosiveness at 6’4″, 303 pounds — with the proportional length to channel awesome power as well.

    57) Dallas Cowboys: Eli Ricks, CB, Alabama

    It’s hard to tell where Eli Ricks will settle on the 2023 NFL Draft board. The first round might be wishful thinking in such a strong CB class. But at this point, Ricks has the athleticism, length, physicality, and ball skills worth banking on for Dallas.

    58) Cincinnati Bengals: Tucker Kraft, TE, South Dakota State

    The Bengals could benefit from a premier talent at tight end, but not just any TE will do. With Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins stressing defenses vertically, Tucker Kraft‘s run-after-catch ability, athleticism, and physicality would indefinitely put defenses in a bind.

    59) Carolina Panthers (From SF): Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah

    Few tight ends were more productive than Dalton Kincaid in 2022, as the Utes star put up 70 catches for 890 yards and eight touchdowns. Kincaid’s production is representative of his reliable skill set. He’s athletic, well-sized, tough and composed in both phases, and a high-end receiving threat when targeted.

    60) Detroit Lions (From MIN): Devon Achane, RB, Texas A&M

    That’s right. Jameson Williams, and now Devon Achane. We’re bringing a new meaning to the name “Motor City.” Fantasy managers won’t like this for the Lions’ backfield, but Ben Johnson’s evil genius mode was made for this. Achane can be a deadly force as a runner and a receiving threat with his speed, explosiveness, and brutal short-area quickness.

    61) Kansas City Chiefs: Wanya Morris, OT, Oklahoma

    Wright and Jones are the most recognizable natural right tackles in the 2023 NFL Draft, but Wanya Morris is another blocker who deserves early-round consideration. Of the three, Morris arguably has the highest ceiling. He’s an elite athlete with devastating raw power capacity and visibly improved his technique in 2022.

    62) Buffalo Bills: Calijah Kancey, DL, Pittsburgh

    There’s nothing wrong with the Bills’ defensive line right now. But DL is one area where you always want to preemptively remain rich and not wait until holes appear. Calijah Kancey, with his elite explosiveness, twitch, and surprising play strength for his size, allows Buffalo to do this.

    63) Philadelphia Eagles: Carrington Valentine, CB, Kentucky

    In such a deep CB class, Carrington Valentine has fallen under the radar. He declared after putting up a pick and nine deflections in 2022. While he has fairly little name recognition, Valentine’s a name to watch as a potential riser. He has great proportional length, plus he’s twitchy, fluid, explosive in run support, and flashes excellent timing at the catch point.

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    64) Houston Texans: John Michael Schmitz, C, Minnesota

    Arguably the best center in his class, John Michael Schmitz becomes a great value deal for Houston in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft.

    65) Chicago Bears: Blake Freeland, OT, BYU

    Blake Freeland struggles with leverage more often than preferred, but his athleticism and power could be assets at either tackle spot.

    66) Denver Broncos: Tyler Steen, OT, Alabama

    Tyler Steen doesn’t always get his due, but at 6’5″, 315 pounds, he has desirable size, athleticism, power, hand usage, and left-right versatility.

    67) Arizona Cardinals: DJ Turner, CB, Michigan

    DJ Turner gives the Cardinals a CB with excellent recovery speed, foot quickness, and fluidity on the boundary, and he’s not afraid of contact.

    68) Denver Broncos (From IND): Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia

    Nolan Smith hasn’t yet lived up to his five-star billing, but he’s an elite run defender with equally elite athleticism worth developing.

    69) Atlanta Falcons: Israel Abanikanda, RB, Pittsburgh

    Israel Abanikanda is a monster in between the tackles with elite explosiveness through gaps at 5’11”, 215 pounds, and the physicality to finish downhill.

    70) Los Angeles Rams: Drew Sanders, OLB, Arkansas

    A hyper-athletic, versatile defender in the modern mold, who can both play in space or rush the edge with his 6’5″, 230-pound frame.

    71) New Orleans Saints: Trey Palmer, WR, Nebraska

    Trey Palmer puts immense stress on defenses with his speed and explosiveness. He’d be dangerous alongside Chris Olave.

    72) Houston Texans (From CLE): Xavier Hutchinson, WR, Iowa State

    Xavier Hutchinson brings a well-rounded profile at 6’3″, 205 pounds, and he can play from the slot or on the boundary.

    73) New England Patriots (From CAR): Warren McClendon, OT, Georgia

    A mauler with left-right versatility, who brings enough athleticism, strength, and driving ability to be a factor on the line.

    74) Las Vegas Raiders: Dawand Jones, OT, Ohio State

    Few teams need a starting RT more than the Raiders. Dawand Jones gives them that and is a dominating spectacle as a bonus.

    75) Miami Dolphins (From NE): Tyrique Stevenson, CB, Miami (FL)

    A local product, Tyrique Stevenson can improve as a playmaker, but he’s a long, athletic, and disciplined cover man with slot-boundary versatility.

    76) New York Jets: Byron Young, DT, Alabama

    Byron Young isn’t Quinnen Williams, but he could be a very good player alongside his fellow Alabama alum with his strength, leverage, and violence.

    77) Pittsburgh Steelers: Tuli Tuipulotu, EDGE, USC

    Despite his 6’4″, 290-pound frame, Tuli Tuipulotu is very natural on the edge, with the burst, twitch, and power to plow tackles backward.

    78) Green Bay Packers: Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia

    Darnell Washington isn’t a traditional tight end and lacks great separation ability, but he’s a dominating force both at the catch point and as a blocker.

    79) Detroit Lions: Luke Musgrave, TE, Oregon State

    Luke Musgrave is a seam-stretcher with high-end explosiveness and speed at 6’6″, adding more stress to defenses who dare to face the Lions.

    80) Seattle Seahawks: Demario Douglas, WR, Liberty

    An undersized but supremely dynamic receiver, with burst, speed, twitch, catching instincts, and surprising contact balance for his size.

    81) Tennessee Titans: K.J. Henry, EDGE, Clemson

    A tenacious hand-fighter with an NFL frame and five-star pedigree, who thrives working from two-point stances.

    82) Jacksonville Jaguars: Joe Tippmann, OL, Wisconsin

    Joe Tippmann has played most recently at center, but he’s a supremely athletic, powerful blocker, whom the Jaguars could move to guard in a pinch.

    83) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Andre Carter II, EDGE, Army

    Andre Carter II remains relatively raw with his hand usage, but his athleticism at his size of 6’7″, 260 pounds is worth betting on.

    84) Indianapolis Colts (From WAS): Parker Washington, WR, Penn State

    A hyper-dense receiving threat at 5’10”, 215 pounds, with exceptional RAC ability underneath and high-end body control in the air.

    85) Miami Dolphins: Henry To’oTo’o, LB, Alabama

    Henry To’oTo’o isn’t elite in any one area, but with his closing burst, proportional length, and instincts, he can be a strong complement to Channing Tindall in 2023.

    86) New York Giants: JL Skinner, S, Boise State

    A 6’4″, 220-pound powder keg who flashes good playmaking ability in coverage, JL Skinner can also destroy opponents at contact.

    87) Los Angeles Chargers: Tommy Eichenberg, LB, Ohio State

    A tough-as-nails second-level defender with the size and strength to stack blocks, and the burst to invade the backfield.

    88) Baltimore Ravens: Marvin Mims, WR, Oklahoma

    Marvin Mims is a smooth, efficient separator with enough burst and speed to complement his near-elite catching instincts.

    89) Cincinnati Bengals: Julius Brents, CB, Kansas State

    A bird of prey in run support, with an outrageous 6’4″, 200-pound frame, and spry mobility in coverage.

    90) Carolina Panthers (From SF): Rakim Jarrett, WR, Maryland

    A talent tailor-made for the slot with his explosiveness, foot speed, and dynamic separation ability.

    91) Dallas Cowboys: DeMarvion Overshown, LB, Texas

    A safety convert with length, explosiveness, and developing instincts — built to play the weakside LB role in the NFL.

    92) Kansas City Chiefs: Andrei Iosivas, WR, Princeton

    An Olympic-caliber speed threat at 6’3″, 200 pounds, who could be a dynamic multi-level threat in Andy Reid’s offense.

    93) Minnesota Vikings: Isaiah McGuire, EDGE, Missouri

    A supremely underrated EDGE prospect who has all of the necessary tools — size, length, strength, explosiveness, twitch, power, and ankle flexion.

    94) Buffalo Bills: Sedrick Van Pran, C, Georgia

    Sedrick Van Pran slips down the board in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft, but he can be a strong successor to Mitch Morse.

    95) Philadelphia Eagles: Keeanu Benton, DT, Wisconsin

    Keeanu Benton reinforces the Eagles’ interior, and at his peak projection, could help fill the void left by Javon Hargrave.

    96) Cleveland Browns: Mazi Smith, DT, Michigan

    Mazi Smith gives the Browns a much-needed interior presence with his athleticism, strength, and power.

    97) San Francisco 49ers: Olusegun Oluwatimi, C, Michigan

    An all-league performer at center, with the natural leverage, strength, awareness, and physicality to dominate.

    98) San Francisco 49ers: Cameron Mitchell, CB, Northwestern

    An instinctive cover man with smooth, fluid athleticism, ball skills, and a competitive mindset.

    99) New York Giants (From SF): A.T. Perry, WR, Wake Forest

    A.T. Perry gives New York the size, length, and instincts of an alpha, but also has the nimble athleticism to separate.

    Round 4

    100) Houston Texans
    Zacch Pickens, DT, South Carolina

    101) Chicago Bears
    Jonathan Mingo, WR, Ole Miss

    102) Arizona Cardinals
    Blake Corum, RB, Michigan

    103) Denver Broncos
    Owen Pappoe, LB, Auburn

    104) Indianapolis Colts
    Byron Young, EDGE, Tennessee

    105) New England Patriots
    Jayden Reed, WR, Michigan State

    106) Atlanta Falcons
    Karl Brooks, DT, Bowling Green

    107) Cleveland Browns
    SirVocea Dennis, LB, Pittsburgh

    108) Carolina Panthers
    Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland

    109) Las Vegas Raiders
    Ricky Stromberg, C, Arkansas

    110) New Orleans Saints
    Rashad Torrence II, S, Florida

    111) New York Jets
    Jarrett Patterson, OL, Notre Dame

    112) Pittsburgh Steelers
    Fabien Lovett Sr., DT, Florida State

    113) Green Bay Packers
    Jammie Robinson, S, Florida State

    114) Minnesota Vikings
    Kyu Blu Kelly, CB, Stanford

    115) Seattle Seahawks
    Jalen Graham, LB, Purdue

    116) Atlanta Falcons
    Nic Jones, CB, Ball State

    117) New England Patriots
    Luke Schoonmaker, TE, Michigan

    118) Jacksonville Jaguars
    Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, CB, TCU

    119) Jacksonville Jaguars
    Kendre Miller, RB, TCU

    120) Washington Commanders
    Adetomiwa Adebawore, EDGE, Northwestern

    121) Kansas City Chiefs
    DJ Johnson, EDGE, Oregon

    122) New York Giants
    Sean Tucker, RB, Syracuse

    123) Los Angeles Chargers
    Roschon Johnson, RB, Texas

    124) Baltimore Ravens
    Charlie Jones, WR, Purdue

    125) Carolina Panthers
    Zach Harrison, EDGE, Ohio State

    126) Dallas Cowboys
    Sataoa Laumea, OL, Utah

    127) Cincinnati Bengals
    Carter Warren, OT, Pittsburgh

    128) Cleveland Browns
    Jay Ward, DB, LSU

    129) Kansas City Chiefs
    Ji’Ayir Brown, S, Penn State

    130) Buffalo Bills
    Brandon Joseph, S, Notre Dame

    131) Chicago Bears
    Eric Gray, RB, Oklahoma

    2023 NFL Mock Draft | Round 5

    132) Houston Texans
    Emil Ekiyor Jr., G, Alabama

    133) Chicago Bears
    Dorian Williams, LB, Tulane

    134) Denver Broncos
    Jaren Hall, QB, BYU

    135) Buffalo Bills
    Dallas Daniels, WR, Jackson State

    136) Indianapolis Colts
    Trey Dean III, S, Florida

    137) Las Vegas Raiders
    Mekhi Garner, CB, LSU

    138) Cleveland Browns
    Thomas Incoom, EDGE, Central Michigan

    139) Carolina Panthers
    Braeden Daniels, OL, Utah

    140) Las Vegas Raiders
    Jaquelin Roy, DT, LSU

    141) New Orleans Saints
    Jaylon Thomas, OL, SMU

    142) Cleveland Browns
    Jadon Haselwood, WR, Arkansas

    143) Seattle Seahawks
    Zach Charbonnet, RB, UCLA

    144) Green Bay Packers
    Myles Brooks, CB, Louisiana Tech

    145) Detroit Lions
    Daiyan Henley, LB, Washington State

    146) Seattle Seahawks
    Cory Trice, CB, Purdue

    147) Tennessee Titans
    Steve Avila, OL, TCU

    148) Baltimore Ravens
    Layden Robinson, G, Texas A&M

    149) New York Jets
    Dontayvion Wicks, WR, Virginia

    150) Jacksonville Jaguars
    Nick Hampton, EDGE, Appalachian State

    151) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Colby Wooden, DL, Auburn

    152) Washington Commanders
    Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa

    153) San Francisco 49ers
    Nick Broeker, G, Ole Miss

    154) New York Giants
    Elijah Higgins, WR, Stanford

    155) Los Angeles Chargers
    Kei’Trel Clark, CB, Louisville

    156) Chicago Bears
    Luke Wypler, C, Ohio State

    157) Dallas Cowboys
    Deuce Vaughn, RB, Kansas State

    158) Cincinnati Bengals
    Zakhari Franklin, WR, UTSA

    159) San Francisco 49ers
    Jordan Battle, S, Alabama

    160) Kansas City Chiefs
    Cameron Latu, TE, Alabama

    161) Minnesota Vikings
    Mohamoud Diabate, LB, Utah

    162) Buffalo Bills
    Isaiah Land, EDGE, Florida A&M

    163) New Orleans Saints
    Tavius Robinson, EDGE, Ole Miss

    Round 6

    164) Houston Texans
    Ronnie Hickman, S, Ohio State

    165) Miami Dolphins
    Joshua Gray, G, Oregon State

    166) Arizona Cardinals
    Keondre Coburn, DT, Texas

    167) Detroit Lions
    Tanner McKee, QB, Stanford

    168) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Tyson Bagent, QB, Shepherd

    169) Los Angeles Rams
    Puka Nacua, WR, BYU

    170) Tennessee Titans
    Tank Dell, WR, Houston

    171) New England Patriots
    Tyler Lacy, DL, Oklahoma State

    172) Houston Texans
    Tre Tucker, WR, Cincinnati

    173) Cleveland Browns
    Alex Forsyth, C, Oregon

    174) New England Patriots
    Adam Korsak, P, Rutgers

    175) Los Angeles Rams
    Jahari Rogers, CB, SMU

    176) Detroit Lions
    Isaiah Williams, WR, Illinois

    177) Seattle Seahawks
    Clayton Tune, QB, Houston

    178) Los Angeles Rams
    Andrew Vorhees, G, USC

    179) New England Patriots
    Tyreque Jones, DB, Boise State

    180) Jacksonville Jaguars
    Malik Knowles, WR, Kansas State

    181) Denver Broncos
    Harrison Mevis, K, Missouri

    182) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Michael Jefferson, WR, Louisiana

    183) Atlanta Falcons
    Julian Pearl, OL, Illinois

    184) Washington Commanders
    Cornelius Johnson, WR, Michigan

    185) Kansas City Chiefs
    Kenny McIntosh, RB, Georgia

    186) Houston Texans
    Ivan Pace Jr., LB, Cincinnati

    187) Los Angeles Chargers
    Will McDonald IV, EDGE, Iowa State

    188) Baltimore Ravens
    Dorian Thompson-Robinson, QB, UCLA

    189) Cincinnati Bengals
    Tyler Davis, DT, Clemson

    190) Houston Texans
    Nehemiah Pritchett, CB, Auburn

    191) Las Vegas Raiders
    Jalen Wayne, WR, South Alabama

    192) Houston Texans
    Aidan O’Connell, QB, Purdue

    193) New York Giants
    Payne Durham, TE, Purdue

    2023 NFL Mock Draft | Round 7

    194) Indianapolis Colts
    Micah Abraham, CB, Marshall

    195) Jacksonville Jaguars
    Josh Whyle, TE, Cincinnati

    196) Philadelphia Eagles
    Mike Morris, DL, Michigan

    197) Chicago Bears
    Jadakis Bonds, WR, Hampton

    198) San Francisco 49ers
    Keion White, DL, Georgia Tech

    199) Las Vegas Raiders
    Henry Bainivalu, G, Washington

    200) Indianapolis Colts
    Nick Saldiveri, OL, Old Dominion

    201) Kansas City Chiefs
    Bryce Ford-Wheaton, WR, West Virginia

    202) Green Bay Packers
    Moro Ojomo, DT, Texas

    203) New Orleans Saints
    Brodric Martin, DT, Western Kentucky

    204) Cleveland Browns
    Keaton Mitchell, RB, East Carolina

    205) Carolina Panthers
    Xavier Gipson, WR, Stephen F. Austin

    206) Atlanta Falcons
    Viliami Fehoko, DL, San Jose State

    207) Los Angeles Rams
    Nick Herbig, EDGE, Wisconsin

    208) Houston Texans
    Tyjae Spears, RB, Tulane

    209) Tennessee Titans
    Darius Robinson, DT, Missouri

    210) Las Vegas Raiders
    Cade Stover, TE, Ohio State

    211) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Jerome Carvin, OL, Tennessee

    212) Pittsburgh Steelers
    Garrett Williams, CB, Syracuse

    213) Green Bay Packers
    Chad Ryland, K, Maryland

    214) Green Bay Packers
    Joshua Cephus, WR, UTSA

    215) Indianapolis Colts
    Nesta Jade Silvera, DT, Arizona State

    216) Washington Commanders
    Zack Kuntz, TE, Old Dominion

    217) Miami Dolphins
    Jake Haener, QB, Fresno State

    218) New York Giants
    McClendon Curtis, G, Chattanooga

    219) Los Angeles Chargers
    Quindell Johnson, S, Memphis

    220) New York Giants
    Jose Ramirez, EDGE, Eastern Michigan

    221) San Francisco 49ers
    Brenton Strange, TE, Penn State

    222) Dallas Cowboys
    Brenton Cox Jr., EDGE, Florida

    223) Cincinnati Bengals
    Erick Hallett II, S, Pittsburgh

    224) Kansas City Chiefs
    Anthony Johnson, CB, Virginia

    225) Pittsburgh Steelers
    Jackson Mitchell, LB, Connecticut

    226) Carolina Panthers
    Chase Brown, RB, Illinois

    227) Philadelphia Eagles
    Sam LaPorta, TE, Iowa

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