Cummings’ 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Will It Be Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud, or Anthony Richardson for the Panthers?

    In the latest 7-Round 2023 NFL Mock Draft, quarterbacks go within the first four selections. But who goes No. 1?

    We’re less than three weeks away from the 2023 NFL Draft. Soon, we’ll know where all these prospects are headed. But until then, let’s carry on with the projections. This 7-Round 2023 NFL Mock Draft presents another potential outcome of the event this April.

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    1) Carolina Panthers (From CHI): Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida

    The Panthers have a tough choice at No. 1 overall. But if your team has the proper infrastructure — coaching, veteran leadership, a bridge quarterback, and supporting talent — then it’s hard to pass on Anthony Richardson‘s generational upside. He has the dual-sided athleticism and arm strength to be a revelation in the league.

    2) Houston Texans: C.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State

    C.J. Stroud is the “coordinator’s best friend” of the 2023 NFL Draft QB class. He can still be more consistent in responding to pressure at times, but ultimately, he’s an athletic QB with a great arm, who’s also smart, decisive, and exceedingly accurate from the pocket. He could dice up defenses in Houston’s Shanahan-based offense.

    3) Las Vegas Raiders (Mock Trade With ARI): Bryce Young, QB, Alabama

    Trade: Raiders acquire No. 3 overall pick, Cardinals acquire No. 7 overall pick, No. 70 overall pick, and 2024 first-rounder.

    Jimmy Garoppolo gives Las Vegas a quality bridge with system familiarity, but the chance to add Bryce Young might prove too enticing. Here, they trade up for the ice-veined Alabama passer. Young’s “it” factor in chaotic situations is a trait that’s unique to him alone, and it’s one that will allow him to withstand adversity week in and week out.

    4) Indianapolis Colts: Will Levis, QB, Kentucky

    Will Levis may be QB4 of the 2023 NFL Draft group, but he still has a franchise-caliber ceiling in the right system. In Shane Steichen’s vertically-oriented attack, Levis would be able to stress defenses down the field with his elite arm strength and talent. And ultimately, he has the quick release to move the chains in the short-range as well.

    5) Seattle Seahawks (From DEN): Will Anderson Jr., EDGE, Alabama

    In this 2023 NFL Mock Draft, QBs go 1-2-3-4, which allows Alabama edge rusher Will Anderson Jr. — arguably the best prospect in the class — to fall into the Seahawks’ lap at fifth overall.

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    Anderson causes chaos for offenses at a rare frequency, to a rare degree, and that ability to dominate with power, burst, and violence has drawn comparisons to Khalil Mack.

    6) Detroit Lions (From LAR): Tyree Wilson, EDGE, Texas Tech

    Tyree Wilson was incredibly productive over the past two seasons — amassing 14 sacks and 27.5 tackles for loss. Yet, he still hasn’t come close to reaching his ceiling as a prospect. The flashes of quick, violent hand usage are very inspiring, but Wilson’s hyper-elite power profile is truly special. Across from Aidan Hutchinson, he’d be dangerous.

    7) Arizona Cardinals (From LV): Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon

    The Cardinals are in an ideal trade-back position at third overall, and that’s what they did in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft. Arizona moves back to seventh, and they still get the best cornerback on the board in Christian Gonzalez. Gonzalez has the size, length, explosiveness, long speed, fluidity, and high-level instincts to become a lockdown defender.

    8) Atlanta Falcons: Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia

    This is a little rich for Nolan Smith on my board, but specifically for the Falcons’ scheme, I can see the appeal. Smith is a truly rare athlete at 6’2″, 238 pounds, with 4.39 speed and a 41.5″ vertical. His burst and bend equate to tantalizing pass-rushing upside, and he’s already a near-elite run defender with frame-defying play strength and range in pursuit.

    9) Chicago Bears (From CAR): Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State

    The Bears appear to have four starters penciled in, with Braxton Jones, Nate Davis, Cody Whitehair, and Teven Jenkins. All Chicago needs is a right tackle, and Paris Johnson Jr. could be the guy there.

    Johnson has already proven he can play on both the left and right side, and his elite explosiveness-length mix grants him absurd power capacity at the point of attack.

    10) Philadelphia Eagles (From NO): Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia

    As rocky as Jalen Carter‘s pre-draft process has been, a blue-chip talent like him only falls so far in a class like this. Carter perfectly fits what the Eagles need on the interior line. His explosiveness and power can be truly devastating for opposing blockers, and he has the leveraging ability and raw torque to be a force in run defense and as a pass rusher.

    11) Tennessee Titans: Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State

    Year 2 of Treylon Burks’ development will be crucial, but it might behoove the Titans to add a reliable slot weapon, to help take pressure off of the team’s WR1. Jaxon Smith-Njigba fits very well in that role with his hyper-elite agility, separation style, and steely instincts, and he could become a de facto WR1 with his target funnel traits.

    12) Houston Texans (From CLE): Myles Murphy, EDGE, Clemson

    Last cycle, Travon Walker went No. 1 overall by virtue of his traits alone. Myles Murphy has similar upside and better hand usage than Walker had. He’s not quite as agile and free-flowing in space, but Murphy still has an enticing blend of quickness, foot speed, hip flexibility, and power generation. He has blue-chip potential on the edge at his ceiling.

    13) New York Jets: Darnell Wright, OT, Tennessee

    Darnell Wright is 6’5″, 333 pounds, with near 34″ arms. He has a 5.01 40-yard dash, a 1.75 10-yard split, and a Relative Athletic Score (RAS) of 9.67.

    Wright is a former five-star recruit who excelled at right tackle in 2021 and 2022 and brings elite power, smooth footwork, and very efficient hands. He might not make it out of the top 15.

    14) New England Patriots: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

    The Patriots were quick to add Zay Flowers to their West Team roster at the Shrine Bowl, and they also hosted Flowers on a pre-draft visit. There’s clearly interest there on New England’s side, and in a wide-open WR class, Flowers’ explosive, energetic, and multifaceted play style could make him a coveted talent at the top of the board.

    15) Green Bay Packers: Lukas Van Ness, EDGE, Iowa

    The Packers have a definite type when it comes to edge rushers: Larger defenders who can drive through blockers with power, and create easy displacement. Lukas Van Ness fits that mold with his 6’5″, 272-pound frame. His 34″ arms serve as hammers heading into contact, but he also has the burst to generate momentum off the line and threaten past the apex.

    16) Washington Commanders: Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois

    It’s one thing to have swagger. It’s another thing entirely to be legitimately offended when a QB targets you. Devon Witherspoon plays with that kind of pride and physicality, but he also backs it up on every rep. He’d be a tone-setter for Washington on Day 1, with the versatility to play either in the slot or on the boundary.

    17) Pittsburgh Steelers: Dawand Jones, OT, Ohio State

    The Steelers have shown some interest in Dawand Jones this cycle. No. 17 overall is very rich for him, but given the scarcity of natural RT prospects — and Jones’ rare size — it could be a feasible outcome. Jones’ size naturally brings about issues with leverage. However, that same size affords him elite power and makes him very tough to get around.

    18) Detroit Lions: Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland

    The Lions no longer have an immediate need at CB after signing Cameron Sutton and Emmanuel Moseley to accompany Jeffrey Okudah. But soon enough, the position will be light again. It makes sense to get Deonte Banks in the room and start coaching up his technique. His elite athleticism and steely physicality could pay dividends down the line.

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

    The Buccaneers are one of the few teams in Round 1 with a clear need at running back, and they hosted Bijan Robinson on a visit. More than most teams, Tampa Bay needs a strong running game to insulate what will be an unsteady passing situation. Robinson has the size, contact balance, quick processing, and creation capacity to carry the load.

    20) Seattle Seahawks: Joe Tippmann, OL, Wisconsin

    This may be a surprising range for Joe Tippmann, but he carries a top-50 grade on my board. His elite athleticism-power combo at 6’6″, 312 pounds warrants early consideration, and after seeing his growth in 2022, Round 1 isn’t out of the question.

    Tippmann could play center or guard for Seattle alongside Evan Brown. He has impact starter upside at either spot.

    21) Los Angeles Chargers: Will McDonald IV, EDGE, Iowa State

    On my personal board, this is a little too early for Will McDonald IV. But it’s justifiable, given the way the Chargers will use him.

    McDonald is tailor-made to be a 3-4 OLB with his searing explosiveness off the line, and he also has elite proportional length and high-level bend capacity. His blend of tools can be overwhelming for opposing tackles.

    22) Baltimore Ravens: Josh Downs, WR, North Carolina

    With his size, many confine Josh Downs to a pure slot projection at the next level. But Downs doesn’t come with the normal penalties of a smaller receiver.

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    He’s unnaturally consistent at securing catches beyond his frame and winning in tight spots. Additionally, his dynamic athleticism and sharp route nuance give him a very strong foundation.

    23) Minnesota Vikings: Jordan Addison, WR, USC

    Justin Jefferson needs a Robin to his Batman, and Jordan Addison is built well for that role. From my view, Addison compares favorably to another NFC North wideout: Chicago’s Darnell Mooney. He’s an easy accelerator with short-area agility and hip sink and has the speed to threaten vertically, as well as create after the catch.

    24) Jacksonville Jaguars: Brian Branch, DB, Alabama

    The Jaguars were proactive at both retaining key players and filling needs in the 2023 offseason, but one pressing need remains in the slot on the defensive side of the ball.

    Brian Branch is a natural nickel defender with phenomenal coverage ability, very willing physicality, and the instincts to make plays when passes come his way.

    25) New York Giants: Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU

    There’s a heightened degree of risk for Quentin Johnston. But his ceiling remains the highest in the 2023 NFL Draft. For a bigger receiver, Johnston’s hand-catching can assuredly improve. However, for a bigger receiver, he brings uncanny accelerative capacity, hip flexibility, and short-area twitch. As a vertical and RAC threat, his upside is unparalleled.

    26) Dallas Cowboys: Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia

    It’s a tale as old as time: The Cowboys once again let gold fall into their lap in the mid-to-late first. They did it with CeeDee Lamb, they did it with Tyler Smith, and now, Dallas represents an ideal situation for Broderick Jones.

    Jones still has room to refine his pass-blocking technique, so he can learn behind Tyron Smith before taking the reins.

    27) Buffalo Bills: Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah

    Hear me out, Bills fans. You’re not drafting Dalton Kincaid as a tight end. You’re drafting him as a weapon. Kincaid has the athleticism and flexibility to split out and play from the slot. He’s explosive attacking up seams, a bull after the catch, and at the catch point, he has the best coordination and control in the entire class — something Josh Allen can utilize.

    28) Cincinnati Bengals: Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma

    Anton Harrison isn’t a natural right tackle. But on my board, he’s the OT2 and a top-20 prospect in the 2023 NFL Draft.

    Since he’s still here, Harrison is the pick for Cincinnati. You can figure out the shift to RT later, but Harrison has the size (6’4″, 312 pounds, near-35″ arms), athleticism (4.98 40-yard dash), and finishing ability to make the transition work.

    29) New Orleans Saints (From SF via MIA via DEN): Bryan Bresee, DT, Clemson

    The Saints’ defensive line essentially imploded this offseason. They added a few quality pieces back in the turnover, but there’s still plenty of room for them to keep upgrading. Late in Round 1, Bryan Bresee presents excellent value. He’s an explosive, flexible lineman who flashes elite knock-back power and hand quickness on his best reps.

    30) Philadelphia Eagles: Peter Skoronski, OL, Northwestern

    Peter Skoronski is a prospect who can fulfill multiple functions for Philadelphia. Early on, he has the athleticism, strength, and natural leverage to seamlessly transition to guard.

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    There’s also the possibility for Skoronski to move to right tackle down the line, when Lane Johnson retires. Wherever he lines up, Skoronski can be a steady presence on the blocking unit.

    31) Los Angeles Rams (Mock Trade With KC): DJ Turner, CB, Michigan

    Trade: Rams acquire No. 31 overall pick, Chiefs acquire No. 36 overall pick, No. 171 overall pick, and 2024 second-rounder.

    In this 2023 NFL Mock Draft, the Rams engineer a slight trade up into the tail end of Round 1, to lock down a top target at a premier position of need. DJ Turner has the top-tier recovery speed (4.26 40-yard dash) and vision to thrive in Los Angeles’ zone-heavy scheme. But he’s also an incredibly twitchy, fleet-footed coverage defender in man.

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    32) Pittsburgh Steelers (From CHI): Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia

    Consistency remains a need on tape for Kelee Ringo, but at 6’2″, 207 pounds, with 4.36 speed, his traits are captivating. And he’s been training with Richard Sherman this year. With technique to maximize his traits, Ringo’s physicality and playmaking could shine through.

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

    John Michael Schmitz is older and doesn’t quite have Tippmann’s athletic upside. Nevertheless, he’s a well-rounded center prospect with the requisite short-area burst, core strength, point-of-attack power, and finisher mentality to shore up Houston’s front.

    34) Arizona Cardinals: Cedric Tillman, WR, Tennessee

    With the Cardinals set to lose DeAndre Hopkins this offseason, they’ll need a new alpha receiver. At 6’3″, 213 pounds, Cedric Tillman has the size to fit that mold, and he’s also an explosive, fleet-footed athlete with phenomenal instincts extending beyond his frame.

    35) Indianapolis Colts: Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State

    After trading Stephon Gilmore to the Cowboys, the Colts have a void on the boundary. Early in Round 2 of this 2023 NFL Mock Draft, Joey Porter Jr. is a steal. With his reach, he’s a natural fit for side-saddle and zone concepts, but he disrupts in press-man as well.

    36) Kansas City Chiefs (From LAR): Blake Freeland, OT, BYU

    Trading back into Round 2, the Chiefs not only acquire capital but also acquire a potential starting right tackle in Blake Freeland. Freeland is a towering blocker with venerable power at contact, and his 37″ vertical exemplifies his explosiveness off the line.

    37) Seattle Seahawks (From DEN): Mazi Smith, DT, Michigan

    The release of Al Woods represents the end of an era for Seattle and also creates a need for a new nose tackle. Mazi Smith could be more consistent in delivering on his traits, but he has the athleticism, raw strength, power, and frame density to fill that void.

    38) Las Vegas Raiders: Adetomiwa Adebawore, DL, Northwestern

    There aren’t many adjectives to describe just how freaky Adetomiwa Adebawore is as an athlete. At 6’2″, 282 pounds, with 34″ arms, he ran a 4.49 40-yard dash. He’s an instant accelerator off the line with a ruthless motor — built to play 3-tech in the NFL.

    39) Carolina Panthers: BJ Ojulari, EDGE, LSU

    BJ Ojulari is an exceptional fit for Ejiro Evero’s defensive scheme in Carolina. At 6’2″, 248 pounds, he has the burst and flexibility to rush from stand-up alignments. At that size, he also has 34 1/2″ arms, which allows him to engage tackles and work through the apex.

    40) New Orleans Saints: Isaiah Foskey, EDGE, Notre Dame

    The Saints have an affinity for larger, more powerful edge rushers. With Isaiah Foskey, they not only get that trait combination, but New Orleans also gets one of the more complete EDGE prospects in the class. Foskey is a tenacious run defender and an active hand-fighter.

    41) Tennessee Titans: Cody Mauch, OL, North Dakota State

    Tell me the Cody Mauch-Tennessee Titans fit doesn’t make sense. You can’t do it. On top of his toothless grin and unrelenting physicality, Mauch also has the athleticism and road-grading style to be an asset on the interior for Mike Vrabel’s squad.

    42) Green Bay Packers (Mock Trade With NYJ): Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame

    Trade: Packers acquire 42nd pick, Jets acquire QB Aaron Rodgers.

    The real trade will have more details, but for creative purposes, let’s simply focus on the 2023 capital-changing hands. The Packers will likely add a Day 2 pick, which could allow them to acquire a well-rounded threat at tight end like Michael Mayer.

    43) New York Jets: Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson

    Trenton Simpson‘s linebacker instincts remain imperfect, but at some point, a team will bank on his tools. He’s 6’2″, 235 pounds, with 4.43 speed, and a 40.5″ vertical. Simpson can attack downhill, or line up at strong safety and roam in the box. He has almost no bounds.

    44) Atlanta Falcons: Steve Avila, OL, TCU

    Steve Avila isn’t an elite athlete, but his brand of physical football could be a solid fit for the Falcons’ imposing running game. Avila is a tenacious finisher with heavy hands and torque, and in pass protection, his width, active hands, and natural leverage serve him well.

    45) Green Bay Packers, Sydney Brown, S, Illinois

    This isn’t a fit that’s mocked often, but I like this prospect-team match a lot. Sydney Brown is a hyper-dense, explosive athlete with very willing physicality coming downhill, but he’s also fluid enough to play in space, man the slot, and make plays in coverage.

    46) New England Patriots: Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa

    In need of more linebacker talent, it feels like the Patriots could be drawn to Jack Campbell in Round 2. At around 6’5″, 250 pounds, Campbell has unique size for the position, but he’s also impressively athletic, intelligent, and has the strength to stack and shed at the line.

    47) Washington Commanders: Felix Anudike-Uzomah, EDGE, Kansas State

    As of this writing, the future of Commanders edge rusher Chase Young is uncertain. EDGE is a premier position, so it’s not one they should shrug off. At 6’3″, 255 pounds, Felix Anudike-Uzomah would give them an amped-up rusher with wicked hands and motor.

    48) Detroit Lions: Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama

    The Lions have a new primary runner in David Montgomery, but soon, D’Andre Swift will be a free agent. It makes sense to add Jahmyr Gibbs as a versatile, dynamic offensive weapon if he falls to a certain point. His open-field burst is kryptonite for ill-fated safeties.

    49) Pittsburgh Steelers: Jonathan Mingo, WR, Ole Miss

    There’s no WR in the 2023 NFL Draft quite like Jonathan Mingo. He’s 6’1″, 226 pounds, with 4.46 speed, a 39.5″ vertical, and a 10’9″ broad jump. He’s an extremely explosive big slot WR with elite RAC utility and can make plays when the ball is in the air.

    50) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Matthew Bergeron, OT, Syracuse

    After releasing Donovan Smith, the Buccaneers have a pressing need at left tackle. With Tristan Wirfs entrenched on the right side, adding another athletic blocker like Matthew Bergeron could bode well. Bergeron’s foot speed, for his size, defies expectation.

    51) Miami Dolphins: Tucker Kraft, TE, South Dakota State

    This is one of my personal favorite fits in the 2023 NFL Draft. Time will tell if the Dolphins value the tight end position this highly, but Tucker Kraft, in particular, has the athleticism in space and contact balance to be an exciting RAC threat in Mike McDaniel’s offense.

    52) Seattle Seahawks: Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina

    The Seahawks are set on the boundaries with Tariq Woolen and Mike Jackson. That said, there’s still an opportunity to indulge in a deep 2023 NFL Draft CB class. With Cam Smith, Seattle gets a hyperactive and physical athlete with slot capabilities, who’s also superb in support.

    53) Chicago Bears (From BAL): Zach Harrison, EDGE, Ohio State

    Standing around 6’5″ and 269 pounds, with 36″ arms, Zach Harrison perfectly fits Matt Eberflus’ mold of defensive end. He’s traits-rich with his burst and bend, and while Harrison lacks consistency, he’s shown glimpses of a wide-ranging pass-rush arsenal on tape.

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

    You’ve heard it time and time again this offseason. The Chargers need speed, and there’s no speed threat in the 2023 NFL Draft more marketable than Tennessee’s Jalin Hyatt. He’s a little one-dimensional, but Hyatt’s top gear has a gravitational effect on defenses.

    55) Detroit Lions (From MIN): Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee

    The Lions have kept tabs on Hendon Hooker through the draft process, and if he falls this far, they could pull the trigger. Jared Goff is still Detroit’s starter, but at the very least, Hooker can be a developmental backup, with the physical ability to grow into more.

    56) Jacksonville Jaguars: Keion White, DL, Georgia Tech

    Keion White has a lot of work to do before he reaches his ceiling. But in spite of his raw hand usage, his brand of athleticism, at his size, grants him massive upside and alignment versatility. That’s what the Jaguars are paying for in Round 2 of this 2023 NFL Mock Draft.

    57) New York Giants: Luke Wypler, C, Ohio State

    At a position as scarce as center, teams may be willing to pay a premium for potential starters. Luke Wypler has a late Day 2 grade on my board, but for the Giants, he’s a sturdy, well-leveraged interior blocker who can keep things stable for years on end.

    58) Dallas Cowboys: Keeanu Benton, DT, Wisconsin

    There remains room for the Cowboys to shore up their interior presence, and Keeanu Benton presents great value at this stage of the 2023 NFL Draft. He’s a stack-and-shed master who also shows off immense power and energy as a pass-rushing threat.

    59) Buffalo Bills: Drew Sanders, LB, Arkansas

    There aren’t many linebacker prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft who can fill the role of Tremaine Edmunds, but Drew Sanders is one who might be able to. Sanders is athletic, long, and lanky, and flashes great processing ability, and he doubles as a dynamic pass rusher.

    60) Cincinnati Bengals: Tank Bigsby, RB, Auburn

    Assuming that Joe Mixon will soon be out the door, it makes sense for the Bengals to reset the clock with Tank Bigsby. Bigsby has an impressive blend of size, short-area freedom, and vision. Behind Cincinnati’s reworked offensive line, he could produce at a high level.

    61) Chicago Bears (From SF): Calijah Kancey, DL, Pittsburgh

    Calijah Kancey is a massive outlier. But at a certain point, you bank on outliers if they’re good enough. Kancey is a menacing competitor with unnatural quickness and violence in his game. If Andrew Billings can keep him clean at nose tackle, Kancey could be a steal.

    62) Philadelphia Eagles: Julius Brents, CB, Kansas State

    The Eagles managed to get back both Darius Slay and James Bradberry for the 2022 season, but they should still keep an eye on the future. Julius Brents can spend 2023 refining his technique, as he builds around his elite athleticism-length combination.

    63) Kansas City Chiefs: Jartavius Martin, DB, Illinois

    For the moment, the Chiefs are looking good in the secondary. But L’Jarius Sneed is scheduled to be a free agent in 2024, so another physical, versatile, playmaking DB might be in demand. Jartavius Martin fits the bill with his 4.46 speed and 44″ vertical.

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    64) Chicago Bears: Clark Phillips III, CB, Utah

    Clark Phillips III didn’t test in the elite range, but he has the quickness, game IQ, tenacity, and playmaking to be a high-level slot CB between Kyler Gordon and Jaylon Johnson.

    65) Houston Texans: A.T. Perry, WR, Wake Forest

    A.T. Perry doesn’t bring the RAC element you’d expect in a Shanahan offense, but I love his fit as a super-lite Marvin Harrison Jr. for Stroud — size, separation ability, and catching instincts.

    66) Arizona Cardinals: Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State

    The Cardinals double-up at cornerback, taking Emmanuel Forbes in Round 3. Forbes is a gambler, but he’s an expert at baiting quarterbacks into making poor decisions and then capitalizing.

    67) Denver Broncos (From IND): Derick Hall, EDGE, Auburn

    Denver needs more reliability on the edge. Derick Hall can produce on Day 1 with his unique power profile, but he also has the active hands and burst to build up his game.

    68) Denver Broncos: Rashee Rice, WR, SMU

    The Broncos have been shopping wide receivers, potentially opening the door for a Day 2 pick. Rashee Rice gives them one of the strongest three-level frameworks in the class.

    69) Los Angeles Rams: O’Cyrus Torrence, G, Florida

    The Rams haven’t hit much at guard in recent years, but O’Cyrus Torrence gives them a chance to correct that. In a phone booth, he’s a defensive lineman’s worst nightmare.

    70) Arizona Cardinals (From LV): Zacch Pickens, DT, South Carolina

    An underrated DT prospect, Zacch Pickens has the first-step explosion, length, play strength, and penetration ability to be a valuable player in Jonathan Gannon’s scheme.

    71) New Orleans Saints: Marvin Mims, WR, Oklahoma

    Marvin Mims joins Chris Olave in New Orleans, providing a double dose of speed. But while Olave’s speed is surgical, Mims is a true vertical threat with outstanding body control.

    72) Tennessee Titans: Moro Ojomo, DT, Texas

    At 6’2″, 293 pounds, with 34.5″ arms and a 33″ vertical jump, Moro Ojomo has the natural leverage, explosiveness, and devastating raw power to thrive alongside Jeffery Simmons.

    73) Houston Texans (From CLE): Jayden Reed, WR, Michigan State

    A versatile slot-boundary threat, Jayden Reed complements fellow third-round pick Perry well. Reed has vertical speed, but he also brings slippery RAC ability for Bobby Slowik.

    74) Cleveland Browns (From NYJ): Gervon Dexter, DT, Florida

    As young as he is, Gervon Dexter still has room to clean up his technique. But he’s as strong as an ox in run defense and has the athleticism to grow as a pass rusher.

    75) Atlanta Falcons: Tyrique Stevenson, CB, Miami (FL)

    Opposite AJ Terrell, Tyrique Stevenson has the short-area mobility, discipline, and length to gather receivers in man coverage, and his closing burst allows him to recover downfield.

    76) New England Patriots (From CAR): Tyjae Spears, RB, Tulane

    There’s talk that the Patriots want to add another high-quality runner alongside Rhamondre Stevenson. With his high-energy style, Tyjae Spears complements him perfectly.

    77) Los Angeles Rams (From NE via MIA): Isaiah McGuire, EDGE, Missouri

    For my money, Isaiah McGuire is one of the draft’s biggest sleepers. He’s 6’4″, 268 pounds, with 34″ arms. With his burst, power, and bend, he logged 8.5 sacks and 14 TFLs in 2022.

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

    The Packers aren’t done at tight end. While Darnell Washington is not nearly as captivating in the receiving phase as his numbers imply, he’s an elite blocker with obvious red-zone utility.

    79) Indianapolis Colts (From WAS): Tyler Scott, WR, Cincinnati

    A perfect match for Shane Steichen’s vertical offense, Tyler Scott brings the Colts easy acceleration ability, legitimate 4.4 speed, and authoritative catching instincts downfield.

    80) Pittsburgh Steelers: Noah Sewell, LB, Oregon

    Noah Sewell is still rough around the edges when it comes to processing and block engagement, but he has the size-speed mix and play strength Mike Tomlin can mold.

    81) Detroit Lions: Sam LaPorta, TE, Iowa

    The Lions don’t need a world-beater at TE. They just need a steady presence, and that’s what Sam LaPorta can be with his mobility, route nuance, and natural catching instincts.

    82) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chandler Zavala, G, NC State

    A fast riser late in the 2023 NFL Draft process, Chandler Zavala brings the combined athleticism, frame density, and physicality to be a top guard in his class.

    83) Seattle Seahawks: Parker Washington, WR, Penn State

    At around 5’10”, 210 pounds, Parker Washington perfectly fills the role of a big slot alongside DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, giving Geno Smith an able RAC threat.

    84) Miami Dolphins: Wanya Morris, OT, Oklahoma

    Wanya Morris is an elite athlete at 6’5″, 307 pounds, with 35″ arms, and he’s coming off his best season yet. He could become a big upgrade for Miami at the RT spot.

    85) Los Angeles Chargers: Israel Abanikanda, RB, Pittsburgh

    The Austin Ekeler situation feels as if it’s beyond repair, but the Chargers need a workhorse anyway. Israel Abanikanda has workhorse size, to go along with game-breaking speed.

    86) Baltimore Ravens: Cory Trice, CB, Purdue

    After his testing, Cory Trice could be a surprise Day 2 pick. At 6’3″, 206 pounds, he has 4.47 speed, an 11′ broad jump, and rare fluidity — evidenced by his 6.7 three-cone.

    87) Minnesota Vikings: Jaylon Jones, CB, Texas A&M

    Jaylon Jones declared early as a true junior, but for his age, he’s surprisingly disciplined with his technique. He’s a great short-area athlete for his size and stellar in support.

    88) Jacksonville Jaguars: Luke Musgrave, TE, Oregon State

    Luke Musgrave doesn’t bring the desired blocking utility on two-TE sets, but his explosive seam-stretcher traits are too enticing to pass up at this stage of the 2023 NFL Draft.

    89) New York Giants: Dorian Williams, LB, Tulane

    Dorian Williams can stand to add more mass to his frame, but at 6’1″, 228, with elite proportional length, he’s an explosive, tenacious downhill defender with three-down ability.

    90) Dallas Cowboys: Zach Charbonnet, RB, UCLA

    With Jones and Smith on the line — and now Zach Charbonnet in the backfield — the Cowboys are reinforcing a physical brand of football. Charbonnet can take on ample volume.

    91) Buffalo Bills: Tyler Steen, OT, Alabama

    Tyler Steen carries one of the more well-rounded OT profiles. He has good size and athleticism, and is also very well-leveraged, with experience on the right side.

    92) Cincinnati Bengals: Tuli Tuipulotu, EDGE, USC

    Tuli Tuipulotu played as heavy as 290 pounds in college, but his play style is best suited in a power EDGE role in the NFL, where he can plow through tackles with his heavy hands.

    93) Carolina Panthers (From SF): Xavier Hutchinson, WR, Iowa State

    He may not be an elite athlete, but Xavier Hutchinson has safety blanket appeal with his size, lateral agility, route-running ability, and smooth coordination at the catch point.

    94) Philadelphia Eagles: Trey Palmer, WR, Nebraska

    He’ll need to keep minimizing drops at the next level, but Nebraska’s Trey Palmer has the speed to be a dynamic threat alongside A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith.

    95) Kansas City Chiefs: Michael Wilson, WR, Stanford

    If he can stay healthy, Michael Wilson can be the steal of the 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City. He’s a route-running technician with rare size-adjusted agility and strong hands.

    96) Arizona Cardinals: Ricky Stromberg, C, Arkansas

    A sleeper in the center group, Ricky Stromberg could sneak into the top 100 after a strong offseason. He’s a smart, well-leveraged blocker on tape, with good mobility and flexibility.

    97) Washington Commanders: Jaelyn Duncan, OL, Maryland

    Jaelyn Duncan needs to clean up his technique, but he has the potential to eventually take the reins at left tackle, or shift inside to guard with his athleticism and play strength.

    98) Cleveland Browns: Devon Achane, RB, Texas A&M

    Behind Cleveland’s top-flight offensive line, Devon Achane‘s lightning-fast trigger and turbo switch could be a lethal proposition for opponents, and his speed can stretch the field.

    99) San Francisco 49ers: YaYa Diaby, EDGE, Louisville

    The 49ers hosted YaYa Diaby on a pre-draft visit. He’s very raw in relation to his age, but his high-level athleticism and power profile present an exciting foundation to build on.

    100) Las Vegas Raiders (From KC): Siaki Ika, DT, Baylor

    Adebawore provides a dynamic presence up front for the Raiders, but it’ll take a space-eating nose tackle like Siaki Ika to truly unlock Adebawore’s disruptive potential at 3-tech.

    101) San Francisco 49ers: Jordan Battle, S, Alabama

    A well-rounded safety prospect who tested better than expected, Jordan Battle has the versatility, experience, and all-around utility to earn fans in this positional class.

    102) San Francisco 49ers: John Ojukwu, OT, Boise State

    John Ojukwu is still a work in progress, but he’s a superb athlete at almost 6’6″, 309 pounds, with 34″ arms. He has experience at RT and trending up operationally.

    NFL Mock Draft

    Round 4

    103) Chicago Bears
    Roschon Johnson, RB, Texas

    104) Houston Texans
    Daiyan Henley, LB, Washington State

    105) Arizona Cardinals
    Kendre Miller, RB, TCU

    106) Indianapolis Colts
    Byron Young, DT, Alabama

    107) New England Patriots
    Darius Rush, CB, South Carolina

    108) Denver Broncos
    Colby Wooden, DL, Auburn

    109) Las Vegas Raiders
    Carrington Valentine, CB, Kentucky

    110) Atlanta Falcons
    Jon Gaines II, OL, UCLA

    111) Cleveland Browns
    Ivan Pace Jr., LB, Cincinnati

    112) New York Jets
    Zack Kuntz, TE, Old Dominion

    113) Atlanta Falcons
    Antonio Johnson, DB, Texas A&M

    114) Carolina Panthers
    Jakorian Bennett, CB, Maryland

    115) New Orleans Saints
    Sidy Sow, G, Eastern Michigan

    116) Green Bay Packers
    Carter Warren, OT, Pittsburgh

    117) New England Patriots
    JL Skinner, S, Boise State

    118) Washington Commanders
    SirVocea Dennis, LB, Pittsburgh

    119) Minnesota Vikings
    Luke Schoonmaker, TE, Michigan

    120) Pittsburgh Steelers
    Nick Hampton, EDGE, Appalachian State

    121) Jacksonville Jaguars
    Charlie Jones, WR, Purdue

    122) Kansas City Chiefs
    Dante Stills, DL, West Virginia

    123) Seattle Seahawks
    Chase Brown, RB, Illinois

    124) Baltimore Ravens
    Kobie Turner, DT, Wake Forest

    125) Los Angeles Chargers
    Eli Ricks, CB, Alabama

    126) Cleveland Browns
    Matt Landers, WR, Arkansas

    127) Jacksonville Jaguars
    Karl Brooks, DT, Bowling Green

    128) New York Giants
    Alex Austin, CB, Oregon State

    129) Dallas Cowboys
    Puka Nacua, WR, BYU

    130) Buffalo Bills
    Demario Douglas, WR, Liberty

    131) Cincinnati Bengals
    Kei’Trel Clark, CB, Louisville

    132) Carolina Panthers
    Keaton Mitchell, RB, East Carolina

    133) Chicago Bears
    K.J. Henry, EDGE, Clemson

    134) Kansas City Chiefs
    Sean Tucker, RB, Syracuse

    135) New England Patriots
    Devonnsha Maxwell, DT, Chattanooga

    NFL Mock Draft

    Round 5

    136) Chicago Bears
    Jalen Moreno-Cropper, WR, Fresno State

    137) Buffalo Bills
    Viliami Fehoko, EDGE, San Jose State

    138) Indianapolis Colts
    Nick Saldiveri, OL, Old Dominion

    139) Denver Broncos
    Kenny McIntosh, RB, Georgia

    140) Cleveland Browns
    Clayton Tune, QB, Houston

    141) Las Vegas Raiders
    McClendon Curtis, G, Chattanooga

    142) Cleveland Browns
    Mike Morris, DL, Michigan

    143) New York Jets
    Juice Scruggs, OL, Penn State

    144) Las Vegas Raiders
    Olusegun Oluwatimi, C, Michigan

    145) Carolina Panthers
    Braeden Daniels, G, Utah

    146) New Orleans Saints
    Brenton Strange, TE, Penn State

    147) Tennessee Titans
    Christopher Smith, S, Georgia

    148) Chicago Bears
    Jaquelin Roy, DT, LSU

    149) Green Bay Packers
    Bryce Ford-Wheaton, WR, West Virginia

    150) Washington Commanders
    Tank Dell, WR, Houston

    151) Seattle Seahawks
    Jason Taylor II, S, Oklahoma State

    152) Detroit Lions
    Owen Pappoe, LB, Auburn

    153) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Riley Moss, CB, Iowa

    154) Seattle Seahawks
    Jalen Redmond, DT, Oklahoma

    155) San Francisco 49ers
    Garrett Williams, CB, Syracuse

    156) Los Angeles Chargers
    Cameron Latu, TE, Alabama

    157) Baltimore Ravens
    Eric Gray, RB, Oklahoma

    158) Minnesota Vikings
    Desjuan Johnson, DL, Toledo

    159) Atlanta Falcons
    Kayshon Boutte, WR, LSU

    160) New York Giants
    Jammie Robinson, S, Florida State

    161) Houston Texans
    Earl Bostick Jr., OL, Kansas

    162) Indianapolis Colts
    Mohamoud Diabate, LB, Utah

    163) Cincinnati Bengals
    Payne Durham, TE, Purdue

    164) San Francisco 49ers
    Zach Evans, RB, Ole Miss

    165) New Orleans Saints
    Ji’Ayir Brown, S, Penn State

    166) Kansas City Chiefs
    Ikenna Enechukwu, EDGE, Rice

    167) Los Angeles Rams
    Rakim Jarrett, WR, Maryland

    168) Arizona Cardinals
    Andre Carter II, EDGE, Army

    169) Indianapolis Colts
    Jay Ward, DB, LSU

    170) Green Bay Packers
    Jerrod Clark, DT, Coastal Carolina

    171) Kansas City Chiefs (from LAR)
    DJ Johnson, EDGE, Oregon

    172) New York Giants
    Emil Ekiyor Jr., G, Alabama

    173) San Francisco 49ers
    Joey Fisher, OL, Shepherd

    174) Las Vegas Raiders
    Byron Young, EDGE, Tennessee

    175) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Nesta Jade Silvera, DT, Arizona State

    176) Dallas Cowboys
    Will Mallory, TE, Miami (FL)

    177) Los Angeles Rams
    Brenton Cox Jr., EDGE, Florida

    NFL Mock Draft

    Round 6

    178) Kansas City Chiefs
    Ben Sims, TE, Baylor

    179) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Isaiah Land, EDGE, Florida A&M

    180) Arizona Cardinals
    Warren McClendon, OL, Georgia

    181) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Tanner McKee, QB, Stanford

    182) Los Angeles Rams
    Myles Brooks, CB, Louisiana Tech

    183) Detroit Lions
    Justin Marshall, WR, Buffalo

    184) New England Patriots
    Dorian Thompson-Robinson, QB, UCLA

    185) Jacksonville Jaguars
    Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu, OL, Oregon

    186) Tennessee Titans
    Jordan McFadden, OL, Clemson

    187) New England Patriots
    Jake Witt, OT, Northern Michigan

    188) Houston Texans
    Travis Bell, DT, Kennesaw State

    189) Los Angeles Rams
    Jake Moody, K, Michigan

    190) Cleveland Browns
    Kyu Blu Kelly, CB, Stanford

    191) Los Angeles Rams
    Jacob Slade, DT, Michigan State

    192) New England Patriots
    Yasir Abdullah, EDGE, Louisville

    193) Washington Commanders
    Jaren Hall, QB, BYU

    194) Detroit Lions
    Momar Fall, DT, CSU Pueblo

    195) Denver Broncos
    Ben VanSumeren, LB, Michigan State

    196) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Mitchell Tinsley, WR, Penn State

    197) Miami Dolphins
    Dylan Horton, EDGE, TCU

    198) Seattle Seahawks
    Andrei Iosivas, WR, Princeton

    199) Baltimore Ravens
    Nick Herbig, EDGE, Wisconsin

    200) Los Angeles Chargers
    Shakel Brown, DL, Troy

    201) Houston Texans
    Daniel Scott, S, California

    202) Jacksonville Jaguars
    DeWayne McBride, RB, UAB

    203) Houston Texans
    Arquon Bush, CB, Cincinnati

    204) Las Vegas Raiders
    Trevor Reid, OT, Louisville

    205) Buffalo Bills
    TK McLendon Jr., DT, Eastern Kentucky

    206) Cincinnati Bengals
    Jason Brownlee, WR, Southern Miss

    207) New York Jets
    Xavier Gipson, WR, Stephen F. Austin

    208) Jacksonville Jaguars
    Scott Matlock, DT, Boise State

    209) New York Giants
    Titus Leo, EDGE, Wagner

    210) New England Patriots
    Davis Allen, TE, Clemson

    211) Minnesota Vikings
    Jaylon Thomas, OL, SMU

    212) Dallas Cowboys
    Brevin Allen, EDGE, Campbell

    213) Arizona Cardinals
    Jake Haener, QB, Fresno State

    214) Las Vegas Raiders
    Griffin Hebert, TE, Louisiana Tech

    215) Washington Commanders
    Evan Hull, RB, Northwestern

    216) San Francisco 49ers
    Dontayvion Wicks, WR, Virginia

    217) Kansas City Chiefs
    Tre Tucker, WR, Cincinnati

    NFL Mock Draft

    Round 7

    218) Chicago Bears
    Gervarrius Owens, S, Houston

    219) Philadelphia Eagles
    Zaire Barnes, LB, Western Michigan

    220) Las Vegas Raiders
    Micah Baskerville, LB, LSU

    221) Indianapolis Colts
    Lonnie Phelps, EDGE, Kansas

    222) San Francisco 49ers
    Jeremy Banks, LB, Tennessee

    223) Los Angeles Rams
    Henry To’oTo’o, LB, Alabama

    224) Atlanta Falcons
    Xazavian Valladay, RB, Arizona State

    225) Atlanta Falcons
    Luke Haggard, OT, Indiana

    226) Jacksonville Jaguars
    Terell Smith, CB, Minnesota

    227) New Orleans Saints
    Mekhi Garner, DB, LSU

    228) Tennessee Titans
    Jose Ramirez, EDGE, Eastern Michigan

    229) Cleveland Browns
    Christian Izien, S, Rutgers

    230) Houston Texans
    Deneric Prince, RB, Tulsa

    231) Las Vegas Raiders
    Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, CB, TCU

    232) Green Bay Packers
    Chad Ryland, K, Maryland

    233) Washington Commanders
    Julian Hill, TE, Campbell

    234) Pittsburgh Steelers
    Spencer Anderson, OL, Maryland

    235) Green Bay Packers
    Nic Jones, CB, Ball State

    236) Indianapolis Colts
    Michael Jefferson, WR, Louisiana

    237) Seattle Seahawks
    Josh Whyle, TE, Cincinnati

    238) Miami Dolphins
    Trey Dean III, S, Florida

    239) Los Angeles Chargers
    Starling Thomas V, CB, UAB

    240) New York Giants
    Max Duggan, QB, TCU

    241) Pittsburgh Steelers
    Anthony Johnson Jr., DB, Iowa State

    242) Green Bay Packers
    Jayson Ademilola, DL, Notre Dame

    243) New York Giants
    Kaleb Hayes, CB, BYU

    244) Dallas Cowboys
    Chamarri Conner, DB, Virginia Tech

    245) New England Patriots
    Zach Morton, DL, Akron

    246) Cincinnati Bengals
    Ronnie Hickman, S, Ohio State

    247) San Francisco 49ers
    Nelson Mbanasor, DL, Texas State

    248) Philadelphia Eagles
    Ochaun Mathis, EDGE, Nebraska

    249) Kansas City Chiefs
    Christian Young, S, Arizona

    250) Kansas City Chiefs
    Jarrett Patterson, OL, Notre Dame

    251) Los Angeles Rams
    BJ Wilson, OT, Quincy

    252) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Blake Whiteheart, TE, Wake Forest

    253) San Francisco 49ers
    Rejzohn Wright, CB, Oregon State

    254) New York Giants
    Jerome Kapp, WR, Kutztown

    255) San Francisco 49ers
    Travis Vokolek, TE, Nebraska

    256) Green Bay Packers
    C.J. Johnson, WR, East Carolina

    257) New Orleans Saints
    Ronnie Bell, WR, Michigan

    258) Chicago Bears
    Jordan Jones, CB, Rhode Island

    259) Houston Texans
    Johnny Buchanan, LB, Delaware

    Ian Cummings is an NFL Draft Analyst for Pro Football Network. You can read all of Ian’s work here and follow him on Twitter: @IC_Draft.

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