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2023 NFL Mock Draft: Shocker At No. 1 Pick

  • Damian Parson
  • December 7, 2022
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The college football regular season is in the books after championship weekend. The NFL season has quietly picked up steam and is near the final stretch of games before the playoffs. The 2023 NFL Draft order is becoming more clear. As usual, prospects’ stocks will fluctuate between now and the NFL draft. I am back on NFL mock draft duty with my Version 4.0, which will include both first and second-round picks. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the improvements for your favorite NFL franchise in my latest NFL mock draft.

2023 NFL Mock Draft: Damian Parson 4.0

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1. Houston Texans

Will Levis QB, Kentucky

The Texans benched QB Davis Mills last week for Kyle Allen versus the Miami Dolphins. Houston… we have a problem and it is at quarterback. This team has more holes to address than quarterback—there is uncertainty with the coaching staff heading into the offseason too. As a new culture is on the horizon, Will Levis is a natural leader. Levis did not have the best season but he has the things you cannot teach. I believe that outside of Kentucky’s restricting offense, Levis can show his full tool belt at the next level. Be patient and allow him to grow within your organization!

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2. Chicago Bears

Will Anderson Jr. EDGE, Alabama

Justin Fields has proven that he is the future quarterback and face of this franchise. Now, Chicago’s front office must understand and complete the assignment by adding high-end talent to this roster. Will Anderson Jr. is known as the “Terminator” and for good reason. He has spent the past few seasons terminating offensive blocking schemes and momentum. His burst, play strength, and relentless motor are the nucleus of his skill set—all while he continues to develop as a technical pass rusher (this is a scary thought). Anderson Jr. is a high-ceiling and talented player to improve this defensive unit.

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3. Seattle Seahawks (via DEN)

Tyree Wilson EDGE, Texas Tech

The Seahawks have won the Russell Wilson trade with the Denver Broncos (at the moment). They have a more competitive team and have competed at a high level this season, in part due to the picks from the 2022 NFL Draft they got from Denver. In this NFL mock draft, Pete Carroll can continue to add freakish specimens on defense. Visually, it seems Tyree Wilson was created in a lab. Wilson is 6-foot-6 with an 86-inch wingspan. His ability to rush from multiple spots on the defensive front is valuable. He generates speed to power quickly for a 275-pound player. Pair that with his wingspan and you have a defensive terror at the NFL level. Seattle loves freakish height/weight/speed prospects and Wilson is the next in line.

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4. Detroit Lions (via LAR)

Jalen Carter IDL, Georgia

The Rams are far worse than anyone could have imagined. As a result, the Lions are the beneficiaries with a top-five pick in this NFL mock draft. Aidan Hutchinson has been impactful as a rookie on this defense. Now imagine him rushing off the edges with Jalen Carter generating interior pressure on passing downs. Carter has an unreal blend of size, athleticism, arm length, and physical strength. He is a monster in the middle and will help bring the ROAR back to the Lions’ defense!

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5. Philadelphia Eagles (via NO)

Myles Murphy EDGE, Clemson

The Eagles are arguably the best team in the league right now, but they need more help on the defensive side of the ball. Myles Murphy is an athletic and long-limbed rusher with the ability to bend the corner. He plays with power and quickness. Adding him to this defensive edge group to pair with Haason Reddick and Josh Sweat is dangerous for opposing offenses.

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6. Carolina Panthers

Bryce Young QB, Alabama

The Panthers are rid of their cultural issues after the firing of former head coach Matt Rhule. This team has wasted picks and time on reclamation projects at quarterback with Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold. It is time for a new face of the franchise with the leadership, accuracy, and abilities to make something out of nothing: Bryce Young.

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7. Jacksonville Jaguars

Broderick Jones OT, Georgia

Trevor Lawrence is finding his stride down the backstretch of his second season. There is a chance Jawaan Taylor will not be Jacksonville’s starting right tackle in 2023 as an unrestricted free agent. Broderick Jones is my top OT prospect in this class. His athleticism, strength, and finishing demeanor are enticing. He adds physicality and attitude to both run and pass blocking. Protect your QB and run the football… it works!

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8. Arizona Cardinals

Isaiah Foskey EDGE, Notre Dame

The Cardinals need a complete football operations reset, including the head coach, GM, and defensive coordinator. This team does not have a “GUY” to rush opposing quarterbacks. Cam Thomas and Myjai Sanders are not used enough to have a real feel for this future projection. Isaiah Foskey has the physical tools and skill set to become that guy for a defense. He plays with good strength, burst, and arm length as a pass rusher. He’s also athletically capable of playing off the ball and dropping into coverage if needed. He is a high-character guy with leadership qualities, which Arizona desperately needs.

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9. Indianapolis Colts

Anthony Richardson QB, Florida

This team will officially name a new head coach after the season. Besides nailing the proper leadership hire, this team needs a quarterback—no more senior citizen reclamation projects. Anthony Richardson is an incredibly talented but raw prospect. He has the tools to be “Superman” for his offense. He pairs the athleticism with a cannon-like right arm. He can make wrong or missed blocks right with his mobility. This offense has the tools to complement this young man’s game as he develops.

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10. Atlanta Falcons

Bryan Bresee IDL, Clemson

The Falcons are more competitive than most fans or media members would have imagined. Hopefully, Desmond Ridder is named the starter heading into 2023 to improve the quality of play at the quarterback position. Grady Jarrett is one of the BEST defensive tackles in the league but he needs help. Bryan Bresee has a good blend of size, quickness, and power, allowing him to defeat guards and centers on both run and passing plays. Pairing him with Jarrett will elevate this defense’s ceiling and potential.

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11. Green Bay Packers

Paris Johnson Jr. OT, Ohio State

The Packers need upgrades at OT and OG. No matter who is playing quarterback, consistent protection is vital to offensive success. Paris Johnson Jr. is an athletic and versatile OL prospect that fits their blocking scheme. He can play tackle or guard, whichever position requires the most attention. Johnson Jr. has ample room to grow with more reps and work.

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12. Las Vegas Raiders

C.J. Stroud QB, Ohio State

Derek Carr has been a good quarterback for the Raiders, but after spending top dollar for Davante Adams, this team is disappointing. Per OverTheCap, the Raiders can save More than $29 million dollars by trading Carr this offseason. Josh McDaniels can potentially reset his clock with a rookie quarterback to develop. C.J. Stroud’s ability to deliver accurate passes at all three levels of the defense is fun to watch. Pairing him with an elite wide receiver and an offensive-minded head coach sounds pretty good.

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13. Houston Texans (via CLE)

Quentin Johnston WR, TCU

Will Levis as the quarterback to build around has its appeal. Now, giving him the most physically-gifted wide receiver in the draft is even better. Quentin Johnston is a big, athletic, and explosive receiver. He has inside and outside versatility. Johnston would give Levis a true “X” receiver that will attack all three levels of the defense. This would be an explosive QB/WR duo to bring back to Houston in this NFL mock draft.

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14. Pittsburgh Steelers

Joey Porter Jr. CB, Penn State

Kenny Pickett is gaining experience and confidence for the Steelers. Their offensive line needs an upgrade this offseason, as well as, their secondary. Joey Porter Jr. has clear family ties with this organization. His father, Joey Porter Sr., played linebacker for the Steelers from 1999-2007. Porter Jr. has great arm length/reach to compete at the catch point with most receivers. He plays with good patience and physicality in press alignment to disrupt timing. This pick feels like a slam dunk for both Porter Jr. and the Steelers.

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15. Detroit Lions

Jared Verse EDGE, Florida State

What a defensive facelift the Lions have undergone with this NFL mock draft. Carter was added to dominate on the interior and now adding Jared Verse should excite Lions’ fans. Verse plays with good leverage and understands how to win the edge. He is a tough and gritty player. A defensive front with Carter, Hutchinson, and Verse sounds like a heavenly trio for Detroit.

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16. Los Angeles Chargers

Rashee Rice WR, SMU

Justin Herbert is one of the better-talented quarterbacks in the NFL. However, his wide receivers have a lengthy injury history. Adding SMU’s dynamic three-level wide receiver Rashee Rice makes this offense more dangerous. Rice mostly aligns on the outside but he has good ball skills and speed to attack the vertical plane nicely. Even with Keenan Allen and Mike Williams in full health, Rice will receive favorable matchups. More deep-ball options for Herbert are never a bad thing.

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17. New England Patriots

Jordan Addison WR, USC

Second-year quarterback Mac Jones is not having a great season by any means. To be fair, he does not have the best cast of weapons around him. Bill Belichick is not the coach that overpays for a game-changing wide receiver, so the draft is a better option. Jordan Addison is a quick and shifty route-runner. He can fill the slot receiver role and become Jones’ favorite target. He would mesh well with Tyquan Thornton’s deep speed skill set too.

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18. Washington Commanders

Christian Gonzalez CB, Oregon

If any team deserves some love for their turnaround this season it is the Commanders. The offense is playing better football along with the defensive front. Their secondary has two young impact safeties but more talent at corner is important. Christian Gonzalez is arguably the best cover corner in this class. He is not the biggest (frame-wise) or the most physical tackler, but he has the ball skills to make QBs shy away from him. He’s a talented coverage defender with electric athleticism.

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19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Devon Witherspoon CB, Illinois

The Buccaneers will be without Tom Brady either via retirement or free agency, but reaching for a quarterback did not seem like a smart move in this NFL mock draft. This defensive secondary has a few cornerbacks on expiring contracts. Devon Witherspoon would be a nice fit for Todd Bowles’ defense. Witherspoon is a physically-striking tackler with tight coverage skills. Continue to build a defense that can help whoever the quarterback is in 2023.

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20. Seattle Seahawks

Michael Mayer TE, Notre Dame

Geno Smith is playing good football and deserves a reasonable contract extension. That being said, he could benefit further from an improved tight end room. Michael Mayer is the best tight end in the class. Mayer is a good blocker and route-runner with plus-ball skills. He would have ample space to work in the middle of the field with Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf at wide receiver. Carroll continues to adds more potentially high-impact players.

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21. Tennessee Titans

Anton Harrison OT, Oklahoma

The Titans are well-coached but there is a lack of talent in key spots on this roster. The offensive line for the Titans is one of those spots that need an influx of talent. Left tackle Taylor Lewan has battled injuries for the past few seasons and is out for the season. The team could save around $12 million dollars against the cap by trading him. Anton Harrison could be an admirable replacement to pair with Nicholas Petit-Frere at right tackle. Harrison moves well at his size and plays with good strength to displace defenders in the run game. He fits the identity of this Titans offense.

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22. New York Jets

Brian Branch SAF, Alabama

The Jets have been more competent on offense with Mike White as their starting quarterback and their defense is one of the better groups in the league. Why not add more versatile pieces to this puzzle? Brian Branch brings flexibility and versatility to a defense—he plays everywhere. In the box versus the run, as the nickel defender, deep in two-high coverages, etc. Robert Saleh could scheme up different looks to throw at opposing quarterbacks with Branch in his defense.

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23. New York Giants

Kelee Ringo CB, Georgia

The Giants are a competitive team and coached by 2022 Coach of the Year candidate, Brian Daboll. They must figure out the quarterback position and what their plans are for Daniel Jones. This defensive unit has a lot of young talent and the potential to grow. The cornerback position is not as talented but would benefit from adding more playmakers. Kelee Ringo checks all of the physical profile boxes. He is a height/weight/speed prospect that has the ability to take the ball away when tested. His ball skills and athleticism can shine as the Giants’ pass rush evolves.

24. Miami Dolphins

[Pick forfeited]

25. Denver Broncos (via SF)

Jaxon Smith-Njigba WR, Ohio State

Trading Bradley Chubb had its perks. It placed the Broncos back into the first round of the draft. Russell Wilson and this offense have not cooked this season. It is a combination of poor coaching, injuries, and Wilson’s play. Jaxon Smith-Njigba was uber-productive in 2021 and showed an NFL skill set. He runs great routes, catches the ball well, and plays tough. He adds another pass-catching option to go with Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton, KJ Hamler, and a maybe-healthy Tim Patrick at the receiver position. Give Wilson more help and build toward 2023.

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26. Baltimore Ravens

Kayshon Boutte WR, LSU

The Ravens must figure out the Lamar Jackson contract situation. In the meantime, Jackson deserves some high-end pass-catching receivers. Kayshon Boutte is a dynamic run-after-catch receiver. His game versus Georgia in the SEC Championship game was a clear display of his natural talent. Pairing Boutte with Rashod Bateman and Mark Andrews gives me more confidence in the Ravens’ passing game.

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27. Cincinnati Bengals

Cam Smith CB, South Carolina

The Bengals are proving last year was no fluke. They are a real playoff contender. Offensively, they have the pieces needed to put up points. Their defense needs more assistance in the secondary. Cam Smith is a sticky and twitchy cover corner. He brings the type of competitiveness and attitude that fits this team well. He has the ability to develop into their future CB1.

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28. Dallas Cowboys

Andrew Vorhees IOL, USC

Since Dak Prescott took over earlier this season after his injury, the Cowboys are averaging over 30 points per game. This offensive line is holding up well enough despite injuries derailing their initial plans. Andrew Vorhees is a talented and versatile offensive lineman. Vorhees has experience at LT, LG, and RG. He can step in and compete with Connor McGovern for the LG spot alongside current rookie OT Tyler Smith to form a nice wall on the left side of their line.

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29. Kansas City Chiefs

Dawand Jones OT, Ohio State

Kansas City Chiefs are in a conundrum with their offensive tackle positions. Their left tackle Orlando Brown would like to be paid a high amount of money long-term. I do not foresee the Chiefs forking over that type of cash, especially since his play has not warranted it this season. Andrew Wylie has not performed at the highest level either. Either way, OT is a need. Dawand Jones is a physically imposing lineman. His arm length and frame make it difficult to work around the arc in pass pro. He will add some toughness and movement to their run game also. The Chiefs have to find stability at the most important positions on the OL.

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30. Minnesota Vikings

Josh Downs WR, North Carolina

The Vikings are playing better than anyone expected. This team is a clear playoff team with NFC Championship hopes. Justin Jefferson is the best wide receiver in the NFL and T.J. Hockenson has been a great addition post-trade, but another reliable receiving option can help make this offense more of a championship contender. Josh Downs is a quick-twitched receiver with route-manipulation abilities. He is dynamic before and after the catch. Downs would give Kirk Cousins a nice blend of talented pass-catchers to attack defenses with.

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31. Buffalo Bills

O’Cyrus Torrence IOL, Florida

Josh Allen and the Bills’ offense is one of the best in football. The right guard spot will be an area to address this offseason. Rodger Saffold has not played consistently great at this stage of his career. O’Cyrus Torrence brings power and toughness to the interior offensive line. He can help their efforts to improve as a running team without Allen’s involvement.

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32. Philadelphia Eagles

Christopher Smith SAF, Georgia

I believe the Eagles are the best team in the NFL. They continue to build on their defense with cost-efficient contracts. Safety Marcus Epps is on an expiring deal after this season. Christopher Smith is versatile and aligns all over the Bulldogs’ defense. He would rejoin his former college teammates, Nakobe Dean and Jordan Davis, in Philadelphia. Smith is an instinctive and intelligent defensive back. He will make quarterbacks pay if he gets the jump on their reads. This defense is not going anywhere, anytime soon.

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33. Houston Texans

Peter Skoronski OT, Northwestern

Quarterback and wide receiver are off the NFL mock draft to-do list for Houston. Improving the offensive line is the next priority. Peter Skoronski can play tackle or guard. Either way, this move help Levis with time to survey the field.

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34. Pittsburgh Steelers (via CHI)

Henry To’o To’o LB, Alabama

Devin Bush is on an expiring contract and has not lived up to his top-10 selection. Henry To’o To’o will add an instinctive second-level defender with three-down abilities.

35. Los Angeles Rams

Jalin Hyatt WR, Tennessee

The moment Odell Beckham Jr. tore his ACL in the Super Bowl, the Rams lost their big-play receiver. Jalin Hyatt is an uber-dynamic deep threat. Pairing him with Cooper Kupp and Matthew Stafford has explosive potential.

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36. Seattle Seahawks (via DEN)

Mazi Smith IDL, Michigan

The Seahawks’ defense is allowing more than 150 yards rushing per game, which is the fourth-worst in the league. Mazi Smith is arguably the best run-stuffing defensive tackle in the nation. Smith can handle two-gap assignments and close the door for running backs.

37. New Orleans Saints

Brandon Joseph SAF, Notre Dame

Marcus Maye will be turning 30 next season and there’s an out of his contract in 2024. Preparing with a young, talented, and cheaper replacement option is ideal. Brandon Joseph can work as the roof defender or in two-high safety looks.

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38. Jacksonville Jaguars

Xavier Hutchinson WR, Iowa State

Calvin Ridley will be taking the field with Trevor Lawrence in 2023 but this cannot be the only reinforcement at the receiver position. Lawrence thrived at Clemson with big-bodied receivers with good ball skills. Xavier Hutchinson fits the mold. He can help create a well-rounded wide receiver corps.

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39. Arizona Cardinals

Kyu Blu Kelly CB, Stanford

The cornerback position has been disregarded by the Cardinals’ decision-makers for a few seasons. I find it difficult to believe they will continue this trend. Hopefully, adding Kyu Blu Kelly and his competitive coverage skill set will change their porous defensive performances.

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40. Carolina Panthers

Darnell Washington TE, Georgia

The Panthers do not have a reliable presence at the tight end position. Darnell Washington blocks like an offensive tackle with the athleticism in his frame to stretch the vertical seams. Imagine him blocking beside Ikem Ekwonu.

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41. Indianapolis Colts

John Michael Schmitz IOL, Minnesota

The Colts have a new QB and the potential face of their franchise. Now, they need to fix the weak areas of the offensive line. John Michael Schmitz can slide into the right guard spot and bring a competitive blocking style to Indianapolis.

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42. Green Bay Packers

Derick Hall EDGE, Auburn

Derick Hall is one of the better edge defenders in the class. His stellar run defense can help the Packers slow down opposing running backs. Plus, his explosiveness and burst will show up to threaten offensive tackles in pass pro.

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43. Atlanta Falcons

DJ Turner CB, Michigan

A.J. Terrell is one of the best young cornerbacks in the league. There is a need across the field from him to find a long-term starter. DJ Turner is an explosive athlete that competes at a high level. Turner has a nose for the football and makes plays on it. This could be a dynamic coverage duo.

44. Cleveland Browns

Gervon Dexter Sr. IDL, Florida

The Browns continue to have issues with their interior defensive line. Gervon Dexter Sr. blends together incredible height and arm length to win between the tackles. He is a factor on run and passing downs.

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45. Pittsburgh Steelers

Zay Flowers WR, Boston College

The Steelers traded away Chase Claypool and only signed Diontae Johnson to a short-term extension. Zay Flowers has proven to be one of the more dynamic spatial receivers in this class. He can align in multiple spots on the offense. Surround Kenny Pickett with more weapons, please.

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46. Detroit Lions

Emmanuel Forbes CB, Mississippi State

Jeff Okudah returned to health this season and has looked the part. Problem is, there is not a consistent cornerback to pair him with on the roster. Emmanuel Forbes has tremendous ball skills and instincts to generate turnovers for points. This is a nice pairing of two young corners in this NFL mock draft.

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47. Las Vegas Raiders

Tuli Tuipulotu IDL, USC

The Raiders’ defensive line needs an influx of talent on the edges and interior. Luckily, Tuli Tuipulotu is versatile and can play in both places. He can play the run on early downs and as an edge before reducing inside to terrorize interior OL on passing downs.

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48. New England Patriots

Colby Wooden EDGE, Auburn

Bill Belichick loves his physically gifted and versatile defensive linemen. Colby Wooden can play inside as a 3-tech or on the edges. Belichick is the type of coach to maximize Wooden’s skill set and potential.

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49. Los Angeles Chargers

Keeanu Benton NT, Wisconsin

At some point, the Chargers must become serious about stopping the run (151 ypg allowed). Keeanu Benton is a tough and powerful nose tackle that plays with good reach. He also adds a little something on passing downs.

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50. Washington Commanders

Noah Sewell LB, Oregon

Jamin Davis is developing into a solid linebacker for the Commanders. He would benefit from a running mate like Noah Sewell. Sewell is a downhill, physical hitter that has some coverage abilities. These two can grow and develop together for years.

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51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Nolan Smith LB, Georgia

Nolan Smith is an aggressive and physical edge defender. He is already one of the better run defenders in the class. The pass-rush upside is enticing and should draw Todd Bowles in.

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52. Tennessee Titans

Cedric Tillman WR, Tennessee

Treylon Burks is coming on as of late and is the clear WR1 for the Titans’ offense. That being said, they need more talent for the position. Cedric Tillman would create a talented big-bodied receiving duo with Burks for the foreseeable future.

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53. New York Jets

Jaelyn Duncan OT, Maryland

No one knows if Mekhi Becton will ever be able to remain healthy. Finding a potential replacement should be a priority—and is in this NFL mock draft. Jaelyn Duncan has the athleticism and natural strength teams want at the position.

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54. Seattle Seahawks

Sedrick Van Pran-Granger IOL, Georgia

Center Austin Blythe has not performed at a high level and does not have a contract past this season. Sedrick Van Pran is a leader that commands and controls the offensive line calls. He is athletic with good play strength and leverage. A high-IQ offensive lineman deserves this recognition.

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55. New York Giants

Cody Mauch IOL, North Dakota State

Continued improvements on the offensive line will never be frowned upon. Cody Mauch will add an experienced and athletic lineman to the Giants’ front. Brian Daboll will find his quarterback in due time. Stay patient and do not reach!

56. Miami Dolphins

Bijan Robinson RB, Texas

The Dolphins seem to have a grasp on who their starting quarterback will be going forward. Their offense is high-powered with Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill at wide receiver. Their run game lacks that consistent threat. Bijan Robinson is the best back in this class. He adds a high-end RB with a complete three-down skill set. Good luck stopping this offense.

57. Chicago Bears (via BAL)

Siaki Ika NT, Baylor

This Bears defense is one of the worst in the NFL versus the run. This front office continues to improve its defense. Siaki Ika is a great fit at the nose tackle position. He will handle and control two gaps when assigned to allow his LBs to roam freely.

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58. Cincinnati Bengals

Dalton Kincaid TE, Utah

If Hayden Hurst does not re-sign, it will leave the Bengals with a need at the tight end position. Dalton Kincaid is an advanced receiving option. His route-running, quickness, and ball skills are exciting. He would face plenty of advantageous coverage matchups with this Bengals offense.

59. Carolina Panthers (via SF)

Jahmyr Gibbs RB, Alabama

Christian McCaffrey is living his best life in San Francisco. Why not find a back with a similar skill set in this NFL mock draft? Jahmyr Gibbs can mirror the usage of McCaffrey. Like him, he is most dangerous in space as a receiver. Pairing him with Bryce Young again sounds like a match made in heaven.

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60. Dallas Cowboys

Nehemiah Pritchett CB, Auburn

Trevon Diggs is an absolute stud and one of the best corners in the game. He needs a consistent running mate to force teams to play their secondary honestly. Nehemiah Pritchett is a student of the game and a highly detailed defender. His coverage skills are sticky and calculated. This is a nice potential long-term pairing.

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61. Kansas City Chiefs

Brandon Dorlus IDL, Oregon

Kansas City continues to add talent to its defensive line. Brandon Dorlus has the frame, play strength, and athleticism to play on the edge and reduced inside. Pass-rush packages with him alongside Chris Jones on the interior should garner plenty of attention.

62. Detroit Lions (via MIN)

Tucker Kraft TE, South Dakota State

The Lions traded T.J. Hockenson to their divisional foe in Minnesota. Tucker Kraft could step into this offense and bring a talented pass-catcher that does not mind blocking in the run game.

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63. Buffalo Bills

Antonio Johnson SAF, Texas A&M

Starting safety Jordan Poyer will be an unrestricted free agent after the season. Most are expecting his market to be robust, leaving a void in the Bills’ secondary. Antonio Johnson is a versatile safety similar to Poyer. Johnson can play deep, in the nickel, and down in the box versus the run. He can lessen the loss of Poyer.

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64. Philadelphia Eagles

Emil Ekiyor Jr. IOL, Alabama

With Isaac Seumalo headed to the free agency due to an expiring contract, that leaves a need to address. Emil Ekiyor Jr. has the pedigree from playing at Alabama. He is battle-tested in the SEC and brings the type of play that fits Philadelphia. He will be reunited with former teammate Landon Dickerson.


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