2023 Mock Draft - ROUND 2
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33) Steelers (via Bears) - Bryan Bresee | 6'4 | 290 | DT | Clemson - 15 Tackles, 3.5 Sacks
The Steelers need to add some ready-now depth to their D-line. Bressee falls here after a injury-riddled season, one where he was often streaky in his play. Regardless, the Steelers get a good prospect here.
34) Texans - Isaiah Foskey | 6'5 | 257 | DE | Notre Dame - 45 Tackles, 11 Sacks
The Texans were horrific at stopping the run, and could use some depth along their edges as well. While Foskey is known for his pass-rush game, he's a solid in all regards.
35) Cardinals - O'Cyrus Torrence | 6'5 | 335 | OG | Florida
The Cardinals have several needs, with OG being one of them. Torrence didn't flash real well at the combine, but he has some impressive game tape, showing off plus power.
36) Colts - Anton Harrison | 6'4 | 315 | LT | Oklahoma
The Colts finished 31st in sacks allowed last season, something they absolutely have to address. Grabbing Harrison means that they could push Raimann inside where he'd be better suited.
37) Rams - B.J. Ojulari | 6'3 | 248 | EDGE | LSU - 58 Tackles, 5.5 Sacks
The Rams simply have to add depth along their front-seven. Ojulari is an accomplished pass-rusher who'd fill an immediate void if Leonard Floyd isn't retained.
38) Seahawks (via Broncos) - Cam Smith | 6'0 | 185 | CB | South Carolina - 27 Tackles, 5 PBUs, 1 INT
The Seahawks need to add another quality defender to their secondary. Smith reportedly didn't interview real well, but his game tape showcases a player who's talented.
39) Raiders - Keion White | 6'4 | 280 | DE | Georgia Tech - 54 Tackles, 7.5 Sacks
Outside of Maxx Crosby, the Raiders had next to nothing in the pass-rush department this past season. Acquiring some fresh talent has to be a top priority for them. White is a big dude who can move.
40) Panthers - Zay Flowers | 5'11 | 178 | WR | Boston College - 78 Receptions, 1,077Yards, 12 TDs
DJ Moore was coming off of a solid season, and he was really the only WR on the roster who can say as much. Flowers is a sparkplug who's tough to defend against. He helps fill the receiving void.
41) Saints - Darnell Washington | 6'7 | 264 | TE | Georgia - 28 Receptions, 454 Yards, 2 TDs
The Saints are one team that will be heavily looking at this year's TE talent. After posting a great 40-time for his size, Washington may not even get out of Round-1. He available here, he's taken.
42) Titans - Joe Tippmann | 6'6 | 313 | C | Wisconsin
With Ben Jones out, the The Titans signed Aaron Brewer to be their pivot. Joe Tippman would seemingly be an upgrade, a guy who'd run this O-line for many years to come.
43) Browns - Jack Campbell | 6'5 | 246 | LB | Iowa - 125 Tackles, 1 Sack
With their 1st-Rounder traded off to the Texans, the Browns will have to grab an impact player with this selection. Campbell is a heady LB who tested better than most imagined. He can pace this defense for years to come.
44) Jets - John Michael Schmitz | 6'4 | 301 | C | Minnesota
The jets secured the services of Wes Schweitzer to man their position at center, but he's not a long-term play there. Schmitz is considered to be the nation's best center according to many draft boards.
45) Falcons - Emmanuel Forbes | 6'2 | 166 | CB | Mississippi State - 46 Tackles, 10 PBUs, 6 INTs
The Falcons take another step toward fortifying their defense with the selection of Forbes. While not blessed with good size, he has shutdown capabilities, will get many top-50 looks due to his blazing speed.
46) Packers - Josh Downs | 5'10 | 180 | WR | North Carolina - 94 Receptions, 1,029 Yards, 11 TDs
The Packers will look to bolster their offense, as they've needed better talent at the WR position for quite some time. Downs is an electric producer who can take the top off of a defense.
47) Patriots - Clark Phillips | 5'10 | 184 | CB | Utah - 24 Tackles, 6 PBUs, 6 INTs
The Patriots would be wise to add some young talent at CB. Regardless of their being a run on CBs, Phillips is a good player with a tested and proven track record.
48) Commanders - Darnell Wright | 6'5 | 333 | RT | Tennessee
The Commanders have some uncertainties across their O-line, a group that has to improve in 2023. Grabbing Wright here means that they could kick Cosmi inside, filling a gap there.
49) Lions - Mazi Smith | 6'3 | 326 | DT | Michigan - 48 Tackles
The Lions will most likely be looking to add some talent up front. Smith is a clog in the middle, a guy who'd bring some needed integrity to their interior. He stays in state, an instant fan-favorite.
50) Steelers - Will McDonald | 6'4 | 239 | EDGE | Iowa State - 60Tackles, 5 Sacks
The Steelers might have bigger needs to address, but a team can never have too many quality edge rushers. In a draft where they'll come off the board fast, they secure a good one.
51) Buccaneers - Hendon Hooker | 6'4 | 218 | QB | Tennessee - 3,135 Passing Yards, 27 TDs : 2 INTs, 69.6% Completion Rate
Before Hooker went down with his injury, he often looked like a legitimate 1st-Round talent. Even though he's coming off of an injury, I expect him to get quite a few looks in Round 2.
52) Dolphins - Dawand Jones | 6'8 | 360 | RT | Ohio State
The Dolphins freed up a ton of cap space, so they could certainly use some of it to acquire an upgrade at RT in free agency. If they don't, they could look to draft one here if the right guy falls to them. Jones isn't real nimble, but the guy is tough to get around.
53) Seahawks - Kayshon Boutte | 6'0 | 200 | WR | LSU - 48 Receptions, 538 Yards, 2 TDs
For a team that should be closely eyeing WR talent, Boutte falling here could be viewed as a gift. If he can resurrect what we saw two years ago, this selection could end up being a steal. The Bears need WR help, have to do more through the air.
54) Bears (via Ravens) - Luke Musgrave | 6'5 | 250 | TE | Oregon State -11 Receptions, 169 Yards, 1 TD
Even with the acquisition of DJ Moore, the Bears should be looking for more receiving power. Despite missing most of this past season, Musgrave is a good TE who'd help this team out.
55) Chargers - Cody Mauch | 6'6 | 303 | LT/OG | North Dakota State
The Chargers would like to add some start-ready depth to their O-line. Mauch truly has the ability to man any of the five positions up front on offense, and do so well. His versatility makes him the pick.
56) Lions (via Vikings) - Sam LaPorta | 6'3 | 245 | TE | Iowa - 58 Receptions, 657 Yards, 1 TD
Maybe it's just me, but I think the Lions would love to get even more production from their TE group. LaPorta has some excellent game tape, and backed it up with a very strong combine.
57) Jaguars - DJ Turner | 6'0 | 178 | CB | Michigan
Teams are always in the market for CB talent. Turner bolstered his draft stock by running a blistering 40-yard dash. With a solid resume to match, he doesn't make it out of Round 2.
58) Giants - Rashee Rice | 6'2 | 203 | WR | SMU - 96 Receptions, 1,355 Yards, 10 TDs
If the Giants don't take a swing at a WR in Round 1, then I could certainly see them doing so here, especially if the right talent falls to them. Rice is a production machine, a guy good enough to compete for WR1 honors.
59) Cowboys - Matthew Bergeron | 6'6 | 318 | LT/OG | Syracuse
Tyron Smith is a great player when healthy, but he unfortunately has struggled with injuries down the stretch. Even if he's retained, The Cowboys need a contingency plan in place for him. Bergeron is a solid option.
60) Bills - Antonio Johnson | 6'3 | 200 | SAF | Texas A&M - 71 Tackles, 1 PBUs, 0 INTs
Jordan Poyer has been retained, but he won't be around very long. Johnson is awfully gifted, capable of filling a likely void. He didn't test off the charts, but his play is quite sound.
61) Bengals - Sydney Brown | 5'10 | 211 | SAF | Illinois - 60 Tackles, 7 PBUs, 6 INTs
Jessie Bates and Vonn Bell are both set to potentially become FA casualties. Each is a mainstay on defense, yet one will most likely be lost. Brown is a fireplug who's coming off of a great season.
62) Panthers (via 49ers) - Devon Achane | 5'9 | 188 | RB | Texas A&M - 1,102 Rushing yards, 196 Receiving Yards, 1 Fumble
The Panthers did okay without the services of Christian McCaffrey overall, but you could tell that they missed him in their offense. After running a blazing 40-yard dash, Achane works his way into Round 2. He'd pair well with Miles Sanders.
63) Eagles - Gervon Dexter | 6'6 | 308 | DT | Florida - 65Tackles, 2 Sacks
The Eagles aren't getting any younger at the DT position, and with uncertainty as to who'll they'll be able to retain, some insurance/depth would be nice. Dexter is a streaky player, but very solid when on.
64) Chiefs - Blake Freeland | 6'8 | 305 | LT | BYU
The Chiefs lack quality depth at their OT posts, so if they can get their hands on a solid one here, they should. Freeland played well this season, and looked the part during his time at the Sr. Bowl.