2023 Mock NFL Draft
Darius Slay and James Bradberry have been an amazing duo for the Eagles. But they’re both going to be over 30 in the 2023 season, so the team may have to replace one soon. Clark Phillips III isn’t the larger player on the field, but he has a lot of potential in the slot corner.
The Chiefs could use another strong receiver. And Jalin Hyatt’s been having a great time at Tennessee. He’s had a stellar season making plenty of big plays.
Jordan Addison has an excellent mix of field-stretching speed and after-the-catch quickness. He could quickly develop into the go-to guy for the Bills. Josh Allen could use another weapon after all.
Russell Wilson needs the best chance possible next season to give the Broncos, themselves, a chance. And that’s where Luke Wypler comes in. He’s an athletic center that’s played football since high school. He also has some experience as a tackle.
The Bengals were interested in Trey McBride in last year’s draft, so it’s possible they’ll go for a tight end this year. Michael Mayer’s proven to have high production over the middle of the field and is an absolute unit.
Originally, it seemed as thought the Cowboys would draft Leighton Vander Esch, but dropped him from their board due to concerns about his neck. They were actually proven correct in their concerns. However, the Cowboys still need a new linebacker. And that’s where Jack Campbell comes in. He’s got the size and athleticism to be a three-down player in the NFL.
The Giants need to replace James Bradberry, so that’s what they should do with their first-round pick. Devon Witherspoon isn’t quite six feet tall, but he makes up for his lack in size with incredible speed.
The Jaguars have real issues with their cornerback. It’s why they have the lowest ranking against the pass at a point during the season. So, hopefully they’ll get to draft one of the top, rookie cornerbacks. That would be Max Melton, a fast, athletic player who receivers can’t outrun.
Getting a cornerback like Cam Smith in the first round only seems possible if everyone else needs to pick someone else. He’s a physical, explosive cover man, especially for his size, and has the potential to become a more polished, well-rounded, and consistent player. And with miserable secondaries right now, the Vikings are in desperate need of someone like Smith.