2023 NFL Mock Draft: Round 2

Last update: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. Round 3 added.
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The order of this 2023 NFL Mock Draft is often determined by the NFL Power Rankings, but for this update, it’s determined by the projected record in the NFL Season Previews for 2022.

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  1. Pittsburgh Steelers: Antonio Johnson, CB, Texas A&M Texas A&M
    T.J. Watt’s return has bolstered Pittsburgh’s pass defense, but help is still needed at cornerback.

    Antonio Johnson is a huge 6-3 cornerback who performed at a high level this past season.

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  2. Houston Texans: Bryan Bresee, DT, Clemson Clemson
    The Texans must improve their run defense and pass rush, so obtaining some defensive line help makes sense.

    Bryan Bresee has terrific quickness and athleticism.

    Pick change; previously Zacch Pickens, DT

  3. Arizona Cardinals: Jaylon Jones, CB, Texas A&M Texas A&M
    The Cardinals have a weak group of cornerbacks, which is an issue against the talented receivers in the NFC West. They could double up on corners.

    Jaylon Jones is an instinctive cornerback with good speed and athleticism.



  4. Indianapolis Colts: Zion Nelson, OT, Miami Miami
    The Colts haven’t been able to keep their quarterbacks upright, so they need to finally obtain a replacement for Anthony Castonzo.

    Zion Nelson was inconsistent this past season, but he has the potential to break out eventually.

  5. Los Angeles Rams: Felix Anudike-Uzomah, DE/OLB, Kansas State Kansas State
    The Rams really miss Von Miller, so they’ll have to find a new edge rusher.

    Best fit for the 3-4, Felix Anudike-Uzomah was highly productive in ’21.



  6. Seattle Seahawks: Jarrett Patterson, C, Notre Dame Notre Dame
    The Seahawks could stand to bolster the interior of their offensive line.

    Heading into 2022, Jarrett Patterson has yet to surrender a sack in his collegiate career.

  7. Las Vegas Raiders: Henry To’o To’o, LB, Alabama
    The Raiders have a pathetic defense, so they must find help at every level. Henry To’o To’o is an instinctive linebacker. See where he ranks in our 2023 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings.



  8. Carolina Panthers: Zach Charbonnet, RB, UCLA Kansas State
    Christian McCaffrey is gone, so the Panthers will be looking for a new running back.

    Zach Charbonnet is a quality receiver out of the backfield who runs with a nice burst.

  9. New Orleans Saints: Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson Clemson
    The Saints had interest in Quay Walker at No. 19, but opted for a tackle instead. Here’s the linebacker help they were seeking.

    Trenton Simpson is a quick and ahtletic linebacker.



  10. Tennessee Titans: Will McDonald, DE, Iowa State Iowa State
    Bud Dupree could be released after this season because he has not produced up to his salary.

    Will McDonald is a fast and athletic edge rusher.

  11. Cleveland Browns: Mike Morris, DE, Michigan Michigan
    Cleveland’s pass rush is a bit weak outside of Myles Garrett. This is a problem, given how many great passing attacks reside in the AFC.

    Mike Morris made big improvements as a pass-rusher during his final year.

  12. New York Jets: Daiyan Henley, LB, Washington State Washington State
    The Jets are weak in the middle of the field, so they could stand to upgrade their linebacking corps.

    Daiyan Henley has great sideline-to-sideline speed.

  13. Atlanta Falcons: Steve Avila, C/G, TCU TCU
    The Falcons will need to add better protection for their new quarterback, which entails an upgrade at center.

    Steve Avila is a versatile lineman who can play center, guard and right tackle.



  14. Green Bay Packers: Brenton Cox, DE/OLB, Florida Florida
    The Packers should add another talented edge rusher so they don’t have to blitz as often.

    Brenton Cox has a nice skill set and plenty of athleticism and upside.

    Pick change; previously Nolan Smith, DE

  15. New England Patriots: Malachi Moore, CB/S, Alabama Alabama
    Bill Belichick loves his versatile defensive backs. He’ll need one with Devin McCourty nearing retirement.

    Malachi Moore is an instinctive defensive back who can play anywhere in the defensive backfield.

  16. Washington Redskins: O’Cyrus Torrence, G, Florida
    The Redskins need to address the interior of their offensive line, which has been a big liability this year.

    O’Cyrus Torrence is a huge interior blocker with surprising atleticism.

  17. Detroit Lions: Quan Martin, CB/S, Illinois Illinois
    The Lions could stand to double up on cornerbacks, given how bad they are against the pass.

    Quan Martin is a smooth athlete who can play anywhere in the secondary.



  18. Pittsburgh Steelers: T’Vondre Sweat, NT, Texas Texas
    The Steelers can continue to bolster their miserable pass defense by bolstering the trenches to improve their ability to get to the quarterback.
    T’Vondre Sweat is a massive player and a great athlete for a player his size. He has drawn comparisons to Jordan Davis.

  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tanner McKee, QB, Stanford Stanford
    The Buccaneers need a replacement for Tom Brady, as Kyle Trask has not shown any signs of being a franchise quarterback.

    Tanner McKee has a strong arm. He excited some evaluators with his play this year.

  20. Miami Dolphins: Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama Alabama
    Chase Edmonds has been a disappointment, but he’s gone now anyway. The Dolphins will need a pass-catcher to pair with Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr.

    Jahmyr Gibbs is an instinctive back who runs with power and catches passes well.

  21. Seattle Seahawks: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College
    Seattle’s receiving corps is a mess beyond the top two players. This is a problem because Tyler Lockett is now in his 30s.

    Zay Flowers is a small receiver, but can go the distance whenver he touches the ball.

  22. Chicago Bears: Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma Oklahoma
    The Bears need everything, but most of all, they have to improve their offensive line because Justin Fields is being pressured way too often.

    Anton Harrison has quality athleticism and quickness for a tackle.

  23. Los Angeles Chargers: Keion White, DE, Georgia Tech Georgia Tech
    Khalil Mack is just a temporary solution across from Joey Bosa. Someone is needed for the long haul.

    Keion White has nice size to go with his speed and athleticism.

    Pick change; previously Brenton Cox, DE/OLB

  24. Detroit Lions: Noah Sewell, LB, Oregon Oregon
    The Lions have a dreadful linebacking corps that must be addressed.

    Noah Sewell is a big linebacker, but covers well for one. See where he ranks in our 2023 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings.

  25. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ryan Hayes, G/OT, Michigan Michigan
    The Jaguars could stand to bolster their offensive line so Trevor Lawrence takes his play to another level.

    Ryan Hayes struggled against Georgia in the ’22 college football semi-final, but did well the following year.

  26. New York Giants: Cedric Tillman, WR, Tennessee Tennessee
    The Giants need help at receiver with Kadarius Toney gone.

    Cedric Tillman is a monstrously built receiver who had a breakout ’21 campaign.

  27. Dallas Cowboys: Trey Dean, S, Florida Florida
    The Cowboys could stand to improve their secondary to help complement their pass rush.

    Trey Dean is a tough run defender.

  28. Cincinnati Bengals: K.T. Leveston, G, Kansas State KansasState
    The Bengals could stand to bolster their offensive line with one more upgrade.

    K.T. Leveston is a tough run blocker with plus athleticism.

  29. Carolina Panthers: Cam Mitchell, CB, Northwestern Northwestern
    The Panthers could stand to add another cornerback, especially after what occurred in Week 17.

    Cam Mitchell is an instinctive, phsyical cornerback with good size.

    Pick change; previously Clark Phillips, CB

  30. Buffalo Bills: Jaxon Kirkland, G, Washington Washington
    The Bills still have a hole at guard they need to plug.

    Jaxon Kirkland can play right tackle, but seems like a better fit at guard.

  31. Kansas City Chiefs: Zach Evans, RB, Ole Miss Ole Miss
    The Chiefs have no running game because Clyde Edwards-Helaire has been a huge bust. The Chiefs could target a running back on Day 2.

    Zach Evans is undersized, but explosive.

  32. Philadelphia Eagles: Demarvioun Overshown, LB, Texas Texas
    No one in Philadelphia will ever be upset about the Eagles spending a high resource on a linebacker.

    Demarvioun Overshown was flying all over the field at times in ’21.





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