2023 NFL Mock Draft: Round 3

Last update: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023. Round 4 added.
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  1. Chicago Bears: Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia Georgia
    Pick a position outside of quarterback and running back, and the Bears have a need at that spot. Their cornerbacks are horrible outside of Jaylon Johnson.

    A huge cornerback with lots of upside, Kelee Ringo performed well in place of Tyson Campbell.

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  2. Houston Texans: Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia Georgia
    The Texans should give their new quarterback multiple new weapons so he has the best chance to succeed.

    Darnell Washington is an excellent blocking tight end with underrated receiving talent.

  3. Arizona Cardinals: Cody Mauch, G, North Dakota State North Dakota State
    The Cardinals are stuck with Kyler Murray and his torn ACL, so they’ll need to find better players to protect him.

    Team sources told Charlie Campbell that Cody Mauch could be this year’s version of Cole Strange.



  4. Denver Broncos: Zacch Pickens, DT, South Carolina
    The Broncos could stand to add to their defensive line so they improve against the run.

    Zacch Pickens had a great ’21 campaign. He has plus size, quickness and athleticism.

  5. Denver Broncos: Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee
    Russell Wilson has been a disaster thus far. The Broncos will give him another chance next year because they don’t really have a choice, but they’ll need to find a young replacement in case Wilson is awful once again in 2023.

    Hendon Hooker is a dual-threat quarterback enjoyed a great season for Tennessee. The top downside prior to his torn ACl was that he’ll turn 25 prior to the draft. The ACL is a concern for the short term, but not for the team drafting him in this situation.



  6. Los Angeles Rams: Zach Evans, RB, Ole Miss Ole Miss
    The Rams seem generally unhappy with all of their running backs, though Cam Akers finally showed signs of life on Christmas and onward.

    Zach Evans is undersized, but explosive.

  7. Las Vegas Raiders: Mekhi Garner, CB, LSU LSU
    The Raiders have a poor pass defense, so they must find better cornerback play. They could double up on the position.

    Mekhi Garner is a tall cornerback with good instincts.



  8. New Orleans Saints: Derick Hall, DE, Auburn LSU
    What happened to New Orleans’ pass rush? The Saints are getting no pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

    Derick Hall was a solid player at Auburn, but doesn’t have high potential for the NFL.

    Pick change; previously Keion White, DE

  9. Tennessee Titans: Jonathan Mingo, WR, Ole Miss Mississippi
    The Titans need another receiver to pair with Treylon Burks.

    Jonathan Mingo is a huge receiver who runs great routes and can generate good yards after the catch.



  10. Houston Texans: Gervon Dexter, DT, Florida Florida
    The Texans have a very weak pass rush and run defense that must be addressed.

    Gervon Dexter is a lengthy defensive lineman with plus quickness and strength.

  11. New York Jets: Brandon Joseph, S, Notre Dame Notre Dame
    The Jets struggle to defend the middle of the field, so they’ll be interested in a second-day safety. They could also target a receiver, which Charlie Campbell argues in his mock draft with the Jets picking Quentin Johnson.

    Brandon Joseph is a turnover machine with great instincts.

  12. Atlanta Falcons: Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson Clemson
    The Falcons had one of the worst linebacking corps in the NFL last year.

    Trenton Simpson is a quick and ahtletic linebacker.

    Pick change; previously Demarvioun Overshown, LB

  13. New England Patriots: Nick Broeker, OT/G, Ole Miss
    The Patriots have some major offensive line issues that must be addressed, so they could double up in this area.

    Nick Broeker may have to switch to guard in the NFL.



  14. Miami Dolphins: Jarrett Patterson, C, Notre Dame Notre Dame
    The Dolphins need to bolster their offensive line to protect the injury-prone Tua Tagovailoa.

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

    Pick change; previously Zach Harrison, DE

  15. Green Bay Packers: Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah
    The Packers could stand to add another weapon – one who offers an upgrade over Robert Tonyan.

    Dalton Kincaid is an athletic receiver who runs good routes.

  16. Indianapolis Colts: Josh Downs, WR, North Carolina
    Parris Campbell has not shown the ability to stay healthy, so the Colts could stand to add another receiver.

    Josh Downs projects as a speedy slot receiver.

  17. Pittsburgh Steelers: Daniel Scott, S, California California
    The Steelers may lose Terrell Edmunds in the offseason. If so, here’s a replacement.
    Daniel Scott has good size for the NFL.

  18. Detroit Lions: Malik Cunningham, QB, Louisville Texas
    The Lions may want a quarterback to groom behind Jared Goff.

    Malik Cunningham is a dual-threat quarterback with plenty of upside.



  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Demarvioun Overshown, LB, Texas Texas
    Lavonte David is an impending free agent, so the Buccaneers will need to find a replacement if he leaves.

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

    Pick change; previously Nick Hampton, LB

  20. Seattle Seahawks: Zach Harrison, DE, Ohio State
    The Seahawks must improve their ability to get to the quarterback, so here’s another defensive lineman for them.

    Zach Harrison has nice potential with his athletic ability.

    Pick change; previously Derick Hall, DE

  21. Miami Dolphins: Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State Mississippi State
    The Dolphins could use more help with their poor pass defense.

    Emmanuel Forbes is a feast-or-famine cornerback.

  22. Los Angeles Chargers: Jarrick Bernard-Converse, CB, LSU LSU
    The Chargers haven’t been able to stop the pass because of some shoddy cornerback play this year.

    Jarrick Bernard-Converse has good size, quickness and athleicism.

  23. Baltimore Ravens: Julian Brents, CB, Kansas State
    The Ravens need to think about getting younger at cornerback.

    Julian Brents is a 6-3 cornerback who is a hard tackler.

  24. Minnesota Vikings: Max Duggan, QB, TCU
    The Vikings could stand to draft a quarterback to eventually challenge for the starting job.

    Max Duggan is a smart and tough quarterback who has a better arm than people give him credit for.

  25. Jacksonville Jaguars: Deuce Vaughn, RB, Kansas State Kansas State
    Travis Etienne isn’t used as a receiver out of the backfield for some reason, so here’s a complement for him.

    Deuce Vaughn is an instinctive, elusive and quick runner.

  26. New York Giants: Olusegun Oluwatimi, C, Michigan Michigan
    The Giants may lose Jon Feliciano this offseason, so they’ll need to re-sign or replace him.

    Olusegun Oluwatimi could be limited to center because of a lack of length.

    Pick change; previously John Michael Schmitz, C

  27. Dallas Cowboys: Dontayvion Wicks, WR, Virginia Virginia
    The Cowboys are desperate for a receiver, so it’d be shocking if they didn’t draft one in the first three rounds.

    Dontayvion Wicks is a lengthy receiver who broke out during his ’21 season.

  28. Buffalo Bills: Micah Baskerville, LB, LSU
    Buffalo’s defense always takes a bit hit when Matt Milano is out of the lineup.

    Micah Baskerville is a fast linebacker who hounded opposing running backs well at LSU.

  29. Cincinnati Bengals: Anthony Johnson, CB, Virginia Florida
    The Bengals could stand to add some cornerback depth to help defend the Buffalo and Kansas City passing attacks.

    Anthony Johnson is a big cornerback who needs to show that he’s agile enough to run with speed receivers.

  30. Carolina Panthers: Amari Burney, LB, Florida Florida
    The Panthers missed Hasson Reddick this season, so they could use a linebacker who can play all over the field.

    Amari Burney has excellent coverage skills.

  31. Philadelphia Eagles: Nick Hampton, LB, Appalachian State Appalachian State
    No one in Philadelphia will ever be upset about the Eagles spending a high resource on a linebacker.

    Nick Hampton is a very versatile linebacker.

    Pick change; previously CAndrei Iosivas, WR

  32. Kansas City Chiefs: Kenny McIntosh, RB, Georgia Georgia
    Jerick McKinnon is an impending free agent, while Clyde Edwards-Helaire has been a big disappointment. The Chiefs need another running back to pair with Isiah Pacheco.

    Kenny McIntosh flashed in a relief role prior to the ’22 season. He’s an excellent receiver.





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