2023 NFL Mock Draft: Round 2

Last update: Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Major changes in all five rounds.
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  1. Pittsburgh Steelers: Mazi Smith, DT, Michigan
    The Steelers have made some nice additions in free agency, but they still need to bolster their defensive line.

    Mazi Smith is a monstrous nose tackle who can generate a pass rush.

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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.

  3. Arizona Cardinals: Luke Wypler, C, Ohio State Ohio State
    The Cardinals are stuck with Kyler Murray and his torn ACL, so they’ll need to find better players to protect him.

    Luke Wypler is an athletic center who played tackle in high school.



  4. Indianapolis Colts: Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee
    If the Colts don’t take a quarterback at No. 4, one of two things will be true: One, they’ll be trading for Lamar Jackson. Or two, they’ll wait until the second round to snag someone like Hendon Hooker.

    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.

    Pick change; previously Antonio Johnson, S/CB

  5. Los Angeles Rams: Tyler Steen, OT/G, Alabama Alabama
    Charlie Campbell reported that the Rams would be targeting an offensive lineman if they still had their first-round draft choice.

    Tyler Steen did a great job on Bryce Young’s blind side after transferring from Vanderbilt.



  6. Seattle Seahawks: Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee Tennessee
    The Seahawks don’t have much at receiver beyond D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Making matters worse, Lockett will regress soon now that he’s in his 30s.

    Jalin Hyatt had a great season with lots of big plays for Tennessee.

  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: Will McDonald, DE, Iowa State Iowa State
    Carolina’s pass rush wasn’t the same after the team lost Haason Reddick to the Eagles. A replacement is needed.

    Will McDonald is a fast and athletic edge rusher.

  9. New Orleans Saints: Zach Charbonnet, RB, UCLA UCLA
    Based on his major off-the-field issues, Alvin Kamara may never play in the NFL again. The Saints could replace him with this pick. .

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

    Pick change; previously Tuli Tuipulotu, DE



  10. Tennessee Titans: B.J. Ojulari, DE/OLB, LSU LSU
    Bud Dupree could be released after this season because he has not produced up to his salary.

    B.J. Ojulari did a great job of taking over for the injured Ali Gaye in 2021.

  11. New York Jets: Drew Sanders, LB, Arkansas Arkansas
    The Jets struggle to defend the middle of the field, so they’ll be interested in a second-day linebacker with their new Round 2 pick.

    Drew Sanders has an excellent blend of size and athleticism.

  12. New York Jets: John Michael Schmitz, C, Minnesota Minnesota
    The Jets can really solidify their offensive line with this pick, as they currently don’t have a solid starting center on the roster at the moment.

    John Michael Schmitz is a big, strong interior lineman, but has some athleticism concerns.

  13. Atlanta Falcons: Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina South Carolina
    The Falcons need to get younger at cornerback across from A.J. Terrell. They could easily select a corner in the first couple of rounds.

    Cam Smith is a fast cornerback with long arms.

    Pick change; previously Anton Harrison, OT



  14. Green Bay Packers: Isaiah Foskey, DE, Notre Dame Notre Dame
    Green Bay had to blitz frequently last year as a result of four players not being able to get to the quarterback consistently.

    Isaiah Foskey had a huge 11-sack campaign. He possesses great potential.

  15. New England Patriots: Quan Martin, CB/S, Illinois Illinois
    Bill Belichick loves his versatile defensive backs. He’ll need one with Devin McCourty retiring.

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

  16. Washington Redskins: Eli Ricks, CB, Alabama Alabama
    The Redskins have endured major problems at cornerback for so long. I could see them double up at cornerback.

    Eli Ricks is a 6-2 cornerback who had a breakout ’21 season for Alabama.

  17. Detroit Lions: Daiyan Henley, LB, Washington State Washington State
    The Lions have a poor linebacking corps, so I expect them to address the position at some point in the first two rounds.

    Daiyan Henley has great sideline-to-sideline speed.



  18. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jonathan Mingo, WR, Ole Miss Mississippi
    The Steelers love finding wide receiver gems on Day 2 of the NFL Draft. It’ll be interesting to see whom the Steelers will draft to replace Chase Claypool.

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

  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma Oklahoma
    The Buccaneers need a left tackle to protect their quarterback, as someone named Brandon Walton is currently penciled into the job.

    Anton Harrison has quality athleticism and quickness for a tackle.

    Pick change; previously Tanner McKee, QB

  20. Miami Dolphins: Steve Avila, C/G, TCU TCU
    The Dolphins need to solidify their offensive line so that Tua Tagovailoa stays healthy for a change.

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

  21. Seattle Seahawks: Sam LaPorta, TE, Iowa Iowa
    The Seahawks love using multiple-tight end sets, so they could draft a player at the position on Day 2.

    Sam LaPorta is a bit short for his position, but could be a quality receiving threat.

  22. Chicago Bears: Tuli Tuipulotu, DE, USC USC
    The Bears lost a ton of front-seven talent over the past couple of offseasons, so they really need help finding players who can get to the quarterback.

    Tuli Tuipulotu used his explosion and twist to enjoy an incredible ’22 season.

    Pick change; previously Wanya Morris, OT

  23. Los Angeles Chargers: Cedric Tillman, WR, Tennessee Tennessee
    Keenan Allen doesn’t have much time remaining in San Angeles, so the Chargers will be looking for a receiver in the early rounds.

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

  24. Detroit Lions: Luke Musgrave, TE, Oregon State Oregon State
    The Lions have an obvious hole at tight end because they traded T.J. Hockenson.

    Scouts like Luke Musgrave even though he never produced much in college.

  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: Tyrique Stevenson, CB, Miami Miami
    The Giants need to improve their pass rush to bolster their pass defense, given that they’re in a division with so many talented receivers.

    Tyrique Stevenson comes with some character concerns, but he is a big cornerback with plus speed.

    Pick change; previously Cam Smith, CB

  27. Dallas Cowboys: Siaki Ika, NT, Baylor
    The Cowboys are looking to upgrade the interior of their defensive line with a big-bodied player.

    Siaki Ika is a massive nose tackle who can apply a bit of pressure on the quarterback.

  28. Buffalo Bills: Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia Georgia
    The Bills need to add another play-maker. This could be in the form of a tight end, as it’ll allow Buffalo to run two-tight end sets with Dawson Knox.

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

  29. Cincinnati Bengals: Cam Mitchell, CB, Northwestern Northwestern
    The Bengals need as many talented cornerbacks as possible to combat Patrick Mahomes.

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

  30. Chicago Bears: Kendre Miller, RB, TCU TCU
    I can’t imagine the Bears going into the season with just D’Onta Foreman and Khalil Herbert as their running backs.

    Kendre Miller has great instincts and natural running ability.

  31. Philadelphia Eagles: Clark Phillips, CB, Utah Utah
    Darius Slay and James Bradberry have been an amazing duo, but both will be 30-plus heading into 2023. The Eagles will need to replace one of them soon.

    Clark Phillips has some size issues, but has plenty of talent as a potential slot corner.

  32. Kansas City Chiefs: Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland Maryland
    The Chiefs seem to have hit a home run with Trent McDuffie, but they still need cornerback help.

    Deonte Banks is a fluid cover cornerback with great size and agility, but lacks discipline.





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