2023 NFL Mock Draft: Round 2

Last update: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. Changes in both rounds.
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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. 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.

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  2. Las Vegas Raiders: Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa Iowa
    The Raiders have a pathetic defense, so they must find help at every level.

    Jack Campbell has the size and athleticism to be a three-down player in the NFL.

  3. New Orleans Saints: Noah Sewell, LB, Oregon Oregon
    The Saints had interest in Quay Walker at No. 19, but opted for a tackle instead. Here’s the linebacker help they were seeking.



  4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia Georgia
    The Jaguars have been searching for a replacement for Calais Campbell for quite some time, and I don’t think it’s out of the question that they’d double up on defensive linemen.

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

    Pick change; previously Zacch Pickens, DT

  5. Pittsburgh Steelers: Dontayvion Wicks, WR, Virginia
    The Steelers always seem to find second-round receiver gems, so they could be looking for another after trading Chase Claypool.

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



  6. Carolina Panthers: Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama Alabama
    Christian McCaffrey is gone, so the Panthers will need to find someone to replace him.

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

  7. Los Angeles Rams: Nolan Smith, DE, Georgia Georgia
    The Rams really miss Von Miller, so they’ll have to find a new edge rusher.

    Nolan Smith needs to get stronger, but he has great speed off the edge.



  8. Cleveland Browns: Tyree Wilson, DE/DT, Texas Tech Texas Tech
    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.

    Tyree Wilson had a breakout ’21 season in which he recorded seven sacks. He could fill out and become a five-technique in the NFL.

  9. Pittsburgh Steelers: Zacch Pickens, DT, South Carolina
    The Steelers can continue to bolster their miserable pass defense by bolstering the trenches to improve their ability to get to the quarterback.
    Zacch Pickens had a great ’21 campaign. He has plus size, quickness and athleticism.

    Pick change; previously Kelee Ringo, CB



  10. Detroit Lions: Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee
    The Lions missed out on the top three quarterbacks in the first round, so they’ll have to target a signal-caller early on Friday.

    Hendon Hooker is a dual-threat quarterback enjoyed a great season for Tennessee. The top downside is that he’ll turn 25 prior to the draft.

  11. Seattle Seahawks: Sikai Ika, NT, Baylor
    The Seahawks are weak to the run, as everyone discovered when Cordarrelle Patterson and Rachaad White ran all over them. They’ll need some help in the interior of their defensive front.

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

  12. Arizona Cardinals: Brandon Joseph, CB, Notre Dame Notre Dame
    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.

    Brandon Joseph is a turnover machine as a cornerback with great instincts.

  13. Green Bay Packers: Will McDonald, DE, Iowa State Iowa State
    The Packers should add another talented edge rusher so they don’t have to blitz as often.

    Will McDonald is a fast and athletic edge rusher.



  14. Atlanta Falcons: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College
    The Falcons traded Calvin Ridley to the Jaguars, so they’ll need a new No. 2 receiver for 2023 and beyond.

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

  15. Indianapolis Colts: Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida Florida
    The Colts need to find a permanent solution at quarterback, rather than play musical chairs at the position.

    Anthony Richardson is raw, but has a huge arm and great athleticism. He had a great 2022 debut, but struggled versus Kentucky the following week.

  16. Washington Redskins: Nick Broeker, OT/G, Ole Miss
    The Redskins need to address the interior of their offensive line, which has been a big liability this year.

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

  17. Cincinnati Bengals: Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame Notre Dame
    Cincinnati had strong interest in Trey McBride in the second round, but he was plucked off the board before the team was on the clock.

    The next NFL tight end to come out of Notre Dame, Michael Mayer murdered opponents with high production over the middle of the field.



  18. Los Angeles Chargers: Zach Harrison, DE, Ohio State
    Khalil Mack is just a temporary solution across from Joey Bosa. Someone is needed for the long haul.

    Zach Harrison has nice potential with his athletic ability.

  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tyler Van Dyke QB, Miami BYU
    The Buccaneers need a future replacement for Tom Brady, as Kyle Trask has not shown any signs of being a franchise quarterback.

    Tyler Van Dyke has nice accuracy with above-average arm strength.

  20. 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.

  21. Carolina Panthers: Dontay Demus Jr., WR, Maryland Maryland
    The Panthers are thin at receiver, so they should add some talent at the position.

    Dontay Demus Jr. suffered a season-ending torn ACL in October 2021, but could still be a first-round pick because of his size (6-3) and athleticism.

  22. Seattle Seahawks: Josh Proctor, S, Ohio State Ohio State
    Jamaal Adams can’t stay healthy, so the Seahawks will be looking for a new safety.

    Josh Proctor missed most of the ’21 season with a fractured leg, but has great ability.

  23. Buffalo Bills: O’Cyrus Torrence, G, Florida
    The Bills still have a hole at guard they need to plug.

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

  24. New York Jets: Demarvioun Overshown, LB, Texas Illinois
    The Jets are weak in the middle of the field, so they could stand to upgrade their linebacking corps.

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

  25. 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.

  26. Dallas Cowboys: Jammie Robinson, S, Florida State
    The Cowboys could stand to improve their secondary to help complement their pass rush.

    Jammie Robinson has been a solid run defender for Florida State.

  27. Chicago Bears: Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State Mississippi State
    The Bears need everything, and that includes another cornerback to pair with Jaylon Johnson.

    Emmanuel Forbes is a feast-or-famine cornerback.

  28. New York Giants: Eli Ricks, CB, Alabama Alabama
    The Giants need to find a new cornerback to replace James Bradberry. They also need a second cornerback, so they could double up at the position.

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

  29. Miami Dolphins: Kenny McIntosh, RB, Georgia
    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.

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

  30. Detroit Lions: Tyler Davis, DT, Clemson
    The Lions desperately need to improve their ability to stop the run.

    Tyler Davis doesn’t have great upside, but he’s been a disruptive force in the interior of the defensive line.

  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: Henry To’o To’o, LB, Alabama
    No one in Philadelphia will ever be upset about the Eagles spending a high resource on a linebacker.

    Henry To’o To’o is an instinctive linebacker.





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