2023 NFL Mock Draft – Round 2 (32-63) – Charlie Campbell



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32. NFL Team Logo for Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers: Bryan Bresee, DT, Clemson

The Steelers could use some youth for their defensive line.

Bresee (6-5, 305) recorded 13 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 2022. Team sources hated to criticize Bresee, but they thought he did not look good in 2022. They felt he looked overweight, out of shape, and not moving as well as he did during his previous seasons. That is very understandable given the horrible tragedy that happened to his family during the season, so teams are taking that into consideration. Bresee is a very polarizing prospect with love/hate feelings around the league.

Bresee was impressive in 2020, recording 33 tackles, four sacks, 6.5 tackles for a loss, a forced fumble and two passes defended. Bresee totaled 13 tackles, 1.5 sacks and an interception in 2021 before tearing his ACL versus N.C. State. Bresee probably should have returned for his senior year rather than declare for the 2023 NFL Draft.



Click links to see the Steelers' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 17  |  Rd: 2 Pk: 18  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 17  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 18  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 24  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 34

33. NFL Team Logo for Texans Houston Texans: Calijah Kancey, DT, Pittsburgh

The Texans add more talent for their front seven.

The 6-foot, 281-pound Kancey is an extremely fast interior defender who can fire upfield to get penetration into the pocket. Off the snap, Kancey is extremely explosive, displaying phenomenal first-step quickness. With his rare ability to rush the quarterback from the inside, Kancey is a special prospect. If he were 20 pounds heavier, he would be a top-10 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, but Kancey is very undersized and does not project as a three-down starter capable of holding up in the ground game. Hence, he is a bit of a luxury pick for a team late Round 1 or early in Round 2 that can afford to sell out for a pure inside pass rusher.

In 2022, Kancey was the ACC Defensive Player of the Year with seven sacks and 31 tackles. As a sophomore in 2021, he recorded 33 tackles, seven sacks and a forced fumble.


Click links to see the Texans' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 2  |  Rd: 1 Pk: 12  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 2  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 10  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 2  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 26  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 11  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 24  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 26  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 13  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 42

34. NFL Team Logo for Cardinals Arizona Cardinals: Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU

Arizona need more wide receiver talent with A.J. Green retired, and DeAndre Hopkins likely to be traded.

In 2022, Johnston recorded 60 receptions for 1,069 yards and six touchdowns. He flashed in 2021, catching 33 passes for 612 yards and six touchdowns. Sources from around the NFL are high on his skill set. “He’s 6-foot-3, 215 pounds and can win on all three levels. He puts up 20 yards per catch, runs great routes, is super smart, an alpha, and the hardest worker on the team,” an area scout told WalterFootball.com months ago.



Click links to see the Cardinals' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 3  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 3  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 33  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 3  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 33  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 3  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 36

35. NFL Team Logo for Colts Indianapolis Colts: Julius Brents, CB, Kansas State

The Colts take a replacement for Stephon Gilmore.

Brents recorded 45 tackles, four interceptions and four passes broken up in 2022. Team sources say they like Brents, who impressed them in the early going of 2022. They feel he could he could be mid-round sleeper who ends up being a solid player. Brents had a solid week of practice at the Senior Bowl. The 6-foot-3, 198-pounder is tall, long, physical, and has good feel. He faces some speed limitations, but he is pretty athletic for his size.


Click links to see the Colts' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 4  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 16  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 4  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 3  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 27  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 34  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 4  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 19

36. NFL Team Logo for Rams Los Angeles Rams: Dawand Jones, OT, Ohio State

The Rams’ offensive line was terrible in 2022. They must improve their blocking to help Matthew Stafford.

Jones started at right tackle for the Buckeyes in 2022. For the NFL, that spot is his only fit. The 6-foot-8, 374-pounder has overwhelming size, but he could have issues with speed rushers. As a pro, Jones should drop some weight to improve his movement and stamina.


Click links to see the Rams' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 3 Pk: 6  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 14  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 32  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 36  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 42  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 5  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 12  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 14  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 6  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 17

37. NFL Team Logo for Seahawks Seattle Seahawks: Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson

Bobby Wagner is back for another year, but the Seahawks could use a linebacker to develop and rotate with him.

Simpson notched 73 tackles, two forced fumbles, 2.5 sacks and three passes batted in 2022. He decided to enter the 2023 NFL Draft. Team sources say they like the size and speed with Simpson. He reminds some evaluators of Panthers linebacker/safety tweeter Jeremy Chinn. In 2021, Simpson recorded 65 tackles, six sacks and two passes broken up. He played well in 2020, recording 28 tackles, four sacks and one forced fumble.


Click links to see the Seahawks' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 5  |  Rd: 1 Pk: 20  |  Rd: 2 Pk: 21  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 20  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 21  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 16  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 19  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 21  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 20

38. NFL Team Logo for Raiders Las Vegas Raiders: Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee

The Raiders add a quarterback who they could develop into their eventual starter.

Team sources feel Hooker is a good worker with nice size, athleticism and intelligence. The 6-foot-3, 217-pounder has a quality arm alongside the ability to hurt defenses on the ground. At 24, Hooker is older, but that won’t bother teams significantly thanks to his great intangibles.

In 2022, Hooker completed 70 percent of his passes for 3,135 yards, 27 touchdowns and two interceptions. He also had 430 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. Hooker played well against Florida and LSU, leading Tennessee to some big wins. He was phenomenal versus Alabama, leading the Volunteers to a legendary upset win. Late in the season, Hooker suffered a torn ACL that could delay him in the early going of his rookie season. Hooker broke out in 2021, flashing some ability while completing 68 percent of his passes for 2,945 yards, 31 touchdowns and three interceptions. The Virginia Tech transfer also ran for 620 yards and five touchdowns.


Click links to see the Raiders' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 7  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 7  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 37  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 7  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 6  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 9  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 39  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 27  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 37  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 3  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 14

39. NFL Team Logo for Panthers Carolina Panthers: Jonathan Mingo, WR, Ole Miss

D.J. Chark was a nice signing, but he is on a 1-year deal, while Terrace Marshall has yet to break out. Adam Thielen, meanwhile, is a declining veteran. Here’s a long-term receiver for Bryce Young.

Mingo put together a strong senior year and showed big improvement, going from 22 receptions for 346 yards and three touchdowns in 2021 to 51 catches for 861 yards and five scores in 2022. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Mingo has a strong build and is put together well for the NFL. He showed nice route-running and yards-after-the-catch skills over 2022. Some sources feel Mingo could be a solid second-day pick in the 2023 NFL Draft who ends up becoming a starting X receiver as a pro.


Click links to see the Panthers' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 1  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 30  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 12  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 30  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 10

40. NFL Team Logo for Saints New Orleans Saints: Keion White, DE/OLB, Georgia Tech

The Saints grab more edge-rush talent after losing Marcus Davenport.

White put up 54 tackles and 7.5 sacks in 2022 and was a tough defender for the Yellow Jackets. The 6-foot-5, 285-pounder has quality size to go with speed and athleticism. White made it onto NFL teams’ preseason watch list mainly from his 2019 season at Old Dominion, when he collected 19 tackles for a loss, 62 total tackles, 3.5 sacks, one forced fumble, an interception and a pass batted. Old Dominion did not play football in 2020, and while White transferred to Georgia Tech for 2021, he missed the majority of the year with an injury. The missed time has left him a bit raw and in need of some development.


Click links to see the Saints' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 29  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 8  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 13  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 11  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 30  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 10  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 40

41. NFL Team Logo for Titans Tennessee Titans: Quan Martin, CB/S, Illinois

The Titans could use more safety talent.

The 5-foot-11, 194-pound Martin is a versatile defensive back who is a weapon in the secondary. He can play safety, nickel corner, or outside corner. Martin is a smooth athlete with instincts who put together really good tape during the 2022 season. On the year, he recorded 64 tackles, three interceptions, 11 passes broken up, one sack and two forced fumbles.


Click links to see the Titans' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 11  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 9  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 12  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 9  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 11

42. NFL Team Logo for Packers Green Bay Packers: Derick Hall, OLB, Auburn

The Packers could use more edge-rush talent.

In 2022, Hall recorded 60 tackles, 6.5 sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles. He was a tough player for Auburn, but he has limitations for the NFL. The 6-foot-3, 254-pounder lacks the height, length, and weight to play on the edge as a pro. However, he could be a nice rotational pass rusher. Hall was an edge-rushing presence for the Tigers in 2021, recording nine sacks, 52 tackles and two forced fumbles.


Click links to see the Packers' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 13  |  Rd: 2 Pk: 14  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 15  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 14  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 14  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 30  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 15  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 18  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 25  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 39

43. NFL Team Logo for Jets New York Jets: Drew Sanders, LB, Arkansas

The Jets could use more linebacker talent, and Sanders would be a good edge rusher in the sub package for them.

Sanders is in the running to be the top non-pass-rushing linebacker prospect in the 2023 NFL Draft, although he is dangerous quarterback hunter as well. The 6-foot-4, 235-pounder has big size to go along with quality speed and athleticism. Sanders also showed serious pass-rush ability as a junior with Arkansas. In 2022, he recorded 103 tackles, 9.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and five passes defended. Sanders was a 1-year wonder after serving as a backup at Alabama over 2020 and 2021, totaling 25 tackles and a sack across those two seasons.

When playing as a traditional linebacker, Sanders does not play downhill, but he is a lightning bolt and explosive coming downhill when rushing the passer. Sanders has the speed and ability to become a three-down starter who could be a hybrid linebacker and pass rusher. He could end up as a first- or second-round pick during the 2023 NFL Draft.


Click links to see the Jets' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 15  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 10  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 8  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 35

44. NFL Team Logo for Falcons Atlanta Falcons: Matthew Bergeron, OT/G, Syracuse

Atlanta adds a guard to open holes for Bijan Robinson.

The 6-foot-5, 318-pound Bergeron is a nasty run blocker who can drive defenders out of their gaps and will block with some violence. He fields a serious mean streak and could be a superb right guard in the NFL. Bergeron has the physical talent to block as a tackle on the edge, but he is inconsistent with his technique, which leads to some painful mistakes in pass protection. Bergeron would definitely need developmental time if he stays at tackle. Moving inside to guard could make him a bigger force as a pro.



Click links to see the Falcons' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 8  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 12  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 8  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 11  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 7  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 8

45. NFL Team Logo for Packers Green Bay Packers: Josh Downs, WR, North Carolina

The Packers grab a speed receiver for Jordan Love.

Downs recorded 83 receptions for 929 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2022. The 5-foot-9, 171-pound could line up in the slot and be a dangerous speed receiver in the NFL. He was a good replacement for Dyami Brown in 2021 and was a reliable target for Sam Howell. In 2021, Downs caught 101 passes for 1,335 yards and eight touchdowns.


Click links to see the Packers' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 13  |  Rd: 2 Pk: 11  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 15  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 14  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 14  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 30  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 15  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 18  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 25  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 39

46. NFL Team Logo for Patriots New England Patriots: Tyler Steen, OT, Alabama

The Patriots could use multiple young talents on their offensive line, and Steen could play tackle or guard for them. After playing for Bill O’Brien last year, Steen’s learning curve is reduced, so he could challenge to be a plug-and-play starter.

Steen was a 3-year starter at Vanderbilt before transferring to Alabama for his final season. The 6-foot-6, 321-pounder possesses excellent size for left tackle in the NFL. He was a rock-solid protector for Bryce Young while being a steady run blocker. Steen enters the next level with a ton of experience, having started 45 straight games while playing in the best competition in college football. Steen has the flexibility to start out his pro career at guard before moving to tackle.


Click links to see the Patriots' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 14  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 13  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 5  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 15  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 33  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 7  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 10  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 15  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 33  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 28

47. NFL Team Logo for Commanders Washington Commanders: Steve Avila, C, TCU

Washington needs more talent on the offensive line.

Avila (6-4, 332) is a big center who also logged some starts at right tackle and right guard during his collegiate career. He is big and strong, but has a terrible body, according to team sources. Avila needs to get in better shape for the NFL.


Click links to see the Redskins' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 16  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 34  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 16  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 15  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 16  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 38  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 16

48. NFL Team Logo for Lions Detroit Lions: Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa

The Lions missed the playoffs last year because of losses where they couldn’t stop running backs and mobile quarterbacks – e.g. against Carolina, Philadelphia. Detroit needs a linebacker upgrade to go with Alex Anzalone.

Some team sources really like Campbell and think he will go in the back half of the first round in the 2023 NFL Draft. They call him a taller version of Chad Muma and say he does some things that remind them of Luke Kuechly. The 6-foot-5, 249-pound Campbell has good size, strength, and enough athleticism to be a three-down starter. Campbell is very instinctive, smart, and showed more fluid pass-coverage skills than expected at the combine. In 2022, he collected 125 tackles, one pass batted, one sack, one forced fumble and two interceptions. One of those picks was a superb grab off of C.J. Stroud. In 2021, Campbell amassed 140 tackles, a sack, forced fumble, two interceptions and five pass breakups.



Click links to see the Lions' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 6  |  Rd: 1 Pk: 18  |  Rd: 2 Pk: 24  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 18  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 17  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 24  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 6  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 17

49. NFL Team Logo for Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers: Tyrique Stevenson, CB, Miami

The Steelers need cornerback help.

Stevenson (6-0, 198) is a big cornerback who has speed and upside. Team sources like Stevenson as a press-man corner and feel that he looked good in that technique in 2022. However, Stevenson had some uneven performances and displayed some issues at playing off-man coverage, which Miami made him do often. Sources say there are concerns with Stevenson’s character on and off the field. He is a bit of a love/hate prospect, with some thinking he could go in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft and others having him graded well into Day 2.

Stevenson recorded 25 tackles, two interceptions and seven passes broken up in 2022. He had 43 tackles, an interception and four pass breakups in 2021. He totaled 10 breakups and 47 tackles over 2020 and 2019.



Click links to see the Steelers' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 17  |  Rd: 2 Pk: 1  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 17  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 18  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 24  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 34

50. NFL Team Logo for Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Daiyan Henley, LB, Washington State

The Bucs could use some additional linebacker talent.

Henley (6-2, 225) has flown under the radar, but team sources really like him. Henley recorded 106 tackles, four sacks, three forced fumbles, a pass broken up and an interception in 2022. In 2021, he showed serious coverage skills with four interceptions and three pass breakups while making 94 tackles. Evaluators like Henley’s sideline-to-sideline speed with the ability to function in the passing game. Some sources say Henley is similar to Jordyn Brooks when he was coming out of Texas Tech. Unless someone reaches on Henley in Round 1, like the Seahawks did with Brooks, Henley could end up being a nice value on Day 2 of the 2023 NFL Draft.



Click links to see the Buccaneers' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 19  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 19  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 18  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 40  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 2  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 4  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 19  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 35

51. NFL Team Logo for Dolphins Miami Dolphins: Demarvion Overshown, ILB, Texas

Miami could use more linebacker talent.

In 2022, Overshown totaled 95 tackles, four sacks and five passes broken up. He recorded 74 tackles, two passes broken up and two sacks in 2021. In 2020, he totaled 60 tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and seven passes defended. Overshown is a fast linebacker with crazy track speed and athleticism. He can really run and has coverage potential, but the 6-foot-3, 229-pounder can get destroyed in the ground game and needs to get bigger, stronger and tougher for the NFL.


Click links to see the Dolphins' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 3 Pk: 21  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 20  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 21

52. NFL Team Logo for Seahawks Seattle Seahawks: Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia

The Seahawks grab more cornerback talent to go with Tariq Woolen.

Ringo recorded 42 tackles, two interceptions and seven passes broken up in 2022. In 2021, he collected 34 tackles, two interceptions and eight passes broken up. The 6-foot-2, 207-pounder is a big cornerback who has good speed. Team sources think Ringo is big, fast, and can play the ball. However, they feel he has some serious stiffness that is going to be a problem in the NFL with preventing separation from shifty receivers who change direction well. That was illustrated in the SEC Championship Game, when Ringo looked helpless covering Malik Nabers and Kayshon Boutte. Ringo is press-man corner only for the NFL.


Click links to see the Seahawks' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 5  |  Rd: 1 Pk: 20  |  Rd: 2 Pk: 6  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 20  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 21  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 16  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 19  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 21  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 20

53. NFL Team Logo for Bears Chicago Bears: Adetomiwa Adebawore, DE, Northwestern

The Bears could use more defensive line talent.

In 2022, Adebawore totaled 38 tackles, five sacks and two forced fumbles. He has some ability, but possesses a tweener body type that could limit him for the NFL. Adebawore accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl and had a good week of practice in Mobile. He followed that up with an impressive combine performance. The 6-foot-2, 282-pounder racked up 4.5 sacks, 36 tackles, three passes batted and two forced fumbles in 2021.


Click links to see the Bears' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 9  |  Rd: 2 Pk: 30  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 1  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 1  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 31  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 1  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 22  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 1  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 41

54. NFL Team Logo for Chargers Los Angeles Chargers: Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia

The Chargers add a tight end to help protect Justin Herbert and serve as a receiving contributor.

Washington was part of an incredible tight end room at Georgia that featured two players with rare skill sets in Brock Bowers and Arik Gilbert. While Bowers was the featured receiving tight end, the 6-foot-7, 264-pound Washington was a phenomenal blocker for the Bulldogs. In 2022, Washington caught 28 passes for 454 yards and two touchdowns, but those numbers would reasonably have been doubled at another school where Bowers would not have been able to suck up the lion’s share of the targets. In 2021, Washington totaled 10 catches for 154 yards and a touchdown. He had seven receptions for 166 yards in 2020. Washington has the potential to be an excellent starting Y tight end in the NFL who is a force as a blocker and a solid receiver.


Click links to see the Chargers' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 21  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 22  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 23  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 21  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 23  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 22

55. NFL Team Logo for Lions Detroit Lions: Gervon Dexter, DT, Florida

Detroit could use more defensive line talent.

Dexter recorded 55 tackles, two sacks, one pass breakup and an interception in 2022. Team sources like his skill set and upside, but they also feel Dexter’s tape is inconsistent. They believe he has some real boom-or-bust potential. The 6-foot-6, 312-pounder flashed in 2020 with 19 tackles and an interception before breaking out in 2021 with 50 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a pass batted. While Dexter is strong and powerful as a run defender, he has the speed and athleticism to become a more potent pass rusher.



Click links to see the Lions' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 6  |  Rd: 1 Pk: 18  |  Rd: 2 Pk: 17  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 18  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 17  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 24  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 6  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 17

56. NFL Team Logo for Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars: Cody Mauch, G, North Dakota State

The Jaguars take some offensive line talent.

Some team sources say Mauch could be the 2023 NFL Draft’s version of Cole Strange as a small-school offensive lineman who sneaks into the first round. At 6-foot-5, 302 pounds, Mauch has a lot of projections of playing guard in the NFL even though he predominantly played left tackle at North Dakota State. Mauch had a good week at the Senior Bowl. He needs to get stronger, but he is a tough football player. Mauch could compete at tackle or guard at the pro level.



Click links to see the Jaguars' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 24  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 25  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 19  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 25  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 8  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 25  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 31  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 9

57. NFL Team Logo for Giants New York Giants: Kendre Miller, RB, TCU

The Giants have a serious lack of depth at running back. Saquon Barkley may not sign a long-term deal, but even if he does, they need a quality back to rotate with him and carry the rushing offense in case Barkley has more injury issues. The team may never give him a long-term contract. The Giants could franchise Barkley again in 2024 and let him leave in free agency after that.

A number of area scouts told WalterFootball.com that they think Miller (5-11, 215) has excellent instincts as a runner and were really impressed with his natural running ability. He is a downhill physical charger who has good contact balance, an ability to pick up yards after contact, and enters the next with fresh legs.

Miler averaged 6.2 yards per carry in 2022 for 1,342 yards and 17 touchdowns. He made 16 catches for 116 yards as well. While Miller handled the lead back role in 2022, in the previous two seasons, he only totaled 137 carries thanks to splitting touches with Zach Evans, among others. Miller could be a second-day or mid-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft who ends up being a nice value selection.


Click links to see the Giants' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 25  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 26  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 26  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 25  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 37  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 32  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 23  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 26  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 37

58. NFL Team Logo for Cowboys Dallas Cowboys: Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee

The Cowboys grab another playmaker for Dak Prescott.

Hyatt did not produce much prior to 2022, but the junior broke out as a deep-threat receiver for Hendon Hooker. In 2022, Hyatt caught 67 passes for 1,267 yards and 15 touchdowns. He showed deep speed and playmaking ability with 18.9 yards per catch. However, Hyatt lacks size (6-0, 176), and some team sources think he is a one-trick pony who benefitted significantly from Tennessee’s scheme.


Click links to see the Cowboys' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 26  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 27  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 27  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 41  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 35  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 27

59. NFL Team Logo for Bills Buffalo Bills: Mazi Smith, DT, Michigan

The Bills could use more size and physicality on their defensive line.

Smith recorded 48 tackles, .5 sacks and a forced fumble in 2022. He is a tough run defender, but he probably will get pulled out of NFL games in passing situations. Hence, Smith (6-3, 323) might be more of a rotational nose tackle. But he is a big-bodied defender who is strong and physical at the point of attack with some ability to cause disruption. In 2021, Smith recorded 37 tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss and four passes batted.



Click links to see the Bills' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 27  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 28  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 28  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 2  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 28

60. NFL Team Logo for Bengals Cincinnati Bengals: Tuli Tuipulotu, DE, USC

The Bengals go the best-player-available route and add some defensive line talent.

Tuipulotu was one of the most productive pass rushers in the nation during 2022, very consistently getting after the quarterback. For the year, he totaled 46 tackles, 13.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and three passes broken up.

For the NFL, Tuipulotu is an interesting player. He has some serious twitch and explosion as a rusher. Tuipulotu can fire his gap and create some disruption with his burst to get behind the line. As a pro, he might be able to add some more weight to be an every-down defensive tackle, or he could potentially fit as a 4-3 defensive tackle and three-technique. He played inside somewhat for USC. Tuipulotu could end up as a first- or second-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.


Click links to see the Bengals' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 28  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 29  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 29  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 28  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 29  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 29

61. NFL Team Logo for Bears Chicago Bears: Joe Tippman, G/C, Wisconsin

The Bears add more offensive line talent.

Tippman (6-6, 317) was a tough starting center for the Badgers over the past few years. He had his best season in 2022, blocking effectively against the run and thriving in pass protection. Tippman only allowed one sack and five pressures over the year. It was his second straight quality year. He looks like a potential NFL starter at guard or center.


Click links to see the Bears' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 9  |  Rd: 2 Pk: 22  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 1  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 1  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 31  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 1  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 22  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 1  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 41

62. NFL Team Logo for Eagles Philadelphia Eagles: Devon Achane, RB, Texas A&M

The Eagles grab another running back option.

Achane (5-9, 188) lacks the size to be a three-down starter in the NFL, but he has the potential to be a backup runner and receiving back. Achane could be a nice mid-round value pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. As the replacement for Isaiah Spiller, Achane displayed deep speed and big-play ability for the Aggies in 2022. While Texas A&M’s offense struggled somewhat, Achane was explosive, including leading the Aggies to a win over Arkansas with 159 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown.

In 2022, Achane averaged 5.6 yards per carry for 1,102 yards and eight touchdowns. He also brought in 36 catches for 196 yards and two touchdowns. In 2021, he averaged seven yards per carry for 910 yards and nine touchdowns. That season, he caught 24 passes for 261 yards and a touchdown.


Click links to see the Eagles' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 10  |  Rd: 1 Pk: 30  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 31  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 2  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 31

63. NFL Team Logo for Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs: Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina

The Chiefs grab a cornerback to go with Trent McDuffie.

Smith (6-1, 180) will keep South Carolina’s stream of cornerbacks for the next level alive in the 2023 NFL Draft after emerging as a potential starting pro corner. Team sources say Smith is fast and moves well to run the route and prevent separation. While Smith’s size is adequate, scouts say he has very long arms for a corner who is around 6 foot. Team sources, however, say Smith grabs too much, lacks twitch and explosion, and has some coverage limitations. They additional say his lack of twitch makes him a bad fit for zone, but they note he is really good in press man. In 2022, Smith totaled 27 tackles, an interception and five passes broken up. He was one of the SEC’s best corners in 2021, recording 41 tackles, three interceptions and 11 passes broken up.


Click links to see the Chiefs' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 31  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 32  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 20  |  Rd: 4 Pk: 32  |  Rd: 5 Pk: 31  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 1  |  Rd: 6 Pk: 40  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 32  |  Rd: 7 Pk: 33