Live 2023 NFL Draft Grades

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  1. New England Patriots New England Patriots: Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon – A+ Grade
    Holy s**t, I got a Patriots pick correct! If the site didn’t suck tonight, I’d be so happy right now. Christian Gonzalez has fallen because some teams believe he has no toughness. However, he is super talented and fills a big need for New England. Gonzalez could have easily gone No. 7 overall, so I love this pick.

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  2. Detroit Lions Detroit Lions: Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa – B- Grade
    I had Jack Campbell going to the Lions in the second round. However, this is not like the Will McDonald selection because I’ve had Campbell going in the 20s on occasion, as we knew there was some interest from teams in that range. Campbell will also fill a huge need for Detroit. Still, I wish the Lions would have traded down for Campbell.



  3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Calijah Kancey, DT, Pittsburgh – B- Grade
    The Buccaneers may have wanted a left tackle, but with all of them off the board, they drafted a replacement for Ndamukong Suh. Calijah Kancey has a huge ceiling with great athleticism, but he wasn’t nearly as productive at Pittsburgh as Aaron Donald was. I understand that this is a tall comparison, but that’s the one player people talk about when discussing Kancey. I think this is a bit too early for Kancey, but I don’t hate this pick.

  4. Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks: Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State – A+ Grade
    How in the world did Jaxon Smith-Njigba drop to Seattle? I understand the Seahawks have D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, but the latter is in his 30s and won’t be on the roster much longer. Besides, Seattle needed a better third receiver in the short term. This is a tremendous pick.



  5. San Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers: Quentin Johnson, WR, TCU – A- Grade
    The Chargers, like the Seahawks, have two talented receivers in Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. Unfortunately, they haven’t been able to stay healthy, and Allen is nearing the end of his tenure with the team. The Chargers had to find another weapon for Justin Herbert, and Johnson has drawn comparisons to Julio Jones from some around the NFL.



  6. Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College – A+ Grade
    Wow, we hit our Zay Flowers under props by the slimmest of margins! I love this pick for the Ravens, but did not think Flowers would be available. Flowers is an explosive receiver who will provide an enormous upgrade for a big area of weakness. Lamar Jackson was already smiling because of his new contract, and he has to be even happier.

  7. Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings: Jordan Addison, WR, USC – A Grade
    No one is going to question this need. If Justin Jefferson goes down this year, Minnesota’s No. 1 receiver would be K.J. Osborn. Jordan Addison is a gifted receiver who easily could have gone several picks earlier than this. I love this pick.



  8. New York Giants New York Giants: Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland – B- Grade
    I’m surprised the Jaguars didn’t draft Deonte Banks, as the Giants moved into this spot and took him. Banks certainly fills a big need for the Giants, who didn’t replace James Bradberry last offseason. However, I think this is a bit too early for him. I mocked him in this area, but I thought he should have gone in the second round because he’s a raw prospect.

  9. Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills: Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah – A+ Grade
    The Bills had some major problems in the red zone last year. Dalton Kincaid will help solve those issues. With all of the first-round receivers off the board, moving up for a top tight end prospect makes a ton of sense, especially when it comes to jumping Dallas, which really needs to address the position. Kincaid could have gone much earlier than this, so I love this value.



  10. Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys: Mazi Smith, DT, Michigan – C- Grade
    With Nolan Smith and Michael Mayer available!? I don’t like this pick very much. Run-stopping defensive tackles tend to go later than expected, but Jerry Jones apparently didn’t get the memo. Smith will help stop the run, but the NFL is now a passing league. This selection would have been good if it were made in 1995, but it’s not 1995 anymore.

  11. Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars: Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma – A- Grade
    I love that the Jaguars traded down twice. I thought they would pick Nolan Smith here, but Anton Harrison also makes a ton of sense. Jacksonville lost Jawaan Taylor this offseason, while Cam Robinson could be suspended. I had Harrison going No. 19 in my mock draft, so I don’t view this as a reach at all.



  12. Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals: Myles Murphy, DE, Clemson – B+ Grade
    The Bengals really wanted Lukas Van Ness, but Myles Murphy is a similar athlete. Rushing the quarterback is essential for the Bengals, who are going to be competing with the Chiefs and Bills in the playoffs every year. Murphy is a fine choice, though passing on Nolan Smith and Michael Mayer is questionable.

  13. New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints: Bryan Bresee, DT, Clemson – C Grade
    The Saints lost David Onyemata this offseason, so it’s not a surprise that they drafted Bryan Bresee with Myles Murphy off the board. However, this is a very questionable selection with Nolan Smith and Michael Mayer on the board. Bresee is a very talented player, but he didn’t live up to expectations at Clemson, and he also has some major injury concerns.

  14. Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles: Nolan Smith, DE/OLB, Georgia – A+ Grade
    LOL wow. How did the Eagles land Nolan Smith when they easily could have selected him at No. 10? This is ridiculous, but as the adage goes, dumb teams make dumb picks, and the smart teams benefit. The Eagles are going to have an absurd defensive front that will demolish every quarterback in their path.



  15. Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs: Felix Anudike-Uzomah, DE, Kansas State – B- Grade
    No one should be shocked that the Chiefs selected a pass rusher in the first round. With Joe Burrow and Josh Allen present in the AFC, the Chiefs need to make sure they get as much pressure on the quarterback as possible, and Felix Anudike-Uzomah is a talented player. I had him in the second frame, but I don’t think this is too much of a reach. That said, re-signing him and Geroge Karlaftis is going to be a headache in the future.

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