General managers have shuffled the deck on us with the first wave of free agency complete, but they’ve also given us some clues as to what they have in their hand as well.
With pro days in our rear view, it’s officially liar’s poker season in the NFL.
Let’s freshen up the ol’ mock draft as we enter the home stretch — 16 days left until the draft kicks off in Kansas City.
This is an attempt at figuring out the best players available in this season’s draft class, and which teams they’d match up well with considering the current draft order courtesy of NFL.com. The closer we get to draft day, the more I’ll attempt to match what teams will actually do with their draft picks as opposed to what I believe they should do.
Last season, I tied for the most accurate NFL draft prognosticator in print, according to The Huddle Report. I was also tied for ninth overall (out of 158) for 2022. I’m fourth overall (out of 159) over the past five years.
The draft has become the Super Bowl of the NFL’s second season — the NFL doesn’t have an offseason — and a mock version of said draft is meant to educate, perhaps even entertain. At very least, it helps you pass the time.
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Here’s an updated version of my 2023 NFL mock draft, now through three rounds:
— 1. Carolina from Chicago (3-14) — Bryce Young, QB, Alabama, Jr.
GM Scott Fitterer is swinging for the fences after missing on reclamation projects San Darnold and Baker Mayfield. Fitterer paid a premium for the pick, now he has to get it right. I’m thinking the decision comes down to Ohio State’s CJ Stroud or Young. New head coach Frank Reich has almost exclusively worked with prototypical sized quarterbacks in his career and made a point to declare Young’s size “is a concern” when he was asked in Indy, but he has since recanted. The buzz is building that the Alabama signal-caller has a lot of support throughout the organization, but this is liar’s poker season, so this could all be a ruse in order to milk the Texans out of an extra draft pick. We’ll side with the buzz this week. Top needs: QB, Edge, LB
— 2. Houston (3-13-1) — CJ Stroud, QB, Ohio St., Jr.
The scuttlebutt is building GM Nick Caserio would rather select Alabama edge rusher Will Anderson or even trade down if Young goes first overall than take a quarterback here. I’m not sure I’m buying it, but we are talking about the same franchise that took Mario Williams over Reggie Bush or Vince Young in 2006. I believe it would be a mistake to pass on Stroud, who didn’t miss a beat this season despite dealing with several injuries at wide receiver — he was second in touchdown passes (41) and QBR (88.9) in 2022 — and nearly beat the defending national champions with 348 yards and four TDs, while showcasing his scrambling ability (he’s a traditional pocket passer). He’s also aced the draft process. Top needs: QB, WR, DL
— 3. Arizona (4-13) — Will Anderson, Edge, Alabama, Jr.
This pick is available for the right price and I’m thinking new GM Monti Ossenfort would do a back flip if either Young or Stroud were available here, because then the Cardinals would likely get a haul from someone looking to leapfrog the Colts. So this pick is either someone trading up for a QB or Anderson. Top needs: OL, DL, CB
— 4. Indianapolis (4-12-1) — Will Levis, QB, Kentucky, Sr.
GM Chris Ballard has tried to address the quarterback position through the trade market and it hasn’t worked. Levis’ senior season was a mixed bag compared to his impressive 2021 campaign — he lost his top receiver (Wan’Dale Robinson) and offensive coordinator to the NFL while dealing with nagging injuries — but he features the combination of arm talent, size (6-foot-4, 229 pounds) and mobility that usually sparks the imagination of an offensive coordinator. The team that drafts him will need a quarterback whisperer like the Bills had in Brian Daboll when they drafted Josh Allen and new head coach (and former Eagles offensive coordinator) Shane Steichen may be that guy. Top needs: QB, CB, LB
— 5. Seattle from Denver (5-12) — Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida, So.
GM John Schneider is just as likely to trade either of his two first-rounders than stand pat and make a selection, especially with QB Geno Smith returning, but Smith’s contract is structured in a very team-friendly way. Schneider likely doesn’t plan on picking this high again in the immediate future and the Seahawks have done all the work a team would do before selecting a QB in the first round. Georgia’s Jalen Carter being available makes this pick even more interesting. Schneider hasn’t shied away from rolling the dice on character risks in the past, but those picks hardly paid dividends in the end. Richardson oozes athletic upside — his combine performance set the standard going forward for the position — but his footwork and post-snap recognition leave a lot to be desired. He’ll have an opportunity to marinate while Smith sees if he can continue his late-career resurgence. Top needs: DL, C, WR
— 6. Detroit from L.A. Rams (5-12) — Tyree Wilson, Edge, Texas Tech, Sr.
This pick likely comes down to a pass rusher or a cornerback. Wilson was one of nine players in the FBS to produce 60 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and six sacks before suffering a season-ending broken foot against Kansas. He’s a physically gifted, ascending pass rusher who is explosive off the ball and powerful enough to make an immediate impact at the next level. Top needs: DL, TE, LB
— 7. Las Vegas (6-11) — Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois, Sr.
The Raiders will likely target a QB in this draft, whether it’s in the first round or on day two, but it’s hard for me to see them passing on one of the elite corner prospects if the top four quarterbacks are gone — Las Vegas ranked 29th against the pass last season. Witherspoon finished with the highest coverage grade (92.5) in the FBS, according to Pro Football Focus. The ball skills and impressive route recognition is obvious — three interceptions and 14 passes defensed (tied-for-8th in FBS). Top needs: CB, LB, DL
— 8. Atlanta (7-10) — Nolan Smith, Edge, Georgia, Sr.
The Falcons simply can’t pressure the quarterback. Smith, a former five-star recruit, is athletic enough to make plays from sideline to sideline. A refined approach to rushing the passer is needed to unlock his unlimited potential. After suffering a season-ending pectoral tear, he looked plenty healthy (and explosive) at the combine and is drawing many comparisons to one of the NFL’s best pure pass rushers, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Haason Reddick. Top needs: Edge, WR, LB
— 9. Chicago from Carolina (7-10) — Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio St., Jr.
Kudos to GM Ryan Poles for turning the first overall pick into even more premium draft capital and a No. 1 wide receiver (D.J. Moore) for Justin Fields. Let’s keep the party going for Fields and find him another player who will help make his job even easier — Poles has addressed the defense in free agency and will continue to do so throughout the draft. Johnson was the nation’s top-ranked offensive tackle prospect in the 2020 recruiting class (Fields’ junior season in Columbus) and has thrived at both left tackle and right guard for the Buckeyes. Top needs: OL, Edge, CB
— 10. Philadelphia from New Orleans (7-10) — Jalen Carter, DL, Georgia, Jr.
There were rumblings about some maturity issues with Carter before an arrest on misdemeanors for his alleged involvement in a deadly car accident involving his teammate and a Georgia staff member. Of course, most college kids are dealing with maturity issues and nothing I’ve come across would warrant the dreaded “character concern” label, but the draft process has been a nightmare for one of the most talented defensive linemen of the last decade. The Eagles will benefit from already having Carter’s former teammates (and mentors) Nakobe Dean and Jordan Davis on the roster. Top needs: RB, S, WR
— 11. Tennessee (7-10) — Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia, So.
New GM Ran Carthon (former 49ers director of player personnel) will have to address a porous pass defense, a lack of offensive weapons and a brittle offensive line. Jones doesn’t have the experience other prospects possess in this class — he’s only started 19 games for the Bulldogs — but his athleticism, intelligence and footwork pops when you watch him. It was all on clear display in Indy, where he ran the fastest 40-yard dash (4.97) for an offensive lineman and glided across the field during on-field workouts, changing directions effortlessly. Top needs: WR, OL, DL
— 12. Houston from Cleveland (7-10) — Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio St., Jr.
The Texans need everything, everywhere, all at once, but adding JSN to a young offensive core that includes Stroud, Dameon Pierce, Dalton Schultz, Nico Collins and John Metchie would form a solid foundation. The Buckeyes had two receivers drafted in the first 11 picks last April and Smith-Njigba out-produced both as a sophomore. An injury-riddled season dampened his draft stock, but he has checked out fine during the draft process, and he likely won’t have to wait too long to hear his name called. Top needs: QB, WR, DL
— 13. N.Y. Jets (7-10) — Peter Skoronski, OL, Northwestern, Jr.
It appears this selection will not be included in the package Green Bay will eventually receive for Aaron Rodgers, which means the Jets need to use it to bolster Rodgers’ protection. Skoronski took over for Rashawn Slater as a true freshman in 2020 and the offense didn’t miss a beat. Some scouts may say his size better suits him to play guard, but they also said that about Slater. Skoronski also played center in high school. Top needs: OL, DL, S
— 14. New England (8-9) — Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon, So.
Gonzalez could go anywhere from No. 6 overall (Lions) to here. He has the size (6-1, 197) and physical traits that make most scouts salivate, and the Colorado transfer answered all questions regarding his ball production (four interceptions) in his only season in Eugene. Top needs: WR, DL, DB
— 15. Green Bay (8-9) — Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame, Jr.
The further we get outside of the top 10, the harder it will be to pass on Mayer. The Irish pipeline at tight end to the NFL continues to flourish. Mayer isn’t as explosive as Kyle Pitts, but his receiving acumen, size (6-foot-4, 249 pounds) and toughness put him just a tick below Pitts as a prospect. Top needs: TE, WR, DL
— 16. Washington (8-8-1) — Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn St., Jr.
GM Martin Mayhew, a former cornerback himself, addresses the biggest need on the defensive side of the ball for the Commanders. The son of former All-Pro linebacker Joey Porter checks the size (6-2, 193) and physicality boxes. Plus, Junior’s athleticism and talent pops when you watch him, but he’ll need to refine his technique and develop more consistency to pay off his potential. Top needs: CB, TE, C
— 17. Pittsburgh (9-8) — Bryan Bresee, DL, Clemson, So.
Bresee was the No. 1 overall recruit in the 2020 recruiting class. He showed flashes of dominance as a true freshman in 2020, but only played 152 snaps in 2021 before tearing his ACL. Bresee was limited to 10 games and just 330 snaps this past year by a “non-football medical issue” and an off-the-field tragedy (sister Ella died from brain cancer). His performance in Indy — he produced a 4.86-second 40-yard dash — and continued health will go a long way in cementing him as the second defensive tackle taken off of the board, likely behind Georgia’s Carter. Top needs: T, CB, LB
— 18. Detroit (9-8) — Brian Branch, DB, Alabama, Jr.
The Lions drafting two defensive players with their two first-rounders wouldn’t shock anyone, and a defensive back being one of them makes sense after trading former No. 3 overall pick Jeff Okudah to the Falcons. Branch isn’t a “freakish” athlete, but can play anywhere in the secondary and is one of the surest tacklers you will find in a defensive backfield. Searching for a weakness here is a little like trying to find Waldo. Top needs: DL, TE, LB
— 19. Tampa Bay (8-9) — Darnell Wright, OT, Tennessee, Sr.
Unless the Buccaneers are planning on “tanking” for Caleb Williams, they should probably address an offensive line that was bad enough to make Tom Brady quit football. Wright’s a four-year starter who improved every season in Knoxville. He only allowed one pressure when he faced off against Alabama’s Anderson in a 52-49 Volunteers’ victory and was consistently dominant throughout Senior Bowl practices. Top needs: OL, DL, RB
— 20. Seattle (9-8) — Myles Murphy, Edge, Clemson, Jr.
If the Seahawks hope to challenge the 49ers in the NFC West, they will have to continue to bolster the defensive and offensive lines. Murphy features very similar dimensions/traits to 2022 No. 1 overall draft pick Travon Walker. Top needs: DL, C, WR
— NOTE: The NFL announced in August that the Miami Dolphins will forfeit their 2023 first-round pick (No. 21 overall) and 2024 third-round pick following an investigation into whether the team violated league policies pertaining to the integrity of the game.
— 22. L.A. Chargers (10-7) — Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas, Jr.
GM Tom Telesco has two priorities headed into this draft: build depth on a previously snake-bitten defense in hopes of finally being able to stop the run and reinforce the talent surrounding franchise quarterback Justin Herbert. Robinson would address the latter and would make sense even if the Chargers don’t trade Austin Ekeler. Frankly, he should be drafted much higher and could end up being the steal of the draft. He’s an all-around threat who is light on his feet considering his size (6-foot, 215 pounds) and features home-run ability. Top needs: OL, DL, WR
— 23. Baltimore (10-7) — Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College, Sr.
I’m assuming the signing of Odell Beckham Jr. means Lamar Jackson will eventually work out a contract with the Ravens, but signing the two-time All-Pro won’t prevent GM Eric DeCosta from adding more weapons on offense so Jackson doesn’t have to break his back (or overwhelm his legs) carrying the team going forward. Flowers won’t be for everyone with his smallish frame (5-9, 182), but he checks most boxes for a No. 1 receiver at the next level. He’s a good route runner with excellent hands who is extremely dangerous in the open field thanks to elite speed, agility and vision. Top needs: CB, Edge, WR
— 24. Minnesota (13-4) — Jordan Addison, WR, USC, Jr.
The Vikings must find a replacement for Adam Thielen, who was released early in the offseason. Addison, the 2021 Biletnikoff Award winner (with Pittsburgh), wasn’t as dominant for the Trojans last season, but he’s a silky smooth route runner with enough speed to challenge a defense at every level and features inside/outside versatility. Top needs: WR, DB, DL
— 25. Jacksonville (9-8) — Lukas Van Ness, Edge, Iowa, So.
The Jaguars’ defense had its moments last season, but is still short a few pieces. The hype train has been in full effect for Van Ness. He reportedly received a first-round grade from the NFL Advisory Committee before declaring early for the draft despite not starting a single game for the Hawkeyes. “Hercules” clearly has the functional strength needed at the next level, features a dominant bull rush with an NFL-caliber spin move and was very impressive at the NFL combine. Top needs: CB, DL, OL
— 26. N.Y. Giants (9-7-1) — Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU, Jr.
The G-Men have dealt with many injuries and much disappointment at wide receiver since they traded Beckham. Johnston has drawn comparisons to Cincy’s Tee Higgins and the Chargers’ Mike Williams, but he forces more missed tackles when he has the ball in his hands. His hands are a concern to some scouts, but I feel he will benefit from a more accurate QB at the next level. Considering the Giants currently don’t have a starting center on their roster, Minnesota’s John Michael Schmitz is a legitimate possibility here as well. Top needs: WR, C, CB
— 27. Dallas (12-5) — Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah, Sr.
Failing to resign Dalton Schultz in free agency makes tight end a priority in this draft, although I do like Jake Ferguson a lot headed into his second season. Kincaid has been highly productive at two levels (he previously played at the University of San Diego), with at least eight TDs in each of his four full seasons of play between two schools. He’s a liability as a blocker, but he’s a fluid athlete, smooth route runner (something he’s worked on) with great hands and is a clear and present danger in the red zone. Kincaid suffered a back injury in the Pac-12 Championship and that’s kept him sidelined for most of the draft process, which is the only reason he’d be available here. Top needs: RB, TE, OL
— 28. Buffalo (13-3) — Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee, Jr.
Hyatt emerged as the premier deep threat in college football after exploding for 207 yards and five TDs (!) against Alabama in October. The 2022 Biletnikoff Award winner is track and field fast. Stefon Diggs, Gabe Davis and Hyatt could rival the Bengals trio of receivers. Top needs: WR, LB, OL
— 29. Cincinnati (12-4) — O’Cyrus Torrence, OL, Florida, Jr.
The Bengals need to learn from the Super Bowl champion Chiefs and put every possible resource into shoring up the offensive line in order to support their elite quarterback. Torrence caught my attention when he played for Louisiana, and he didn’t miss a beat after transferring into the SEC, becoming a consensus All-American. Top needs: TE, S, G
— 30. New Orleans from Denver through San Francisco (13-4) — Calijah Kancey, DL, Pittsburgh, Jr.
Signing Derek Carr addressed the quarterback position before the draft, so replenishing a weakened defensive line should be a top priority. There’s something about Panthers’ undersized defensive linemen who can get to the quarterback — Aaron Donald turned out all right, I guess. Kancey is almost a physical clone of Donald and led all interior defenders with a 92.4 pass-rushing grade this past fall, according to Pro Football Focus. He also ran the fastest time (4.67) in the 40-yard dash by a defensive tackle at the combine since 2006. Top needs: T, WR, DL
— 31. Philadelphia (14-3) — Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama, Jr.
Jalen Hurts had to carry the entire offensive load with his arm and legs in the Super Bowl, and now Miles Sanders is in Carolina. There’s bell-cow, dual-threat potential with Gibbs — there’s shades of Alvin Kamara and Jamaal Charles in his game. He features electric speed with pass-catching ability and an advanced route tree. Top needs: RB, S, WR
— 32. Kansas City (14-3) — Isaiah Foskey, Edge, Notre Dame, Jr.
Chris Jones is essentially the Chiefs’ pass rush — especially after the release of Frank Clark. Foskey’s versatile skill set, size and power would have likely made him a day two selection (at least) had he entered the draft last season. He’s an effective, play-making pass rusher who also blocked four punts in his collegiate career with the Irish and fits all the criteria defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo seeks in an edge rusher. A trade up targeting Van Ness, or potentially one of the other top tier edge rushers depending on how far they fall, could be the play on April 27 in prime time. Top needs: Edge, WR, T
— 33. Pittsburgh from Chicago — Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland, Jr.
— 34. Houston — Drew Sanders, LB, Arkansas, Jr.
— 35. Arizona — John Michael Schmitz, OL, Minnesota, Sr.
— 36. Indianapolis — Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia, So.
— 37. L.A. Rams — Matthew Bergeron, OT, Syracuse, Jr.
The Rams started 12 different players up front in their failure to run it back. The Quebec native features prototypical size (6-5, 318) and starting experience at both tackle spots. Bergeron is a proven dynamic run blocker at every level, but his feet betray him at times in pass protection. This might necessitate a move inside at the next level. Top needs: DL, OL, CB
— 38. Seattle from Denver — Josh Downs, WR, North Carolina, Jr.
— 39. Las Vegas — Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee, Sr.
— 40. Carolina — Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa, Sr.
— 41. New Orleans — Cedric Tillman, WR, Tennessee, Sr.
— 42. Tennessee — Keion White, Edge, Georgia Tech, Sr.
— 43. Cleveland — Adetomiwa Adebawore, DL, Northwestern, Sr.
The Browns are still in need of impact players all along the defensive line. Adebawore’s natural power, speed and strength were on display in Mobile and it all carried over to Indy, where he ran 4.49 at 282 pounds, believed to be the fastest 40 time for any player electronically timed at the combine who weighed in at 280 or more pounds. His versatility — he dominated from both the edge and inside — makes him a borderline first-rounder for me. Top needs: Edge, DB, OL
— 44. N.Y. Jets — Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson, Jr.
— 45. Atlanta — Tyler Scott, WR, Cincinnati, Jr.
— 46. Green Bay — Mazi Smith, DL, Michigan, Sr.
— 47. New England — Will McDonald IV, Edge, Iowa St., Sr.
— 48. Washington — Luke Musgrave, TE, Oregon St., Jr.
— 49. Detroit — Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia, Jr.
— 50. Pittsburgh — Anton Harrison, OL, Oklahoma, Jr.
— 51. Tampa Bay — Zach Charbonnet, RB, UCLA, Sr.
— 52. Miami — Tucker Kraft, TE, South Dakota St., Jr.
The one glaring hole on the Dolphins current roster is tight end. Kraft is a well-rounded prospect who features elite size (6-5, 254), ball skills, is capable of making something happen after the catch and can be trusted as a blocker in the run game. Top needs: TE, OL, RB
— 53. Seattle — Joe Tippman, OL, Wisconsin, Jr.
— 54. Chicago from Baltimore — Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi St., Jr.
— 55. L.A. Chargers — Siaki Ika, DL, Baylor, Jr.
Stopping the run has been such a glaring weakness the last few seasons, and I’m thinking it will be the top priority this offseason. Any team struggling to stop the run will be in on the 6-foot-3, 335 pound Ika. Of course, he plugs up the middle of the field, but he’s also athletic enough to pressure the quarterback. Top needs: OL, DL, WR
— 56. Detroit from Minnesota — Daiyon Henley, LB, Washington St., Sr.
— 57. Jacksonville — Cody Mauch, OT, North Dakota St., Sr.
— 58. N.Y. Giants — DJ Turner, CB, Michigan, Sr.
— 59. Dallas — Dawand Jones, OT, Ohio St., Sr.
— 60. Buffalo — Noah Sewell, LB, Oregon, So.
— 61. Cincinnati — Jordan Battle, S, Alabama, Sr.
— 62. Chicago from Carolina through San Francisco — Derick Hall, Edge, Auburn, Sr.
— 63. Philadelphia — Antonio Johnson, S, Texas A&M, Jr.
— 64. Kansas City — Jonathan Mingo, WR, Mississippi, Sr.
— 65. Chicago — JL Skinner, S, Boise St., Sr.
— 66. Houston — B.J. Ojulari, Edge, LSU, Jr.
— 67. Arizona — Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina, Jr.
— 68. Denver from Indianapolis — Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Edge, Kansas St., Jr.
Anudike-Uzomah carries a substantial toolbox as a pass rusher despite lacking much starting experience. He’ll need to develop as an edge setter in the pros to truly become an asset against the run, but it’s clear he’s going to be a problem for quarterbacks early in his career. Top needs: OL, WR, Edge
— 69. Denver — Blake Freeland, OT, BYU, Jr.
— 70. L.A. Rams — Clark Phillips III, CB, Utah, Jr.
Trading Jalen Ramsey created a significant hole in the Rams secondary. Phillips features a smaller frame, but his ability to mirror and match routes — he’s a student of the game — plus his ball skills (nine career interceptions with four pick-sixes) more than make up for it. Top needs: DL, OL, CB
— 71. Las Vegas — Zach Harrison, Edge, Ohio St., Sr.
— 72. New Orleans — Jaelyn Duncan, OT, Maryland, Sr.
— 73. Tennessee — Nathaniel Dell, WR, Houston, Jr.
— 74. Houston from Cleveland — Julius Brents, CB, Kansas St., Sr.
— 75. N.Y. Jets — Keeanu Benton, DL, Wisconsin, Sr.
— 76. Atlanta — Dorian Williams, LB, Tulane, Sr.
— 77. New England from Carolina — A.T. Perry, WR, Wake Forest, Jr.
— 78. Miami from New England — Steve Avila, OL, TCU, Sr.
— 79. Green Bay — Braeden Daniels, OL, Utah, Jr.
— 80. Indianapolis from Washington — Tuli Tuipulotu, DL, USC, Jr.
— 81. Pittsburgh — Nick Herbig, LB, Wisconsin, Jr.
— 82. Detroit — Anthony Bradford, OL, LSU, Jr.
— 83. Tampa Bay — Andre Carter, Edge, Army, Sr.
— 84. Seattle — Marvin Mims, WR, Oklahoma, Jr.
— 85. Miami — Devon Achane, RB, Texas A&M, Jr.
— 86. L.A. Chargers — Ivan Pace Jr., LB, Cincinnati, Sr.
I really like the Eric Kendricks signing, but they also lost Drue Tranquill in free agency and Telesco likes to collect linebackers. Pace has been a heat-seeking missile the last two seasons — 262 tackles with 34.5 for a loss — despise his size (5-10). The unanimous All-American may need to be protected by his defensive line in the pros in order to produce, but he could prove to be one of the better playmakers in this draft class. Top needs: OL, DL, WR
— 87. Baltimore — Darius Rush, CB, South Carolina, Sr.
— 88. Minnesota — Sydney Brown, S, Illinois, Sr.
— 89. Jacksonville — Tyrique Stevenson, CB, Miami, Jr.
— 90. N.Y. Giants — Luke Wypler, OL, Ohio St., Jr.
— 91. Dallas — DeWayne McBride, RB, UAB, Jr.
— 92. Buffalo — Andrew Vorhees, OL, USC, Sr.
— 93. Cincinnati — Sam LaPorta, TE, Iowa, Sr.
— 94. Carolina from San Francisco — Yasir Abdullah, Edge, Louisville, Sr.
— 95. Philadelphia — Ji’Ayir Brown, S, Penn St., Sr.
— 96. Kansas City — Tyjae Spears, RB, Tulane, Jr.
— 97. Arizona — Gervon Dexter, DL, Florida, So.
— 98. Washington — Juice Scruggs, OL, Penn St., Sr.
— 99. Cleveland — Jammie Robinson, S, Florida St., Jr.
— 100. San Francisco — Kobie Turner, DL, Wake Forest, Sr.
Turner was a top combine snub. He walked on at Richmond producing 16 sacks and 33.5 tackles for loss in four seasons before transferring to Winston-Salem, where he received the highest run-defense grade of any Power Five interior defender in 2022, according to Pro Football Focus. Top needs: T, S, Edge
— 101. N.Y. Giants from Kansas City — Byron Young, Edge, Tennessee, Sr.
— 102. San Francisco — Tre’vius Hodges-Tomlinson, CB, TCU, Sr.
— 103. San Francisco — Luke Schoonmaker, TE, Michigan, Sr.