Round 5, 148th Overall: Jonathan Mingo, WR, Mississippi
Despite having both Thomas and Olave set to go for 2023 (we assume), the receiver room doesn’t have much depth outside of Rashid Shaheed, who had a very good 2022 season. Thomas carries a $59 million number in 2024. Jonathan Mingo is a densely packed wide receiver at 221 pounds, and can operate over the middle of the field and win vertically.
Round 5, 167th Overall: John Ojukwu, OT, Boise State
James Hurst was the New Orleans Saints left tackle in 2022 while Trevor Penning continues to hone his game. There’s a chance Penning never figures it out, so adding more depth at tackle to potentially find the long-term answer is worth it. John Ojukwu is a seasoned starter at left tackle for Boise State, and didn’t allow a sack in the 2022 season.
Round 7, 229th Overall: Daniel Scott, SAF, Cal
Tyrann Mathieu, Marcus Maye, and who else? Alontae Taylor was talked about as a potential convert to safety from corner, but he’s looked good in his role. The safety class wasn’t very athletic as a whole, but Daniel Scott showed out in a big way. His functional athleticism combined with a strong week in Mobile should get him to land in an early rotational role.
Round 7, 260th Overall: Chandler Zavala, OL, North Carolina State
Offensive line depth is always something appreciated in the NFL, especially when getting into a next player up mentality. Chandler Zavala is a deeper sleeper on the interior of the offensive line that can play well if thrust into a starting role early in his career.