Jerry and Stephen Jones make one of the most significant moves of the mock draft so far! With Zeke Elliot cut and Tony Pollard signed to just a one-year deal, Bijan Robinson makes a ton of sense. The Cowboys can use him as a complementary back to Pollard while keeping him fresh for the long haul. Besides, this is such a Jerry Jones move.
In the last mock draft, I had the Lions taking Bryan Bresee with their No. 6 pick. So getting him 12 picks later is a bit of a steal. The Lions did a lot to address the cornerback position in free agency, so it makes sense they would turn to their defensive line with this pick. Bresee should pair excellently with Aidan Hutchinson. The two will be a feared pass-rushing duo for many years to come.
Will we see the beginning of a Buccaneers rebuild? Or will Baker Mayfield have a career resurgence in a relatively weak division? Only time will tell. For now, the Buccaneers take a fantastic pass rusher in Lukas Van Ness. Van Ness may need some time to develop, but he should eventually become a premier defender in the NFL.
The Giants locked up their franchise quarterback by inking Daniel Jones to a new deal. Now the Giants jump the Chargers and Ravens to get an actual No. 1 receiver. Quentin Johnston is far and away the best pass catcher in the 2023 NFL Draft. He should be great at stretching the field for Saquon Barkley and providing Danny Dimes with an elite deep threat.
Asante Samuel Jr. has worked out great for the Chargers, so why not get another son of an NFL superstar? While JPJ didn’t have the best Combine, he certainly didn’t have a bad one. JPJ fits the Chargers’ defensive style well, and his fantastic tape shows that he is potentially the best cornerback in this draft class.
Despite the Rashod Bateman comments, I still think the Ravens go wide receiver on day one. Before his injury, Jaxon Smith-Njigba may have been a top-10 pick in this draft. The Ravens can’t afford to let a receiver like Smith-Njigba pass their selection. Especially with a disgruntled superstar quarterback. JSN is the move for Baltimore at No. 22 overall in the mock draft.