9. Chicago Bears: Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State
The Chicago Bears got the capital they needed, along with D.J. Moore, in the trade down, and it still gives them the opportunity in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft to get whoever they want to help protect Justin Fields. Paris Johnson Jr. is the pick here. Even if the Bears want Braxton Jones to stay put on the left side, Johnson did play right guard in 2021, and has the footwork to potentially stay at right tackle. His quick feet, great zone blocking skills, and improving technique in pass pro gives Chicago a potential mainstay for a long time.
10. Philadelphia Eagles: Peter Skoronski, OT/OG, Northwestern
The rich get richer in Philadelphia in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft. They lost Isaac Seumalo in free agency, and we know that Howie Roseman notoriously builds through the trenches early. This would be a perfect scenario. Peter Skoronski has the pedigree to play tackle, but could kick inside to play guard with his technique, balance, and power to anchor in pass pro. Skoronski also gives the Eagles tackle insurance down the road if Jordan Mailata doesn’t stick around or Lane Johnson decides to hang it up.
11. Tennessee Titans: Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas
Perhaps a shocking selection, but the Tennessee Titans might be looking at someone new running the show in 2024. Derrick Henry has been rumored to be on the move, and if the Titans believe the top two tackles are gone, they could pivot to Bijan Robinson. Robinson has an unbelievably good skill set, from creating extra yardage by forcing missed tackles in space. He’s a tough runner between the tackles, with ridiculously quick processing speed and subsequent footwork.
12. Houston Texans: Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State
The Houston Texans got Young earlier at No. 2 overall, and they pivot to the defensive side of the ball here at 12 in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft. Derek Stingley has plenty of promise even after an uneven rookie campaign, but why not double down here in 2023 and get another top flight prospect at corner? DeMeco Ryans will be able to put together a unit that can generate pressure, but good coverage on the back end will be crucial. Joey Porter Jr. has the long arms to handle press man but has impressive awareness and route recognition in zone coverage.