13. New York Jets: Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia
The New York Jets are keeping this pick. They’re putting their foot down with the Aaron Rodgers trade. Maybe two second-round picks go to Green Bay, but pick 13 won’t be moved. The Jets go tackle in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft, grabbing Broderick Jones out of Georgia. Jones might be able to swap over to the right side, but there’s a chance he sticks at left tackle with the uncertainty surrounding Mekhi Becton. Jones has impressive athleticism and the upside worth selecting this high.
14. Seattle Seahawks (via NE): Will Levis, QB, Kentucky
Details: Seahawks trade No. 20, 52 for No. 14
We know the Seahawks are interested in quarterbacks, and the Geno Smith deal isn’t serious beyond a season or two. Seattle makes the move to trade up in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft, and ends the fall of Will Levis. Levis has impressive tools, a cannon for an arm, and has experience working in an NFL offense. He must improve his pocket feel and awareness, but he can sit behind Smith and be the guy for the long haul.
15. Green Bay Packers: Myles Murphy, EDGE, Clemson
The Green Bay Packers could potentially build around Jordan Love by selecting a wide receiver or a tight end this high, but a different direction is more Packers than doing that. The trenches don’t seem completely solved, and if Preston Smith isn’t around much longer, they’ll need an edge rusher to pair with Rashan Gary while Kingsley Enagbare thrives as the third guy. Myles Murphy is the type the Packers like at edge rusher, and his early college career suggests production is in his NFL future.
16. Washington Commanders: Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland
The Washington Commanders have patched a few needs to give them an opportunity to take the best player available. In this 2023 NFL Mock Draft, they grab the last of the top-tier corners in Deonte Banks. Banks is physical in press, and has impressive coverage chops in man. He can become the CB1 in Washington and form a great trio with Benjamin St-Juste and Kendall Fuller.