Miami Dolphins: **Forfeited**
21. Los Angeles Chargers: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College
The Los Angeles Chargers start the wide receiver run here in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft, and it’s a fit that makes a ton of sense. Both Keenan Allen and Mike Williams don’t have the speed to win vertically. Zay Flowers certainly does. Flowers gets into blind spots and accelerates into and out of breaks to generate separation. He’s a jitterbug after the catch as well.
22. Baltimore Ravens: Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State
The Baltimore Ravens need to add more at receiver to help out Lamar Jackson, and they land one in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft. Jaxon Smith-Njigba has aced the draft process so far, and his 2021 production proves he’s got what it takes. Smith-Njigba doesn’t have elite speed and explosiveness, but he can win in three phases as a route runner, YAC threat, and QB-friendly target.
23. Minnesota Vikings: Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU
The Minnesota Vikings have to find someone to take attention away from Justin Jefferson to avoid bracket coverage every game. In an offense that thrives on play action, Quentin Johnston can make an early impact. Johnston can win vertically with his speed, and is a phenomenal YAC threat, consistently making the first defender miss. He needs to fine tune his game, most notably his catch technique and contested catch win rate, but the athleticism is rare at his size.
24. Jacksonville Jaguars: Will McDonald IV, EDGE, Iowa State
The Jacksonville Jaguars lost Arden Key in free agency, and there’s a chance that Josh Allen doesn’t stick around long-term. If they look for a premier pass rusher, Will McDonald fits the bill. McDonald played a ton of 4i in Iowa State’s 3-3-5 defense, which didn’t allow him to tee off with a runway as an edge rusher. When he does, McDonald has the length, array of moves, explosiveness, and bend to be a sack artist in the NFL for a long time.