While he may not be first overall, Bijan Robinson still finds his way into the top 10 of this 2023 NFL Mock Draft. Robinson would make the Eagles offense genuinely elite. Jalen Hurts would have more opportunities to make big plays, as everyone would stack the box. That’s the only way you can stop Bijan Robinson.
At this point, I’m going to will this pick into existence. There are only two ways I don’t see this pick happening. The first is if the Eagles or Bears love Paris Johnson Jr. or The Titans are in love with Jaxon Smith-Njigba.
CONTROVERSIAL! After this offseason, it is clear how important it is to find a premier DT in the NFL. The Texans make a bold choice in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft in Mazi Smith when Calijah Kancey and Bryan Bresee are still on the board. But this is the NFL Draft, and if you like a guy, you go get him.
The New York Jets take the best available player in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft with Christian Gonzalez. Sure, they just took Sauce Gardner, and D.J. Reed is coming off a career season. But can you ever have enough lockdown corners?
Iowa’s defensive scheme limited Van Ness to only 478 defensive snaps this past season. Despite this, Van Ness still put up solid numbers. With the elite QBs in the AFC East, the Patriots desperately need someone who can bring them down, and Van Ness has the upside to do so.
The Packers get Jordan Love some help in the form of Michael Mayer. Mayer is the most rock-solid TE in this draft. Love will love the addition of Mayer, and it only helps his confidence in his first year taking over from Aaron Rodgers.
We have back-to-back TEs in the first round of this 2023 NFL Mock Draft! Eric Bieneimy will be looking for his Travis Kelce in this Commanders offense. While Dalton Kincaid didn’t participate in the combine, his tape shows his ability. He could follow in Kelce’s footprints and be an all-pro talent in a Bieniemy-lead offense.
The Steelers signed Patrick Peterson in free agency to be their lockdown corner. However, Peterson is turning 33 this season, so while he may still have some juice left in the tank, it’s essential to start considering the future at the position. Deonte Banks is well worth the pick at 17 in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft.