9. Chicago Bears: Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State
The Chicago Bears landed a great haul after trading now from number one overall, including D.J. Moore. Now, it’s time to finish the job of protecting Justin Fields in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft. Paris Johnson Jr. was a top recruit at tackle, and really got things cooking late in the season a year after playing right guard. His wicked quicks and zone blocking skills fit perfectly in the offense, and his hand usage and foot speed only got better in pass pro.
10. Philadelphia Eagles: Peter Skoronski, OT/OG, Northwestern
The Philadelphia Eagles did a pretty strong job keeping top guys in house after an inevitable free agency exodus. One guy they didn’t get back was Isaac Seumalo at guard. Peter Skoronski has some detractors in terms of playing tackle, and this situation lets his great balance, hand placement, and overall technique head inside to start at right guard, and leaves the door open at tackle long-term if Lane Johnson retires or Jordan Mailata leaves.
11. Tennessee Titans: Will Levis, QB, Kentucky
The Tennessee Titans have often been the wild card in these mocks, and it’s no different here. There’s a chance they are interested in that third overall selection, but in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft, one of the quarterbacks fall to them. Will Levis has impressive tools, most notably toughness, a strong arm, and flashes of excellence with placement. He can operate in a play action scheme well and gives the Titans a true heir apparent to Ryan Tannehill.
12. Houston Texans: Myles Murphy, EDGE, Clemson
The Houston Texans should definitely work on adding to the offense to help Young, but we will get there. Here, it’s sending help to the defensive side of the ball early. Myles Murphy hasn’t quite lived up to his billing in the past couple years, but the traits are there to fuel production. Who better than DeMeco Ryans to get him in the best position to win?