21. Los Angeles Chargers: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College
The Los Angeles Chargers have a clear need on offense, something that’s been discussed for months. The speed and explosiveness that Zay Flowers provides will ignite the offense with Kellen Moore calling plays and Justin Herbert slinging the rock. Flowers is tough to handle with the ball in his hands and gets safeties spinning with the way he accelerates into blind spots. There are drops to clean up, but he’s got a clear role early: win downfield.
22. Baltimore Ravens: Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland
The Baltimore Ravens have made it clear that they are looking to bring in a corner. In this 2023 NFL Mock Draft, a stud falls to their pick, as it often does. Deonte Banks can thrive up in press, but also has the vision to play in off-coverage. He can be disruptive at the catch point with his size, and the speed is there to carry vertically. Banks will set a tone in what can grow into a loaded secondary.
23. Minnesota Vikings: Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU
The Minnesota Vikings need to find a way to force teams to abandon the idea of cloud and cone coverage against Justin Jefferson. Quentin Johnston is exactly the field-stretching player who can do that. While his speed isn’t elite, it’s plenty good in terms of long strides and sustainment down the field. Plus, Johnston can be a dynamic threat with the ball in his hands. As he refines the finer points of his game, he will command targets as a rookie.
24. Jacksonville Jaguars: Lukas Van Ness, EDGE, Iowa
The Jacksonville Jaguars haven’t yet signed Josh Allen to a long-term extension, which leaves the door open in a loaded edge class. Lukas Van Ness is the pick in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft. While he doesn’t have the technique as a rusher just yet, he has the explosion to power in the bag to rotate in and take over in 2024.