25. New York Giants: Jordan Addison, WR, USC
The New York Giants have added the playmaker they needed to roam the middle of the field and up the seam in Darren Waller, but they still are lacking at wide receiver. Enter Jordan Addison, who made the move to the perimeter in 2022 with questions about slot only heading into the season. Addison did struggle at times handling physicality, but he has the quickness in his split release to get defenders to whiff. If it gets more consistent, look out. The routes are extremely crisp, and he’ll create wide throwing windows for Daniel Jones.
26. Dallas Cowboys: Mazi Smith, DL, Michigan
The Dallas Cowboys are sometimes the team that goes flashy. The CeeDee Lamb and Ezekiel Elliott picks were great, but the sensible picks have worked out for them as well. Dallas struggled to stop the run last season, and Mazi Smith fills that need in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft. Smith is a powerful nose tackle with the ability to take up space against the run. His twitch and explosiveness provide upside as a rusher too.
27. Buffalo Bills: Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma
The Buffalo Bills have to get better in the trenches, that much is clear. Getting bullied like they did against Cincinnati cannot happen in the playoffs again. Both sides of the ball were considered here, but ultimately, Anton Harrison is too good to pass up at tackle. His athleticism and footwork in pass pro is there, and while more reps in an offense that wasn’t exclusively RPO is the hangup, he looks ready to go.
28. Cincinnati Bengals: Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina
The Cincinnati Bengals could opt to give Joe Burrow another weapon in the passing game at tight end, but in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft, it’s back to the secondary. Cam Smith didn’t have quite the matching 2022 season to his 2021 version, but he’s a physical cover corner who gives them insurance if Chidobe Awuzie doesn’t return after 2023.