25. Green Bay Packers (via NYJ): Kamren Kinchens, SAF, Miami
The Green Bay Packers missed out at safety in the 2022 draft, and the 2023 class wasn’t up to snuff. They get their starter for the future here with that second first-rounder in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft. Kamren Kinchens has plenty of experience as a free safety.
26. Detroit Lions: Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas
The Detroit Lions might have their future at quarterback in Hendon Hooker, but we’re in a wait-and-see game. The best way to help him out is to get Xavier Worthy as a “Z” in the passing game. Worthy is an extremely crisp route runner that is well on his way to earning his degree in creating separation.
27. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jack Sawyer, EDGE, Ohio State
The Jacksonville Jaguars haven’t locked down Josh Allen for the long term just yet, and Ohio State could have a pair of pass rushers in the 2024 NFL Draft. Jack Sawyer should get his opportunity to start and shine this season.
28. Buffalo Bills: Bralen Trice, EDGE, Washington
The Buffalo Bills are rolling into 2023 with no changes along the defensive line, which is certainly a choice. Bralen Trice could be a player who reignites the pass rush. He broke onto the scene in 2022 with 46 pressures, and could put up another strong season in 2023.
29. Philadelphia Eagles: Blake Fisher, OT, Notre Dame
The Philadelphia Eagles don’t actually need anyone right now, but we’ll give them someone in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft. If Lane Johnson doesn’t stick around much longer, Blake Fisher is someone who could quickly take up the mantle at right tackle.
30. San Francisco 49ers: Connor Colby, OL, Iowa
Losing Mike McGlinchey could sting for the 49ers if Jaylon Moore or Colton McKivitz don’t step up as the right tackle. Here, they get a position-flexible offensive lineman in Connor Colby, who played 348 snaps at left guard and 339 snaps at right tackle in 2022.
31. Cincinnati Bengals: Sedrick Van Pran, C, Georgia
Ted Karras has done a fine job, and Trey Hill is still there, but why not keep committing to offensive line every year in Cincinnati? Sedrick Van Pran is an extremely cerebral player at center with the power and quicks to find a home in any scheme at the next level.
32. Kansas City Chiefs: Blake Corum, RB, Michigan
The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t really capitalize on the running back class in 2023 other than Deneric Prince as a UDFA. So, they get an elusive, pass-catching back in Blake Corum who can be another weapon for Patrick Mahomes to overrun defenses every week.