Jack Follman’s Final 2023 Pac-12 NFL Mock Draft

One player has cemented himself into the first round and a few more have a shot at making it in

Posted on April 26, 2023

  By Jack Follman, SuperWest Sports

The 2023 NFL Draft is almost here and it’s time to take one last look at where the top Pac-12 prospects might land.

One Pac-12 player has cemented himself into the first round and a few more have a great shot at making it in.

Since it’s our last one before the draft, we’ll do a full three rounds.

First Round

1. CarolinaBryce Young, Quarterback, Alabama
2. HoustonCJ Stroud, Quarterback, Ohio State
3. ArizonaWill Anderson Jr., Defensive End, Alabama
4. IndianapolisWill Levis, Quarterback, Kentucky
5. SeattleJalen Carter, Defensive Tackle, Georgia

Oregon CB Christian Gonzalez | Ducks Wire

6. DetroitChristian Gonzalez, Cornerback, Oregon

Gonzalez has established himself as the top DB in the draft and that’s gonna get him off the board quickly.

A lot of teams really need cornerbacks and he killed it at the Combine so he seems like a borderline Top 10 pick going into the Draft.

7. Las VegasDevon Witherspoon, Cornerback, Illinois
8. AtlantaTyree Wilson, Defensive End, Texas Tech
9. ChicagoPeter Skoronski, Tackle, Northwestern
10. PhiladelphiaLukas Van Ness, Defensive End, Iowa
11. TennesseeParis Johnson Jr., Tackle, Ohio State
12. HoustonJaxon Smith-Njigba, Wide Receiver, Ohio State
13. Green BayMyles Murphy, Defensive End, Clemson
14. New EnglandBroderick Jones, Tackle, Georgia
15. JetsDarnell Wright, Tackle, Tennessee
16. WashingtonJoey Porter Jr., Cornerback, Penn State
17. PittsburghDeonte Banks, Cornerback, Maryland
18. DetroitNolan Smith, Defensive End, Georgia
19. Tampa BayO’Cyrus Torrence, Guard, Florida
20. SeattleKeion White, Defensive End, Georgia Tech
21. ChargersQuentin Johnston, Wide Receiver, TCU
22. BaltimoreZay Flowers, Wide Receiver, Boston College

USC wide receiver Jordan Addison | Rob Gray/USA TODAY Sports

23. MinnesotaJordan Addison, Wide Receiver, USC

It’s an ultra strong and competitive group of receivers for this draft. Good news for Addison is a bunch of teams need them. He’ll go somewhere in the middle or the end of the first.

24. JacksonvilleWill McDonald IV, Defensive End, Iowa State
25. GiantsSteve Avila, Guard, TCU
26. DallasMichael Mayer, Tight End, Notre Dame

Utah TE Dalton Kincaid | Orlando Ramirez/USA TODAY Sports

27. BuffaloDalton Kincaid, Tight End, Utah

I love Kincaid as an NFL player. He was one of the most prolific, best pass-catching tight ends I’ve ever seen in the Pac-12 in 2022. He really feels like a future Pro Bowler.

28. CincinnatiSam LaPorte, Tight End, Iowa
29. New OrleansFelix Anudike-Uzomah, Defensive End,  Kansas State
30. PhiladelphiaBrian Branch, Safety, Alabama
31. Kansas CityDawand Jones, Tackle, Ohio State

Second Round

32. PittsburghAnton Harrison, Tackle, Oklahoma
33. HoustonJohn Michael Schmitz, Center, Minnesota
34. ArizonaBryan Bresee, Defensive Tackle, Clemson
35. IndianapolisEmmanuel Forbes, Cornerback, Mississippi State
36. RamsCam Smith, Cornerback, South Carolina
37. SeattleDrew Sanders, Linebacker, Arkansas
38. Las VegasMatthew Bergeron, Tackle, Syracuse
39. CarolinaJulius Brents, Cornerback, Kansas State
40. New OrleansJalin Hyatt, Wide Receiver, Tennessee
41. TennesseeBijan Robinson, Running Back, Texas
42. JetsJack Campbell, Linebacker, Iowa
43. JetsDarnell Washington, Tight End, Georgia
44. AtlantaKelee Ringo, Cornerback, Georgia
45. Green BayJosh Downs, Wide Receiver, North Carolina
46. New EnglandTyler Scott, Wide Receiver, Cincinnati
47. WashingtonHendon Hooker, Quarterback, Tennessee
48. DetroitCalijah Kancey, Defensive Tackle, Pitt
49. PittsburghCody Mauch, Tackle, North Dakota State
50. Tampa BayTrenton Simpson, Linebacker, Clemson
51. MiamiMazi Smith, Defensive Tackle, Michigan
52. SeattleMarvin Mims, Wide Receiver, Oklahoma
53. ChicagoAdetomiwa Adebawore, Defensive Tackle, Northwestern
54. ChargersNick Saldiveri, Tackle, Old Dominion

Oregon State TE Luke Musgrave | Serena Morones/The Oregonian/OregonLive

55. DetroitLuke Musgrave, Tight End, Oregon State

We hardly got to see Musgrave in the Pac-12 but scouts have seen enough to love him at the next level.

He’ll be a great value in the second round with a ton of teams really wanting tight ends.

56. JacksonvilleDJ Turner, Cornerback, Michigan
57. GiantsCedric Tillman, Wide Receiver, Tennessee
58. DallasKeeanu Benton, Defensive Tackle, Wisconsin
59. BuffaloChandler Zavala, Guard, NC State
60. CincinnatiAntonio Johnson, Safety, Texas A&M

Utah CB Clark Phillips III | Scott G. Winterton/Deseret News

61. ChicagoClark Phillips III, Cornerback, Utah

Phillips will be a huge steal here. He’s arguably the best pure player at corner in the draft.

He reminds me of Budda Baker as a DB who drops to the second round because of his height but who ends up being a star.

62. PhiladelphiaJonathan Mingo, Wide Receiver, Mississippi
63. Kansas CityBJ Ojulari, Defensive End, LSU

Third Round
USC DE Tuli Tuipulotu | USC Athletics

64. ChicagoTuli Tuipulotu, Defensive End, USC

The Pac-12’s best defensive lineman is a wrecking ball who can play all along the line and make an impact.

He’s a great value at this point as an NFL-ready player with versatility.

65. HoustonHenry To’oto’o, Linebacker, Alabama
66. ArizonaJahmyr Gibbs, Running Back, Alabama
67. DenverLuke Wypler, Center, Ohio State
68. DenverTyrique Stevenson, Cornerback, Miami
69. RamsBrenton Strange, Tight End, Penn State
70. Las VegasQuan Martin, Safety, Illinois
71. New OrleansEmil Ekiyor, Guard, Alabama
72. TennesseeKayshon Boutte, Wide Receiver, LSU
73. HoustonSiaki Ika, Defensive Tackle, Baylor
74. ClevelandGervon Dexter, Defensive Tackle, Florida

Washington State LB Daiyan Henley | Young Kwak/AP

75. AtlantaDaiyan Henley, Linebacker, Washington State

Henley had a phenomenal 2022 after transferring from Nevada and has played himself up into the third round.

There’s a lack of linebackers in this draft and that’s good news for Henley.

Oregon LB Noah Sewell | Harry How/Getty Images

76. New EnglandNoah Sewell, Linebacker, Oregon

The need for inside linebackers isn’t what it used to be but Sewell is one of the best on the board.

It feels like he could be exactly the kind of player who thrives with the Patriots.

Utah OL Braeden Daniels | Getty Images

77. RamsBraeden Daniels, Guard, Utah

Daniels can play all over the line, which would be great for the Rams.

There’s a lack of depth for linemen in this draft after the first round and that should get Daniels off the board quickly.

78. Green BayJi’Ayir Brown, Safety, Penn State
79. IndianapolisIsaiah Foskey, Defensive End, Notre Dame
80. PittsburghAT Perry, Wide Receiver, Wake Forest
81. DetroitAnthony Bradford, Guard, LSU
82. Tampa BayMarte Mapu, Safety, Sacramento State
83. SeattleJammie Robinson, Safety, Florida State
84. MiamiCarter Warren, Guard, Pitt
85. ChargersJaquelin Roy, Defensive Tackle, LSU
86. BaltimoreCory Trice, Cornerback, Purdue
87. MinnesotaDarius Rush, Cornerback, South Carolina
88. JacksonvilleJordan Battle, Safety, Alabama
89. GiantsEli Ricks, Cornerback, Alabama
90. DallasJL Skinner, Safety, Boise State
91. BuffaloZacch Pickens, Defensive Tackle, South Carolina

Stanford CB Kyu Blu Kelly | Bob Drebin/SI Photos

92. CincinnatiKyu Blu Kelly, Cornerback, Stanford

KBK didn’t close his career with his best seasons as Stanford fell apart. He’s still a great athlete with a lot of NFL potential though and the cornerback pool is shallow this year.

93. CarolinaKJ Henry, Defensive End, Clemson
94. PhiladelphiaJordan McFadden, Guard, Clemson
95. Kansas CityByron Young, Defensive Tackle, Alabama
96. ArizonaTucker Kraft, Tight End, South Dakota State
97. WashingtonLuke Schoonmaker, Tight End, Michigan
98. ClevelandDeMarvion Overshawn, Linebacker, Texas
99. San FranciscoTyler Steen, Tackle, Alabama
100. Las VegasMoro Ojomo, Defensive Tackle, Texas
101. San FranciscoJakorian Bennett, Cornerback, Maryland

Stanford WR Michael Wilson | NBC Sports

102. San FranciscoMichael Wilson, Wide Receiver, Stanford

Wilson has been one of the better receivers in the conference for years even if he never quite broke out into a superstar.

He feels like he has big potential though and could be a great pro in a draft hungry for receivers.

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