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Jack Follman’s Updated Two-Round 2023 NFL Mock Draft

A picture of where Pac-12 players might go in the first couple of rounds is starting to take shape

Posted on February 13, 2023

  By Jack Follman, SuperWest Sports

We’re getting deep into the new year and the picture of the first couple of rounds of the 2023 NFL Draft is starting to take shape.

Some new top Pac-12 prospects are emerging and some are sliding down draft boards.

Yet again, the draft isn’t stacked with Pac-12 players and that’s a big reason why the Conference hasn’t succeeded on a national level.

There are only a few players from the Pac expected to go in the First Round and only a handful in the first two rounds.

As of today, here’s how I think the first two rounds will go.

First Round

1. ChicagoWill Anderson Jr., Defensive End, Alabama
2. HoustonBryce Young, Quarterback, Alabama
3. ArizonaJalen Carter, Defensive Tackle, Georgia
4. IndianapolisWill Levis, Quarterback, Kentucky
5. SeattleTyree Wilson, Defensive End, Texas Tech
6. DetroitMyles Murphy, Defensive End, Clemson
7. Las VegasPeter Skoronski, Tackle, Northwestern
8. AtlantaCJ Stroud, Quarterback, Ohio State
9. CarolinaAnthony Richardson, Quarterback, Florida
10. PhiladelphiaJoey Porter Jr., Cornerback, Penn State
11. TennesseeParis Johnson Jr., Tackle, Ohio State

12. HoustonJordan Addison, Wide Receiver, USC

USC WR Jordan Addison vs ASU | Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Addison is fighting to be the first receiver taken in the draft.

He doesn’t feel like a Top 10 talent but a ton of teams need receivers in the First Round and the value for receivers is getting more and more important in the league so I expect him to go quickly after the first handful of picks.

13. JetsDawand Jones, Tackle, Ohio State
14. New EnglandQuentin Johnston, Wide Receiver, TCU
15. Green BayMichael Mayer, Tight End, Notre Dame
16. WashingtonDevon Witherspoon, Cornerback, Illinois
17. PittsburghBroderick Jones, Tackle, Georgia
18. DetroitCam Smith, Cornerback, South Carolina
19. Tampa BayTrenton Simpson, Linebacker, Clemson
20. SeattleBryan Bresee, Defensive Tackle, Clemson
21. ChargersDarnell Washington, Tight End, Georgia

22. BaltimoreChristian Gonzalez, Cornerback, Oregon

Oregon CB Christian Gonzalez | Troy Wayrynen/USA TODAY Sports
Gonzalez could be anywhere between the first and the fifth cornerback, in my opinion.

It’s a really good and really tight group. I think he lands comfortably in the First Round, especially since so many teams need fresh blood at corner.

23. MinnesotaJaxon Smith-Njigba, Wide Receiver, Ohio State
24. JacksonvilleSiaki Ika, Defensive Tackle, Baylor
25. GiantsJalin Hyatt, Wide Receiver, Tennessee
26. DallasBrian Branch, Safety, Alabama
27. BuffaloO’Cyrus Torrence, Guard, Florida

28. CincinnatiLuke Musgrave, Tight End, Oregon State

Oregon State TE Luke Musgrave |
It’s a shame Musgrave was hurt this year because he’s been blowing up going into the draft and looks like one of the best tight ends in the country.

He looks to have got himself all the way up into the first round.

29. New OrleansLukas Van Ness, Defensive End, Iowa
30. PhiladelphiaBijan Robinson, Running Back, Texas
31. Kansas CityAntonio Johnson, Safety, Texas A&M

Second Round

32. PittsburghKelee Ringo, Cornerback, Georgia
33. HoustonJohn Michael Schmitz, Center, Minnesota
34. ArizonaAnton Harrison, Tackle, Oklahoma
35. IndianapolisJaelyn Duncan, Tackle, Maryland
36. RamsBJ Ojulari, Defensive End, LSU
37. SeattleDrew Sanders, Linebacker, Arkansas
38. Las VegasFelix Anudike-Uzomah, Defensive End, Kansas State
39. CarolinaDeonte Banks, Cornerback, Maryland
40. New OrleansCalijah Kancey, Defensive Tackle, Pitt
41. TennesseeZay Flowers, Wide Receiver, Boston College
42. ClevelandKarl Brooks, Defensive Tackle, Bowling Green
43. JetsJordan Battle, Safety, Alabama
44. AtlantaIsaiah Foskey, Defensive End, Notre Dame
45. Green BayGervon Dexter, Defensive Tackle, Florida
46. New EnglandBlake Freeland, Tackle, BYU
47. WashingtonMatthew Bergeron, Tackle, Syracuse

48. DetroitDalton Kincaid, Tight End, Utah

Utah TE Dalton Kincaid | Chris Gardner/Getty Images
I love Kincaid and am surprised he appears to be slipping back out of the First Round. This would be a huge steal for the Lions as I feel Kincaid could quickly become a Pro Bowler.

49. PittsburghKobie Turner, Defensive Tackle, Wake Forest
50. Tampa BayEmmanuel Forbes, Cornerback, Mississippi State

51. MiamiAndrew Vorhees, Guard, USC

Trojan OL Andrew Vorhees | Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
Vorhees played himself way up draft boards this season. Now he’s one of the top interior offensive linemen available and should go in the second round.

52. SeattleKayshon Boutte, Wide Receiver, LSU
53. ChicagoMazi Smith, Defensive Tackle, Michigan

54. ChargersClark Phillips III, Cornerback, Utah

Utah CB Clark Phillips III | Deseret News
Another Ute who I feel should go in the first round but might not now. CPIII is just small for a cornerback in 2023 and should be a massive steal for a team in the Second Round if he falls there.

55. DetroitJL Skinner, Safety, Boise State
56. JacksonvilleCody Mauch, Tackle, North Dakota State
58. GiantsJaylon Jones, Cornerback, Texas A&M
59. DallasJosh Downs, Wide Receiver, North Carolina
60. BuffaloRashee Rice, Wide Receiver, SMU
61. CincinnatiGarrett Williams, Cornerback, Syracuse
62. CarolinaNolan Smith, Defensive End, Georgia
63. PhiladelphiaAndre Carter II, Defensive End, Army

64. Kansas CityBraeden Daniels, Tackle, Utah

Utah OL Braeden Daniels | Getty Images
The veteran and versatile Utah offensive lineman is ready for the next level and he’s getting Second-Round buzz.

He’ll go off the board pretty quickly in my opinion, especially considering how many teams need offensive linemen in this year’s draft.

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