Full 2-round 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Browns make difficult decision
49. Detroit Lions: Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia
Nolan Smith has the talent to be a first-round pick but hasn’t put it all together. Still, he has shown enough to go in the second.
50. Seattle Seahawks: Eli Ricks, CB, Alabama
If Ricks returns to school he might land in the first. If not, he should still go pretty early.
51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Christopher Smith, S, Georgia
Tampa Bay adds more depth to their secondary. They could use better defensive play should Tom Brady really head out.
52. Jacksonville Jaguars: Cody Mauch, OL, North Dakota State
This dude gained 100 pounds after joining North Dakota State, moved from tight end to offensive tackle, drives a semi-truck, and plays the violin on-field after wins.
He’s more than just a fun story though, Cody Mauch can play. The Jags will be able to use him wherev er they see him as a fit since he’s also versatile enough to play tackle or guard.
53. Washington Commanders: DJ Turner, CB, Michigan
The Commanders need to get younger in the secondary.
54. Miami Dolphins: Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois
Byron Jones was a bad signing, this won’t be a bad pick.
55. New York Giants: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College
The Giants add a solid wideout in Zay Flowers that can be dangerous after the catch. They just need a quarterback who can be dangerous with his arm.
56. Los Angeles Chargers: Zach Charbonnet, RB, UCLA
More help for Justin Herbert, the Chargers land an explosive running back from their own backyard.
57. Chicago Bears (via Baltimore Ravens): Xavier Hutchinson, WR, Iowa State
Xavier Hutchinson across from Chase Claypool might actually give the Bears a decent receiving corps.
58. Cincinnati Bengals: Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah
Tight end is the one skill spot that’s not elite for the Bengals, so they try and address that.
59. Carolina Panthers (via San Francisco 49ers): Sedric Van Pran-Granger, IOL, Georgia
Carolina’s line is bad, so they try and improve the interior.
60. Dallas Cowboys: Daiyan Henley, LB, Washington State
Dallas needs a cornerback but Daiyan Henley is too good for them to pass up. Leighton Vander Esch and Anthony Barr are also both hitting free agency so this also fills a need.
61. Detroit Lions (via Minnesota Vikings): Byron Young, EDGE, Tennessee
The Lions continue to bulk up their defensive line.
62. Kansas City Chiefs: Colby Wooden, EDGE, Auburn
Kansas City adds more pass rush to the defensive side of the ball.
63. Buffalo Bills: Dawand Jones, OT, Ohio State
Buffalo needs a right tackle and Dawand Jones is a monster that will be hard to overpower.
64. Philadelphia Eagles: Tuli Tuipulotu, DT, USC
With several defensive linemen hitting free agency, the Eagles double-dip.