2023 NFL Draft tracker Day 3: Grading each pick with live updates and pick-by-pick analysis

Check this page continually for our updated 2023 NFL Draft tracker. It will be updated throughout the event with grades for each early-round pick and potential blockbuster trades set to take place.

When is the 2023 NFL Draft?

The 2023 NFL Draft starts on April 27 and ends on April 29. The first day begins at 8 PM ET and will feature 31 picks for the entire round.

The second day of the 2023 NFL Draft kicks off on Friday, April 28, at 7:00 PM ET with Rounds 2 and 3. The final day gets going on Saturday at 12:00 PM ET with rounds 4-7.

Viewers may tune into NFL Network, ABC, ESPN, or ESPN Deportes for their draft coverage.

As each player comes off the board, we’ll provide our NFL Draft tracker with grades for all 31 first-round selections and trades that will take place.

NFL Draft tracker (Day 3)

Fourth round

  1. New Orleans Saints: Nick Saldiveri, OL, Old Dominion
  2. Las Vegas Raiders: Jakorian Bennett, CB, Maryland
  3. Philadelphia Eagles: Kelee Ringo, DB, Georgia
  4. Indianapolis Colts: Blake Freeland, OT, BYU
  5. New England Patriots (via LAR): Jake Andrews, C, Troy
  6. Seattle Seahawks: Anthony Bradford, G, LSU
  7. Houston Texans: Dylan Horton, EDGE, TCU
  8. Indianapolis Colts: Adetomiwa Adebawore, EDGE, Northwestern
  9. Cleveland Browns: Dawand Jones, OT, Ohio State
  10. New England Patriots: Chad Ryland, K, Maryland
  11. Atlanta Falcons: Clark Phillips III, CB, Utah
  12. Carolina Panthers: Chandler Zavala, G, North Carolina State
  13. Chicago Bears: Roschon Johnson, RB, Texas
  14. Green Bay Packers: Colby Wooden, EDGE, Auburn
  15. New England Patriots
  16. Washington Commanders
  17. Minnesota Vikings (via DET)
  18. New England Patriots (via PIT)
  19. Jacksonville Jaguars (via TB)
  20. Kansas City Chiefs (via MIA)
  21. Seattle Seahawks
  22. Baltimore Ravens
  23. Los Angeles Chargers
  24. Cleveland Browns (via MIN)
  25. Jacksonville Jaguars
  26. New York Giants
  27. Dallas Cowboys
  28. Jacksonville Jaguars (via BUFF)
  29. Cincinnati Bengals
  30. Carolina Panthers (via SF)
  31. Chicago Bears (via PHI)
  32. Kansas City Chiefs
  33. New England Patriots

Round 5

  1. Chicago Bears
  2. Buffalo Bills (from ARZ)
  3. Indianapolis Colts
  4. Denver Broncos
  5. Cleveland Browns (from LAR)
  6. Las Vegas Raiders
  7. Cleveland Browns
  8. New York Jets
  9. Las Vegas Raiders (from ATL)
  10. Carolina Panthers
  11. New Orleans Saints
  12. Tennessee Titans
  13. Chicago Bears (via BAL via NE)
  14. Green Bay Packers
  15. Washington Commanders
  16. Seattle Seahawks (from PIT)
  17. Detroit Lions
  18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  19. Seattle Seahawks
  20. San Francisco 49ers (from Miami)
  21. Los Angeles Chargers
  22. Baltimore Ravens
  23. Minnesota Vikings
  24. Detroit Lions (from ATL, via JAX)
  25. Jacksonville Jaguars (from NYG)
  26. Houston Texans (via DAL)
  27. Indianapolis Colts (from BUF)
  28. Cincinnati Bengals
  29. San Francisco 49ers
  30. New Orleans Saints (from PHI)
  31. Kansas City Chiefs
  32. Los Angeles Rams*
  33. Detroit Lions (via AZ)
  34. Indianapolis Colts (via DAL)
  35. New York Jets (via GB)
  36. Los Angeles Rams*
  37. New York Giants*
  38. San Francisco 49ers*
  39. Las Vegas Raiders*
  40. Tampa Bay Buccaneers*
  41. Indianapolis Colts (via DAL)*
  42. Los Angeles Rams*

Round 6

  1. Kansas City (from CHI, via MIA)
  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via HOU)
  3. Arizona Cardinals
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via IND)
  5. Los Angeles Rams
  6. Detroit Lions (via DEN)
  7. New England Patriots (via LV)
  8. Jacksonville Jaguars (via NYJ)
  9. Tennessee Titans (via ATL)
  10. New England Patriots (via CAR)
  11. Houston Texans (via NO)
  12. Los Angeles Rams (via TEN)
  13. Cleveland Browns
  14. Los Angeles Rams (via GB)
  15. New England Patriots
  16. Washington Commanders
  17. Detroit Lions
  18. Denver Broncos (via PIT)
  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  20. Kansas City Chiefs (via MIA)
  21. Seattle Seahawks
  22. Baltimore Ravens
  23. Los Angeles Chargers
  24. Houston Texans (via MIN)
  25. Jacksonville Jaguars
  26. Houston Texans (via NYG)
  27. Las Vegas Raiders (via DAL)
  28. Buffalo Bills
  29. Cincinnati Bengals
  30. Green Bay Packers (via NYJ)
  31. Jacksonville Jaguars (via PHI)
  32. New York Giants (via KC)
  33. New England Patriots*
  34. Minnesota Vikings*
  35. Dallas Cowboys*
  36. Arizona Cardinals*
  37. Las Vegas Raiders*
  38. Washington Commanders*
  39. San Francisco 49ers*
  40. Kansas City Chiefs*

Round 7

  • 218. Chicago Bears
    219. Philadelphia Eagles (via HOU via MIN))
    220. Las Vegas Raiders (via ARZ)
    221. Indianapolis Colts
    222. San Francisco 49ers (via DEN)
    223. Los Angeles Rams
    224. Atlanta Falcons (via LV)
    225. Kansas City Chiefs (via ATL)
    226. Jacksonville Jaguars (via CAR)
    227. New Orleans Saints
    228. Tennessee Titans
    229. Cleveland Browns
    230. Houston Texans (via TB via NYJ)
    231. Las Vegas Raiders (via NE)
    232. Green Bay Packers
    233. Washington Commanders
    234. Los Angeles Rams (via PIT)
    235. Green Bay Packers (via LAR via DET)
    236. Indianapolis Colts (via TB)
    237. Houston Texans (via SEA)
    238. Miami Dolphins
    239. Los Angeles Chargers
    240. Jacksonville Jaguars (from BAL, via NYG)
    241. Pittsburgh Steelers (via DEN via MIN)
    242. Green Bay Packers (via JAX)
    243. New York Giants
    244. Dallas Cowboys
    245. New England Patriots (via ATL via BUF)
    246. Cincinnati Bengals
    247. San Francisco 49ers
    248. Philadelphia Eagles
    249. Kansas City Chiefs
    250. Kansas City Chiefs*
    251. Pittsburgh Steelers* (via LAR)
    252. Tampa Bay Buccaneers*
    253. San Francisco 49ers*
    254. New York Giants*
    255. San Francisco 49er*
    256. Green Bay Packers*
    257. New Orleans Saints*
    258. Chicago Bears*
    259. Houston Texans*

2023 NFL Draft tracker (1st-round picks)

1. Carolina Panthers (from Chicago): Bryce Young, QB, Alabama Crimson Tide

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Bryce Young is the first pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. The former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback lands with the Carolina Panthers, who traded wide receiver DJ Moore, the 9th overall pick and additional assets (61st overall pick, 2024 1st, 2025 2nd) to acquire the first pick. Young’s frame – 5-foot-10 and a playing weight under 200 pounds – is a legitimate concern. The only other notable starting NFL quarterback to play under 200 pounds was Jim McMahon, who dealt with countless injuries during his career.

Related: Bryce Young earns rare praise from Nick Saban

While Young has below-average size and doesn’t have elite arm strength or athleticism, he makes up for it with the intangibles. He scored one of the highest S2 scores ever, with multiple people in the NFL suggesting his mind, leadership and understanding of the minutiae for playing football are equivalent to an NFL offensive coordinator. Young lands with an outstanding coaching staff, one constructed to help support a young quarterback and make him comfortable in an offense. There are long-term risks with Young and Carolina gave up a lot to get him, but the Panthers now have a franchise quarterback.

Grade: A

Related: Bryce Young scouting report

2. Houston Texans: C.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State

After weeks of rumors suggesting the Houston Texans weren’t interested in C.J. Stroud, the Ohio State Buckeyes star is the new franchise quarterback in Houston. Days before the 2023 NFL Draft, rumors surfaced that Stroud bombed his S2 score and there were whispers from Brady Quinn about Stroud skipping a Manning passing camp.

In the end, Houston takes the second-best quarterback in the draft. Stroud will be ready to start in Week 1, with his accuracy and decision-making fitting nicely in Bobby Slowik’s offense. While Stroud might not have the physical tools to develop into an elite quarterback, he’s a better athlete than we saw at Ohio State and can be a top-10 quarterback in the NFL.

Grade: A

Related: C.J. Stroud scouting report

3. Houston Texans (via ARZ): Will Anderson Jr, EDGE, Alabama

The Houston Texans pull off one of the biggest surprises of the 2023 NFL Draft, taking Stroud second overall and then moving up for Will Anderson Jr. It’s a hefty price, but Houston lands the best pass rusher in the class. Anderson Jr. provides desperately needed juice to Houston’s front seven and head coach DeMeco Ryans will know how to maximize the standout defender who can make an impact on all three downs.

Grade: A-

4. Indianapolis Colts: Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida

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After months of smoke connecting Will Levis to the Indianapolis Colts, they pass on the Kentucky quarterback for Anthony Richardson. While the Florida Gators signal-caller didn’t produce a lot in the SEC, he offers the highest ceiling of any player in the 2023 NFL Draft. He offers elite arm strength, is advanced in his ability to read defenses and handle pressure, tools that offer him All-Pro upside. Factor in that he’s a historically-great athlete at the position and Indianapolis could have a future MVP under center. He will need time to work on his mechanics with coaches adjusting his accuracy, but the sky is the limit for him.

Grade: A+

Related: Anthony Richardson scouting report

5. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver): Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois

It’s surprising to see the Seattle Seahawks take Devon Witherspoon over Jalen Carter, but they are still landing one of the top defensive standouts. Witherspoon dominated at Illinois last season, allowing just a 35.5 percent completion rate when targeted in coverage. Start him opposite of Tariq Woolen and you’re looking at one of the best cornerback tandems in the NFL by 2025.

Grade: B+

Grade: Devon Witherspoon scouting report

6. Arizona Cardinals (via DET): Paris Johnson Jr, OT, Ohio State

It became evident in the days leading up to Thursday night that the NFL viewed Paris Johnson Jr as the best offensive tackle in the 2023 draft class. Realizing that the Las Vegas Raiders and Atlanta Falcons reportedly had their eye on him, the Arizona Cardinals moved up for him. Johnson Jr. is a plug-and-play starter at tackle who could become a perennial Pro Bowl selection.

Grade: B+

7. Las Vegas Raiders: Tyree Wilson, EDGE, Texas Tech

The Las Vegas Raiders exercise patience and it pays off. Tyree Wilson is an outstanding athlete and offers a wingspan that makes him the perfect prototype for an edge rusher. Las Vegas’s coaches will need to help him develop pass-rush moves and improve his get-off, because veteran offensive tackles will dominate him early on. However, Wilson’s upside is exceptional and if he irons things out, the tandem of Wilson-Maxx Crosby will create a ferocious pass rush in Las Vegas.

Grade: A+

8. Atlanta Falcons: Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas

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Bijan Robinson is the best running back to enter the draft since Saquon Barkley and there’s a strong argument to be made he’s even better because of his effectiveness and pass blocking. Falcons’ coach Arthur Smith loves running the football and it’s evident Robinson will be the focal point of Atlanta’s gameplan on a weekly basis. Robinson is a top-three talent and can be an All-Pro, but taking him 8th overall after Tyler Allgeier had a 1,000-yard rookie season is not the savviest move by a team with a lot of holes.

Grade: C

9. Philadelphia Eagles (via CHI): Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia

The Philadelphia Eagles just landed the best player in the 2023 NFL Draft. Yes, there are off-field concerns with Jalen Carter and many around the NFL view them as significant. With that said, this is a 6-foot-3 defensive tackle who dominates on the football field. Carter legitimately offers a Hall of Fame ceiling, his physical tools are that dominant and there are really no firm knocks on his on-field scouting report. Joining one of the best defensive lines in the NFL, Carter can thrive in Philadelphia.

Grade: A+

10. Chicago Bears (via PHI): Darnell Wright, OT, Tennessee

Watch Darnell Wright against Will Anderson Jr then the Georgia Bulldogs and you’ll begin to understand why the Chicago Bears are this high on him. NFL executives have significant concerns about his work ethic and interest in football, but he dominated the pre-draft process and has all the makings of an NFL starter at left tackle. He might begin his career on the right side in Chicago, but Wright should hold up well there in pass protection.

Grade: B

11. Tennessee Titans: Peter Skoronski, OL, Northwestern

If Peter Skoronski isn’t an offensive tackle, that’s fine. Moving the Northwestern offensive lineman inside to guard just accelerates his path to building one of the best resumes from this draft class. He can be a Pro Bowl guard by the 2025 season, with a mix of balance, power and experience that makes him excellent in pass protection. Tennessee needed to overhaul its offensive line and Skoronski is the first step in that process.

Grade: B+

12. Detroit Lions (via ARZ): Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama

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After signing David Montgomery this offseason, the Detroit Lions make the bizarre decision to take Jahmyr Gibbs. It’s not a knock on the former Alabama running back, he is sensational as a receiving threat and anytime you put the ball in his hands, he can go the distance. However, Detroit had far more pressing needs at other positions and this is a massive reach.

Grade: D

13. Green Bay Packers (from NY Jets): Lukas Van Ness, EDGE, Iowa

With Preston Smith in his 30s and Rashan Gary recovering from a torn ACL, the Green Bay Packers needed an edge rusher. Lukas Van ness, at 6-foot-5, wins with power and it’s a punch that can jolt offensive linemen. He’s even more appealing to Green Bay because of his ability to kick inside, all tied in with a high motor. If he can clean up his game, the Packers could have two powerful pass rushers attacking from two sides on the edges.

Grade: B

Related: Lukas Van Ness scouting report

14. Pittsburgh Steelers (via NE): Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia

Giving up a fourth-round pick to jump up three spots, the Pittsburgh Steelers landed Broderick Jones. The 6-foot-5 tackle was the last of the top offensive tackles in the first-round conversation. Jones moves extremely well for his size, his punch into the chest of a defensive lineman can be overwhelming and he plays with a nastiness. There will be mistakes in his rookie season, especially in pass protection, but Pittsburgh has its left tackle of the future.

Grade: B+

15. New York Jets (from Green Bay): Will McDonald IV, EDGE, Iowa State

One of the best defenses in the league gets even stronger. Will McDonald was largely viewed as a fringe top-30 pick, but it’s not hard to understand what the New York Jets see in him. The 6-foot-4 edge defender drew NFL comparisons to Randy Gregory (NFL.com), thanks to his explosiveness off the line of scrimmage and his flexibility. He’ll need to add more muscle and clean up his technique, but the Jets added an excellent rotational edge defender who could blossom into a high-end starter.

Grade: B-

16. Washington Commanders: Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State

The Washington Commanders needed a cornerback and they found one. Emmanuel Forbes offers top-notch speed (4.35-second 40-yard dash) and height (6-foot-1), but he’s wildly undersized at 166 pounds. The thin frame is a significant concern with bigger and more physical receivers in the NFL, but Forbes’ length, athleticism and instincts are excellent. Playmaking cornerbacks are at their best when paired with a great pass rush and that’s exactly the situation Forbes steps into with Washington.

Grade: B-

17. New England Patriots (via PIT): Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon

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The New England Patriots picked up a fourth-round pick and landed a top-10 talent in the 2023 NFL Draft. Christian Gonzalez checks off all the archetype boxes for a No. 1 cornerback, offering excellent length, athleticism and instincts. New England badly needed an outside cornerback with size, who could also turn and run downfield with faster receivers. Gonzalez checks off both boxes and the Patriots’ coaching staff is perfect for him.

Grade: A+

Related: Christian Gonzalez scouting report

18. Detroit Lions: Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa

Jack Campbell was my favorite off-ball linebacker prospect in the draft class and this still feels like a significant reach by the Detroit Lions. He’s an elite athlete for his position (9.98 Relative Athletic Score) and could be used as the definition of a middle linebacker. With that said, he was a fringe top-40 talent in our eyes and middle linebackers aren’t as valuable as they used to be. Linebacker and running back, bizarre selections by Detroit in the top 20.

Grade: D+

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Calijah Kancey, DT, Pittsburgh

Calijah Kancey needed to land on a team who had a mountain on the interior defensive line. Because of Kancey’s small frame (6-foot-1, 281 pounds), he needs someone who can eat up blocks and even take on double-teams, otherwise Kancey gets washed out. In Tampa Bay, he’ll line up next to the 347-pound Vita Vea. Kancey will be a very productive pass-rushing specialist in his rookie season.

Grade: B+

20. Seattle Seahawks: Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State

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Seattle already had Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf at wide receiver before taking the first player at this position to go off the board at No. 20 overall. That’s why it was somewhat surprising that the Seahawks selected Ohio State’s Jaxon Smith-Njigba. It certainly represents value. We’re just not sure how much of a need this was, especially with the ‘Hawks being linked to quarterbacks and Will Levis still on the board.

Grade: B-

21. Los Angeles Chargers: Quentin Johnston, WR, Texas Christian

The Chargers were linked to wide receivers throughout the pre-draft process as they attempt to get franchise quarterback Justin Herbert more weapons. Boy, did the team do just that with the selection of Johnston. The 6-foot-3 wide receiver caught 60 passes for 1,069 yards for the Horned Frogs a season ago. He’ll team up with Keenan Allen and Mike Williams to form a solid trip in Southern California.

Grade: A-

22. Baltimore Ravens: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

Talk about getting recently extended quarterback Lamar Jackson more weapons. Fresh off signing Odell Beckham Jr., the Ravens picked up one of the most underrated players in the NFL Draft. We’re talking about a speedy receiver who boasts elite initial separation and can provide huge windows to throw through. His run instincts and vision are also elite. This might be one of the best picks of the draft.

Grade: A+

23. Minnesota Vikings: Jordan Addison, WR, USC

Imagine Addison working with Justin Jefferson in the Vikings’ passing game moving forward? The fourth consecutive wide receiver to go at this stage in the first round, Addison might be the most intriguing of the group. As a member of Pitt back in 2021, Addison caught 100 passes for 1,593 yards and 17 touchdowns. He has the skills to be a great No. 2 behind the otherworldly Jefferson.

Grade: A

24. New York Giants (via JAX): Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland

New York figured that it needed to move up one spot while giving up two late-round selections to secure its guy. Apparently, the run of four consecutive wide receivers (another need for the Giants), scared them some. Even then, the Giants were able to land one of the fastest risers in the draft. The only question here is whether Banks was a better fit than Joey Porter Jr.

Grade: B-

25. Buffalo Bills (from JAX via NYG): Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah

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It’s somewhat surprising that Notre Dame star Michael Mayer was not the first tight end off the board in the 2023 NFL Draft. It is also somewhat of a surprise that Buffalo went tight end after extending Dawson Knox last September. Even then, Josh Allen has another weapon in the 6-foot-4 Kincaid who caught 70 passes for 890 yards with eight touchdowns last season.

Grade: B-

26. Dallas Cowboys: Mazi Smith, DT, Michigan

Dallas was linked to tight ends and running backs with the 26th selection. Perhaps, the Bills taking Kincaid changed the dynamics here. But we’re not 100% sure what the value is in adding a run-stuffing defensive tackle who has struggled putting pressure on the quarterback. Dallas took a while to make this selection, leading us to believe there was a split in the war room.

Grade: C-

27. Jacksonville Jaguars (from BUF): Anton Harrison, OT, Ohio State

After trading down twice, the Jaguars add an offensive tackle that could initially replace the recently suspended Cam Robinson. It wasn’t a great situation for Jacksonville to be in given it lost Jawaan Taylor to the Kansas City Chiefs in free agency. The good news? General manager Trent Baalke picked up some draft capital by moving down from 24 to 27.

Grade: B

28. Cincinnati Bengals: Myles Murphy, EDGE, Clemson

What an absolute steal for the Bengals at 28. Adding an edge guy in Murphy will help them get pressure on NFC North quarterbacks, including recently extended Baltimore Ravens star Lamar Jackson. The 6-foot-5, 268-pound Murphy was uber productive at Clemson, recording 36 tackles for loss and 18.5 sacks in three seasons. The former five-star recruit could end up being a Day 1 contributors.

Grade: A

29. New Orleans Saints (from SF via MIA and DEN): Bryan Bresee, DT, Clemson

New Orleans targeted interior defensive line help throughout the pre-draft process and got its guy in Bresee. The 6-foot-5, 298-pound defensive tackle is someone who can go and get after the quarterback, helping the likes of Cameron Jordan and Co. on the outside.

Grade: A

30. Philadelphia Eagles: Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia

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Philadelphia added its fourth former Georgia defender in the past two drafts by picking up Smith at No. 30 overall. The defending NFC champions also got an absolute steal in Smith who can play multiple positions in the front. Despite coming off a torn pectoral, most had Smith slated to go much higher. In four seasons with the ‘Dawgs, Smith registered 20 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks.

Grade: A+

31. Kansas City Chiefs: Felix Anudike-Uzomah, EDGE, Kansas State

A native of Kansas City, this has to be a dream come true for this former Wildcats star. It also fills a need after the Chiefs released Frank Clark earlier in the offseason. Anudike-Uzomah recorded a combined 26.5 tackles for loss and 20.5 sacks over the past two seasons.

Grade: A

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Second round

32. Pittsburgh Steelers (from Chicago): Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State

This was pretty much a no-brainer once Porter Jr. found himself available after the first round. Not only did Porter’s father star in Pittsburgh as a linebacker, he fills a major hole for the Steelers. A boundary cornerback, Porter Jr. shows tremendous press skills and proved to a shutdown guy for the Nittany Lions.

Grade: A+

33. Tennessee Titans (from AZ, via HOU): Will Levis, QB, Kentucky

At long last, the draft day slide of one Will Levis has come to an end. Tennessee moved up eight spots to land the former Kentucky standout as new general manager Ran Carthon attempts to solve the quarterback situation. It’s a solid move from both a need and value standpoint.

Grade: A

34. Detroit Lions (from AZ): Sam LaPorta, TE, Iowa

After reaching for a running back and linebacker in Round 1, Detroit added a replacement for a tight end in T.J. Hockenson that it traded to the Minnesota Vikings last season. With Michael Mayer and Darnell Washington still on the board, there didn’t seem to be much value in this pick.

Grade: C

35. Las Vegas Raiders (from IND): Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame

Now, we’re talking. Mayer was a lock to go in the first round during the pre-draft process. He now finds himself as the third tight end off the board. An All-Pro at Notre Dame, Mayer broke several school receiving records at tight end. He’s also a plus-level blocker. Vegas finds its replacement for Darren Waller.

Grade: A+

36. Los Angeles Rams: Steve Avila, G, Texas Christian

The closest they have come to picking in the first round since “Spandex Nation” was a thing, the Rams hit it out of the park. Avila played both guard and center for the Horned Frogs. He’s seen as a plus-level pass protector and someone who can get dirty in the run game. He also has to be seen as a Day 1 starter for a talent-stricken Rams squad.

Grade: A

37. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver): Derick Hall, EDGE, Auburn

Seattle opted for cornerback and wide receiver in the first round of the NFL Draft. It had a need out on the edge with another pick acquired in the Russell Wilson trade from the Denver Broncos. Hall recorded 24 tackles for loss and 15.5 sacks over his final two seasons with Auburn.

Grade: A

38. Atlanta Falcons (from IND, via LV): Matthew Bergeron, OT, Syracuse

Offensive line help for young quarterback Desmond Ridder. It doesn’t seem like Atlanta received a ton of value here. Bergeron struggles with speedier edge rushers, as we saw when he was dominated by Clemson’s Myles Murphy last season.

Grade: C

39. Carolina Panthers: Jonathan Mingo, WR, Mississippi

Considered by some to be the best receiver in the class, the 6-foot-2, 220-pound Mingo is a carbon copy of All-Pro wide receiver Deebo Samuel of the San Francisco 49ers. He can be used as an offensive weapon and will provide No. 1 pick Bryce Young an immediate target.

Grade: A+

40. New Orleans Saints: Isaiah Foskey, EDGE, Notre Dame

After going defensive tackle in Round 1, the Saints opted to double down on the front with this former Notre Dame star. There is a lot to like about what Foskey brings to the table. He tallied 23 tackles for loss and 20.5 sacks over the past two seasons for the Irish. We expect veteran Cameron Jordan to take this youngster under his wing, too.

Grade: A

41. Arizona Cardinals (from TEN): B.J. Ojulari, EDGE, LSU

With J.J. Watt having retired and following the loss of Zach Allen in free agency, pass rush became a major need for the rebuilding Cardinals. Ojulari has the motor and speed to get things done out on the edge. He was also productive at LSU, recording 25.5 tackles for loss and 16.5 sacks in three seasons.

Grade: A-

42. Green Bay Packers (from CLE via NYJ): Luke Musgrave, TE, Oregon State

At 6-foot-6 and 252 pounds while boasting 4.5 40-yard dash speed, Musgrave provides a ton of upside and potential mismatches for the Packers. He could be a long-term weapon for young quarterback Jordan Love moving forward. But with Darnell Washington available, this might not have been the right pick.

Grade: B

43. New York Jets: Joe Tippmann, C, Wisconsin

What better way to appease the recently acquired Aaron Rodgers than to get him the top center in the NFL Draft? Tippmann was a multi-year starter for Wisconsin and will likely step into that role with New York out of the gate.

Grade: A

44. Indianapolis Colts (from ATL): Julius Brents, CB, Kansas State

Cornerback was one of the needs for Indianapolis heading into the 2023 NFL Draft. The team addresses this need with an intriguing prospect in Brents. The big 6-foot-4 cornerback recorded four interceptions for the Wildcats last season. He was among the top players remaining on our big board heading into Round 2.

Grade: A

45. Detroit Lions (from GB): Brian Branch, S, Alabama

The top safety in the 2023 NFL Draft, some expected Branch to go in Round 1. He is a true centerfielder and someone who has an ability to play multiple positions in the defensive backfield. He has range and ball-hawking ability. Great move here.

Grade: A

46. New England Patriots: Keion White, EDGE, Georgia Tech

A bit old for an NFL Draft prospect (24 years old), there’s so much outside of that to like about White. The 6-foot-5, 285-pound EDGE is athletics, offers versatility and has an absolute motor on defense. It also helps that he broke out big time last season with 14 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks. Another great pick from New England.

Grade: A

47. Washington Commanders: Jartavius Martin, DB, Illinois

Washington doubles down in the secondary after picking up cornerback Emmanuel Forbes in the first round. We’re not sure this was a major need for Washington with issues at linebacker and on the offensive line.

Grade: C

48. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from GB): Cody Mauch, OL, North Dakota State

The Buccaneers desperately needed to add talent to the trenches. We saw that in Round 1 with Calijah Kancey and now again in Round 2 with Mauch. He can play multiple positions along the line and should see the field early on.

Grade: B+

49. Pittsburgh Steelers: Keeanu Benton, DL, Wisconsin

The Steelers are getting a lot bigger with Keeanu Benton coming to Pittsburgh. The 6-foot-4, 310-pound defensive lineman plays with a lot of power and should help plug holes in the ground game. If he can also get to the QB, Benton will become a home run pick.

Grade: B+

50. Green Bay Packers (from TB): Jayden Reed, WR, Michigan State

Getting Jordan Love more weapons is never a bad idea. At 5-foot-11, Reed isn’t the biggest, but he has no trouble creating separation. Reed is a smooth route runner and is as natural as they come at the receiver position. It shouldn’t be long before he sees targets.

Grade: C+

51. Miami Dolphins: Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina

Welcome to the NFL Draft, Miami Dolphins. Making their first pick of the weekend, the Dolphins land Cam Smith, who was projected to go late in the first or early in the second round. Smith makes plays on the ball, and who better to learn from than Jalen Ramsey? This is a steal at 51.

Grade: A-

52. Seattle Seahawks: Zach Charbonnet, RB, UCLA

Kenneth Walker III might not love it, but the Seahawks are taking a second-round running back for the second consecutive year. Charbonnet runs hard with a punishing style, leaving a mark on his opponents. It’s not the expected pick, but Charbonnet is a good football player.

Grade: B

53. Chicago Bears (from Baltimore): Gervon Dexter, DL, Florida

There was some thought about the Bears snagging Jalen Carter with their first pick in the draft, but getting Justin Fields some much-needed protection couldn’t be ignored. Still, the Bears have a need, and at 6-foot-6, Dexter is plenty capable of filling space.

Grade: B+

54. Los Angeles Chargers: Tuli Tuipulotu, DL, USC

Joey Bosa wreaks havoc, but the Chargers thought they’d have a dominant duo with Khalil Mack. It didn’t come to fruition with injuries playing a factor. But Tuli Tuipulotu will make life easier for both sack specialists. The former USC edge rusher already has an impressive display of moves, if he can get more consistent, the Chargers may have an impact player here.

Grade: B+

55. Kansas City Chiefs (from Detroit): Rashee Rice, WR, SMU

As if the Chiefs weren’t good enough, Patrick Mahomes gets more help. Rashee Rice isn’t going to wow anyone with his athleticism, but he understands how to play the position well. Rice is great once the ball is in the air, adjusting and tracking the pigskin to haul in the catch. He’ll fit in well.

Grade: B+

56. Chicago Bears (from Jacksonville): Tyrique Stevenson, CB, Miami (FL)

Matt Eberflus gets more talent on defense with Stevenson, adding to a young cornerback group that needs depth. Stevenson is excellent in coverage, where he has a lot of experience working on the outside.

Grade: B

57. New York Giants: John Michael Schmitz, C, Minnesota

Addressing one of their top remaining needs, one could argue Schmitz could have been a wise pick in the first round. Instead, the Giants somehow land one of, if not the draft’s best center with a very experienced pivot. Plug him in the starting lineup right now.

Grade: A

58. Dallas Cowboys: Luke Schoonmaker, TE, Michigan

Sure, the Cowboys can use another tight end, but Darnell Washington is still out there. Instead they opt for Schoonmaker, who’s a decent athlete (4.63 40-yard dash) and, at 6-foot-5, is a big red zone target. He should compete for the starting position in due time.

Grade: C

59. Buffalo Bills: O’Cyrus Torrence, OG, Florida

Some regarded Torrence as the best offensive guard in the class. While he’s not the first one selected, Torrence was hyped up as a potential fringe first-round prospect. He’s a big body who won’t be moved around easily and should help stabilize Buffalo’s offense.

Grade: A+

60. Cincinnati Bengals: DJ Turner, CB, Michigan

The Bengals need more high-level athletes in the secondary after letting Jessie Bates leave in free agency. DJ Turner is extremely quick and should have no trouble running step-for-step with even the best speed demons on the track.

Grade: B

61. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Chicago): Brenton Strange, TE, Penn State

Strange is bigger than Evan Engram, but he’s of a similar mold in that he’s a receiver first and a blocker last. He may have starter potential someday, but he’s not quite the athlete Engram is. Most of Strange’s work gets done after the catch. Plus, Darnell Washington?

Grade: C

62. Houston Texans (from Philadelphia): Juice Scruggs, C, Penn State

Helping C.J. Stroud stay upright should be a priority. Scruggs can play either guard or center and does a good job standing his ground. But it’s more like he’s playing defense, as he doesn’t quite have the juice to be an aggressive road grader.

Grade: C+

63. Denver Broncos (from Detroit): Marvin Mims, WR, Oklahoma

Despite having Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick, and KJ Hamler, the Broncos want to get Russell Wilson another weapon on his tool belt. Marvin Mims certainly qualifies as a speedster with big YAC potential. He could even see some opportunities as a punt returner.

Grade: B+

Third round

  1. Chicago Bears: Zacch Pickens, DT, South Carolina
  2. Philadelphia Eagles (via HOU): Tyler Steen, OL, Alabama
  3. Philadelphia Eagles (via AZ): Sydney Brown, S, Illinois
  4. Denver Broncos (via IND): Drew Sanders, LB, Arkansas
  5. Detroit Lions (via DEN): Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee
  6. Houston Texans (via LAR): Nathaniel Dell, WR, Houston
  7. Las Vegas Raiders: Byron Young, DL, Alabama
  8. New Orleans Saints: Kendre Miller, RB, TCU
  9. Arizona Cardinals (via TEN): Garrett Williams, CB, Syracuse
  10. New York Giants (via CLE): Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee
  11. Cleveland Browns (via NYJ): Cedric Tillman, WR, Tennessee
  12. Atlanta Falcons: Zach Harrison, EDGE, Ohio State
  13. New England Patriots (via CAR): Marte Mapu, LB/S, Sacramento State
  14. Los Angeles Rams (via MIA via NE): Byron Young, LB, Tennessee
  15. Green Bay Packers: Tucker Kraft, TE, South Dakota State
  16. Indianapolis Colts (via WAS): Josh Downs, WR, North Carolina
  17. Carolina Panthers (via PIT): DJ Johnson, EDGE, Oregon
  18. Tennessee Titans (via AZ): Tyjae Spears, RB, Tulane
  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: YaYa Diaby, EDGE, Louisville
  20. Denver Broncos (via SEA): Riley Moss, CB, Iowa
  21. Miami Dolphins: Devon Achane, RB, Texas A&M
  22. Los Angeles Chargers: Daiyan Henley, LB, Washington State
  23. Baltimore Ravens: Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson
  24. San Francisco 49ers (via MIN): Ji’Ayir Brown, S, Penn State
  25. Jacksonville Jaguars: Tank Bigsby, RB, Auburn
  26. Los Angeles Rams (via NYG): Kobie Turner, DT, Wake Forest
  27. Dallas Cowboys: DeMarvion Overshown, LB, Texas
  28. Buffalo Bills: Dorian Williams, LB, Tulane
  29. Kansas City Chiefs (from CIN): Wanya Mooris, OT, Oklahoma
  30. Pittsburgh Steelers (via CAR): Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia
  31. Arizona Cardinals (via PHI): Michael Wilson, WR, Stanford
  32. Cincinnati Bengals (via KC): Jordan Battle, S, Alabama
  33. Detroit Lions (via AZ): Brodric Martin, DT, Western Kentucky
  34. Washington Commanders: Ricky Stromberg, C, Arkansas
  35. Cleveland Browns: Siaki Ika, DT, Baylor
  36. San Francisco 49ers: Jake Moody, K, Michigan
  37. Las Vegas Raiders (via NYG via KC): Tre Tucker, WR, Cincinnati
  38. San Francisco 49ers: Cameron Latu, TE, Alabama
  39. Minnesota Vikings (via SF): Mekhi Blackmon, CB, USC

Who is attending the 2023 NFL Draft?

2023 nfl draft tracker and grades
Player Position School
Jordan Addison WR USC
Will Anderson EDGE Alabama
Brian Branch S Alabama
Jalen Carter DT Georgia
Zay Flowers WR Boston College
Christian Gonzalez CB Oregon
Paris Johnson Jr. OT Ohio State
Will Levis QB Kentucky
Joey Porter Jr. CB Penn State
Anthony Richardson QB Florida
Bijan Robinson RB Texas
Jaxon Smith-Njigba WR Ohio State
C.J. Stroud QB Ohio State
Keion White EDGE Georgia Tech
Tyree Wilson EDGE Texas Tech
Devon Witherspoon CB Illinois
Bryce Young QB Alabama

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