Daniel Jeremiah released his latest mock draft for the 2023 NFL Draft, and he’s mocked some very interesting scenarios in his newest project.
On NFL.com on Tuesday, Daniel Jeremiah gave us his mock draft 3.0, and this one definitely has some interesting nuggets in it. Jeremiah seems well connected to other teams around the league, so I don’t think he’s simply predicting what he thinks will happen, rather what he’s been hearing.
Let’s dive into some of the most interesting aspects of this one round mock draft.
Daniel Jeremiah’s latest 2023 mock draft has been released
His first QB off the board going to the Carolina Panthers is Bryce Young. He then has CJ Stroud going second overall to the Houston Texans. Jeremiah is very high on Young, but I’m not sure the Panthers made this massive jump to take a QB with the severe size concerns that Young has, personally.
The next QB to fall is Anthony Richardson going fourth overall to the Indianapolis Colts, and frankly, I think this is a guarantee in my opinion. Indy stays put at fourth, does not have to part with more capital, but still gets high upside player.
Picking ninth overall, Daniel Jeremiah has the Chicago Bears picking tackle Peter Skoronski in his latest mock draft. This would be quite the get for Chicago to traded down a whopping eight spots but still land the best OL prospect in the draft.
What struck me was him mocking the New England Patriots taking running back Bijan Robinson with their 14th overall pick. New England already has Rhamodre Stevenson and James Robinson in the backfield. Do the Pats really need another running back?
At 19th overall, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Will Levis. Tampa Bay did sign Baker Mayfield, but he is not a long-term option for them unless something big changes. Levis is a big bodied, rocket-armed player who also has a ton of upside.
Picking 23rd overall and selecting Hendon Hooker, the Minnesota Vikings try to take their Kirk Cousins replacement in this mock draft, and this would be the first major gamble of the Kevin O’Connell era.
Rounding out the first round and picking 31st overall is the Kansas City Chiefs, who would select edge rusher Will McDonald IV. The Chiefs did move on from Frank Clark and do need a boost on the edge, so this pick makes sense.