Day two of the 2023 NFL Draft kicks off later today. Which teams will be making their first selections of the draft weekend? At the end of day two, it’s expected that each NFL team will have made at least one selection.
There were five teams who did not have a first-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft for various reasons.
Now that we’re in day two, these five teams should have their opportunity to make their first selections of draft weekend.
Which NFL teams make their first picks during day two?
Los Angeles Rams – 36th overall pick
The Rams haven’t had a first-round pick since 2001. Well, I’m kidding, but General Manager Les Snead does have a tendency to deal those first-round picks, and the talent-deprived Rams need some… talent on their roster. They pick at 36, their first pick of the draft.
Miami Dolphins – 51st overall pick
The Miami Dolphins have not been afraid to trade picks over the last calendar year, but they also had to forfeit their first round pick this year. Their roster is Super Bowl caliber and they should be a double-digit win team this year. I’d guess they’d go offensive line with their first pick at 51.
Denver Broncos – 67th overall pick
Now into round three, Denver has little draft capital because of their trades for Russell Wilson and Sean Payton, two moves that shook up the NFL. They have a need at center and would benefit to add to their secondary and defensive line. They also have the 68th overall pick.
Cleveland Browns – 74th overall pick
The Cleveland Browns pulled off perhaps one of the most controversial moves in NFL history when they traded for Deshaun Watson and gave him a fully-guaranteed contract. Their first pick is not until pick 74, the second latest of any team in the NFL.
San Francisco 49ers – 99th overall pick
The NFL should rename their compensatory picks to “The San Francisco 49ers’ draft picks” because they have a ton every year it seems. The Niners pick at 99, 101, and 102, all three being compensatory selections.
They could package those picks to move up a good bit but I think they’ll stand pat since they don’t have a ton of valuable draft capital, and I’d trust Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch to find some solid players at the bottom of the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft.