Jack Follman’s Final 2023 Pac-12 NFL Mock Draft

Posted on April 26, 2023

  By Jack Follman, SuperWest Sports

T:he 2023 NFL Draft is almost here, and it’s time to take one last look at where the Pac-12’s top prospects could end up.

One Pac-12 player has gone in the first round and several more have a great chance to go.

Since it’s our last one until the draft, we’ll be doing a full three rounds.

First phase

1. CarolinaBryce Young, quarterback Alabama
2. HoustonCJ Stroud, quarterback Ohio State
3. ArizonaWill Anderson Jr. defensive end, Alabama
4. IndianapolisWill Lewis quarterback Kentucky
5. SeattleJaylen Carter, defensive struggle Georgia

Oregon CB Christian Gonzalez |: Ducks Wire

6. DetroitChristian Gonzalez, angular, Oregon

C:Onsales has established himself as the top DB in the draft, and that will get him off the board quickly.

A lot of teams really need cornerbacks, and he killed it at the combine, so it looks like he’s a borderline top 10 pick going into the Draft.

7. Las VegasDevon Witherspoon, angular, Illinois
8. AtlantaTyree Wilson, defensive end, Texas Tech
9. ChicagoPiotr Skoronski, hack Northwest
10. PhiladelphiaLucas Van Ness, defensive end, Iowa
11. TennesseeParris Johnson Jr. hack Ohio State
12. HoustonJackson Smith-Njigba, wide receiver, Ohio State
13. Green BayMiles Murphy, defensive end, Clemson
14. New EnglandBroderick Jones, hack Georgia
15. AirplanesDarnell Wright, hack Tennessee
16. WashingtonJoey Porter Jr. angular, Penn State
17. PittsburghDeonte Banks, angular, Maryland
18. DetroitNolan Smith, defensive end, Georgia
19. Tampa BayO’Cyrus Torrens, guard, Florida
20. SeattleKeion White, defensive end, Georgia Tech
21. ChargersQuentin Johnston, wide receiver, T.C.U
22. BaltimoreZey Flowers, wide receiver, Boston College

USC wide receiver Jordan Addison | Rob Gray/USA TODAY Sports

23. MinnesotaJordan Addison, wide receiver, USC:

In:t is an extremely strong and competitive receiver group for this project. The good news for Addison is that a bunch of teams need them. He will go somewhere in the middle or end of the first.

24. JacksonvilleWill McDonald IV, defensive end, Iowa State
25. GiantsSteve Avila, guard, T.C.U
26. DallasMichael Mayer, tight end Notre Dame

Utah TE Dalton Kincaid | Orlando Ramirez/USA TODAY Sports

27. BuffaloDalton Kincaid, tight end Utah

In: love kincaid as an nfl player. He was one of the most efficient, best pass rushers the 2022 Pac-12 has ever seen. He really feels like a future Pro Bowler.

28. CincinnatiSam LaPorte, tight end Iowa
29. New OrleansFelix Anoudike-Uzomah, defensive end, Kansas State
30. PhiladelphiaBrian Branch, safety, Alabama
31. Kansas CityDwand Jones, hack Ohio State

Second stage

32. PittsburghAnton Harrison, hack Oklahoma
33. HoustonJohn Michael Schmitz, center, Minnesota
34. ArizonaBrian Brazee, defensive struggle Clemson
35. IndianapolisEmmanuel Forbes, angular, Mississippi State
36. AriesCam Smith, angular, South Carolina
37. SeattleDrew Sanders, linebacker Arkansas
38. Las VegasMatthew Bergeron, hack Syracuse
39. CarolinaJulius Brentz, angular, Kansas State
40. New OrleansJalin Hyatt, wide receiver, Tennessee
41. TennesseeBijan Robinson, running back Texas
42. AirplanesJack Campbell, linebacker Iowa
43. AirplanesDarnell Washington, tight end Georgia
44. AtlantaKelly Ringo, angular, Georgia
45. Green BayJosh Downs, wide receiver, North Carolina
46. New EnglandTyler Scott, wide receiver, Cincinnati
47. WashingtonHendon Hooker, quarterback Tennessee
48. DetroitKaliya Kansi, defensive struggle Pete:
49. PittsburghCody Mauch, hack North Dakota State
50. Tampa BayTrenton Simpson, linebacker Clemson
51. MiamiMazie Smith, defensive struggle Michigan
52. SeattleMarvin Mims wide receiver, Oklahoma
53. ChicagoAdetomiva Adebowor, defensive struggle Northwest
54. ChargersNick Saldiver, hack Old Dominion

Oregon State TE Luke Musgrave |: Serena Morones/The Oregonian/OregonLive

55. DetroitLuke Musgrave, tight end State of Oregon

V:I’ve barely seen Musgrave in the Pac-12, but scouts have seen enough to love him at the next level.

He will have great value in the second round as many teams really want tight ends.

56. JacksonvilleDJ Turner, angular, Michigan
57. GiantsCedric Tillman, wide receiver, Tennessee
58. DallasKeanu Benton, defensive struggle Wisconsin
59. BuffaloChandler Zavala, guard, NC State
60. CincinnatiAntonio Johnson, security, Texas A&M

Utah CB Clark Phillips III |: Scott G. Winterton / Deseret News

61. ChicagoClark Phillips III, angular, Utah

P:hills would be a huge steal here. He is arguably the best pure player in the draft.

He reminds me of Buddha Baker as a DB who goes in the second round because of his height, but who ends up being a star.

62. PhiladelphiaJonathan Mingo, wide receiver, Mississippi
63. Kansas CityBJ Ojulari, defensive end, LSU:

Third stage
USC DE Tuli Tuipulotu |: USC Athletics

64. ChicagoTuli Tuypulotu, defensive end, USC:

T:he Pac-12’s top defensive lineman is a wrecking ball who can play all over the line and make an impact.

He’s a great asset right now as an NFL-ready player with versatility.

65. HoustonHenry Tooto, linebacker Alabama
66. ArizonaJahmir Gibbs, running back Alabama
67. DenverLuke Wipler, center, Ohio State
68. DenverMrs. Stevenson, angular, Miami
69. AriesBrenton Strange, tight end Penn State
70. Las VegasQuan Martin, security, Illinois
71. New OrleansEmil Ekiyor, guard, Alabama
72. TennesseeKeyshawn Booth, wide receiver, LSU:
73. HoustonSiaki Ika, defensive struggle Baylor
74. ClevelandJervon Dexter, defensive struggle Florida

Washington State LB Daiyan Henley | Young Kwak/AP

75. AtlantaDiane Henley, linebacker Washington state

Q:Enley had a phenomenal 2022 after transferring from Nevada and was taken in the third round.

There is a dearth of linebackers in this draft, and that’s good news for Hanley.

Oregon LB Noah Sewell |: Harry How/Getty Images

76. New EnglandNoah Sewell, linebacker Oregon

T:His need for inside linebackers isn’t what it used to be, but Sewell is one of the best on the board.

It feels like he could be just the kind of player who thrives with the Patriots.

Utah OL Braden Daniels |: Getty Images:

77. AriesBraden Daniels, guard, Utah

D:aniels can play all over the line, which would be great for the Rams.

There is a dearth of depth at linebackers after the first round, and that should see Daniels off the board quickly.

78. Green BayG Iyer Brown, safety, Penn State
79. IndianapolisIsaiah Foskey, defensive end, Notre Dame
80. Pittsburghat Perry’s wide receiver, Wake Forest
81. DetroitAnthony Bradford, guard, LSU:
82. Tampa BayMarte Mapu, safety, Sacramento State
83. SeattleJamie Robinson, safety, State of Florida
84. MiamiCarter Warren, guard, Pete:
85. ChargersJacqueline Roy, defensive struggle LSU:
86. BaltimoreCorey Trice, angular, Purdue
87. MinnesotaDarius Rush, angular, South Carolina
88. JacksonvilleBattle of Jordan safety, Alabama
89. GiantsEli Ricks angular, Alabama
90. DallasJ.L. Skinner, safety, Boise State
91. BuffaloZach Pickens, defensive struggle South Carolina

Stanford CB Kyu Blu Kelly |: Bob Drebin/SI Photos

92. CincinnatiCue Blue Kelly, angular, Stanford

K:BK didn’t close out his career with his best seasons as Stanford collapsed. He’s still a great athlete with great NFL potential, and the cornerback pool is shallow this year.

93. CarolinaKJ Henry, defensive end, Clemson
94. PhiladelphiaJordan McFadden, guard, Clemson
95. Kansas CityByron Young, defensive struggle Alabama
96. ArizonaTucker Kraft, tight end South Dakota State
97. WashingtonLuke Schoonmaker, tight end Michigan
98. ClevelandDeMarvion Overshawn, linebacker Texas
99. San FranciscoTyler Steen, hack Alabama
100. Las VegasMoro Ojomo, defensive struggle Texas
101. San FranciscoJakoryan Bennett, angular, Maryland

Stanford WR Michael Wilson |: NBC Sports

102. S:FranciscoMichael Wilson, wide receiver, Stanford

V:Ilson has been one of the best receivers in the conference for years, even if he never erupted into superstardom.

He feels like he has a lot of potential, but could be a great specialist in a draft hungry for receivers.

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