Posted on April 26, 2023
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.
1. Carolina – Bryce Young, quarterback Alabama
2. Houston – CJ Stroud, quarterback Ohio State
3. Arizona – Will Anderson Jr. defensive end, Alabama
4. Indianapolis – Will Lewis quarterback Kentucky
5. Seattle – Jaylen Carter, defensive struggle Georgia
6. Detroit – Christian 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 Vegas – Devon Witherspoon, angular, Illinois
8. Atlanta – Tyree Wilson, defensive end, Texas Tech
9. Chicago – Piotr Skoronski, hack Northwest
10. Philadelphia – Lucas Van Ness, defensive end, Iowa
11. Tennessee – Parris Johnson Jr. hack Ohio State
12. Houston – Jackson Smith-Njigba, wide receiver, Ohio State
13. Green Bay – Miles Murphy, defensive end, Clemson
14. New England – Broderick Jones, hack Georgia
15. Airplanes – Darnell Wright, hack Tennessee
16. Washington – Joey Porter Jr. angular, Penn State
17. Pittsburgh – Deonte Banks, angular, Maryland
18. Detroit – Nolan Smith, defensive end, Georgia
19. Tampa Bay – O’Cyrus Torrens, guard, Florida
20. Seattle – Keion White, defensive end, Georgia Tech
21. Chargers – Quentin Johnston, wide receiver, T.C.U
22. Baltimore – Zey Flowers, wide receiver, Boston College
23. Minnesota – Jordan 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. Jacksonville – Will McDonald IV, defensive end, Iowa State
25. Giants – Steve Avila, guard, T.C.U
26. Dallas – Michael Mayer, tight end Notre Dame
27. Buffalo – Dalton 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. Cincinnati – Sam LaPorte, tight end Iowa
29. New Orleans – Felix Anoudike-Uzomah, defensive end, Kansas State
30. Philadelphia – Brian Branch, safety, Alabama
31. Kansas City – Dwand Jones, hack Ohio State
32. Pittsburgh – Anton Harrison, hack Oklahoma
33. Houston – John Michael Schmitz, center, Minnesota
34. Arizona – Brian Brazee, defensive struggle Clemson
35. Indianapolis – Emmanuel Forbes, angular, Mississippi State
36. Aries – Cam Smith, angular, South Carolina
37. Seattle – Drew Sanders, linebacker Arkansas
38. Las Vegas – Matthew Bergeron, hack Syracuse
39. Carolina – Julius Brentz, angular, Kansas State
40. New Orleans – Jalin Hyatt, wide receiver, Tennessee
41. Tennessee – Bijan Robinson, running back Texas
42. Airplanes – Jack Campbell, linebacker Iowa
43. Airplanes – Darnell Washington, tight end Georgia
44. Atlanta – Kelly Ringo, angular, Georgia
45. Green Bay – Josh Downs, wide receiver, North Carolina
46. New England – Tyler Scott, wide receiver, Cincinnati
47. Washington – Hendon Hooker, quarterback Tennessee
48. Detroit – Kaliya Kansi, defensive struggle Pete:
49. Pittsburgh – Cody Mauch, hack North Dakota State
50. Tampa Bay – Trenton Simpson, linebacker Clemson
51. Miami – Mazie Smith, defensive struggle Michigan
52. Seattle – Marvin Mims wide receiver, Oklahoma
53. Chicago – Adetomiva Adebowor, defensive struggle Northwest
54. Chargers – Nick Saldiver, hack Old Dominion
55. Detroit – Luke 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. Jacksonville – DJ Turner, angular, Michigan
57. Giants – Cedric Tillman, wide receiver, Tennessee
58. Dallas – Keanu Benton, defensive struggle Wisconsin
59. Buffalo – Chandler Zavala, guard, NC State
60. Cincinnati – Antonio Johnson, security, Texas A&M
61. Chicago – Clark 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. Philadelphia – Jonathan Mingo, wide receiver, Mississippi
63. Kansas City – BJ Ojulari, defensive end, LSU:
64. Chicago – Tuli 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. Houston – Henry Tooto, linebacker Alabama
66. Arizona – Jahmir Gibbs, running back Alabama
67. Denver – Luke Wipler, center, Ohio State
68. Denver – Mrs. Stevenson, angular, Miami
69. Aries – Brenton Strange, tight end Penn State
70. Las Vegas – Quan Martin, security, Illinois
71. New Orleans – Emil Ekiyor, guard, Alabama
72. Tennessee – Keyshawn Booth, wide receiver, LSU:
73. Houston – Siaki Ika, defensive struggle Baylor
74. Cleveland – Jervon Dexter, defensive struggle Florida
75. Atlanta – Diane 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.
76. New England – Noah 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.
77. Aries – Braden 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 Bay – G Iyer Brown, safety, Penn State
79. Indianapolis – Isaiah Foskey, defensive end, Notre Dame
80. Pittsburgh – at Perry’s wide receiver, Wake Forest
81. Detroit – Anthony Bradford, guard, LSU:
82. Tampa Bay – Marte Mapu, safety, Sacramento State
83. Seattle – Jamie Robinson, safety, State of Florida
84. Miami – Carter Warren, guard, Pete:
85. Chargers – Jacqueline Roy, defensive struggle LSU:
86. Baltimore – Corey Trice, angular, Purdue
87. Minnesota – Darius Rush, angular, South Carolina
88. Jacksonville – Battle of Jordan safety, Alabama
89. Giants – Eli Ricks angular, Alabama
90. Dallas – J.L. Skinner, safety, Boise State
91. Buffalo – Zach Pickens, defensive struggle South Carolina
92. Cincinnati – Cue 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. Carolina – KJ Henry, defensive end, Clemson
94. Philadelphia – Jordan McFadden, guard, Clemson
95. Kansas City – Byron Young, defensive struggle Alabama
96. Arizona – Tucker Kraft, tight end South Dakota State
97. Washington – Luke Schoonmaker, tight end Michigan
98. Cleveland – DeMarvion Overshawn, linebacker Texas
99. San Francisco – Tyler Steen, hack Alabama
100. Las Vegas – Moro Ojomo, defensive struggle Texas
101. San Francisco – Jakoryan Bennett, angular, Maryland
102. S:Francisco – Michael 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.