The Super Bowl is a distant memory. The Senior Bowl is complete, and the All-Star season is finished. As we prepare for the NFL Combine next week, four All-Star members of the Campus2Canton staff combined for a two-round NFL Mock Draft.

We attacked this one with no trading and will have another after the Combine, but this is a good barometer of how things are trending. Check out the 1.0 Mock and 2.0 Mock if you want to see how things are changing!

First Round

1.01 Chicago Bears

EDGE Will Anderson (Alabama)

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I’m expecting the Bears to trade this pick come draft day. But in this mock, they sit tight and take their pick between two high-end defensive players. I’ll give the EDGE to Will Anderson due to him playing a traditionally more valuable position than Jalen Carter.

~Colin Decker

1.02 Houston Texans

QB Bryce Young (Alabama)

The Texans are moving on from the Davis Mills experience, and Bryce gives them a cornerstone QB to build the team around. Say what you want about Young’s size – the kid is a baller and a proven winner with advanced leadership qualities. He has shown grit and composure on the toughest stages of college football.

~Dwight Peebles

1.03 Arizona Cardinals

iDL Jalen Carter (Georgia)

One of the first things that Jonathan Gannon said in his introductory press conference was his desire to build around “elite” QB Kyler Murray. Suffice it to say; it’s probably safe to say this pick will not be a QB. With the Bears taking Will Anderson, the Cardinals are left with the obvious pick of Jalen Carter. Though iDL has been a position that has been undervalued in recent drafts, Aaron Donald and Chris Jones have done a good job of highlighting the importance of defenses that can win up the middle. Carter would have been the best Georgia DL had he been draft-eligible last year, and he will be one of the top two non-QB picks this year. He has few weaknesses in his game, as he possesses all the explosion, quickness, and strength that one could hope for from an iDL. He has the best hands in this class by far and the production to back up the hype. I can’t even remember the last iDL that received the kind of high-end projections that Carter is receiving now.

~Barnabas Lee, Lead NFL Draft Analyst

1.04 Indianapolis Colts

QB CJ Stroud (Ohio State)

Instead of trading up, the Colts stay put and grab one of the more impressive signal callers in the draft in Ohio State’s CJ Stroud. The Colts have had trouble finding a quarterback ever since the loss of Andrew Luck, but Stroud had the prototypical size and skill to help get this organization back on track.

~Cory Pereira

1.05 Seattle Seahawks

EDGE Myles Murphy (Clemson)

The Seahawks had a surprisingly good offense in 2022, leaving the defense as its Achilles heel most weeks. Part of that is due to an aging defensive line that couldn’t hold up in the trenches. With the selection of Murphy, Seattle gets a long, explosive, and versatile athlete that can play on all three downs. A potential franchise player.

~Pereira

1.06 Detroit Lions

CB Joey Porter Jr. (Penn State)

JPJ is the DB equivalent of his father. In short, he’s the type of CB that would be willing to “bite some kneecaps.” Jr. has all the physical tools that a Defensive Coordinator could possibly ask for. With impressive press-man skills and the athleticism to be scheme-versatile, the only thing he’s lacking is experience and playing time. Forming a young duo with Okudah is an exciting prospect and an interesting contrast in styles between the two. Offenses will have a tough time deciding which DB to attack.

~Lee

1.07 Las Vegas Raiders

OT Paris Johnson Jr. (Ohio State)

No matter the route the Raiders take at QB, addressing the offensive line is a high priority. Paris is a safe pick and a guy who will anchor the OL for many years; this is the smart pick – so the Raiders will probably go some other direction 🙂

~Peebles

1.08 Atlanta Falcons

CB Christian Gonzalez (Oregon)

The Falcons have several key needs, and adding another CB opposite Terrell is a big one. They get Christian Gonzalez here to give ATL two athletic press corners on the outside.

~Decker

1.09 Carolina Panthers

QB Will Levis (Kentucky)

Is this what I would do if I was the GM of CAR? No. But NFL teams seem to be enamored with Levis, and CAR needs a QB of the future desperately. This could be Malik Willis all over again, but something tells me it’s real.

~Decker

1.10 Philadelphia Eagles

EDGE Tyree Wilson (Texas Tech)

The Eagles had a stifling defense in 2022 but are losing a majority of the starters and will likely not be able to sign more than a few of them. This pick is a phenomenal start, and the Eagles would be over the moon if Wilson falls to them. He’s an NFL-ready EDGE guy and will help them keep the pressure on opposing offenses.

~Peebles

1.11 Tennessee Titans

OT Broderick Jones (Georgia)

With the Titans officially moving on from Taylor Lewan, they are in dire need of an OT. Broderick Jones has the mentality, physical makeup, and skillset that should help Tennessee maintain its ground and pound dominance. Jones is one of the most agile OL in this class while also being one of the strongest. While he’s relatively inexperienced, he has the building blocks to become a mainstay bookend at the next level. It’s not difficult to see an OL coach standing on a table, even this early, to pick the Georgia product. The thought process here also involves hopefully giving Derrick Henry a little more longevity before he crosses the inevitable RB-usage threshold.

~Lee

1.12 Houston Texans

WR Quentin Johnston (TCU)

Courtesy of 247Sports

After nabbing their quarterback of the future with their first pick, the Texans go back to the offensive side of the ball and grab their quarterback and monster receiver. Johnston has a rare blend of size and speed that gives him one of the highest ceilings in the 2023 WR class.

~Pereira

1.13 New York Jets

OT Peter Skoronski (Northwestern)

The Jets have major questions at the quarterback position, but creating a stable environment will go a long way for whoever is under center. That starts with protection up front, and Northwestern’s Peter Skoronski was one of the best offensive linemen in the country last year. Although he lacks prototypical Tackle size, the BIG10 offensive linemen of the year excels in both pass protection and run blocking. He could play multiple spots on the Jets’ offensive line, making him an immediate impact player.

~Pereira

1.14 New England Patriots

WR Jordan Addison (USC)

Will the Patriots make the uncharacteristic move of drafting a player that is actually highly rated according to consensus? History says that this pick is doubtful. In this iteration, however, Foxborough gets arguably the top WR in the class. Addison won the Biletnikoff award with Kenny Pickett as his QB, then proceeded to upgrade to Caleb Williams at USC. Though he may be slightly smaller than ideal, he has sufficient speed and spatial awareness to give him an edge at the next level. Overall, Addison is a player that is just fun to watch. He’s good for a chunk play or two in every game he plays. The Patriots have been missing a WR that can win a man-to-man matchup on the outside. Addison can be productive early if Mac Jones can manage to get him the ball.

~Lee

1.15 Green Bay Packers

CB Devon Witherspoon (Illinois)

The Packers could go in many directions, but I love the addition of one of the top CBs in the class for them. The team needs a tone-setter and attitude on defense; Witherspoon brings in both. He’s got great man cover skills, a nose for the ball, and is a strong tackler.

~Peebles

1.16 Washington Commanders

OT Anton Harrison (Oklahoma)

Washington seems to want to give Howell a shot to see what he can do. If they do, they’ll need to add an OT to help keep him upright, as both of their OTs are mid and older than 32.

~Decker

1.17 Pittsburgh Steelers

iOL O’Cyrus Torrence (Florida)

The Steelers have to be upset by the run on OT at the top of this draft, given that’s their biggest need. But they can also use help on the interior, where Torrence will give them an athletic mauler in the run game and allow them to get back to a more physical offensive approach.

~Decker

1.18 Detroit Lions

iDL Bryan Bresee (Clemson)

A former number one overall recruit, adding Bresee to Hutchinson is sorta criminal. Bresee has all the talent in the world, is versatile, and is still a work in progress. The athleticism and ability are plainly evident, and Detroit has the luxury of breaking him in slowly with a rapidly improving front seven.

~Peebles

1.19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

CB Cam Smith (South Carolina)

The Buccaneers find themselves in a tricky DB situation. They are likely to lose Jamel Dean to free agency due to financial reasons. The problem is that the secondary was likely due for an upgrade before losing their most productive CB. Cam Smith can go a long way to assuage these concerns. South Carolina has become known for putting high-end CBs into the league. Smith is no exception. With fluid and sudden athleticism, a “my ball” mentality, and relentless competitiveness, Cam immediately fills the vacancy left by Dean’s departure. Though he can get a little handsy, coaches would much rather teach a DB to be more cautious than more aggressive. Smith certainly has his detractors. But, considering how much Darius Rush is showing out in the pre-draft process, it is notable that Smith held the spotlight during their time together at South Carolina, forcing a talent like Rush to take a backseat.

~Lee

1.20 Seattle Seahawks

iDL Siaki Ika (Baylor)

The Seahawks had one of the worst run defenses in the league this year. When 35-year-old Al Woods is arguably your greatest run defender, it’s time for an injection of youth and talent. Baylor’s Siaka Ika is a massive space-eater that should help plug the A-gaps of the Seahawks’ defensive line.

~Pereira

1.21 Los Angeles Chargers

WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba (Ohio State)

The Chargers are starting to see their receiver core age. With Mike Williams struggling to stay healthy and the soon-to-be 31-year-old Keenan Allen a potential cap casualty, WR becomes a position of need. Smith-Njigba has been a monster in the slot at Ohio State, with the strong hands and route-running savvy that would make him a dream replacement for Allen.

~Pereira

1.22 Baltimore Ravens

CB Clark Phillips III (Utah)

If there’s one team that isn’t as concerned about a DB’s size, it may be the Ravens. As they try to inject some youth into the secondary, Clark Phillips III would be a welcome addition and a perfect fit with the Baltimore way. Phillips may be a tad undersized, but he’s shown the versatility to find success on the outside on top of his highlight-worthy slot play. Physical at the catch point with good instincts, Phillips was a force to be reckoned with against the open passing concepts of the Pac-12. He should provide much less of a headache than Marcus Peters while having the potential to develop into a Marlon Humphrey-type talent

~Lee

1.23 Minnesota Vikings

S Brian Branch (Alabama)

Courtesy of Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports

The Vikings need a secondary like Kathie Lee needed Regis – Branch is a versatile chess piece – a safety who can play slot corner, can blitz, nasty in run defense, a player that can make a difference day one.

~Peebles

1.24 Jacksonville Jaguars

CB Kelee Ringo (Georgia)

Once thought to be a consensus top-ten pick, Ringo has fallen a bit, and other CBs have risen up throughout the process. The Jags will be ecstatic to get Ringo here and address their pass D that will need to improve if they’re going to take the next step and ever beat Mahomes and Allen.

~Decker

1.25 New York Giants

LB Jack Campbell (Iowa)

NYG has a lot of potential needs depending on how FA goes for them. But assuming the re-sign Daniel Jones, Barkley, and some of their other FAs, LB will be one of their biggest needs. Campbell gives them a run-stuffing MLB to help one of the league’s worst run defenses.

~Decker

1.26 Dallas Cowboys

iDL Keeanu Benton (Wisconsin)

Benton helped his stock at the Senior Bowl and will help the Cowboys’ front seven by eating up space in the middle and being an effective run-stopper. He’s able to generate massive power from the middle of the line. One of my favorite players in the draft.

~Peebles

1.27 Buffalo Bills

WR Josh Downs (North Carolina)

The Bills’ need for a reliable secondary WR option outside of former Terp Stefon Diggs was no more apparent than in their playoff loss. Brandon Beane was so desperate for WR help that the team even brought Cole Beasley out of retirement for spot duty. Josh Downs can be a Beasley-type slot player that can affect other areas of the field as well. Downs is at his best coming in and out of breaks with his sudden acceleration that will have DBs losing their shoes. Though his size may concern some evaluators, Downs will make an impact with the correct coaching and an effective system.

~Lee

1.28 Cincinnati Bengals

OT Dawand Jones (Ohio State)

Although the Bengals’ offensive line played better towards the end of the year, they still allowed the fourth most sacks in the league this year. Jones is a massive 6’8”, 359-pound mauler who was a consensus first-team All-American. In 2022, he allowed zero sacks and only gave up five pressures.

~Pereira

1.29 New Orleans Saints

EDGE Nolan Smith (Georgia)

With an aging Cam Jordan and a team in need of cap relief, the Saints will have some big decisions to make this offseason. The addition of Smith will give the Saints some flexibility along the line, as well as a player who could grow into a long-time starter. Smith is a little light but is an explosive athlete who has flashed as a run defender, pass rusher, and in coverage.

~Pereira

1.30 Philadelphia Eagles

iDL Mazi Smith (Michigan)

Howie Roseman is due for a refresh on his DL pipeline. With Tyree Wilson with the first pick, the Eagles use their second pick on an interior asset. Mazi Smith is the epitome of a bull in a china shop. While not the most technically refined, Smith causes chaos with strength and quickness that can disrupt even the most composed interior Offensive Linemen. With Javon Hargrave likely going out the door, Smith has the opportunity to contribute early while learning from the great Fletcher Cox. Mazi looks slim for his 300lb weight and is taller than some of the other iDL in the class. He is a ball of clay that can make an impact from the beginning due to his sheer motor and aggression.

~Lee

1.31 Kansas City Chiefs

EDGE Isaiah Foskey (Notre Dame)

Pass rush for the Chiefs was inconsistent at times, and many of their stars are getting long in the tooth. Foskey was productive at Notre Dame and will work well on a team with other options to take attention from him. I considered Bijan here, but I like Pacheco and am rooting for him.

~Peebles

Second Round

2.32 Pittsburgh Steelers

LB Trenton Simpson (Clemson)

PIT could re-sign Devin Bush and Robert Spillane, which would make this pick unnecessary. But if they opt to let them walk, LB will be a big need. Simpson provides versatility and coverage skills at the position and should be a nice replacement for Bush.

~Decker

2.33 Houston Texans

WR Jaylin Hyatt (Tennessee)

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Houston gets their QB of the future and now needs to give him weapons. Brandin Cooks may be on the way out, and Hyatt would be a great replacement and would complement Nico Collins well.

~Decker

2.34 Arizona Cardinals

RB Bijan Robinson (Texas)

The Cardinals get the best running back in the draft to replace James Conner and immediately boost the offense. Bijan is a three-down elite back and a top-five RB before he even hits the field. If this happens, the Cardinals win the draft.

~Peebles

2.35 Indianapolis Colts

OT Darnell Wright (Tennessee)

Wright isn’t likely to fall this far in April. After securing their QB of the future in the first round, the Colts can now work to protect their new shiny star. Wright can only play RT, which Colts fans may argue is a spot that is currently occupied by Braden Smith. Smith is more than capable of kicking inside or to the other side (granted, a change that isn’t always easy for all OL), while Wright can come in and start right away as a rookie. Facing off against SEC competition the likes of BJ Ojulari and Will Anderson, Wright more than held his own during his college career at RT. His patience and play strength are both pluses that will hopefully fit in with Shane Steichen’s RPO-heavy system.

~Lee

2.36 Los Angeles Rams

iOL Cody Mauch (North Dakota State)

The Rams take the draft’s first FCS player of the draft and continue the trend of North Dakota State linemen with the selection of Cody Mauch. The former tight-end convert drew rave review’s at this year’s Senior Bowl and fills a major position of need for the Rams. His size suggests a move to the inside is likely, but his experience at tackle will give the Rams versatility along the lineup

~Pereira

2.37 Seattle Seahawks

iOL John Michael Schmitz (Minnesota)

Seattle’s offensive line finished as one of the worst units in the league. They were the 27th ranked unit in 2022 per PFF, and center Austin Blythe is likely departing via Free Agency. Minnesota’s John Michael Schmitz is the best Center in this class and was arguably the most buzzworthy offensive lineman at the Senior Bowl, giving up only two sacks in his entire career.

~Pereira

2.38 Las Vegas Raiders

S Antonio Johnson (Texas A&M)

The Raiders grab the second-best safety and the best strong safety in the draft near the top of Round 2. Johnson is a defensive back that has a huge area of effect on the field. With a ridiculous wingspan and plus athleticism, he will be able to cover a lot of ground in a little time. He is not the twitchiest athlete, as is the case with many of the large athletes, but is very capable in zone and can cover some of the slower WRs at the next level. The Raiders have needs all the way across the board, but they will be competitive much quicker with a force like Johnson on the back end, preventing some of the bigger chunk plays.

~Lee

2.39 Carolina Panthers

RB Jahmyr Gibbs (Alabama)

After grabbing Levis in round one, the offensive overhaul gets another jolt with one of the most electric backs in the class. Gibbs can be used on the first two downs, but he will make his hay with his pass-catching prowess and ability to make big plays. The Panthers get much more dangerous in a hurry.

~Peebles

2.40 New Orleans Saints

QB Anthony Richardson (Florida)

Courtesy of New York Post

If ARich is available at the end of the first, I wouldn’t rule out a trade-up for him. But with no trades, New Orleans will be ecstatic to grab him here. They have a solid bridge QB on the roster for two years with Jameis, a good OL, and a budding WR1 weapon in Chris Olave. All of this will create a great situation for ARich where he can sit, develop, and take over in year two or three and be set up for success.

~Decker

2.41 Tennessee Titans

WR Zay Flowers (Boston College)

Everyone’s new favorite WR draft crush, Zay Flowers, is rocketing up draft boards. The Titans took Burks last year but still need WR help. Flowers gives them a nice compliment to Burks and will provide another weapon in this passing attack for whoever ends up being their QB of the future.

~Decker

2.42 Cleveland Browns

WR Cedric Tillman (Tennessee)

The Browns need to do whatever it takes to surround them with their contract albatross QB with weapons. Tillman will complement the WR corps perfectly, he works boundaries well, using leverage to create separation at the catch point, and is reliable. Amari Cooper is likely on the team through 2024, but Tillman could easily usurp Cooper as the WR1 for the Browns before then.

~Peebles

2.43 New York Jets

CB Deonte Banks (Maryland)

Banks is the type of CB that will play pattycake with a WR before clobbering him in the face. His physicality is his calling card to a fault. Banks’ meteoric rise since the preseason has been interesting, while his running mate, Jakorian Bennett, fell off as the season progressed. Banks has good size and speed but will need plenty of refinement. This will involve plenty of reigning in the physicality that may have gone unnoticed in the B1G but will need to be cleaned up. Still, that’s a better job than some of the missed prospects in the past who had all the athletic talent but played too soft.

~Lee

2.44 Atlanta Falcons

OT Matthew Bergeron (Syracuse)

The Falcons had a surprisingly good unit in 2022 but could potentially lose Kaleb McGary to Free Agency. With the selection of Bergeron, the Falcons get one of the more well-rounded OT prospects with the experience and versatility to play multiple spots in the lineup

~Pereira

2.45 Green Bay Packers

TE Michael Mayer (Notre Dame)

The Packers have had a major need at Tight End for years, and Mayer might just be the most well-rounded tight end prospect in recent memory. The consensus All-American had over 800 receiving yards in each of the past two years and is a force as a run-blocker.

~Pereira

2.46 New England Patriots

CB Emmanuel Forbes (Mississippi State)

The Patriots’ defense just hasn’t been the same since the loss of former Terp JC Jackson. The team is also one of the few remaining relics of the age of man coverage. Forbes may not be the strongest, the fastest, or the biggest CB in the class, but he definitely has the best ball skills. There is no other player that had as much of a knack for ending up with the ball as the Mississippi State CB. Assuming he can develop his body to hold up at the next level, the Patriots will be ecstatic to get a CB to round out their young secondary.

~Lee

2.47 Washington Commanders

TE Dalton Kincaid (Utah)

The Commanders get one of the best weapons at the TE position in this draft; Kincaid exploded in 2022 and is a move TE with smooth route running and great hands. He’s a weapon at TE and lands in a great situation for him to get targets.

~Peebles

2.48 Detroit Lions

TE Darnell Washington (Georgia)

Courtesy of Curtis Compton / Atlanta Journal Constitution

DET has several needs on defense, but they addressed two of them in the first round. Here, they fill the hole left by the Hockenson trade with a mountain of a TE who’s a tenacious blocker and will provide a red zone threat.

~Decker

2.49 Pittsburgh Steelers

OT Jaelyn Duncan (Maryland)

The Steelers have several needs across their OL. They addressed the interior in the first and address the OT here. Duncan is an experienced, athletic OT that can start right away.

~Decker

2.50 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

iDL Adetomiwa Adebawore (Northwestern)

The Bucs get a versatile defensive lineman and winner at the Senior Bowl in Adebawore. He’s capable of generating pressure from the middle and has a relentless motor, with immense power and strong hands.

~Peebles

2.51 Miami Dolphins

OT Wanya Morris (Oklahoma)

The Dolphins only have one pick in the first two rounds, so they have to make it count. Here they get some help on the offensive line, which is cheaper than needing to find a new QB. With Tua Tagovailoa facing concussion issues nearly every week, it is more important than ever to protect him. It is time for the Austin Jackson project to end. Greg Little probably isn’t an upgrade, and Eric Fisher is no more than a last-ditch desperation move. Morris is wide and agile and would be a welcome addition to the creative offense of Mike McDaniel.

~Lee

2.52 Seattle Seahawks

QB Hendon Hooker (Tennessee)

Geno Smith played surprisingly well for the Seahawks in 2022, but the 32-year-old quarterback may not be the future of the franchise. With the selection of Hooker, the Seahawks get a high-upside prospect with mobility and a big arm. He’s a slightly older prospect, and his ACL tear in November will raise questions about his current health, but Seattle provides him with the perfect situation to sit and learn until he is ready to take the field.

~Pereira

2.53 Chicago Bears

WR Kayshon Boutte (LSU)

Justin Fields finally showed flashes of the guy the Bears hoped they were getting in the 2021 draft, but his lack of weapons was apparent and severely hindered this passing attack. There will be questions regarding the health of his ankle and the lack of production in 2022, but Kayshon Boutte is an electric wide receiver who can play all over the lineup. He’s a threat to take it to the house on any play

~Pereira

2.54 Los Angeles Chargers

LB Henry To’o To’o (Alabama)

After the defensive meltdown by the Chargers in the Wild Card game, the team is in need of change. The coaching changes thus far reflect discontent with the offense from the front office, but the defense needs to be addressed at some point. Drue Tranquill was exposed in coverage at times. Brandon Staley may opt to upgrade to a much headier, albeit smaller, linebacker in his place. To’o To’o might just be the smartest defender in this draft. Though not as freaky athletically, he is always one of the first to the ball carrier. This may pair well with the rangy Kenneth Murray while giving more flexibility to the overhang defenders and shoring up some of the middle zones in coverage.

~Lee

2.55 Detroit Lions

LB Drew Sanders (Arkansas)

The Lions grab an LB here that can help right away and make the Lions’ pass rush even scarier. Sanders played off the ball LB in 2022 and showcased phenomenal range and elite athleticism for his size. He’s only glancing at the surface of what he is capable of, and the Lions get a potential defensive superstar in the making.

~Peebles

2.56 Jacksonville Jaguars

iOL Steve Avila (TCU)

The Jags don’t have a lot of holes on offense. Assuming they re-sign Evan Engram after his big season, iOL seems to be the biggest need offensively. Avila gives them an experienced player who can step in right away if needed.

~Decker

2.57 New York Giants

WR Rashee Rice (SMU)

The Kenny Golladay experience failed miserably for NYG and has left them searching for consistent WR play. Rice will bring some physicality to a WR room that is largely lacking in this area outside of Hodgins, the former sixth-round pick and FA acquisition for NYG.

~Decker

2.58 Dallas Cowboys

LB Noah Sewell (Oregon)

Sewell could complement Micah Parsons perfectly and give the Cowboys another versatile LB with a high motor and the ability to make plays in the middle of the field. There are flashes of phenomenal instincts, but they will have to improve; if it does, his ceiling is high.

~Peebles

2.59 Buffalo Bills

RB Devon Achane (Texas A&M)

Here we go again. The Bills are once again in need of a Running Back. With Devin Singletary hitting free agency, perhaps this next rookie can make a real impact. Devon Achane might just be the fastest back in the entire class. His diminutive size may not lead to high expectations as an every-down back or any sort of hope between the tackles, but he is surprisingly effective in both areas. The home run hitter is capable of adding a jolt of energy to an offense that is looking to take some load off of Josh Allen. After picking the zippy, quick but tiny WR Josh Downs in round 1, Achane continues a deliberate effort at adding speed to the offense.

~Lee

2.60 Cincinnati Bengals

TE Luke Musgrave (Oregon State)

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The Bengals have one of the league’s most dangerous receiver rooms but have severely lacked a consistent option at the tight end position. Musgrave brings prototypical size and is solid in the run game. He recorded the fastest MPH time out of any Tight End at the Senior Bowl and could challenge for the fastest time at the top of this tight end class.

~Pereira

2.61 Carolina Panthers

EDGE Derrick Hall (Auburn)

The Panthers have a promising young defensive unit but lack depth on the defensive line. Derrick Hall is a well-rounded talent who put together a productive career at Auburn. He’s an explosive athlete who can play on all three downs and will give the Panthers a reliable option next to Brian Burns.

~Pereira

2.62 Philadelphia Eagles

CB Kyu Blu Kelly (Stanford)

Kelly’s draft stock has been on the rise since his stint in Mobile. The Senior Bowl’s most outstanding practice player is a feisty CB with a propensity for interceptions. The Eagles are in a rough position against the cap, leading to losses in the depth chart in many spots from many key veterans. My guess is Howie Roseman opts to keep CGJ over James Bradberry. Kelly may not be as smart or savvy as Bradberry, but he is younger, faster, and nastier. He may not be ready right away either, but his demeanor will endear him to the coaches and the Philly fan base quickly. I would expect early contributions from him, at the very least, on special teams.

~Lee

2.63 Kansas City Chiefs

WR Jayden Reed (Michigan St.)

Reed had a good Senior Bowl week, and his skill set in the Chiefs’ offense would be enticing. He’s versatile and dangerous in the open field, and after the catch. He doesn’t have elite speed but can return kicks and get open deep down the field. Maybe I’m a homer here, but Reed belongs on the second day after a career in East Lansing which didn’t help his draft stock. The Spartans vastly underused him.

~Peebles

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