The Steelers stay with the offensive line in Day 2 and kick off the 2nd round with the selection of O'Cyrus Torrence out of Florida. Torrence is the best pure guard prospect in the draft that wins with his immense size, power, and technique in the interior. Pairing him next new draft pick Paris Johnson Jr. should give the Steelers a young and stout offensive line for years to come.
The Dallas Cowboys have made it no secret that cornerback is on their mind in Day 2 and with Cam Smith falling into the 2nd round, the Cowboys trade away their 2nd and 3rd round picks to move up in the Day 2 and grab the former Gamecock to solidify the secondary.
After the Patriots passed on both receiver and tight end talent in Day 1 it likely caused an uproar among fans and with Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft caving into demands they trade away their 2nd and 4th round picks in Day 2 and grab the last of three immensely talented tight ends in Darnell Washington. Washington is a monsterous athlete with rare size and length for the position and while he's a little raw and undeveloped as a receiver, he's the best blocking tight end I have ever seen enter the league and would give the Patriots fans appeasement for passing on talented receivers the day before.
The Arizona Cardinals use the Colts 2nd round pick they received in Day 1 and grab the feisty ball hawking cornerback in Clark Phillips III out of Utah. Now Arizona's other CP3, Phillips III gives the Cardinals a much need boost in the interception column his rookie year and could eventually develop into a potential pro bowl cornerback in the NFL.
After the Rams traded away Allen Robinson the week prior, Sean McVay and company with their first pick take the best deep threat in the draft in Jalin Hyatt out Tennessee. Hyatt is speed demon that has mastered deep routes and possesses exceptional hands and he will give the Rams that knock out power on offense they were so desperately lacking in 2022.
The Seattle Seahawks use their 38th overall pick and grab one of the biggest wild cards in the draft in Nolan Smith out of Georgia who many believe is so athletic and brought so much versatility that he's position less on the field. Seeing a potential hybrid phenom with immense potential, the Pete Carroll takes him in the 2nd round for him to learn under returning linebacker Bobby Wagner and become his eventual replacement.
The Las Vegas Raiders need offensive lineman in the worst way their affinty for biggest and fastest players coming into the league is we documented and nobody in this draft is bigger than Dawand Jones out of Ohio State. Jones is perfectly built to play the right tackle position and has the length and size to make any NFL defenders day difficult in both the run and passing game.
The Carolina Panthers grabbed their quarterback of the future in Bryce Young in Day 1 and now they need to protect their investment up front with Andrew Vorhees out of USC. Vorhees is a technically sound interior lineman with immense power and he'll give the Carolina Panthers a boost in the interior run game as well prevent the pocket from collapsing.
The Saints interior pressure and run defense was lackluster in 2022 and getting a fresh new body to clog the middle is a huge priority in Day 2. Siaki Ika is a mammoth of a man that can collapse the pocket, stuff the run, and always demands double teams. He'll give the Saints pass rushers a major boost in production.
The Tennessee Titans shocked people with their lack of a decision to draft a quarterback in Day 2 but with the potential of Drew Sanders on defense, the Titans go the same route grab the highly versatile linebacker. Sanders is a phenomenal pass rusher from the linebacker position and has potential to be a great coverage player as well and with the front seven in Tennessee set and paid for, getting Sanders turns this good defense into a potential monster.
The Green Packers continue with the offensive rebuild around their young future at quarterback in Jordan Love by selecting a tight end that can only play but thrive in the frozen tundra of Lambo Field. Tucker Kraft is big athletic playmaker out of South Dakota that has the tools and physical capabilities to become a great all-around tight end that never leaves the field.
The New York Jets have very few paramount draft needs and after getting their biggest need in Day 1 they go grab their last big need which is safety, and their is no better fit for them at that position than Antonio Johnson out of Texas A&M. He's a little undersized for his size, but he plays with exceptional intensity and IQ on the back end and while he's still developing as a coverage player, he's going to make a big difference in run defense.
The Atlanta addressed their defensive line at the top of the draft in day and now they address the back end in Day 2 with the best ball hawking cornerback in the entire class in Emmanuel Forbes Jr. out of Mississippi State. Forbes is tall and very cornerback that has a pension for coming away with the football when thrown in his direction.
Green Bay Packers finally sick of picking offensive players fall back on old habits and go after defense and pass rusher Felix Anudike Uzomaoh is the perfect pick here. He's a phenomenal athlete with a tremendous amount of pass rush tools and as the NFC continues to become a more quarterback centric, the phrase "you can never have too many pass rushers" becomes much more prevalent.
The Arizona Cardinals need cornerbacks and D.J. Turner out of Michigan is a great option for them in the 2nd round. He's a freakishly fast player with the tools and skills to quickly develop into and outside cornerback and give the Cardinals the boost in the secondary they so desperately need.
The Lions continue their defensive rebuild in Dan Campbell's image and grab Derick Hall out of Georgia to pair with soon-to-be pass rush phenom Aidan Hutchinson. Hall is a rocked pass rusher with exceptional power and surprising athleticism and should the Lions to double-headed ax of a pass rush they have been craving.
The Steelers let Devin Bush go in free agency after being regarded as a draft bust and now they go back to the linebacker well again in 2022 and grab Trenton Simpson out of Clemson. Simpson, like Bush, is a phenomenal athlete that can run down any ball carrier and expand his game to become a force in the front seven and if their is any position that the Steelers have made their bones in football history it's linebacker.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have to address the running back position at some point and with Israel Abanikanda available, it's time to pull the trigger. Abanikanda is a freak of an athlete at the running back position with little wear and tear ana very high ceiling and putting in the backfield with Kyle Trask, or whomever is the quarterback in 2023, will greatly benefit from his playmaking ability.
The Miami Dolphins need to improve the linebacker unit drastically in the 2023 NFL draft as they possess quality players both in the defensive line and secondary and Jack Campell is easily the best pick they can make to address this pick. Campbell possesses a balance skill set to go along with excellent size and should fit like a glove in the middle of the Miami defense.
The Seahawks have an immensely talented cornerback unit that's in desperate of a playmaking safety to complete the Legion of Boom 2.0 and Ji'Ayir Brown is a great option to have on the back end. He's a ball hawking safety that isn't afraid to hit stick ball carriers and should give this secondary the boost it needs on the back end.
The Chicago Bears addressed offensive line at the top of the draft and double down in Day 2 with the selection of the drafts preeminent center in John Michael-Schmitz. Michael-Schmitz is a bulldozer in the run game that can also handle in the interior pressure of defensive tackles that often out weigh him by 25+ lbs. and should make life easier for quarterback Justin Fields.
The Chargers have to address the tight end position at some point as their receiver corps each year seem to get injured early and often and Sam Laporta is a tremendous pick here. He's an athletic tight end with great blocking technique and route-running and should be a great safety valve for Justin Herbert.
The Cincinnati Bengals panicking a bit as their need for a tight end is urgent and they must move up to snag the last good prospect available move up with Lions to snag Luke Musgraves out of Oregon State. Musgraves has phenomenal size and athleticism to go along with surprising fluidity to be a scary weapon on offense and if not for a torn ACL early in his 2022 season he'd probably be picked much higher.
The Jacksonville Jaguars need edge help as the quarterback race in the AFC South just got a little more potent in Day 1 of the draft. Lukas Van Ness is a phenomenal athlete with tremendous power and size and should develop into an every down defensive end early in his career.
The New York Giants made Daniel Jones a $40,000,000 man in the offseason and now have to protect their investment in Day 2 of the draft in Joe Tippman from Wisconsin. Tippman has rare size and athleticism for the center position and could develop into a mauler in the interior within his first couple years in the league.
The Seattle Seahawks have to upgrade the interior of the defensive line at some point and Mazi Smith is a tremendous answer to that question mark on defense. He's a freakish athlete with exceptional size and strength for the position and should give the new pass rushers and linebackers on the defense the anchor in the middle needed for success.
The Detroit Lions may have addressed the cornerback position in Day 1 with Christian Gonzalez but double-dipping at the position never hurt anyone and Riley Moss is the versatile cornerback this team needs. Moss is a highly experienced defensive back that can play anywhere in the secondary and should see hefty usage at safety and nickel corner.
The Chicago Bears must address the pass rush in Day 2 of the draft and Keion White is an excellent addition to the defense at #62. White possesses freakish power and size to go along with exceptional athleticism to match and while he's raw as prospect, his ceiling is too great to ignore in the 2nd round.
The Philadelphia Eagles need to bolster a cornerback unit that soon is going to be missing bodies one Jalen Hurts new contract starts affecting the teams salary cap and Julius Brents is a great option here at the back end of the first round. Brents possesses rare size and good athleticism to go along with a hard nosed style of play that is sure to win over Philly fans.
The Kansas City Chiefs let Orlando Brown Jr. go in free agency in 2022 after contract negotiations fell through and instead go to his alma mater for his replacement in Anton Harrrison out of Oklahoma. Harrison is an excellent athlete with good capabilities as pass protector on the blindside and if given time to develop, he should maximize on his potential rather quickly.