The NFL draft is an exciting time for fans and players alike. Every year, hundreds of young athletes are selected to join professional football teams and chase their dreams of becoming NFL stars.
2023 NFL Draft Day 2
The 2023 NFL draft, in particular, has garnered much attention from fans and analysts, as it features a deep pool of talented prospects across all positions. In this article, we will discuss the 2023 NFL draft’s second day and grade every pick.
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- Pittsburgh Steelers (from Bears)
Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State, The Pittsburgh Steelers, selected Joey Porter Jr., a cornerback from Penn State, with the 32nd overall pick.
Porter Jr. comes from a football family, as his father, Joey Porter Sr., was a former linebacker for the Steelers. Porter Jr. is a qualified prospect who could have easily been selected in the first round. He has great size and athleticism, which make him a perfect fit for the Steelers. Overall, this pick deserves an A+ grade.
- Tennessee Titans (from Cardinals via Texans)
Will Levis, QB, Kentucky The Tennessee Titans selected Will Levis, a quarterback from Kentucky, with the 33rd overall pick. Levis can potentially become a franchise quarterback and is a better prospect than Malik Willis.
The Titans have been seeking a long-term solution at quarterback for a couple of years now, and this pick gives them the flexibility to trade Ryan Tannehill potentially. This pick deserves an A+ grade.
- Detroit Lions (from Cardinals)
Sam LaPorta, TE, Iowa The Detroit Lions selected Sam LaPorta, a tight end from Iowa, with the 34th overall pick. While LaPorta is a good player, the Lions passed on some better tight-end prospects to make this pick. However, the tight end was a huge need for the Lions after trading away T.J. Hockenson. Overall, this pick deserves a C+ grade.
- Las Vegas Raiders (from Colts)
Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame The Las Vegas Raiders selected Michael Mayer, a tight end from Notre Dame, with the 35th overall pick. Mayer was the top tight end prospect in the draft and is an instant impact starter for the Raiders, who traded away Darren Waller. Overall, this pick deserves an A+ grade.
- Los Angeles Rams
Steve Avila, OG, TCU The Los Angeles Rams selected Steve Avila, a guard from TCU, with the 36th overall pick. Avila was a prospect that some people had first-round grades on, and the Rams had a huge need on the interior of their offensive line. This pick deserves an A grade.
- Seattle Seahawks (from Broncos)
Derick Hall, EDGE, Auburn The Seattle Seahawks selected Derick Hall, an edge rusher from Auburn, with the 37th overall pick. While Hall has an impressive physical profile, he struggled against some of the better offensive tackles who made it into this and recent drafts. This pick is a reach and deserves a C+ grade.
- Atlanta Falcons (from Colts via Raiders)
Matthew Bergeron, OT, Syracuse The Atlanta Falcons selected Matthew Bergeron, an offensive tackle from Syracuse, with the 38th overall pick. While the Falcons needed interior offensive line help, it is interesting that they traded up for this pick. Bergeron is athletic and can play all over the line, but whether he will become a long-term solution at left tackle remains to be seen. Overall, this pick deserves a B- grade.
- Carolina Panthers
Jonathan Mingo, WR, Ole Miss — The Panthers added a target for Bryce Young with the selection of Jonathan Mingo. Mingo is a raw prospect blending blocking, run-after-the-catch ability, and physicality. He’s a lottery ticket-type pick for the Panthers. Grade: B
- New Orleans Saints
Isaiah Foskey, EDGE, Notre Dame — The Saints needed more depth at edge rusher after losing Marcus Davenport to free agency. Isaiah Foskey is a bigger, heavy-handed edge rusher with the potential to be a 10-sack type of rusher. Grade: B
- Arizona Cardinals (from Titans)
BJ Ojulari, EDGE, LSU BJ Ojulari has some juice off the edge and has a nice array of pass-rushing moves. This pick is a B+.
- Green Bay Packers (from Browns via Jets)
Luke Musgrave, TE, Oregon State. The Packers needed a tight end, and Luke Musgrave could be the best tight end in the class. However, this pick is risky as he had only 11 catches last year and is coming off a knee injury. This selection is a B-.
- New York Jets (from Packers)
Joe Tippmann, C, Wisconsin Joe Tippmann will have a chance to start immediately for the Jets.