Spencer Flohr Mock Draft 5.0 (Two Rounds)

published on 4/12/2023

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Round 1

Picks 17-31
16. Commanders: Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland

The Commanders corner room is pretty pedestrian.... Banks is the best corner on the board and has a Maryland connection.... 1 + 1 is 2.

17. Bears: Calijah Kancey, DT, Pittsburgh

After trading all the way back to 17, the Bears can add the legit 3-tech defensive tackle that Matt Eberflus's defense so desperately needs. Kancey will have every opportunity to tee off as a pass rusher.

18. Lions: Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU

The Lions would probably have liked Kancey here but with him off the board they can make a bit of a luxury pick in Johnston. QJ is a polarizing prospect with great tools but questionable technique. I personally believe he will develop into a great player and combining him with Jameson Williams and Amon-Ra St. Brown could make an already deadly offense even deadlier.

19. Vikings: Jordan Addison, WR, USC

TRADE - With receivers coming off the board the Vikings move up with the Bucs to ensure they get a legit compliment to Justin Jefferson. Addison is as solid as they come and should flourish as the number 2 option in Minnesota.

20. Bengals: Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas

TRADE - As Bijan Robinson falls down the board there will eventually be a team who decides they can't wait any longer and pounces on the chance to get him. Joe Mixon was a cut candidate this off-season with declining play and health this season + some weird off the field stuff. As a team trying to compete with the Chiefs, trading up with Seattle to add arguably the best offensive player in this class should be a no brainer for Cincy.

21. Chargers: Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah

Keenan Allen is getting older and both he and Mike Williams are often injured. The Chargers need some more speed and dynamism in their stable of weapons and that certainly can come in the form of Dalton Kincaid. Kincaid is far and away the best receiving tight end in this class and would be an instant sparkplug for this offense.

22. Ravens: Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State

The Ravens would likely have to trade up a couple spots to ensure they got Porter in real life and I'm sure they'd be willing to do so. After signing Odell Beckham, corner is their last glaring need and Porter would be a perfect fit.

23. Buccaneers: Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma

I simply can't tell you who is supposed to be the Bucs other starting offensive tackle besides Tristan Wirfs. After trading back they add Harrison who's as solid a pass blocker as there is in this class.

24. Jaguars: Brian Branch, S, Alabama

Nickel corner/safety remains the biggest need on a quietly stacked Jaguars roster and Brian Branch happens to be the best nickel/safety in the entire draft. Again... 1 + 1 is 2.

25. Texans: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

TRADE - After adding Bryce Young the Texans are going to want to add some weapons to help him out, Robert Woods simply is not going to cut it. With Flowers falling down the board Houston jumps at the opportunity to move up from #33 and grab him.

26. Cowboys: Lukas Van Ness, DE, Iowa

Van Ness will probably go higher than this but I couldn't find a spot for him earlier in the draft. If he is on the board at #26 I doubt Dallas would be able to resist the urge to add him to their stable of pass rushing weapons.

27. Bills: Antonio Johnson, CB/S, Texas A&M

Although they resigned Jordan Poyer, both he and Micah Hyde are getting older and come with injury baggage. Johnson is solid value here and can be an insurance policy should either starting safety get hurt or leave next off-season.

28. Seahawks: Myles Murphy, DE, Clemson

Murphy is a supreme athlete who had a pretty bad year at Clemson this past season. Despite that, I picture Pete Carroll being willing to take a chance on his athletic upside. If Murphy and Tyree Wilson both develop, Seattle's pass rush would go from a relative weakness to a massive strength.

29. Saints: B.J. Ojulari, DE, LSU

The Saints lost a ton of talent on their front-7 this off-season and didn't do much to fix that. Ojulari is a dynamic pass rusher and the LSU to Saints pipeline is always fun.

30. Eagles: O'Cyrus Torrence, G, Florida

I'm not convinced the Eagles are comfortable with Cam Jurgens starting at right guard this season. Torrence would be a plug and play starter who fits their scheme.

31. Chiefs: Dawand Jones, OT, Ohio State

After losing Orlando Brown and Andrew Wylie, the Chiefs need a new tackle to pair with Jawaan Taylor.

Picks 17-31