2023 NFL Draft: UDFA tracker

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The draft is over, but players are still finding their NFL homes

The 2023 NFL Draft is in the books. A draft that began on Thursday night when the Carolina Panthers selected Alabama quarterback Bryce Young first overall drew to a close Saturday evening, when the Los Angeles Rams added Toledo defensive tackle Desjuan Johnson, making him this season’s “Mr. Irrelevant.”

However, as much as you might want to turn the page to the 2024 NFL Draft, and start yelling about USC quarterback Caleb Williams, UNC quarterback Drake Maye, Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr., Penn State offensive tackle Olumuyiwa Fashanu, and the rest of the potential upcoming class, we have one last matter to attend to.

Undrafted free agents.

As the final round winds down, many players start hoping they avoid being drafted, allowing them to sign with the team of their choice. There are still talented players available, and we will keep track of all the signings for you here at SB Nation.

We’ll start yelling about Williams and company on Monday, we promise.

  • Louisville QB Malik Cunningham is signing with the New England Patriots, per Tom Pelissero. According to Pelissero there was “competition” for Cunningham, whose contract includes a $30,000 signing bonus and a $170,000 base salary.
  • Kansas State QB Adrian Martinez is signing with the Detroit Lions, per Pelissero.
  • North Dakota State TE Noah Gindorff is signing with the Seattle Seahawks, per Pelissero.
  • North Dakota State FB Hunter Luepke is signing with the Dallas Cowboys, per Pelissero.
  • Clemson wide receiver Joseph Ngata is signing with the Philadelphia Eagles, per Pelissero.
  • Maalik Hall, the Southeastern Oklahoma State LB, is signing with the New York Jets, per Pelissero.
  • Georgia Tech RB Hassan Hall is signing with the Cleveland Browns, per Pelissero, for a deal that includes $125,000 guaranteed.
  • Mississippi State LB Tyrus Wheat is signing with the Cowboys on a deal worth $185,000 guaranteed, along with a $20,000 signing bonus, per Pelissero.
  • Virginia State RB Darius Hagans is signing with the Indianapolis Colts, per Pelissero.
  • Arkansas State QB James Blackman is signing with the Miami Dolphins, per Pelissero.
  • Kansas State WR Kade Warner — Kurt Warner’s son — is signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, per Pelissero.
  • Baylor CB Mark Milton is signing with the Carolina Panthers, per Pelissero.
  • Arizona State RB Xazavian Valladay is signing with the Houston Texans on a deal worth $175,000 in guarantees, per Mike Garafolo.
  • Minnesota running back Mohamed Ibrahim is signing with the Detroit Lions, per Pelissero. The deal includes $100,000 guaranteed.
  • Washington offensive lineman Jaxson Kirkland is signing with the Cincinnati Bengals, per Pelissero.
  • Holy Cross linebacker Liam Anderson is signing with the Colts, per Pelissero.
  • Central Michigan tight end Joel Wilson is signing with the New Orleans Saints, per Pelissero.
  • Georgia kicker Jack Podlesny is signing with the Minnesota Vikings, per Pelissero.
  • Samuel Jackson — the Central Florida offensive lineman, not the actor — is signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars, per Pelissero.
  • Oklahoma Baptist WR Keilahn Harris is signing with the Atlanta Falcons, per Pelissero.
  • Notre Dame defensive lineman Jayson Ademilola is signing with the Jaguars, per Pelissero.
  • Rutgers defensive back Avery Young is signing with the San Francisco 49ers, per Pelissero.
  • Western Kentucky cornerback Kahlef Hailassie is signing with the Jets, per Pelissero.
  • Jacob Slade, the Michigan State defensive lineman, is signing with the Arizona Cardinals, per Pelissero. The deal includes $200,000 guaranteed.
  • East Carolina running back Keaton Mitchell posted on his Instagram that he was signing with the Baltimore Ravens.
  • Utah pass rusher Mohamoud Diabate is signing with the Browns, per Pelissero. The contract includes $250,000 guaranteed.
  • Tulane safety Larry Brooks III is signing with the Bengals, per Pelissero.
  • USC DL Brandon Pili is signing with Miami, per Pelissero. The deal includes $100,000 guaranteed.
  • Arkansas-Pine Bluff OL Mark Evans II, who stood out at the Shrine Bowl, is signing with the Saints, per Pelissero.
  • Southern Miss WR Jason Brownlee is signing with the Jets, per Pelissero.
  • Quarterback Tyson Bagent from Shepherd is signing with the Chicago Bears, per Pelissero.
  • Houston LB Donavan Mutin is signing with the Colts, per Pelissero. The deal includes $100,000 guaranteed.
  • Kent State S Nico Bolden is signing with the Panthers, per Pelissero.
  • Rice pass rusher Ikenna Enechukwu is signing with Atlanta, per Pelissero.
  • Delta State offensive lineman Nic Melsop is signing with the Chargers, per Pelissero. The deal includes a $10,000 signing bonus.
  • UTSA CB Corey Mayfield Jr. is signing with the Ravens, per Pelissero.
  • Kansas offensive tackle Earl Bostick Jr. is signing with the Cowboys, per Pelissero. The deal includes $220,000 guaranteed.
  • Florida A&M EDGE Isaiah Land is signing with the Dallas Cowboys, per Michael Gehlken.
  • West Florida wide receiver David Durden is signing with the Cowboys, per Gehlken.
  • Tennessee tight end Princeton Fant is signing with the Cowboys, per Gehlken.
  • Arkansas WR Matt Landers is signing with the Seattle Seahawks, per Pelissero.
  • Kicker Andre Szmyt from Syracuse is signing with the Bears, per Pelissero.
  • QB Nolan Henderson from Delaware is signing with the Baltimore Ravens, per his agent Brett Tessler.
  • BYU running back Chris Brooks is signing with the Dolphins, per Barry Jackson.
  • Toledo linebacker Dyontae Johnson is signing with the New York Giants, per Pelissero.
  • Texas Tech RB SaRodorick Thompson is signing with the Saints, per Pelissero.
  • Cincinnati linebacker Ivan Pace is signing with the Vikings, per Greg Auman.
  • Oregon WR Chase Cota is signing with the Lions, per Pelissero.
  • Florida State WR Pokey Wilson is signing with the Chargers, per Pelissero.
  • UCLA defensive back Aziz Hearn is signing with the Raiders, per Pelissero.
  • Gardner-Webb WR T.J. Luther is signing with the Jets, per Aaron Wilson.
  • Alabama CB Eli Ricks is signing with the Eagles, per Matt Zenith.
  • LSU CB Colby Richardson is signing with the Panthers, per Pelissero.
  • Oklahoma DT Jalen Redmond is also signing with Carolina, per Pelissero.
  • Pittsburgh OG Gabe Houy is signing with the Bears, per Pelissero.
  • SMU OG Jaylon Thomas is signing with the Ravens, per Pelissero.
  • Minnesota OLB Thomas Rush is signing with the Tennessee Titans, per Pelissero, on a deal that includes $175,000 guaranteed.
  • Kansas DT Caleb Simpson is signing with the Colts, per Pelissero.
  • UCF CB Divaad Wilson is signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars, per Pelissero.
  • Mitchell Tinsley, the Penn State WR, is signing with the Washington Commanders, per Pelissero.
  • Purdue defensive back Reese Taylor is signing with the Chiefs, per Pelissero.
  • Army pass rusher Andre Carter II, who received first-round buzz this draft season, signed with Minnesota according to Garafolo.
  • Eastern Kentucky defensive lineman T.K. McClendon Jr. is signing with the Titans, per Pelissero.
  • We have a fullback signing! Iowa FB Monte Pottebaum is signing with the Steelers, per Pelissero.
  • App State running back Camerun Peoples is signing with Carolina, per Pelissero.
  • South Alabama WR Jalen Wayne is signing with the Bills, per Pelissero.
  • Indiana linebacker Cam Jones is signing with the Chiefs, per Pelissero. The deal includes a $15,000 signing bonus and $135,000 in a guaranteed base salary.
  • Coastal Carolina DT Jerrod Clark is signing with the Chargers, per Pelissero.
  • Kentucky OL Tashawn Manning is signing with the Ravens, per Pelissero.
  • Illinois QB Tommy DeVito is signing with the Giants, per Pelissero.
  • East Carolina QB Holton Ahlers is signing with the Seahawks, per Pelissero.
  • Pittsburgh DE Habakkuk Baldonado is signing with the Giants, per Art Stapleton.
  • Liberty OLB Durrell Johnson is signing with the Cowboys, per Pelissero.

NFL Draft results 2023: Pick-by-pick tracker for every selection

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Follow along with the picks for the 2023 NFL Draft.

The 2023 NFL Draft is here, with the Carolina Panthers ready to make a franchise-altering decision at the top of the draft. All the tea leaves are pointing to Alabama quarterback Bryce Young being the pick for Carolina, and while Young might not have ideal size for the position, he has the ideal game for the modern NFL.

While the first pick seems locked in, everything after that is anything but. While many expected the Houston Texans to simply draft a quarterback — likely Ohio State passer C.J. Stroud — with the second-overall selection, the conversation has shifted in recent days. The Texans have been linked with some defensive players, such as Tyree Wilson and Will Anderson Jr., there is a thought the Texans might trade out of that spot, and others believe Kentucky quarterback Will Levis will be the pick.

We’ll know more soon, so at least we know that.

Prior to things getting started, you can read J.P. Acosta’s final mock draft, take a look at our Top 200 players in the 2023 NFL Draft, read up on some sleepers to prepare for the weekend, or even take a look at the latest NFL Draft odds thanks to our friends at DraftKings.

Check out Mark Schofield’s best available players on Day 3 list. Read JP Acosta’s first round grades here, and his Day 2 grades for every pick here. We have first round winners and losers, plus Day 2 winners and losers, from James Dator.

We’re keeping track of every pick here. Follow along.

Michael Mayer has upside concerns, but he’s ready to be your every-down tight end

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Notre Dame TE Michael Mayer has the highest floor of any first-rounder in the 2023 NFL Draft

Notre Dame tight end Michael Mayer has been lauded as a future NFL prospect since he was embarking on a season in which he was named an All-American as a true freshman in 2020. In the midst of said season, Mayer was coined the nickname “Baby Gronk” as a star was born very early on for the Irish. Mayer only grew as a player from there forward as he was awarded with being an All-American in back-to-back seasons (2021 and 2022). He finished off his college campaign in 2022 with 809 yards on 67 receptions and 9 scores.

The “Baby Gronk” nickname was always unfair, but Mayer has delivered as a constant in his college career. Mayer is set to come into the NFL as a player with a very high floor. There’s no secret of what his role will be as he enters the next level. Mayer is a natural Y tight end through and through. He’s not going to stun you with unbelievable physical tools, but the blend of ability to move bodies in the run game and to be a functional pass catcher makes him one of the safer tight end options in the 2023 NFL Draft.

2023 NFL Draft Selection

The Las Vegas Raiders traded up to select Michael Mayer with the No. 35 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. For full coverage of the Michael Mayer pick, head over to Silver & Black Pride.

Michael Mayer is going to be a coach’s best friend in the NFL

It’s a cliché phrase at its base, but, in the case of Mayer, it’s so true. Mayer understands every piece of intricacy to the game at the tight end position. He’s a dynamic blocker with even more potential to get better. Offensive line coaches will love him for what he will add as a sixth man at the end of the line of scrimmage. Tight end coaches will love him for how mature he will be before even entering the league. Tight end has traditionally been the biggest learning curve positionally for prospects entering the NFL, but Mayer is as ready as they will come.

Mayer’s hands are also very good for the position. He plays like a bear in the trenches and in the passing game as he attacks and engulfs the football. Mayer has done well in his career to slip by defenders on his way to stacking up the opposing defender to put them in conflict as he gets into his route stem. Mayer also has experience splitting out wide and having success as a receiver winning in contested situations and making himself an option against zone coverage — a little bit more versatility than you may think at first glance.

The questions about Michael Mayer’s upside are a fair game

For all of the positive talk about Mayer’s football IQ and polish coming out of college, there remains some question about his athleticism and upside as a receiving option. Nobody will confuse Mayer as a unicorn type of an athlete like Kyle Pitts or an insane body type the likes of a Darnell Washington in this class. Mayer’s size and athleticism are just, well, average. He does have production you like to see from a receiving standpoint, but it’s clear on tape that Mayer pinballs rather than truly making plays with the ball in his hands. He also has to work extremely hard to create any separation against true man-to-man or match coverage because of some heaviness to his feet when he has to suddenly change directions. All of these factors will drive questions about what kind of production he can have as a receiver in the NFL.

Mayer still has work to do as a run blocker, as well, continuing to polish his hand strikes into defenders instead of just throwing his body on some reps. His upside as a blocker is through the roof, but it’s not all the way there just yet. The blocking tape against Clemson (elite) versus the blocking tape against Ohio State (below average) show the stark blend he can have from a consistency standpoint at this stage.

How Michael Mayer measures up

As mentioned earlier, Mayer has an average profile from an athletic standpoint on tape and that profile matched up fairly well with his on-field workouts at the NFL Combine in March and at Notre Dame’s Pro Day.

  • 40-yard dash: 4.70 seconds
  • Broad Jump: 9’10
  • Vertical Jump: 32.5”
  • 20-yard shuttle (Pro Day): 4.44 seconds
  • 3-Cone Drill (Pro Day): 7.26 seconds

What others are saying about Michael Mayer

The Athletic’s Nate Tice had this to say about Mayer:

Mayer might not have the athletic tools and length to make him a high-end mismatch nightmare, but he will be a quarterback’s best friend as a versatile auxiliary weapon and provide winning snaps as a blocker.

NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein offered his thoughts about Mayer as well:

Mayer might need to polish his route running to become a high-volume target, but he’s a safe pick and will be a good pro who can become a plus player as a run blocker and pass catcher.

Michael Mayer has a very high floor and could be one of the few tight end prospects that can contribute to a team at an above average level immediately. Some questions with Mayer still linger due to some lingering athletic questions in addition to some bad quarterback play that limited his production to an extent his final year in college. A team is going to sleep soundly at night if they select Mayer middle to late first round in the 2023 Draft.

Powerful Florida guard O’Cyrus Torrence is the NFL’s next great mauling interior lineman

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Pairing his size with power, O’Cyrus Torrence is the dominant run blocker of the 2023 NFL Draft.

Florida offensive guard O’Cyrus Torrence enters the 2023 NFL Draft after spending one year with the Gators program. Torrence started 11 games at right guard in 2022 after transferring to Florida from Louisiana-Lafayette. Torrence flawlessly handled the step up in competition. Torrence earned Consensus All-American Honors and was also named to the First Team All-SEC team by the Associated Press. Torrence was previously named to the Second Team (2020) and First Team (2021) All-Sun-Belt squads.

2023 NFL Draft Selection

The Buffalo Bills selected O’Cyrus Torrence with the No. 59 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. For full coverage of the O’Cyrus Torrence picks, head to Buffalo Rumblings.

Strengths of Florida guard O’Cyrus Torrence

Torrence followed his head coach Billy Napier from Louisiana to Florida and more than held his own against SEC blockers. Torrence scored an elite overall grade of 88.0 from Pro Football Focus for his standout efforts throughout the 2022 campaign. PFF credited Torrence with allowing zero sacks, zero quarterback hits, and just eight hurries on 355 pass-blocking snaps. Interior defenders had no answer for Torrence’s dominance. Torrence was a workhorse for the Gators in 2022, having played a total of 698 snaps.

Torrence features outlandish overall mass, length, and sheer power. In the run game, Torrence utilizes his power to generate movement off the line of scrimmage to create available rushing lanes for his ball-carriers. Torrence is an extremely physical blocker that routinely has the size and power advantage over his opponents.

Torrence was also dominant during one-versus-one practice rep drills at this year’s Senior Bowl. He routinely stonewalled rushers while catching the attention of NFL scouts and decision-makers in Mobile. Torrence attached a jetpack to his pre-draft stock as a result.

Pass rushers can’t defeat Torrence with power. Torrence meets bull rushes by anchoring down and meeting strength with strength. Torrence is a dominant phone-booth blocker.

The weaknesses of Florida guard O’Cyrus Torrence

Torrence’s foot speed leaves a lot to be desired in pass protection. Quick-footed interior defensive linemen can defeat Torrence and penetrate the pocket with speed and well-developed counters. Dominant defensive tackles who execute great swim moves could give Torrence fits at the next level. Torrence struggles to mirror athletic pass rushers as a result. Torrence’s limited foot speed can create issues for his quarterback in pass protection.

At times, Torrence can approach the run game with an unnecessarily overaggressive mindset. Getting too aggressive can create balance issues for Torrence in the NFL. It’s a minor technical wart that can be addressed with quality NFL coaching. Torrence needs to play under control with more consistency moving forward.

2023 NFL Combine results for O’Cyrus Torrence

Torrence tested in expected fashion given his massive 6’5 (85th percentile) and 330-pound (87th percentile) frame. Torrence ran the 40-yard dash in a respectable 5.31 seconds with a 1.82 10-yard split. Torrence leaped a 23.5-inch vertical and 8’5 on the broad jump. Torrence also features 33 7/8-inch arms (74th percentile), an 83 7/8-inch wingspan (96th percentile) and massive 11 1/4-inch hands (98th percentile). These results led to Torrence scoring an acceptable Relative Athletic Score of 6.63. NFL franchises aren’t drafting Torrence at guard for his athletic abilities.

Torrence’s MockDraftable athletic comparisons include success stories like five-time Pro Bowl guard Quenton Nelson. It also includes recent undrafted free agents such as Tristen Hoge, Tommy Kraemer, and Jared Hocker. Torrence will likely land somewhere in the middle of those comparisons.

What others are saying about O’Cyrus Torrence

Lance Zierlein of NFL.Com had the following to say:

Broad guard prospect whose physical limitations are balanced by his feel for the job and ability to use his size in his favor. Torrence is not a natural bender. He is forced to engulf and push rather than leverage and drive as a run blocker, but he’s solid at neutralizing the man across from him. He uses his hands well to jab and maintain feel for the rush, but quick interior rushers with well-developed counters could be too much for his limited foot quickness to handle without help. He projects as a future starter for downhill offenses who covet size over athleticism.

Torrence is an extremely powerful interior offensive linemen that possesses plug-and-play potential. Torrence is a borderline first-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. Torrence had formal interviews at the NFL Scouting Combine with the Titans, Ravens, Eagles, Jaguars and Cowboys. Torrence also had private visits with the Steelers, Bills and Commanders. The night before Florida’s Pro Day, Torrence spent time meeting with the Titans (again), Saints and Falcons.

I fully expect Torrence to quickly claim a starting gig at left or right guard in an offense that features power/gap concepts.

Bryan Bresee offers tremendous upside in a thin defensive tackle draft class

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Teams will overlook Bryan Bresee’s production concerns in a limited defensive tackle draft class due to his athleticism and size

The 2023 NFL Draft features a lot of talent at the top, with positions like quarterback, edge rusher, cornerback, and offensive tackle likely to dominate the first round. One spot where there’s a significant lack of depth is at defensive tackle, which features a star at the top in Georgia’s Jalen Carter but limited options behind him. One of the most intriguing prospects in this relatively thin position group is Clemson’s Bryan Bresee.

A former five-star recruit and top overall recruit in the country in the 2020 class, Bresee was a highly coveted player. He chose Clemson over many other offers and found immediate playing time, starting 10 games his freshman season. Bresee managed a third-team All-ACC selection in 2021 despite playing in only four games before suffering a season-ending ACL tear.

His 2022 season was unfortunately impacted by a family tragedy, as Bresee’s sister, Ella, passed away from brain cancer. He also missed time due to a kidney infection late in the year, finishing the season with just seven starts in 10 games. Bresee was still awarded a second-team All-ACC selection in limited action.

2023 NFL Draft Selection

The new Orleans Saints selected Bryan Bresee with the No. 29 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. For full coverage of the Bryan Bresee pick, head over to Canal Street Chronicles.

What makes Bryan Bresee such a high-upside prospect?

Bresee is a rare athlete on the defensive line, and it’s obvious from the first moment you turn on his tape. He’s a smooth mover with elite lateral mobility for an interior defensive lineman, and looks more like an edge rusher at times. Bresee also possesses excellent explosiveness, with a lightning-quick first step that allows him to create instant penetration to impact plays in the backfield. His highlight reel plays are up there with some of the most impressive defensive linemen in the class.

He’s also a smart player up front who is quick to read and react to blocks developing in front of him. Bresee is effective at knifing between linemen and quickly finding his way into the backfield. One of his best traits is his motor, as Bresee is relentless when tracking down plays in pursuit. He gives tremendous effort on every down and does not take any plays off. Bresee shows flashes of effective hand usage, particularly against the run, that give a lot of hope for his future projection.

Bresee also possesses a strong frame for the position, coming in at over 6’5 and nearly 300 pounds. That, combined with his elite athletic profile, gives him a very high ceiling in the NFL. He’s also shown a lot of versatility throughout his career at Clemson, lining up all over the defensive front. Bresee spent a significant number of snaps playing both 5T and 4i defensive end in addition to his reps as a 3T and even 1T defensive tackle. He’s got the movement skills to continue moving around at the NFL level, and could potentially have a versatile inside/outside role for a multiple front defense.

What are the weaknesses in Bryan Bresee’s game?

There are a few things that give me pause when evaluating a prospect like Bresee. The first is the lack of high-end production, as Bresee never managed more than 4.0 sacks or 6.5 TFL in a season. Both of those career-high numbers also came from his freshman season, and generally you’re looking for a player to improve over the course of their college career. Part of the reason for that has been injury-related—Bresee suffered an ACL tear which cost him most of the 2021 season—and a major knee issue like that also raises possible medical concerns.

Physically, Bresee checks all the boxes but one: he lacks ideal length with just 32.5-inch arms. That’s just 25th percentile, and has led to issues with finishing plays due to a limited tackle radius. Bresee is a very raw pass rusher with little in the way of counters, pass rush moves, or any sort of pass rush plan. He’s got a long way to go before he’ll be a reliable presence on passing downs. As a run defender, Bresee has some really impressive flashes, but the down-to-down consistency left something to be desired.

Bryan Bresee career highlights

Bryan Bresee results at the 2023 NFL Combine

Bryan Bresee tested out with an elite 9.61 Relative Athletic Score thanks to his above-average size and outstanding speed and agility testing. At over 6’5 and almost 300 pounds, Bresee ran an incredible 4.86s 40-yard dash and 1.65s 10-yard split. He also put up an amazing 4.38s short shuttle and excellent 7.41s 3-cone. Bresee’s athleticism is clear both on tape and in the Combine testing.

What others are saying about Bryan Bresee

Here’s how NFL Network draft analyst Lance Zierlein described Bryan Bresee in his official scouting report:

Burly but athletic interior tackle who plays with a strong desire to get past the man in front of him. Bresee rarely gets caught up in long block engagements and possesses a deep anchor to battle double teams…If he can stay healthy and gain much-needed experience, Bresee should continue to progress at his position and become a good run defender with an ability to disrupt the pocket within his first few NFL seasons.

Bryan Bresee is a talented interior defensive lineman with very high upside and potential positional versatility. His athleticism at his size is rare and will be very tempting, particularly for NFL teams with the patience and expertise to develop him. I believe patience will be a necessity with Bresee, however, as he’s far from a finished product as a pass rusher and is currently inconsistent against the run.

Still, in what is shaping up to be a very thin class at defensive tackle, I’d expect teams to take a shot on Bresee in the bottom half of the first round. NFL teams are always looking for athletes with prototypical size and upside, and Bresee checks both of those boxes (outside of arm length). The big question is: how long will it take for Bresee to put it all together on the field?

NFL Draft 2023: Best remaining players after Round 1

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Will Levis, Joey Porter Jr., and Brian Branch highlight the best players available in the NFL Draft

Night one of the 2023 NFL Draft is in the books.

But we are just getting started.

31 players had their NFL dreams realized on Thursday night, but we have six rounds of draft picks remaining. Rounds 2 and 3 are set to begin later tonight, and there are a lot of great players left.

Thursday night began as expected, with Alabama quarterback Bryce Young coming off the board with the first-overall selection, to the Carolina Panthers. Then, pre-draft expectations were shattered, when the Houston Texans defied the rumors that roared in the weeks before the draft, adding Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud.

Then, the Texans defied the rumors again, trading up from No. 12 in the draft into the third spot, to draft Alabama pass rusher Will Anderson Jr.

Perhaps the biggest surprise, at least early on Thursday night? The selection of Bijan Robinson. After months of speculating whether the Texas running back would find his way into the first round, Robinson came off the board inside the top ten, when the Atlanta Falcons made him the pick at No. 8.

Anyway, enough about the players who were drafted already, it is time to turn our attention to players that should have their own NFL dreams come true tonight. Some talented players are still available, including players like Will Levis and Joey Porter Jr. who were expected to come off the board inside the first round.

Here are the best available players as Day Two of the 2023 NFL Draft begins, according to the SB Nation Top 200. You will see their rank on our Big Board on the left side:

Zay Flowers is your favorite 2023 NFL Draft prospect

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They don’t make them like Zay Flowers.

There are a lot of interesting players in the 2023 NFL Draft Class, but I would challenge you to find one as great at football and as entertaining in life as Boston College WR Zay Flowers.

Seriously. Watch this interview I did with him. He is delightful.

Our friends at Gillette were indeed kind enough to set up the conversation that we had with Zay and we went all over the place:

  • What it was like to work out with Patrick Mahomes recently
  • Which wide receiver he feels he plays like (he said a faster Antonio Brown)
  • How it would feel to play with CeeDee Lamb and Brandin Cooks (I’m the Cowboys guy after all)

More than anything we had a good time celebrating Zay and how his life is literally about to change. It is so cool to see how the NFL Draft can turn dreams into reality, another idea Zay touched on, and wherever he winds up I will be rooting hard for Zay.