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Seahawks 2023
Niners 2023

1. (5) Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois

2. (20) Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio St

2. (37) Derick Hall, DE, Auburn

3. (52) Zach Charbonnet, RB, UCLA

4. (108) Anthony Bradford, OG, LSU

4. (123) Cameron Young, DT, Mississippi St

5. (151) Mike Morris, DE, Michigan

5. (154) Olu Oluwatimi, OC, Michigan

6. (198) Jerrick Reed, S, New Mexico

7. (237) Kenny McIntosh, RB, Georgia


Holton Ahlers, QB, East Carolina

Jake Bobo, WR, UCLA

Tyjon Lindsey, WR, Oregon State

Cam Bright, LB, Pittsburgh

Griffin Hebert, TE, LA Tech

Chris Stoll, LS, Penn State

Arquon Bush, CB, Cincinnati

Noah Gindorff, TE, North Dakota State

Jonathan Sutherland, DB, Penn State

Cam Bright, LB, Washington

Robert Cooper, DT, Florida State

John Hall, WR, Northwood

M.J. Anderson, DE, Iowa State

Jalen Redmond, DT, Oklahoma

Chris Smith, RB, Louisiana

Matt Landers, WR, Arkansas

Lance Boykin, CB, Coastal Carolina

For the second straight year I think GM Schneider just really kicked ass and has set up the Seahawks to make a serious run in the division this season.

CB Witherspoon is a rare talent and should be a difference maker wherever he ultimately ends up in a secondary. WR Smith-Njigba is a solid slot talent that fits in well the scheme and gets to understudy off of Lockett.

DE Hall is a strong scheme fit and will be running the arc for days. RB Charbonnet is an on brand pick and was a first round talent imo. He, along with 7th rounder McIntosh, gives the Hawks a threatening combination of RBs.

OL Bradford and Oluwatimi are dead on brand and should eventually be starting players. And I think the same can be said of DT Young and DE Morris. Both offer size, heavy handed poa ability and good quickness for their positions.

S Reed is the practice squad guy. WR Landers is an intriguing talent and could be a steal if a coach can get him to amplify his confidence.


3. (87) Ji'Ayir Brown, S, Penn St

3. (99) Jake Moody, K, Michigan

3. (101) Cameron Latu, TE, Alabama

5. (155) Darrell LuterJr, CB, South Alabama

5. (173) Robert Beal, DE, Georgia

6. (216) Dee Winters, LB, TCU

7. (247) Brayden Willis, TE, Oklahoma

7. (253) Ronnie Bell, WR, Michigan

7. (255) Jalen Graham, LB, Purdue


Joey Fisher, OL, Shepard

Avery Young, DB, Rutgers

Jack Colletto, LB/FB, Oregon State

Shae Wyatt, WR, Tulane

Ronald Awatt, RB, UTEP

Ilm Manning, OL, Hawaii

S Brown might have represented the biggest disparity between my rankings and the consensus. I see a mid to latter round talent that could struggle to ever be a difference maker as a starter, although he could shine in the locker room and between Sundays.

TE Latu is a clutch, athletic move TE that could eventually carve a decent career. CB Luter is a heady guy but a long shot to stick imo. Similar thoughts on DE Beal who shined in pre draft testing but hasn't put much on film.

LB Winters and TE Willis are practice squad types. I think later pick ups LB Graham and WR Bell are better talents and could surprise relative to their draft slots. K Moody will no doubt be handed the reins as the staring kicker.

I thought UDFA OT Fisher was an intriguing talent that could be a steal after adding size/strength.


Rams 2023

2. (36) Steve Avila, OG, TCU

3. (77) Byron Young, DE, Tennessee

3. (89) Kobie Turner, DT, Wake Forest

4. (128) Stetson Bennett, QB, Georgia

5. (161) Nick Hampton, LB, App St

5. (174) Warren McClendon, OT, Georgia

5. (175) Davis Allen, TE, Clemson

5. (177) Puka Nacua, WR, BYU

6. (182) Tre Tomlinson, CB, TCU

6. (189) Ochaun Mathis, DE, Nebraska

6. (215) Zach Evans, RB, Ole Miss

7. (223) Ethan Evans, P, Wingate

7. (234) Jason Taylor, S, Oklahoma St

7. (259) Desjuan Johnson, DE, Toledo


Rashad Torrence II, S, Florida

Kelech Anyalebechi, LB, Incarnate Word

Mike McAllister, C, Youngstown State

Tanner Ingle, S, North Carolina State

Tyon Davis, CB, Tulsa

Jordan Jones, CB, Rhode Island

Christopher Dunn, K, NC State

Avila is a rock solid interior player that should step right in at OG or OC. Edge guys Young and Hampton are solid stabs imo. Young tested like a freak and showed flashes but needs seasoning. Hampton is talented but needs better strength and size.

DT Turner is too small but plays at a high intensity level and could be a solid reserve role guy. OT McClendon is a sound run blocker and competes in pass pro. He's a potential swing guy or he'll make a decent interior player.

Skill guys TE Allen and WR Nucua are two of the toughest pound for pound guys in this class. Both are potential situational monsters with the ability to make a clutch play.


QB Bennett presents like a McVay/LaFleur guy imo. He's a solid mid round roll of the dice despite the character concerns. Nickel CB Tomlinson is an ideal later round pick up. RB Evans is a blazer that could be special under a good RB coach.


DE's Mathis, Johnson and S Johnson are practice squad types while P Evans will be expected to step right in.

Cardinals 2023

1. (6) Paris Johnson, OT, Ohio St

2. (41) BJ Ojulari, LB, LSU

3. (72) Garrett Williams, CB, Syracuse

3. (94) Michael Wilson, WR, Stanford

4. (122) Jon Gaines, OG, UCLA

5. (139) Clayton Tune, QB, Houston

5. (168) Owen Pappoe, LB, Auburn

6. (180) Kei'Trel Clark, CB, Louisville

6. (213) Dante Stills, DE, West Virginia


Jacob Slade, DL, Michigan State

Matt Hembrough, LS, Oklahoma State

Blake Whiteheart, TE, Wake Forest

Kyle Soelle, LB, Arizona State

Emari Demercado, RB, TCU

Kendell Brooks, S, Michigan State

Despite the Cardinals starting OT's having expiring options next year, it didn't appear to me that an OT was going to be coveted this year. Especially a guy I considered a LT only. Johnson is superbly athletic and generates production as a run blocker but his pass pro isn't ideal, particularly when playing inside. I can't help but think Beachum's public criticism of Murray played a role in this pick.

LB Ojulari has considerable upside but not much else. He's a young guy with traits but needs good coaching to put it together. CB Williams is a solid zone based guy that could've gone higher if not for an ACL injury late last year.

WR Wilson is a guy I was extremely high on. He's a menace as a run blocker and has unique short area agility for his size. If he shakes the injury bug as a pro he'll be a steal. In fact, the Cardinals picked up two of the guys I was likely higher on than most anyone in WR Wilson and CB Clark.

Clark is another CB coming of a knee injury from 21' that affected him somewhat in 22', but his talent is 1st round caliber. OG Gaines was the most athletic tester of the interior OL at the combine. In time he ought to be a decent starter.

LB Pappoe and DE Stills are athletic, active talents that could surprise with improved technique. QB Tune wasn't a favorite of mine. He's athletic but needs markedly better precision to even be a reliable back up QB.

Among their UDFA's, I'm a fan of TE Whiteheart but he's entering a crowded TE room.


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