With the bulk of free agency over and the 2023 NFL Draft just over four weeks away, it's time to fire up the PFF mock draft simulator to fill the remaining needs for all 32 NFL teams.
Today, we'll focus on the AFC West to see how the first three rounds could shake out. Want to see how you'd do as the general manager of your favorite team? Try PFF's mock draft simulator — you can trade players and picks and mock all seven rounds. Click here to start drafting!
Note: Each team's mock draft was run independently, so some players may appear twice, as these picks are simply what I would do in the given situation.
Round 3: CB Garrett Williams, Syracuse; DI Moro Ojomo, Texas
The Broncos won't be on the clock until the third round and then have back-to-back selections when they finally get to pick. Williams’ season ended early because of an injury, but he allowed just 14 receptions across 170 coverage snaps until that point.
Ojomo is coming off his best season in college, racking up 26 pressures from 206 pass-rushing snaps and producing a 91.4 run-defense grade.
Kansas City Chiefs
Round 1: OT Dawand Jones, Ohio State
Round 2: EDGE Derick Hall, Auburn
Round 3: WR Parker Washington, Penn State
The Chiefs can sit and wait to see which edge rushers or tackles fall to No. 31. Jones measures in at a whopping 6-foot-8 and 374 pounds and allowed just five pressures from 419 pass-blocking snaps in 2022.
Impressive at the NFL combine in Indianapolis, Hall has posted PFF pass-rushing grades of at least 80.0 in each of the past three seasons. In 2022, he registered 47 total pressures from 349 pass-rushing snaps.
Las Vegas Raiders
Round 1: QB Will Levis, Kentucky
Round 2: G Steve Avila, TCU
Round 3: CB Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, TCU; DI Kobie Turner, Wake Forest
Adding Jimmy Garoppolo should not preclude the Raiders from looking to find a franchise quarterback in this draft class, and should one of the top four options fall to No. 7 overall, I think it would be a smart pick. Levis has a big arm and produced a 90.6 PFF grade in 2021.
Avila has improved as a pass-blocker in each of the past three seasons and allowed just 11 total pressures — and no sacks — from 540 pass-blocking snaps in 2022.
Los Angeles Chargers
Round 1: WR Zay Flowers, Boston College
Round 2: S Sydney Brown, Illinois
Round 3: LB Dorian Williams, Tulane
Adding weapons around a quarterback on a rookie deal is never a bad move, and Flowers impressed all over the field for Boston College in 2022. He turned 12 receptions from passes thrown 20-plus downfield into 500 deep receiving yards.
Brown is coming off a season where he posted an 89.4 coverage grade to rank second among safeties in this draft class. He recorded six pass breakups and six interceptions in 2022.