Today, we'll focus on the NFC East 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 1: DI Mazi Smith, Michigan
Round 2: RB Zach Charbonnet, UCLA
Round 3: TE Luke Schoonmaker, Michigan
The Cowboys opt for a run-stuffer for the middle of their defensive line in Round 1, and Michigan’s Mazi Smith would fill that need well. In 2022, Smith's 32 defensive stops ranked third among all draft-eligible interior defenders.
Bijan Robinson at Pick 26 has been the trendy mock draft pick for the Cowboys, but if the Texas star is off the board by the time Dallas picks, Zach Charbonnet would be a more than adequate consolation prize in the second round. The UCLA back produced a 93.6 rushing grade in 2022, the fourth-best mark in college football.
Round 1: WR Jordan Addison, USC
Round 2: C Luke Wypler, Ohio State
Round 3: CB Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson
Despite a somewhat disappointing showing at the NFL combine in Indianapolis, Addison will likely hear his name called at the back end of Round 1. Showcasing a safe pair of hands, he dropped just two of the 61 catchable passes thrown his way in 2022.
The Giants could opt for a center in the first round, but there’s a reasonable chance that at least Wypler, Wisconsin’s Joe Tippmann or Minnesota’s John Michael Schmitz will be available in the second round. Wypler posted 80.0-plus PFF grades in both pass protection and as a run-blocker last season.
Round 2: S Sydney Brown, Illinois
Round 3: DI Moro Ojomo, Texas
I know picking a wide receiver feels like an extreme luxury at No. 10 overall when the Eagles already have A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith. But I’m just in love with the idea of adding a player who outproduced 2022 first-round picks Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave on a per-snap basis in 2021 and creating the best three-receiver set in football.
Avila might be a slight reach at the back end of the first round, but the Eagles lost Isaac Seumalo to the Steelers in free agency. The TCU standout, who has experience across multiple positions along the offensive line, allowed just 11 pressures from 540 pass-blocking snaps in 2022.
Round 1: TE Dalton Kincaid, Utah
Round 2: CB Tyrique Stevenson, Miami (FL)
Round 3: WR Parker Washington, Penn State
Kincaid led the nation's tight ends in receiving grade (91.8) and was the focal point for the Utes' passing offense. With an incredibly safe pair of hands, he dropped just two of the 107 catchable passes thrown his way at Utah.
Through four seasons in college at both Miami and Georgia, Stevenson never posted a coverage grade lower than 67.0 over a season. His coverage grade improved every year, and he allowed a catch on just 42.5% of the passes thrown into his coverage in 2022.