Chicago Bears trade back twice for defensive end in Mock Draft 2.0

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. Offensive Tackle. Pittsburgh Steelers. Paris Johnson Jr. 10. player. 55

The Pittsburgh Steelers move up seven spots, sending the 32nd overall pick they acquired from the Chicago Bears to the Philadelphia Eagles. Pittsburgh needs a lot of help upfront to protect Kenny Pickett, and a true left tackle in Ohio State’s Paris Johnson Jr is a great place to start. Johnson is the best pure tackle in this class and should be able to help against the dominant edge rushers in the AFC North.

Tennessee Titans. Quentin Johnston. 11. player. 35. . Wide Receiver

After selecting Treylon Burks just a year ago, the Tennessee Titans select TCU wide receiver Quentin Johnston to continue to revamp the lackluster receiving core. A true X receiver at the next level, Johnston and Burks’ skill sets compliment each other and should give a nice array of options for whoever is behind center in 2023.

Jordan Addison. 12. player. 10. . Wide Receiver. Houston Texans

After selecting their quarterback of the future in Young, the Houston Texans immediately find him a reliable target in USC product Jordan Addison. With the ability to win on any route, both inside and out, Addison and Young’s skillsets complement each other extremely well, and the two could create one of the better rookie connections we’ve seen in some time.

Baltimore Ravens. Jaxon Smith-Njigba. 13. player. 26. . Wide Receiver

After trading quarterback, Lamar Jackson to the Washington Commanders for a first-round pick this year, a first-round pick next year, and defensive end Chase Young, the Baltimore Ravens flip their draft capital to move up three spots to find a number-one receiver in Ohio State’s Jaxon Smith-Njigba. Despite an injury-riddled 2022, the Ohio State receiver might be the best combination of size and speed in this class, and he has the physicality to get open on every route in the route tree.