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5 minutes ago, Fud said:

Coburn isn't going in the 1st, but positive draft publicity doesn't hurt

Yeah, I'm not sure Bijan goes in 1st Rd either with his injury history and because he's a RB. 

 

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Bijan is a 1st round RB.  His 40 time might disappoint pundits, but the versatility as a receiving threat to go along with the short area burst, agility, and insane tackle breaking makes him more like Christian McCaffrey than a 2nd rounder.  Mid first round seems about right.  If he were faster he’d be like Saquon Barkley or Ezekiel Elliott up near top of the draft even in today’s era of discounting RBs.

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1 minute ago, longhornmatt said:

Bijan is a 1st round RB.  His 40 time might disappoint pundits, but the versatility as a receiving threat to go along with the short area burst, agility, and insane tackle breaking makes him more like Christian McCaffrey than a 2nd rounder.

He’s been clocked going 21mph I think he can run a high 4.5

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8 minutes ago, Fud said:

Coburn isn't going in the 1st, but positive draft publicity doesn't hurt

I agree rather he goes 1st round or not, for him even to be mentioned on being drafted is way better then where he was last season 

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2 minutes ago, longhornmatt said:

Bijan is a 1st round RB.  His 40 time might disappoint pundits, but the versatility as a receiving threat to go along with the short area burst, agility, and insane tackle breaking makes him more like Christian McCaffrey than a 2nd rounder.

I think he will run a good 40. His acceleration is pretty good for his size. I’m guessing low 4.5 or maybe even high 4.4. He only starts looking a little slower on his longer runs where the sprinter speed folks flourish. That isn’t him, but that’s okay. 

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12 minutes ago, Fastbreak said:

The days of a RB being drafted by smart teams in Rd 1 is over. That said, I could see the cards drafting him at 15.

They are typically high second round picks. In some ways, that’s a steal. I thought the Jets stole Breece Hall jmo. It was a good pick. Bijan could definitely go first round. He has to get better a blocking but he knows that.

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42 minutes ago, Burt Macklin said:

Any mock draft that has Anthony Richardson as the second QB taken isn’t worth reading. 

Heard Saban mention that the AC sprain to the shoulder of Bryce Young has happened a few times in the past -- wonder how NFL teams will rate him for the draft with a history of throwing shoulder problems??

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Alabama coach Nick Saban said after the game Young's status was day-to-day.

“Bryce has a little AC sprain in his shoulder. I think he’s OK. He doesn’t have a serious injury,” Saban said. “We didn’t think it was. He couldn't go back in the game today because I didn’t think he had much steam throwing the ball.”

Alabama hosts Texas A&M in its next game October 8. The Aggies were the only team to beat Alabama in the regular season last year as Young led the Crimson Tide to the national championship game against Georgia. Saban felt positive about his quarterback's recovery time.

He’s had these before and in a few days he’s responded really well,” Saban said. “We’ll just have to see how it goes.”

 

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2023 NFL Mock Draft: Jets again looking for QB in Round 1 as Zach Wilson era already appears over

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/broncos-fire-nathaniel-hackett-first-year-coach-dismissed-after-ugly-christmas-day-defeat/

 

Bijan at #20

Round 1 - Pick 20
 
TEXAS • JR • 6'0" / 220 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Tampa Bay
PROSPECT RNK
25th
POSITION RNK
3rd
 
The Bucs could target a QB here but have other needs to address. RB isn't a huge priority with Rachaad White's emergence, but the team could move on from Leonard Fournette and plug in Robinson, who has been dominant for the Longhorns this season

 

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NFL MOCK DRAFT
Round 1
 
Round 1 - Pick 1
ALABAMA • JR • 6'0" / 194 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Houston
PROSPECT RNK
2nd
POSITION RNK
1st
 
Bryce Young might be historically undersized by successful NFL QB standards, but we don't care. He's been that good for Alabama, dragging that team to victory just about every week. And he's doing it with none of the playmakers who made life so much easier for Tua Tagovailoa and Mac Jones in previous years.
Round 1 - Pick 2
GEORGIA • JR • 6'3" / 300 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Chicago
PROSPECT RNK
3rd
POSITION RNK
1st
 
The Bears appear to be a team headed in the right direction, in large part because they have found their franchise QB in Justin Fields. But there's a lot of work to do on the other side of the ball after moving on from Robert Quinn and Roquan Smith. Both Jalen Carter and Will Anderson Jr. could be options here, and both are layup selections.
   From Denver Broncos
Round 1 - Pick 3
ALABAMA • JR • 6'4" / 243 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Seattle
PROSPECT RNK
1st
POSITION RNK
1st
 
The Geno Smith "I didn't write back" storyline is one of the best of the 2022 season, but it shouldn't obscure the fact that Seattle's defense is a hot mess. And thanks to the Broncos trade, they'll be able to address that side of the ball very early in the draft. Whether it's Jalen Carter or Will Anderson Jr., they'll be arguably the best player on Seattle's defense the moment they step on the field.
Round 1 - Pick 4
CLEMSON • JR • 6'5" / 275 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Arizona
PROSPECT RNK
5th
POSITION RNK
2nd
 
Murphy won't be 21 until next spring and while we'd like to see him play with more consistency ... he won't be 21 until next spring. On top of that, when he's on, he's hard to stop, which makes him such an interesting prospect.
Round 1 - Pick 5
KENTUCKY • SR • 6'3" / 232 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Indianapolis
PROSPECT RNK
10th
POSITION RNK
1st
 
Since Andrew Luck's retirement, the Colts have had little success turning to QBs nearing the end of their careers, and it's safe to assume that owner Jim Irsay will be looking for the team's next face of the franchise. Levis, who definitely looks the part, has been plagued by injuries and poor play all season. That said, NFL teams love how he projects to the next level but he'll be a controversial talking point for the next six months.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Tyree Wilson EDGE
TEXAS TECH • SR • 6'6" / 275 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Atlanta
PROSPECT RNK
6th
POSITION RNK
3rd
 
Wilson is a high-motor player who consistently finds his way into the backfield. He's still raw but the physical tools are there and when he puts it all together, he is going to be a problem.
   From Los Angeles Rams
Round 1 - Pick 7
GEORGIA • SOPH • 6'2" / 210 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
18th
POSITION RNK
3rd
 
The Georgia-to-first-round pipeline continues. A year after five Bulldogs went in Round 1, expect a handful this time around too. Ringo is a long, physical corner who has matched up against some of the best players in the country.
Round 1 - Pick 8
OHIO STATE • JR • 6'3" / 218 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Carolina
PROSPECT RNK
4th
POSITION RNK
2nd
 
The Panthers have cycled through three QBs this season, and here's the only certainty: the '23 starter currently isn't on the roster. There's a 100% chance owner David Tepper finally addresses the position this offseason, and if C.J. Stroud is available, it's easy to imagine him being the pick.
Round 1 - Pick 9
NORTHWESTERN • JR • 6'4" / 315 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Las Vegas
PROSPECT RNK
17th
POSITION RNK
2nd
 
Skoronski is solid and consistent, which are two of the best things you can say about an offensive lineman. The biggest issue he'll face during the pre-draft process will be arm length and whether his NFL future is at tackle or guard. We think he can play tackle but wherever he ends up, he'll make the Raiders offensive line better.
   From New Orleans Saints
Round 1 - Pick 10
OHIO STATE • JR • 6'6" / 310 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
7th
POSITION RNK
1st
 
Paris Johnson, who plays left tackle for the Buckeyes this season, also has experience on the interior; either way, he is a Day 1 starter, which in Philly could be at guard early in his career before moving to tackle if and when Lane Johnson decides to hang them up.
   From Cleveland Browns
Round 1 - Pick 11
TCU • JR • 6'4" / 215 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Houston
PROSPECT RNK
23rd
POSITION RNK
2nd
 
Johnston's an above-the-rim playmaker whose athleticism and contested-catch abilities make him WR1 at this point in the proceedings. The Texans drafted their QB of the future first overall and now they give him an explosive playmaker.
Round 1 - Pick 12
FLORIDA • JR • 6'5" / 347 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Seattle
PROSPECT RNK
24th
POSITION RNK
4th
 
Torrence transferred from Louisiana and didn't miss a beat. He's been dominant for Florida and is a plug-and-play player at the next level.
Round 1 - Pick 13
OHIO STATE • JR • 6'1" / 200 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Tennessee
PROSPECT RNK
9th
POSITION RNK
1st
 
Smith-Njigba barely saw the field this season because of injuries but he's still one of the top wideouts in the class. The Titans offense has been stagnant at times and adding a downfield threat will be at the top of the off-season to-do list.
Round 1 - Pick 14
PENN STATE • JR • 6'2" / 194 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
New England
PROSPECT RNK
30th
POSITION RNK
5th
 
Porter is the prototypical big, physical cornerback who looks like he belongs in the NFL. He can sometimes get a little too handsy downfield, but he checks many of the boxes of what teams look for when drafting DBs.
Round 1 - Pick 15
FLORIDA • SOPH • 6'4" / 232 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
19th
POSITION RNK
4th
 
Typically, NFL teams give QBs taken in the first round three years to prove themselves. It sure feels like Zach Wilson, who was benched for Chris Streveler on Thursday, may not be long for the Jets, no matter what coach Robert Saleh might say publicly. And if that is, in fact, the case, Richardson would be worth considering here. He is one of the most exciting prospects in this class. Yes, he's short on experience, but his physical tools are rare.
Round 1 - Pick 16
OREGON • SOPH • 6'2" / 201 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Pittsburgh
PROSPECT RNK
22nd
POSITION RNK
1st
 
Gonzalez, a Colorado transfer, is a big-time athlete who is still growing into the position. He has the size, strength and speed to line up against NFL wide receivers; he just needs to improve in run support.
Round 1 - Pick 17
USC • JR • 6'0" / 175 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Green Bay
PROSPECT RNK
45th
POSITION RNK
7th
 
The Packers have neglected the wide receiver position for years -- including the 2020 class, one of the deepest in draft history -- so why not finally give Aaron Rodgers a pass catcher taken in Round 1? Addison isn't a big target, but he's one of the most dynamic players in the country who can line up anywhere.
Round 1 - Pick 18
Jared Verse EDGE
FLORIDA STATE • SOPH • 6'4" / 248 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
11th
POSITION RNK
2nd
 
Verse, an Albany transfer, has been electric in '22, even when overcoming a knee injury. At full health, he's a real problem, and the Lions could bookend him with last year's first-rounder, Aidan Hutchinson.
Round 1 - Pick 19
ALABAMA • JR • 6'0" / 193 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
16th
POSITION RNK
2nd
 
Branch isn't the first name you hear about when the conversation turns to Alabama's defense, but maybe he should be. He's a sure tackler, can blitz off the edge, and is solid in coverage, and if Nick Saban trusts him, that's all you need to know about his NFL prospects.
Round 1 - Pick 20
TEXAS • JR • 6'0" / 220 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Tampa Bay
PROSPECT RNK
25th
POSITION RNK
3rd
 
The Bucs could target a QB here but have other needs to address. RB isn't a huge priority with Rachaad White's emergence, but the team could move on from Leonard Fournette and plug in Robinson, who has been dominant for the Longhorns this season.
Round 1 - Pick 21
ILLINOIS • JR • 6'0" / 180 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Washington
PROSPECT RNK
35th
POSITION RNK
7th
 
Witherspoon had a great season for the Illini, and while there will be questions about his slight frame, you wouldn't know it to watch him play.
Round 1 - Pick 23
NOTRE DAME • JR • 6'4" / 265 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
12th
POSITION RNK
2nd
 
Mayer is more Gronk than Kelce but that's not a bad thing. And in New York, he'll get plenty of opportunities -- presumably, with Daniel Jones -- in part because there are only two tight ends currently on the roster and one is set to hit free agency after the season.
Round 1 - Pick 24
Cam Smith CB
SOUTH CAROLINA • JR • 6'0" / 188 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
L.A. Chargers
PROSPECT RNK
8th
POSITION RNK
1st
 
The Chargers defense has been inconsistent this season, in part due to injury, but also because there's a need to upgrade the secondary. Smith is a first-round talent who can be a Day 1 contributor.
Round 1 - Pick 25
Nolan Smith EDGE
GEORGIA • SR • 6'3" / 235 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Baltimore
PROSPECT RNK
13th
POSITION RNK
3rd
 
Smith is listed at just 235 pounds so he'll need to add weight, but he's also scratching the surface on what he'll be able to do at the next level. He suffered a torn pec in November and his season is over, but that shouldn't affect his NFL future.
   From San Francisco 49ers
Round 1 - Pick 26
Drew Sanders EDGE
ARKANSAS • JR • 6'5" / 233 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Denver
PROSPECT RNK
29th
POSITION RNK
4th
 
Sanders is a former five-star who transferred from Alabama after the 2021 season and all he's done is show out for the Razorbacks. He was an edge rusher for the Crimson Tide but he lines up all over the defense for Arkansas and he's been a one-man wrecking crew when he's on the field.
Round 1 - Pick 27
TENNESSEE • JR • 6'0" / 185 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Dallas
PROSPECT RNK
21st
POSITION RNK
3rd
 
Hyatt wasn't in the first-round conversation heading into the season but he's a great example of a player taking advantage of his opportunities, thanks in large part to Hendon Hooker's Heisman Trophy campaign. Hyatt is a bona fide deep threat who consistently stacks defensive backs who have been helpless to do much about it all season.
Round 1 - Pick 28
GEORGIA • SOPH • 6'4" / 310 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Cincinnati
PROSPECT RNK
56th
POSITION RNK
6th
 
Jones is coming off a strong '22 campaign for the Bulldogs, where he has faced some of the best defensive players in the country every day at practice for the last two years.
Round 1 - Pick 29
GEORGIA • JR • 6'7" / 270 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Kansas City
PROSPECT RNK
27th
POSITION RNK
2nd
 
Arik Gilbert was the Georgia tight end to watch coming into the season, but it's been Washington who has gotten scouts' attention. He's listed at 6-7, 265 pounds (he actually plays bigger than that), and while he's growing into his role as a receiver, he's essentially another offensive tackle when he's inline. Basically, he'd serve two roles in Kansas City: receiver in a high-powered offense and an extra blocker.
Round 1 - Pick 30
OKLAHOMA • JR • 6'5" / 315 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
26th
POSITION RNK
4th
 
There was some thought that Harrison might return to Oklahoma for an NIL deal that was too good to pass up, but he's instead opted for the NFL. He's one of the top tackles in the class, and now the question is whether he finds his way into Round 1 or goes early on Day 2.
Round 1 - Pick 31
TEXAS A&M • JR • 6'3" / 195 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Buffalo
PROSPECT RNK
14th
POSITION RNK
1st
 
Johnson flies around the field like he's shot out of a cannon, looks to run through the ball carrier at the line of scrimmage, and is a wrap-up tackler in space. He can line up in deep center field or near the line of scrimmage, and that versatility makes him one of the best defensive backs in this class.
 
Round 1 - Pick 32
ALABAMA • JR • 5'11" / 200 LBS
PROJECTED TEAM
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
39th
POSITION RNK
7th
 
The Eagles haven't taken a RB in the first round since 1986 (!) but we said the same thing about Andy Reid and RBs right until the moment he selected Clyde Edwards-Helaire a few years ago. And while CEH may not be the best example of why Philly might consider a back here, Gibbs has drawn comparisons to Dalvin Cook and Alvin Kamara as both a runner and a receiver. He would essentially be yet another weapon for Jalen Hurts in this offense
 

 

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Here's link...

https://www.nfl.com/news/daniel-jeremiah-2023-nfl-mock-draft-1-0-texans-ravens-among-four-teams-selecting

NOTES:

The NFL announced in August that the Miami Dolphins will forfeit their 2023 first-round pick and 2024 third-round pick following an investigation into whether the team violated league policies pertaining to the integrity of the game.

The order for Picks 24-31 is based on regular-season record and strength of schedule. It will be updated as teams are eliminated from the playoffs.

 

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3. DI MORO OJOMO, TEXAS LONGHORNS (90.6)

Ojomo was one of only four Power Five interior defensive linemen with top-15 grades as both a pass rusher and a run defender. 

The senior’s 91.4 run-defense grade ranked fourth best in the nation at the position. Ojomo is a top-70 prospect on PFF’s big board.

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44 minutes ago, speed817 said:

I would LOVE to have Bijan on the Cowboys.  But I ultimately feel like he would be wasted here.  I would rather seem him have success and win something on another team as long as it isn't the Eagles, Commanders or Texans.

There aren't that many teams who have their shit together, so he's probably going to be wasted regardless.

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On 1/25/2023 at 11:43 AM, speed817 said:
I would LOVE to have Bijan on the Cowboys.  But I ultimately feel like he would be wasted here.  I would rather seem him have success and win something on another team as long as it isn't the Eagles, Commanders or Texans.

Yep, hoping for the Bills. 

 

On 1/25/2023 at 12:29 PM, Gene Parmesan said:

There aren't that many teams who have their shit together, so he's probably going to be wasted regardless.

Maybe, but maybe not. I think Bijan is the kind of guy that is going to make the OL, OC, and team look a lot better than they are. He's going to get touches.

Some RBs have gone to pretty bleak looking places and had success. Ricky had a lot of fun in New Orleans then Miami. 

 

 

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