2023 NFL mock draft: College football is back with a loaded class

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6. Detroit Lions: Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia

Pick Analysis. CB. Kelee Ringo. player. 50. Scouting Report. Georgia. 6

Let the Georgia onslaught continue. There are going to be plenty of Bulldogs taken early on in the 2023 NFL Draft and this NFL mock draft scenario is going to reflect that. Kelee Ringo has outstanding length at the position and although he proved himself beforehand, he really put himself on the map with a huge pick-six in last year’s National Championship game.

What do we know the Detroit Lions are going to continually value in the prospects they bring in? Toughness. Ringo has that — and speed — in spades. What we saw from him in 14 games last year was merely a glimpse. There’s no question that Ringo has the talent to be an elite cornerback prospect and a quick transition to the NFL, but what could the implications of this pick be for the Detroit Lions? Would it mean bad things for Jeff Okudah? Hopefully not. The Lions are building something special and Ringo would have a chance to push this defense over the top. I would be surprised if Detroit is picking high enough to get him, though.

7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Bryan Bresee, DL, Clemson

Pick Analysis. Clemson. player. 52. Scouting Report. DL. Bryan Bresee. 7

It feels like the Jacksonville Jaguars are just in a perpetual state of rebuilding. They need Trevor Lawrence to take that next step in the 2022 season to finally get out of this absolute purgatory they’ve been in, cycling through players and reloading the roster year after year. The Jaguars have very few real building blocks on the roster and poor drafting along with constantly changing coaching staffs in recent years is a major reason for that.

They need to continue to build from the inside out and a player like Bryan Bresee, coming off of injury, could be exactly what this team needs. They dip into the Clemson talent pool once again and get a nasty 6-foot-5 defensive lineman with the ability to dominate from the interior defensive line on a consistent basis. The former top overall recruit will get the chance to showcase his improvements as Clemson’s defense is loaded with big-time prospects in 2022.