2023 NFL mock draft: Cowboys land WR, Lions land star QB prospect

2023 NFL mock draft, Bryce Young, Alabama Crimson Tide - Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
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2023 NFL mock draft
2023 NFL mock draft, Jordan Addison, USC Trojans (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

22. Baltimore Ravens: Jordan Addison, WR, USC

Scouting Report. 26. 22. player. Pick Analysis. WR. USC. Jordan Addison

Jordan Addison came to USC from Pittsburgh as a transfer this offseason with pretty lofty expectations. It’s rare that you see a guy go into a new situation and excel like this so quickly. Addison has been nothing short of outstanding as a member of Lincoln Riley’s USC outfit.

After helping Kenny Pickett emerge as the QB1 of the 2022 NFL Draft last year, Addison is now helping the USC offense and fellow transfer quarterback Caleb Williams (Oklahoma) to an explosive start this season. In two games, Addison has a QB rating of 158.3 when the ball is thrown in his direction. He’s got four of Williams’ six touchdown passes. He’s averaging almost 19 yards per reception.

The Baltimore Ravens would probably love to snag a talent like this at the back half of round one to pair with another former first-round pick, Rashod Bateman.

23. Dallas Cowboys: Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU

Quentin Johnston. 23. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 123. WR. TCU

The Dallas Cowboys are another team that clearly needs help at the receiver position. Maybe we’ll be singing a slightly different tune as the season progresses and Michael Gallup gets back into the lineup, but the Cowboys’ lack of receiver depth was staggering in their season-opening loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

As crazy as it sounds, CeeDee Lamb can’t do it all. Because of that, we could see Dallas go after another stud receiver from the Big 12 in Quentin Johnston, a big-bodied playmaker who has shown some great things the past couple of seasons despite not having very good QB play. He’s off to a slow start in 2022, but we’ll keep tracking his progress as the season goes along. There’s no doubt the talent is there and he could be a huge help for this Dallas offense.