2021 NFL Draft tracker: Pick-by-pick results, selections, live updates for Day 3 today


The 2021 NFL Draft is finally here and the Jacksonville Jaguars have selected QB Trevor Lawrence with the number one overall pick. What will happen with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers? Where will Justin Fields be selected? NBC Sports has you covered with every selection in this year’s draft, continuing with Rounds 4 through 7 today. Stay tuned to this page as NFL teams make their draft selections over the next three days.

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One year after the NFL Draft was held remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic with NFL teams making their selections from home, this year’s draft will be held in various locations across Cleveland, OH. Several prospects are expected to attend the draft in person, including BYU QB Zach Wilson, Alabama QB Mac Jones and North Dakota State QB Trey Lance.

For a complete list of all 259 picks, click here for the 2021 NFL Draft order.

2021 NFL Draft Order

Round 7

229) Indianapolis Colts  (from JAX through NO) – Mike Strachan, WR, Charleston (WV)
230) Las Vegas Raiders (from NYJ through SF) – Jimmy Morrissey, C, Pittsburgh
231) Miami Dolphins (from HOU) – Larnel Coleman, OT, UMass
232) Carolina Panthers (From ATL through MIA and TEN) – Phil Hoskins, DT, Kentucky
233) LA Rams ( From CIN through HOU) – Jake Funk, RB, Maryland
234) Philadelphia Eagles – Patrick Johnson, OLB, Tulane
235) Cincinnati Bengals (from DET through SEA) – Wyatt Hubert, DE, Kansas State
236) Buffalo Bills (from CAR) – Jack Anderson, OG, Texas Tech
237) Denver Broncos – Kary Vincent Jr., CB, LSU
238) Dallas Cowboys – Matt Farniok, G, Nebraska
239) Denver Broncos (from NYG) – Jonathan Cooper, DE, Ohio State
240) Washington Football Team (From SF through PHI) – William Bradley-King, DE, Baylor
241) Los Angeles Chargers – Mark Webb, S, Georgia
242) New England Patriots – Tre Nixon, WR, UCF
243) Arizona Cardinals – James Wiggins, S, Cincinnati
244) Miami Dolphins (from WFT through LV) – Gerrid Doaks, RB, Cincinnati
245) Pittsburgh Steelers (from MIA) – Tre Norwood, CB, Oklahoma
246) Washington Football Team – Shaka Toney, DE, Penn State
247) Arizona Cardinals (from CHI through LV) – Michal Menet, C, Penn State
248) Indianapolis Colts – Will Fries, OT, Penn State
249) LA Rams (From TEN through JAX)  – Ben Skowronek, WR, Notre Dame
250) Chicago Bears (from SEA) – Khyiris Tonga, DT, BYU
251) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from PIT) – Chris Wilcox, CB, BYU
252) Los Angeles Rams – Chris Garrett, LB, Concordia University St Paul-
253) Denver Broncos (from CLE) – Marquiss Spencer, DE, Mississippi State
254) Pittsburgh Steelers (from BAL) – Pressley Harvin III, P, Georgia Tech
255) New Orleans Saints – Kawaan Baker, WR, South Alabama
256) Green Bay Packers – Kylin Hill, RB, Mississippi State
257) Detroit Lions (from BUF through CLE) – Jermar Jefferson, RB, Oregon State
258) Washington Football Team (from KC through MIA) – Dax Milne, WR, BYU
259) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Grant Stuard, LB, Houston

Round 6

185) Los Angeles Chargers (from JAX through TEN) – Nick Niemann, LB, Iowa
186) New York Jets – Hamsah Nasirildeen, S, Florida State
187) Atlanta Falcons – Frank Darby, WR, Arizona State
188) New England Patriots (from HOU) – Joshua Bledsoe, S, Missouri
189) Philadelphia Eagles – Marlon Tuipulotu, DT, USC
190) Cincinnati Bengals – Trey Hill, C, Georgia
191) Philadelphia Eagles (from DEN through CAR) – Tarron Jackson, DE, Coastal Carolina
192) Dallas Cowboys (from DET) – Quinton Bohanna, DT, Kentucky
193) Carolina Panthers – Deonte Brown, OG, Alabama
194) San Francisco 49ers – Elijah Mitchell, RB, Louisiana
195) Houston Texans (from DAL through NE) – Roy Lopez, DT, Arizona
196) New York Giants – Gary Brightwell, RB, Arizona
197) New England Patriots – William Sherman, OT, Colorado
198) Los Angeles Chargers – Larry Rountree III, RB, Missouri
199) Minnesota Vikings – Jaylen Twyman, DT, Pittsburgh
200) New York Jets (from LV) – Brandin Echols, CB, Kentucky
201) New York Giants (from AZ) – Rodarius Williams, CB, Oklahoma State
202) Cincinnati Bengals (from MIA through HOU) – Chris Evans, RB, Michigan
203) Buffalo Bills (from WAS through LV, MIA, and HOU) – Marquez Stevenson, WR, Houston
204) Carolina Panthers (from CHI) – Shi Smith, WR, South Carolina
205) Tennessee Titans – Racey McMath, WR, LSU
206) New Orleans Saints (from IND) – Landon Young, OT, Kentucky
207) New York Jets (from PIT through MIA and KC) – Jonathan Marshall, DT, Arkansas
208) Seattle Seahawks (From SEA through MIA and CHI) – Stone Forsythe, OT, Florida
209) Jacksonville Jaguars (From LAR) – Jalen Camp, WR, Georgia Tech
210) Arizona Cardinals (from BAL) – Victor Dimukeje, DE, Duke
211) Cleveland Browns – Demetric Felton, WR, UCLA
212) Buffalo Bills (from NO through HOU) – Damar Hamlin, S, Pittsburgh
213) Buffalo Bills – Rachad Wildgoose, CB, Wisconsin
214) Green Bay Packers – Cole Van Lanen, OT, Wisconsin
215) Tennessee Titans (from KC) – Brady Breeze, S, Oregon
216) Pittsburgh Steelers (from TB) – Quincy Roche, LB, Miami
217) Chicago Bears (from TB through SEA) – Khalil Herbert, RB, Virginia Tech
218) Indianapolis Colts (from NO) – Sam Ehlinger, QB, Texas
219) Denver Broncos (from ATL) – Seth Williams, WR, Auburn
220) Green Bay Packers (compensatory selection) – Isaiah McDuffie, LB, Boston College
221) Chicago Bears (compensatory selection) – Dazz Newsome, WR, North Carolina
222) Carolina Panthers (compensatory selection) – Thomas Fletcher, LS, Alabama
223) Arizona Cardinals (from MIN; compensatory selection) – Tay Gowan, CB, UCF
224) Philadelphia Eagles (compensatory selection) – JaCoby Stevens, S, LSU
225) Washington Football Team (from PHI) – Camaron Cheeseman, LS, Michigan
226) Kansas City Chiefs (from CAR through NYJ) – Trey Smith, G, Tennessee
227) Dallas Cowboys (compensatory selection) – Israel Mukuamu, CB, South Carolina
228) Chicago Bears (compensatory selection) – Thomas Graham Jr., CB, Oregon

Round 5

145) Jacksonville Jaguars – Luke Farrell, TE, Ohio State
146) New York Jets – Jamien Sherwood, S, Auburn
147) Houston Texans – Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami
148) Atlanta Falcons – Ta’Quon Graham, DT, Texas
149) Cincinnati Bengals – Evan McPherson, K, Florida
150) Philadelphia Eagles – Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Memphis
151) Chicago Bears (From CAR) -Larry Borom, OT, Missouri
152) Denver Broncos – Caden Sterns, S, Texas
153) Cleveland Browns (from DET) – Tony Fields II, LB, West Virginia
154) New York Jets (from NYG) – Michael Carter II, S, Duke
155) San Francisco 49ers – Jaylon Moore, OG, Western Michigan
156) Pittsburgh Steelers (From DAL through PHI and MIA) – Isaiahh Loudermilk, DT, Wisconsin
157) Minnesota Vikings – Ihmir Smith-Marsette, WR, Iowa
158) Carolina Panthers (from From NE through HOU) – Daviyon Nixon, DT, Iowa
159) Los Angeles Chargers – Brendan James, OT, Nebraska
160) Baltimore Ravens (from ARI) – Shaune Wade, CB, Ohio State
161) Buffalo Bills (from LV) – Tommy Doyle, OT, Miami (OH)
162) Kansas City Chiefs (from MIA through LV and NYJ) – Noah Gray, TE, Duke
163) Washington Football Team – Darrick Forrest, S, Cincinnati
164) Denver Broncos (from CHI via NYG) – Jamar Johnson, S, Indiana
165) Indianapolis Colts – Shawn Davis, S, Florida
166) Carolina Panthers (from TEN) – Keith Taylor, CB, Washington
167) Las Vegas Raiders (from SEA) – Nate Hobbs, CB, Illinois
168) Minnesota Vikings (from PIT through BAL) – Zach Davidson, TE, Central Missouri
169) Cleveland Browns (from LAR) – Richard LeCounte, S, Georgia
170) Houston Texans (from CLE through JAX and LAR) – Garret Wallow, LB, TCU
171) Baltimore Ravens – Daelin Hayes, DE, Notre Dame
172) San Francisco 49ers (from NO) – Deommodore Lenoir, CB, Oregon
173) Green Bay Packers – Tedarrell Slaton, DT, Florida
174) LA Rams (from BUF through HOU) – Earnest Brown IV, DE, Northwestern
175) NY Jets (from KC) – Jason Pinnock, CB, Pittsburgh
176) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – K.J. Britt, LB, Auburn
177) New England Patriots (compensatory selection) – Cameron McGrone, LB, Michigan
178) Green Bay Packers (compensatory selection) – Shemar Jean-Charles, CB, Appalachian State
179) Dallas Cowboys (compensatory selection) – Simi Fehoko, WR, Stanford
180) San Francisco 49ers (compensatory selection) – Talanoa Huganga, S, USC
181) Kansas City Chiefs (compensatory selection) – Cornell Powell, WR, Clemson
182) Atlanta Falcons (compensatory selection) – Adetokunbo Ogundeji, DE, Notre Dame
183) Atlanta Falcons (compensatory selection) – Avery Williams, CB, Boise State
184) Baltimore Ravens (compensatory selection) – Ben Mason, FB, Michigan

Round 4

106) Jacksonville Jaguars – Jay Tufele, DT, USC
107) New York Jets – Michael Carter, RB, North Carolina
108) Atlanta Falcons – Darren Hall, CB, San Diego State
109 )Tennessee Titans (from HOU through CAR) – Dez Fitzpatrick, WR, Louisville
110) Cleveland Browns (from PHI) – James Hudson, OT, Cincinnati
111) Cincinnati Bengals – Cameron Sample, DE, Tulane
112) Detroit Lions – Amon- Ra St. Brown, WR, USC
113) Detroit Lions (from CAR through CLE) – Derrick Barnes, LB, Purdue
114) Atlanta Falcons (from DEN) – Drew Dalman, C, Stanford
115) Dallas Cowboys – Jabril Cox, LB, LSU
116) New York Giants – Elerson Smith, LB, Northern Iowa
117) LA Rams (from SF) – Bobby Brown III, DT, Texas A&M
118) Los Angeles Chargers – Chris Rumph II, LB, Duke
119) Minnesota Vikings – Kene Nwangwu, RB, Iowa State
120) New England Patriots – Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, Oklahoma
121) Jacksonville Jaguars (from LV through SF and LAR) – Jordan Smith, DE, UAB
122) Cincinnati Bengals (From ARI through HOU and NE)  –Tyler Shelvin, DT, LSU
123) Philadelphia Eagles (from MIA) – Zech McPhearson, CB, Texas Tech
124) Washington Football Team – John Bates, TE, Boise State
125) Minnesota Vikings (from CHI) – Camryn Bynum, CB, California
126) Carolina Panthers (from TEN) – Chuba Hubbard, RB, Oklahoma State
127) Indianapolis Colts – Kylen Granson, TE, SMU
128) Pittsburgh Steelers – Dan Moore Jr., OT, Texas A&M
129) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from SEA) – Jaelon Darden, WR, North Texas
130) LA Rams (From LAR through JAX) – Robert Rochell, CB, Central Arkansas
131) Baltimore Ravens – Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State
132) Cleveland Browns – Tommy Togiai, DT, Ohio State
133) New Orleans Saints – Ian Book, QB, Notre Dame
134) Minnesota Vikings (from BUF; conditional) -Janarius Robinson, DE, Florida State
135) Tennessee Titans (From GB) – Rashad Weaver, DE, Pittsburgh
136) Arizona Cardinals (from KC through BAL) – Marco Wilson, CB, Florida
137) Seattle Seahawks (from TB) – Tre Brown, CB, Oklahoma
138) Dallas Cowboys (compensatory selection) – Josh Ball, OT, Marshall
139) Cincinnati Bengals (from NE) – D’Ante Smith, OT, East Carolina
140) Pittsburgh Steelers (compensatory selection) – Buddy Johnson, ILB, Texas A&M
141) Los Angeles Rams (compensatory selection) – Jacob Harris, WR, UCF
142) Green Bay Packers (compensatory selection) – Royce Newman, OG, Ole Miss
143) Las Vegas Raiders (from MIN through NYJ) – Tyree Gillespie, S, Missouri
144) Kansas City Chiefs (compensatory selection) – Joshua Kaindoh, DE, Florida State

Round 3

105) Denver Broncos (special compensatory selection from NO) – Baron Browning, LB, Ohio State
104) Baltimore Ravens (special compensatory selection) – Brandon Stephens, CB, Southern Methodist
103) Los Angeles Rams (special compensatory selection) – Ernest Jones, LB, South Carolina
102) San Francisco 49ers (special compensatory selection) – Ambry Thomas, CB, Michigan
101) Detroit Lions (from LAR; compensatory selection) – Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse
100) Tennessee Titans (compensatory selection) – Elijah Molden, CB, Washington
99) Dallas Cowboys (compensatory selection) – Nahshon Wright, CB, Oregon State
98) New Orleans Saints (compensatory selection) – Quinn Meinerz, C, Wisconsin-Whitewater
97) Los Angeles Chargers (compensatory selection) – Tre’ McKitty, TE, Georgia
96) New England Patriots (compensatory selection) – Ronnie Perkins, DE, Oklahoma
95) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Robert Hainsey, G, Notre Dame
94) Baltimore Ravens (from KC) – Ben Cleveland, G, Georgia
93) Buffalo Bills – Spencer Brown, OT, Northern Iowa
92) Tennessee Titans (from GB) – Monty Rice, LB, Georgia
91) Cleveland Browns (from NO) – Anthony Schwartz, WR, Auburn
90) Minnesota Vikings (from BAL) – Patrick Jones II, DE/LB, Pittsburgh
89) Houston Texans (from CAR via CLE) – Nico Collins, WR, Michigan
88) San Francisco 49ers (from LAR) – Trey Sermon, RB, Ohio State
87) Pittsburgh Steelers – Kendrick Green, G, Illinois
86) Minnesota Vikings (from NYJ via SEA) – Wyatt Davis, G, Ohio State
85) Green Bay Packers (from Titans) – Amari Rodgers, WR, Clemson
84) Dallas Cowboys (from PHI via IND) – Chauncey Golston, DE, Iowa
83) Carolina Panthers (from CHI) – Tommy Tremble, TE, Notre Dame
82) Washington Football Team – Dyami Brown, WR, North Carolina
81) Miami Dolphins – Hunter Long, TE, Boston College
80) Las Vegas Raiders – Divine Deablo, S, Virginia Tech
79) Las Vegas Raiders (from AZ) -Malcolm Koonce, DE/LB, Buffalo
78) Minnesota Vikings – Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina
77) Los Angeles Chargers – Josh Palmer, WR, Tennessee
76) New Orleans Saints (from NYG) – Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford
75) Dallas Cowboys – Osa Odgizuwa, DT, UCLA
74) Washington Football Team (from SF) – Benjamin St-Juste, CB Minnesota
73) Philadelphia Eagles (from CAR) – Milton Williams, DT, Louisiana Tech
72) Detroit Lions – Alim McNeill, DT, NC State
71) New York Giants (from DEN) – Aaron Robinson, CB, UCF
70) Carolina Panthers (from PHI) – Brady Christensen, OT, BYU
69) Cincinnati Bengals- Joseph Ossai, DE, Texas
68) Atlanta Falcons – Jalen Mayfield, OT, Michigan
67) Houston Texans – Davis Mills, QB, Stanford
66) Minnesota Vikings (from NYJ) – Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M
65) Jacksonville Jaguars – Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse

Round 2

64) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Kyle Trask, QB, Florida
63) Kansas City Chiefs – Creed Humphrey, C, Oklahoma
62) Green Bay Packers – Josh Myers, C, Ohio State
61) Buffalo Bills – Carlos Basham Jr., DE, Wake Forest
60) New Orleans Saints – Peter Werner, LB, Ohio State
59) Carolina Panthers (from CLE) – Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU
58) Kansas City Chiefs (from BAL) – Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri
57) Los Angeles Rams – Tutu Atwell, WR, Louisville
56) Seattle Seahawks – D’Wayne Eskridge, WR, Western Michigan
55) Pittsburgh Steelers – Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State
54) Indianapolis Colts – Dayo Odeyingbo, DE, Vanderbilt
53) Tennessee Titans – Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State
52) Cleveland Browns (from CHI via CAR) – Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame
51) Washington Football Team – Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas
50) New York Giants (from MIA) – Azeez Ojulari, LB, Georgia
49) Arizona Cardinals – Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue
48) San Francisco 49ers (from LV) – Aaron Banks, G, Notre Dame
47) Los Angeles Chargers – Asante Samuel Jr. – CB, Florida State
46) Cincinnati Bengals (from NE) – Jackson Carman – OT, Clemson
45) Jacksonville Jaguars (from MIN) – Walker Little, OT, Stanford
44) Dallas Cowboys – Kelvin Joseph, CB, Kentucky
43) Las Vegas Raiders (from SF) – Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU
42) Miami Dolphins (from NYG) – Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame
41) Detroit Lions – Levi Onwuzurike, DT, Washington
40) Atlanta Falcons (from DEN) – Richie Grant, S, UCF
39) Chicago Bears (from CAR) – Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State
38) New England Patriots (from CIN) – Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama
37) Philadelphia Eagles – Landon Dickerson, C, Alabama
36) Miami Dolphins (from HOU) – Jevon Holland, S, Oregon
35) Denver Broncos (from ATL) – Javonte Williams, RB, North Carolina
34) New York Jets – Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss
33) Jacksonville Jaguars – Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia

Round 1

32) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Joe Tryon, LB, Washington
31) Baltimore Ravens (from KC) – Jayson Oweh, DE, Penn State
30) Buffalo Bills – Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami
29) Green Bay Packers – Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia
28) New Orleans Saints – Payton Turner, DE, Houston
27) Baltimore Ravens – Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota
26) Cleveland Browns – Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern
25) Jacksonville Jaguars (from LAR) – Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson
24) Pittsburgh Steelers – Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
23) Minnesota Vikings (from NYJ via SEA) – Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech
22) Tennessee Titans – Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
21) Indianapolis Colts – Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan
20) New York Giants (from CHI) – Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida
19) Washington Football Team – Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky
18) Miami Dolphins – Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami
17) Las Vegas Raiders – Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama
16) Arizona Cardinals – Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa
15) New England Patriots – Mac Jones, QB, Alabama
14) New York Jets (from MIN) – Alijah Vera-Tucker, OL, USC
13) Los Angeles Chargers – Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
12) Dallas Cowboys (from PHI via SF, MIA) – Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
11) Chicago Bears (from NYG) – Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
10) Philadelphia Eagles (from DAL) – DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
9) Denver Broncos – Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama
8) Carolina Panthers – Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
7) Detroit Lions – Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon
6) Miami Dolphins (from PHI) – Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
5) Cincinnati Bengals – Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU
4) Atlanta Falcons – Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
3) San Francisco 49ers (from HOU via MIA) – Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
2) New York Jets – Zach Wilson, QB, BYU
1) Jacksonville Jaguars – Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson

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Chris Simms’ 2023 NFL Draft CB Rankings: Devon Witherspoon highlights loaded draft class


The 2023 NFL Draft is growing nearer, with just weeks remaining until teams make selections that could alter the future of their franchise forever.

A solid secondary is crucial to any team’s defensive prowess, and for the teams looking to tighten up in coverage, this year’s draft is the one to do so.

The 2023 NFL Draft cornerback class is an incredibly deep one, but which corner will be first off the board? Chris Simms unveiled his 2023 NFL Draft Cornerback rankings this week on the Chris Simms Unbuttoned podcast, posting Illinois’ Devon Witherspoon at the top of his list of corners in this year’s crop.

But trailing Witherspoon very closely are four other potential NFL superstars, with Simms ranking Michigan’s DJ Turner at No. 2, Oregon’s Christian Gonzalez at No. 3, Maryland’s Deonte Banks at No. 4 and Georgia’s Kelee Ringo at No. 5.

The 2023 NFL Draft will begin on Thursday, April 27, and end on Saturday, April 29. The first round will take place on Thursday with rounds two and three airing on Friday and rounds four through seven on Saturday. Click here for Simms’ quarterback rankings,and here for his list of top wide receivers.

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Simms’ Top Five CB prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft

Tier One

1. Devon Witherspoon, Illinois

2. DJ Turner, Michigan

3. Christian Gonzalez, Oregon

Tier Two

4. Deonte Banks, Maryland

Tier Three

5. Kelee Ringo, Georgia

RELATED: 2023 NFL Draft order: Complete list of every pick from Round 1 through Round 7

Simms Breaks Down 2023 Draft CB Rankings

The following are highlights from Simms’ CB draft rankings. For Simms’ in-depth analysis, read below for a breakdown on each prospect and be sure to subscribe to Chris Simms Unbuttoned for an unfiltered look at the NFL, featuring player access, unabashed opinion, X&O film breakdown, and stories from a life in and around football.

No. 1: Devon Witherspoon, Illinois

What Simms said: “This guy is must-see TV. He’s up there with one of the most twitchy, sudden people I’ve ever seen in my life to the point where when he takes off, you’re like, ‘Wait, is that real? Did he really get to full speed in half a step?’ … Bump or off, both are phenomenol —  it’s rare to have that. He’s got very good play strength for a guy that’s 5’11” and a half at 181 lbs. He doesn’t know that, he thinks he’s 220 … It’s efficient and easy. He’s sudden and can see the ability to accelerate whether it’s downhill or sticking the foot in the ground and changing direction. As compared to my No. 2 and No. 3 guy, he might be a hair tighter in his hips, but his twitchiness and explosion and acceleration … you just start to go, ‘What does this guy not have, besides the fact that he’s not 6’2” or over 200 lbs.’ He’s phenomenol.”

No. 2: DJ Turner, Michigan

What Simms said: “To me, (DJ Turner is) the most technically sound corner in the draft. There’s nobody better at technique. Like Witherspoon, the ability to mirror receivers at the line of scrimmage, the quick feet, it’s phenomenol. His hips are better than Witherspoon … His ability to flip those hips, turn and break on the ball, it’s right up there. It’s actually more smooth hip-wise than it is for Devon Witherspoon … What more can you say about the guy? Start-stop ability, amazing. Make-up speed, amazing. Other than Witherspoon, I think he’s put in the second-most tough spots out of anybody I’ve watched in this. He plays man-to-man, in your face a ton against big-time receivers. He’s awesome defending double moves. He could be the best nickel or outside guy, and he’s also the fastest guy in the draft. He’s got it all.”

No. 3: Christian Gonzalez, Oregon

What Simms said: “There’s not much to pick apart here … He’s got a little more size and meat on his bones. The Tee Higgins of the world, the bigger receivers of the world, they’re gonna have a harder time pushing him around and doing that stuff. He’s got incredible ball skills … He looks prototype. He looks Darrelle Revis, Champ Bailey-ish in his uniform …  He just wasn’t as edgy as the other guys … He’s gonna match up better with DeAndre Hopkins than the other two. But I don’t know if he’ll match up better with Jaylen Waddle or Ja’Marr Chase than the other two … But his technique is real. He’s a top-20 pick. You talk size, technique and straight speed, of course this guy is one of the top corners in the draft.” 

No. 4: Deonte Banks, Maryland

What Simms said: “He has more measurables like Gonzalez. 6 foot, 197 lbs., there’s a thickness to him and a power and strength element that certainly jumps out. Let alone, speed is Real Deal Holyfield … man-to-man, great legs, runs easy … He’s comfortable in his speed. He’s never panicked. He’s comfortable in going, ‘You have a step on me? That’s fine, I’m good,’ … But he’s also incredible, like Witherspoon and Turner, at getting on top of people when they try to run a go-route. No one can ever really get around him for the most part … He’s sticky as hell, he’s got very good feet, but he doesn’t know how to use his hands at all yet. So he’s not really that great at jamming people at the line of scrimmage, but he’s never not there … I thought his ability to play the ball and create PBUs in those 50/50 situations where the quarterback tries to throw the ball back shoulder and all that, he’s got a great feel and vision to be able to cover and see the throw at the same time that I was very impressed with.”

No. 5: Kelee Ringo, Georgia

What Simms said: “When you turn on the film, you go, ‘What? This guy’s a corner, he’s not a safety?’ Because he has a prototype safety vibe … Against the bigger, straight-liner guys, nobody’s gonna push this dude around. That’s certainly not going to be an issue, that along with the straight speed. Hey, the change of direction stuff is not beautiful. He’s a little heavy-footed because he’s a bigger guy … but it’s not bad … When he opens up, he can really go; obviously with a 4.36 second 40 time … He’s very smooth as far as an athlete overall.” 

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Chris Simms’ 2023 NFL Draft Position Rankings: The top QBs, WRs, RBs, and more ahead of draft weekend


The 2023 NFL Draft takes place on Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29 in Kansas City, Missouri. Click here for the full first-round draft order to find out when your team is picking.

Ahead of this year’s draft, Chris Simms has already started analyzing the top prospects by position on the Chris Simms Unbuttoned podcast. So far, Simms has revealed his highly anticipated list of the top 5 quarterback prospects and wide receivers. See below to find out who made the top 5 names for each position and be sure to check back for updates!

Be sure to subscribe to Chris Simms Unbuttoned for more on the 2023 NFL Draft as well as an unfiltered look at the NFL, featuring player access, unabashed opinion, X&O film breakdown, and stories from a life in and around football.

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Chris Simms’ 2023 NFL Draft Position Rankings:

Chris Simms’ 2023 NFL Draft QB Rankings:

  1. C.J. Stroud, Ohio State
  2. Bryce Young, Alabama
  3. Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
  4. Anthony Richardson, Florida
  5. Dorian Thompson-Robinson, UCLA and Will Levis, Kentucky

Chris Simms’ 2023 NFL Draft WR Rankings:

  1. Zay Flowers, Boston College
  2. Jaxon Smith-Njibga, Ohio State
  3. Quentin Jonston, TCU
  4. Michael Wilson, Stanford
  5. Jalin Hyatt, Tennessee

Chris Simms 2023 NFL Draft Cornerback Rankings

  1. Devon Witherspoon, Illinois
  2. DJ Turner, Michigan
  3. Christian Gonzalez, Oregon
  4. Deonte Banks, Maryland
  5. Kelee Ringo, Georgia

How can I watch the 2023 NFL Draft live?

ESPN, ABC, and NFL Network will air all seven rounds of the 2023 NFL Draft.

What time does the NFL Draft start?

The first round of the 2023 NFL Draft will get underway on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. Rounds two and three will commence Friday at 7 p.m. ET, with Saturday’s final rounds at 12 p.m.

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