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C.J. Stroud strikes all the way in which up in newest School Sports activities Wire NFL mock draft


Mar 18, 2023

The NFL draft is difficult to maintain up with. It has potential draftees shifting up and down the board nearly every day with the entire information, “smokescreens,” trades, and rumors, and it definitely has been no completely different as we lead into the 2023 draft.

This yr although, Ohio State has one of many gamers that has a mighty high-quality probability at being the No. 1 general decide, and the newest developments have many believing that he could be the primary title we hear referred to as within the NFL draft. In truth, he’s now the odds-on favourite to go No. 1 after Carolina traded up with Chicago forward of all of the shenanigans which can be set to happen in Kansas Metropolis.

Our School Wires draft professional, Patrick Conn, can also be of the assumption that Stroud will doubtlessly go No. 1 and has moved him up the draft board to the highest place. However that’s not the one OSU participant he’s monitoring in his newest first-round NFL mock draft. No, there are two others that he believes can be receiving telephone calls on day one.

Right here’s the newest from Conn and the place he believes three Buckeyes will land on the primary day of the 2023 NFL draft.

C.J. Stroud, Quarterback

Dec. 31, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud (7) drops again to throw the ball in opposition to Georgia Bulldogs within the third quarter through the Peach Bowl within the School Soccer Playoff semifinal at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Credit score: USA TODAY Sports activities

Projected NFL Draft Choice

No. 1 general to the Carolina Panthers

What Conn Says

“The Carolina Panthers have a significant want at quarterback and C.J. Stroud is ripe for the choosing with the highest decide of the 2023 NFL draft. The staff did signal Andy Dalton to a two-year deal however he isn’t the way forward for the franchise, Stroud can be.”


Paris Johnson Jr., Offensive Sort out

Watch: Ohio State offensive lineman Paris Johnson Jr., Dawand Jones and Luke Wypler go through NFL combine workouts

Watch: Ohio State offensive lineman Paris Johnson Jr., Dawand Jones and Luke Wypler undergo NFL mix exercises

Mar 5, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Ohio State offensive lineman Paris Johnson, Jr. (OL24) through the NFL Scouting Mix at Lucas Oil Stadium. Credit score: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports activities

Projected NFL Draft Choice

No. 12 general to the Houston Texans (commerce with the Cleveland Browns)

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What Conn Says

“The Texans just lately traded for former Bucs guard Shaq Mason however there’s nonetheless work to be carried out to guard quarterback Bryce Younger. The staff provides some extra beef with Paris Johnson of Ohio State to guard their enormous funding.”

Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Broad Receiver

Todd McShay doesn't think Jaxon Smith-Njigba is a first-round pick

Todd McShay does not assume Jaxon Smith-Njigba is a first-round decide

Ohio State large receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba enters Ohio Stadium forward of the Buckeyes’ sport in opposition to Michigan on Nov. 26, 2022. Credit score: USA TODAY Sports activities

Projected NFL Draft Choice

No. 25 general to the New York Giants

What Conn Says

“The New York Giants just lately added Parris Campbell and Jeff Smith at large receiver however Smith-Njigba provides them a dynamic weapon for quarterback Daniel Jones.”

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