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2023 1QB Rookie Mock Draft 6.0 – Round 2 and 3

The Nerds Team follows up Post Combine 1QB Rookie Mock Round 6.0 Round 1 with Rounds 2&3.

Time for Rounds 2 & 3 of our post Combine 1QB Rookie Mock Draft. Will we see the Combine performances shake up the draft positions? How will so many players not participating in drills at the Combine affect their draft position?

This is also the first mock draft we have done with a third round. The depth in this class is starting to shape up, with some players who looked like they might be first-round picks at the beginning of the college football season now available in Round 3.

You can find Round 1 of the 1QB mock draft HERE. Let’s dive onto Round 2.

1QB Rookie Mock Draft 5.0 – Round 2

2.01 Sean Tucker, RB, 5’9″ 207


He measured in with a BMI of 30.6. While many people are concerned with Tucker not testing at the combine, watching his tape, it’s evident he’s fast. This is the least of my concerns with Tucker, and due to his size, I believe he has the chance to be a three-down back at the next level. – @SteveBradshawFF

2.02 Kayshon Boutte, WR, 6’0″ 190


I will probably be burned by all the Boutte shares I will have, but I’m happy to keep grabbing the upside in the second. He has a good combination of size/speed and has shown that he can take over a game. He will do best as a team’s Z receiver, but I will keep drafting him no matter what. – @domffl

2.03 Anthony Richardson, QB, 6’4″ 244


Anthony Richardson is my QB1 in this format and a great value at the 2.03 in this rookie mock. If he hits, the ceiling is a top-five fantasy scorer for my team. If he misses, I can easily replace that by trading an equivalent pick in next year’s draft for a veteran. – @DanT_NFL

2.04 Tyjae Spears, RB, 5’9″ 204


A consistent riser from the end of the college football season until now, Tyjae Spears is approaching first-round 1QB draft consideration. Checking in for me at RB5 following the NFL Combine, Spears has the best first-step quickness among the backs in this class. A competent pass catcher, Tyjae represents the current NFL version of a committee leader and low-end RB1 for fantasy. – @DynastyOasis

2.05 Roschon Johnson, RB, 6’0″ 219


Johnson had an elite Senior Bowl and career at Texas. He would be among the top-ranked running backs if he didn’t get stuck behind Bijan. Still, with a great burst and good combine, I’m amazed I can get this kind of talent this late in a 1QB rookie draft. – @DarthDbacks

2.06 Devon Achane, RB, 5’8″, 188

Texas A&M

Achane is a small back with elite speed and good hands. He’s a big play waiting to happen, and he’s been a “my guy” throughout the rookie season. His ADP is rising, but his size will likely keep him out of the first round of rookie drafts, and I’ll pick him up every time he’s available in the second. – @MonCalFF

2.07 Michael Mayer, TE, 6’4″ 265

Notre Dame

I’m looking for safe players with upside at this point in the draft. Few players fit that bill as well as Notre Dame tight end Michael Mayer. His tape is better than his combine performance indicates. Happy to snag him here in the second.- @ReflipeWThenuz

2.08 Marvin Mims, WR, 5’11” 177


Mims 4.38 40 tied for fourth best among wide receivers, and his vertical jump and 3-cone drill were all top-5 outputs as well. Mims is undersized, but he is a huge deep-play threat, averaging 19.5 yards per catch in college. I’m happy to grab him in the mid/late second round. – @timbmartens

2.09 Bryce Young, QB, 6’0″ 194


I would assume Young would be first off the board for quarterbacks, but he wasn’t and slid down to the 2.09 spot. This is a value pick in a QB1 for a guy who can be the best in the class. He has an upside in his game, especially if he starts running more. – @coachstevenp

2.10 CJ Stroud, QB, 6’3″ 218

Ohio State

Even in 1QB formats, dynasty managers should be pleased to be able to select one of the top quarterbacks in the class who should have top-five draft capital come April. I’m confidently drafting Stroud here at 2.10 as the skill position players have thinned out. – @TheHQNerd

2.11 Israel Abanikanda, RB 5’11” 215


Abanikanda has plus size and speed and will fit nicely in a zone scheme. He could use more patience when waiting for holes to open up. Izzy is more of a check-down option than a real receiving threat. He has sprinter speed and doesn’t get caught when he gets into the open field. – @Culture_Coach

2.12 Luke Musgrave, TE, 6’6″ 253

Oregon State

If Musgrave played an entire season, he would be talked about as the top tight end in the class and in the first round. As far as pass-catching, Musgrave could be the best tight end in that area. He’s dangerous to all levels and has ridiculously strong hands. Blocking could use some work, but that’s not where this kid is making his money. – @ffpeebleschamp

1QB Rookie Mock Draft 6.0 – Round 3

3.01 Zach Evans, RB, 5’11” 202

Ole Miss

I like his upside, especially at the 3.01. Evans was never hyper-productive in college, but he has shown flashes, and when watching his film, you can see so many highlight plays. Evans is extremely raw, but in the right situation, he could breakout. – @SteveBradshawFF

3.02 DeWayne McBride, RB, 5’10” 209


Debo McBride is a violent north/south runner who can excel if he lands in the right system. It often takes a committee to bring him down. Debo should be able to find a role as a two-down plodder in an NFL offense. – @domffl

3.03 Deuce Vaughn, RB, 5’5″ 179


Deuce Vaughn was a productive back at Kansas State. He displayed elite speed and pass-catching upside. We didn’t see Vaughn’s speed at the combine, as he chose not to run. At 5’5” and 179 lbs, he has size limitations. – @DanT_NFL

3.04 Chase Brown, RB, 5’9″ 209


Workload and age concerns cloud the Brown evaluation, but we can no longer question the athleticism. Brown stood out at the recent NFL Combine and has a varied and impressive film portfolio. A well-balanced back with a three-down skillset, Chase can lead a backfield as a rookie. – @DynastyOasis

3.05 Evan Hull, RB, 5’10” 209


Hull had a great combine. He’s a dual-threat running back that should see action in his rookie year. I’m not sure he’ll be a starter, but a productive backup that could start someday with some upside is better than most third-round picks here. – @DarthDbacks

3.06 Cedric Tillman, WR, 6’3″ 213


Tillman might have spent five years in college, but he has elite size and adequate speed, and in a class full of short speedy guys, he’s one of the few traditional build wide receivers, so he could get an opportunity early. – @MonCalFF

3.07 Will Levis, QB, 6’3″ 222


Levis will likely be a high first-round pick. He will be guaranteed multiple years as a starter on his NFL team. He has the tools and physical gifts to be a top-notch quarterback. I am happy to snag a player with QB1 upside in the third. – @ReflipeWThenuz

3.08 Rashee Rice, WR. 6’0″ 204


I was disappointed that he came in at 6’0″ when he had previously been listed as 6’2″. But his 41-inch vertical showed his jump-ball ability, and his 1.49 10-yard split was in the 92nd percentile for combine receivers and shows he is explosive and can get advantages off the snap. – @timbmartens

3.09 Darnell Washington, TE, 6’7″ 265


Washington’s college stats don’t show it all for him as a prospect. He has plenty of room to develop into a productive player. He flashed at the combine, and his athletic ability and dangerous measurement to play at the next level. – @coachstevenp

3.10 Eric Gray, RB, 5’9″ 209


Gray is an elusive runner with decent size lateral movement and cut-making capacity with the ability to create on his own. At 3.10 in one quarterback format, we are just throwing darts, and I can’t think of a better one than Gray. – @TheHQNerd

3.11 AT Perry, WR, 6’3″ 198

Wake Forrest

Perry has good speed and size. He can make difficult plays look easy and easy plays look difficult. Developing consistency will be the key to Perry’s NFL and fantasy success. – @Culture_Coach

3.12 Jayden Reed, WR, 5’11” 187

Michigan State

I’m hoping my boy gets the draft capital. Reed is a good receiver who didn’t get as much use in college as he should have. Reed is quick, has good hands, and has a versatile skillset. – @ffpeebleschamp

That wraps up our first three-round 1QB Rookie Mock Draft. How do you feel about the value in the third round? Did we leave anyone out? Drop a comment and let up know.

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2 Responses

  1. Wild to see Evans Fall this low, buts that’s draft season for you. My question is why is Tyler Scott being left off these mocks? Looks like he’ll be a 2nd round pick and could have a decently big nfl impact.

    1. Scott’s definitely a guy I need to look closer at. Evan’s seems to be falling due to not earning workhorse market share at 2 different schools.

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