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2023 1QB Rookie Mock Draft 8.0 – Round 2

The Nerds Team keeps counting down to draft day with Round 2 of the 1QB Rookie Mock Draft 8.0.

The count down to the NFL Draft continues. As expected, no quarterbacks came off the board in Round 1. Does Round 2 change that?

Let’s get on to Round 2.

1QB Rookie Mock Draft 8.0 – Round 2

2.01 Dalton Kincaid, TE. 6’4″ 246


Dalton Kincaid is everything you want in a tight end for fantasy football. He’s athletic, an excellent route runner with fantastic ball skills, and he’s dangerous after the catch. He’s not great as a blocker, so he won’t get asked to stay in line and block very often. And he’s expected to get high draft capital which should lead to lots of opportunity despite his shortcomings as a blocker—the perfect storm. – @devy2dynastyfr

2.02 CJ Stroud, QB, 6’3″ 214

Ohio State

CJ Stroud is my top quarterback, even if he isn’t the top quarterback taken. He has more college production than Young and has the measurables. Stroud didn’t show much rushing upside in college, but he has that skill set. He is a good mix of modern rushing quarterbacks and past pocket passers. He will be surrounded by the talent to protect him and at the skill positions to allow him to succeed. – @theDunit13

2.03 Kendre Miller, RB, 5’11” 215


The eighth running back off the board??? What are my fellow Nerds doing? Miller has elite vision and contact balance, runs hard, and can catch passes when he’s asked to. He’s got a three-down skillset, and frankly, it’s a TRAVESTY to get him as the eighth running back in this draft. I’m done. Draft season is whack, y’all. – @ffpeebleschamp

2.04 Marvin Mims, WR, 5’11” 177


Marvin Mims has been moving up draft boards over the last month for me. He is a speedy vertical receiver that can be a deep threat at the next level. Mims is a twitchy route runner with considerable YAC ability that can be a threat for any team. He has the talent and hype to be a late first-rounder in rookie drafts. Drafting him at the 2.4 with his 4.38 speed is a good fantasy value.- @coachstevenp

2.05 Anthony Richardson, QB, 6’4″ 244


In the middle of Round 2, this is the perfect spot to take Richardson in 1QB. His ceiling is league winner and is exactly the type of upside you want to swing for the fences in Round 2. Even with concerns about his accuracy, his floor is much higher than any quarterback in this class or any other player left on the board. I expect him to go much higher in typical 1QB rookie drafts, but if he’s here for some reason, stop his slide and smash that draft button! – @johnnybgoodedff

2.06 Zach Evans, RB, 5’11” 202

Ole Miss

Evans has been one of the biggest fallers this draft season, his 202-lb weigh-in at the combine and 4.50 40 scuttling his hype. But the fact remains that this kid can run the ball; his tape is nice, and he’s also got some solid data points in his analytical profile. We worry about draft capital for him at this point, but at this point, he’s well worth a shot. – @ekballer

2.07 Israel Abanikanda, RB 5’11” 215


Built like a true RB1 that can take a full workload if asked, I am excited about Abanikanda and very curious about where he will go in the NFL draft. I have seen him mocked anywhere from late Round 2-5. If he is picked later, I will feel differently about this pick, but I think Izzy has the skillset and profile to succeed at the next level. And for that reason, he is my pick in the mid-second. His upside is higher than any other running back still available. – @timbmartens

2.08 Michael Mayer, TE, 6’4″ 265

Notre Dame

If there was ever a tight end that would be able to start day one and handle blocking and receiving, it’s Mayer. He should put up decent numbers and can be a future Zach Ertz. I’ll take the upside there over riskier guys. I would’ve taken Tucker, but I didn’t see he was available. Either way, Mayer is a guy to target in the second round. – @darthdbacks

2.09 Bryce Young, QB, 6’0″ 194


At this point in the draft, the talent thins out for sure. I will protect myself from that by taking who some believe will be the first pick in the NFL draft. This high-floor player could be on my squad for a decade. – @ReflipeWThenuz

2.10 Sean Tucker, RB, 5’9″ 207


Sean Tucker is a player that the devy community has been extremely high on since his freshman year at Syracuse. He broke onto the scene during the COVID-shortened season with over 600 rushing yards, which included three games of over 100 rushing yards. Since then, he has only continued his ACC dominance with back-to-back 1000-yard rushing seasons. The pre-draft process has not been kind to Tucker. There is still mystery surrounding his lack of testing at both the combine and his pro-day hence why he was available at the end of the second round. – @DanT_NFL

2.11 Cedric Tillman, WR, 6’3″ 213


One of the few big wide receivers in this draft that is likely to get good draft capital. Tillman runs good routes, plays with physicality, and has good play speed. He excels at the catch point and comes down with the ball in traffic. – @culture_coach

2.12 Luke Musgrave, TE, 6’6″ 253

Oregon State

The third tight end in a loaded class, Musgrave, is a dynamic athlete who will be able to stretch defenses vertically. A size-speed mismatch for backers and safeties, he can create big plays. Route and blocking refinement are needed, but Musgrave is an excellent ball-tracker whose game is reminiscent of Mark Andrews. He can skyrocket rookie boards as a Top-50 pick in the NFL Draft. Despite ranking TE3 in this class, Musgrave would’ve been TE1 a season ago. Good value here at the end of the second. – @DynastyOasis

That wraps up 1QB Round 2. How do you feel about the value in the second round? Who’s too high? Too Low? Drop a comment and let up know. You can find Round 1 HERE.

Speaking of the draft. Remember to tune into the Dynasty Nerds YouTube channel for live streams hosted by Dan Toomey and Tim Martens. Set your reminders, subscribe to the channel, get your snacks, and hop into the chat and be a part of it all!!

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