3 bold predictions for NFL Draft Day 2

Author: Kate MagdziukPublished: 04/28/23
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228 picks remain in the 2023 NFL Draft, which can only means one thing — MORE DRAMA IS IN STORE, FOLKS! Rounds 2 and 3 are set for Friday, April 28 (starting at 7 p.m. ET), closing out the draft with Rounds 4-7 on Saturday (starting at 12 p.m. ET).

Tune in for yourself on NFL Network, ESPN or ABC to see if my very spicy predictions for the rest of the 2023 NFL Draft come to fruition.

Several veteran studs are traded.

I predicted three names in Thursday’s Gaming Society Newsletter that we’d see some veterans on the move during this year’s draft: Derrick Henry, DeAndre Hopkins and Dalvin Cook.

Now, in the post-Jahmyr Gibbs era, I’m predicting (nay, guaranteeing), that Lions RB D’Andre Swift doesn’t play a down for the Detroit Lions in 2023.

Tell me you’re trading D’Andre Swift without telling me you’re trading D’Andre Swift, Mr. Holmes.

The Patriots draft a quarterback.

Bill Belichick hasn’t exactly kept it a secret that he’s all but ready to move on from 2021 first-round pick, Mac Jones, rumored to have shopped him to teams around this year’s NFL Combine. So, it stands to reason that you’re probably going to want to replace him if he’s on his way out, right? Both Will Levis and Hendon Hooker — projected first-rounders — remain on the board to open up day two. Why not shoot their shot?

Speaking of quarterbacks, I think the Titans draft one too.

The Titans nabbed Liberty prospect Malik Willis (who was atop most analysts' draft boards at the quarterback) with the 86th overall pick — the third quarterback off the board after a fall almost no one expected.

Willis didn't perform particularly well in his limited opportunity as a starter, completing just 50.8% of his passes for 276 passing yards, 0 passing touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Yeesh. Ryan Tannehill remains on the team, but at some point, this team is going to have to throw another dart at a quarterback.

The Titans are currently the odds favorite to draft Kentucky QB Will Levis at +220 (Bet $10 to win $22 profit) on FanDuel Sportsbook, holding the 41st overall pick.

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