2023 NFL Mock Draft

Selection Comment - Pick #17

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New England
Christian Gonzalez



Landing Christian Gonzalez at this spot is a dream scenario for the Patriots. Although I have to say, with the way this night was going, it was looking like crazier things could happen than Gonzalez falling even further down the board. Most sharp mock drafters had Gonzalez going at 7 to the Raiders. Virtually none had him falling out of the top 10.

The Pats get him at 17, after getting draft capital from Pittsburgh in the trade down to boot. An absolute coup. The Patriots are getting a freak athlete with amazing instincts. While not as polished as Witherspoon, the first corner taken tonight, he has the chance to develop into an even better due to his untrainable traits. Belichick has found an impact player for his defense. Grade: A

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