2023 NFL Mock Draft

Selection Comment - Pick #7

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Las Vegas
Tyree Wilson

Texas Tech


In our Mock, I wrote that it would be malpractice to pass on Wilson if he were available at #7. The versatile and lengthy Red Raider gives the Silver & Black an elite, young pass rusher to pair with Maxx Crosby. A team that was 27th in sacks and 29th in pass defense now adds a bonafide star to its lackluster defense.

While it would have been difficult to screw up this selection based on how the Draft played out, Vegas displayed discipline by not reaching for biggest need (CB), taking a QB with big question marks, or taking likely bust Jalen Carter. Tyree Wilson is a smart pick who will line up in a variety of spots in Year 1 and make this team better. His addition will allow them to move on from Chandler Jones as soon as contractually possible, and provide great value at one of the NFL's premier positions. The right trade down would have been nice, but this is 100% the right selection at #7.

Grade: A

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