Now that the 2023 NFL Draft has come and gone and teams have addressed some key needs, here are the remaining needs for every NFC team.
The Cowboys are one injury away from falling into the same wide receiver predicament they were in a year ago when they had to sign TY Hilton from the street. Sir LambAnd Michael Gallup And Brandine cooks They are a powerhouse trio, but there isn’t anyone behind them who can play meaningful shots in a pinch. There are plenty of veteran options in free agency that could do better than Hilton in 2022.
New York addressed its position problem when the Giants drafted John Michael Schmitz in the second round but still needed a bad guard between them. Ben Bredison on the left and Mark Glowinsky on the right. There is no guarantee Daniel Jones And I will be Barkley The 2022 seasons can be reproduced unless the offensive line is intact.
Possible fix: Dalton signed reisner, Rodger SavoldGabe Jackson
The Eagles have set themselves up well by beefing up their defensive line and pass rushing in the first round and don’t have a lot of needs to get out of the draft. This is not to say that Philadelphia is perfect. While the option to catch the third pass would be nice, another quality player is more important to close down the defense.
Possible fix: Trade Ravens LB Patrick Quinn
This is a team that can surprise people if Sam Howell or Jacoby Brissett Exceed expectations. The defense, at least, looks solid up front. The secondary could use some work, even after the leaders took Emmanuel Forbes in the first round. Stable security for patrolling the secondary depth would do wonders.
Possible fix: Signboard Adrian Amos Or John Johnson III
Chicago basically put themselves out of the running for one of the best pass catchers in the draft by trading back to No. 9 and then back again to allow the Eagles to take Galen Carter. The offensive line build with Darnell Wright in the 10th has been great, but the defense is still a mess up front. DeMarcus Walker He is the only rusher on the team, which wouldn’t cut it if Chicago was trying to get to his quarterback.
The Lions focused on offense with two of their first three draft picks, and also took in an off-the-ball linebacker and a defensive back. But they left a huge gap in the middle of the defensive line with MacNeil World And Levi Onuzoriki, second day pick of 2021. A veteran defensive lineman who will stabilize the front four and assist the Lions’ squad aspirations. Another scroll acceleration would also be great, but the inner line factor is the most important at the moment.
Possible fix: Signboard Ionides died
Aaron Rodgers stole the Packers reception room Before and after he officially joined the Jets when Allen Lazard And Randall Cobb signed with New York. This leaves widely in the second year Christian Watson And Romeo Dobbs as the only receptor Green Bay With no fewer than 40 receptions. Yes, the Packers drafted two tight ends and a receiver with their second, third, and fourth picks in the class of 2023, but neither of them are sure of things.
Possible fix: Trade for a maven like DeAndre Hopkins Or sign a trusted person like Jarvis Landry
Minnesota had one of the worst defenses in the league this past season, and while the Vikings have made upgrades this season, that unit still needs support. The secondary remains the biggest need after the Vikings apparently cheered backups Andrew Booth and Akaleb Evans To start the innings, Al-Makhy drafted Blackmon in the third round. A good veteran will help here.
The Falcons are missing more than one other receiver, but Atlanta doesn’t have one yet Drake London. And now, we’re not counting the tight end Kyle Bates Or No. 8 pick Pejan Robinson here. They need actual No. 2 receiver. Scotty Miller And Mac Hollins He simply wouldn’t cut it because neither of them would intimidate the defense. The options are few, but a street veteran with some experience and skill will add a little something to whatever this crime plans to become.
Possible fix: A Julio Jones reunion? Or just Jarvis Landry
The Panthers have already addressed their biggest needs with their top three picks: quarterback Bryce Young, receiver Jonathan Mingo, and snooty D.J. Johnson are Carolina’s top priorities post-free agency. But defense was key to the Panthers rushing at the end of last year’s playoff season, and you can never have too many pass rushers.
Possible fix: signed frank clark, Yannick Ngakui Or Justin Huston
New Orleans added Brian Pressey with his first-round pick but still needed more defensive linemen on the inside. Prestige acquisitions and free agent Nathan Shepherd And Calin Saunders It is only certain things. An experienced veteran will also assist in the development of Bresee.
It’s hard to tell which direction the Buccaneers are going in their first season without him Tom Brady. despite, Tampa Bay He needs a good offensive line at least to give himself a chance, especially with Baker Mayfield or Kyle Trask Under center with a sophomore return White Rashad in the background. It’s unclear where second player Cody Mauch will play either, so the Buccaneers just need a little more experience across the line.
Possible fix: Signed Dalton Reisner or Ben Jones
Arizona Cardinalsback corner, But a really whole new defense
This team is clearly in rebuilding mode, so they’re missing a lot. But the most scandalously underpowered position in Arizona is the cornerback. Marco WilsonThe 2021 fourth-ranked Garrett Williams led the Cardinals in the third, but 30-year-old Antonio Hamilton and the 2022 seventh-ranked Christian Mathew They are the other two cornerbacks who can go to see the kick-offs. Yikes.
Possible fix: Sign like a veteran Shaquille Griffin Or Casey Hayward
The Rams need to replace Jalen Ramsey in the secondary. Even if a team leans toward rebuilding, Los Angeles can’t allow teams to randomly throw them away. Rams all around need defense, but a cornerback with at least six starting careers looks like a low bar to give up.
Possible fix: Sign any veteran cornerback cheap
Away Trent WilliamsThe 49ers offensive line doesn’t look good on paper. San Francisco Right tackle Mike McGlinchey lost to the Broncos in free agency and is about to trade him as the fifth player of the year for 2020 Colton McEvitz. Watchmen Spencer Burford and Aaron Banks So is the center Jake Brendel They will all return after starting most of their games in 2022, but all are interchangeable. Correct handling is the most important position to replace.
Possible fix: Signboard George Fant Or Cameron Fleming
Quietly, the Seahawks have had a phenomenal off-season. There aren’t many immediate needs for this team, so the best thing for Seattle to do is strengthen their weaker positions. The inside defensive line appeared to be the best candidate for improvement after replacing Seahawsk Quinton Jefferson and Al Woods with Jaran Reid and fourth founder Cameron Young. nost processing Brian Moon He is also recovering from a torn ACL late in the season. Seattle is the only team in the NFC West that can compete with the 49ers, and they’ll need a better defensive line to shoot the defending division champ.
Possible fix: Sign Matt Ionidis or Achim Hicks