Bleacher Nation NFL 2023 Mock Draft: Packers Select the First TE of the Draft
The Bleacher Nation NFL 2023 Mock Draft will be a running mock draft that spans between now and round one of the NFL Draft. Each of the 31 picks (Miami forfeited their first-round pick due to tampering) will get a dedicated post. Here’s how it’ll work:
- Every pick in the Mock Draft gets its own post. We will do one or two picks per day.
- We will link back to previous posts with a running draft recap.
- This feature will not include trades and will cover the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft.
The Packers are on the clock in the Bleacher Nation NFL Mock Draft …
The Pick Is In
TE Dalton Kincaid — Utah
The tight end position is one of the glaring needs for the Green Bay Packers heading into the NFL Draft. Josiah Deguara, who has 39 career catches for 371 yards and two touchdowns, is listed at the top of the depth chart.
Green Bay takes the first tight end of the 2023 NFL Draft, adding Dalton Kincaid to their tight ends room.
Dalton Kincaid doesn’t have the ideal tight end size, but he’s a very willing and capable blocker nonetheless. While he will be undersized in the NFL, he has a chance to be one of the best pass-catching tight ends in the league.
Kincaid caught 70 passes for 890 yards and eight touchdowns last season, earning a 90.2 overall grade from PFF. Kincaid had only two drops last season, and his six deep catches and 16 missed tackles forced were both good for third in the FBS, per PFF.
The former Utah tight end is one of the best at going up and getting the ball. The catch radius and ball skills at the point are ridiculously good.
Final Thoughts: While developing as a blocker, Kincaid is excellent as a pass-catcher. He’s built well and has the size, speed, and body control to be the league’s most dominant receiving tight end quickly.
Bleacher Nation’s 2023 NFL Mock Draft
- Carolina Panthers (via CHI) — QB C.J. Stroud, Ohio State
- Houston Texans — QB Bryce Young, Alabama
- Arizona Cardinals — EDGE Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
- Indianapolis Colts — QB Anthony Richardson, Florida
- Seattle Seahawks (via DEN) — DT Jalen Carter, Georgia
- Detroit Lions (via LAR) — EDGE Tyree Wilson, Texas Tech
- Las Vegas Raiders — QB Will Levis, Kentucky
- Atlanta Falcons — EDGE Myles Murphy, Clemson
- Chicago Bears (via CAR) — CB Devon Witherspoon, Illinois
- Philadelphia Eagles (via NO) — DT Calijah Kancey, Pitt
- Tennessee Titans — T Paris Johnson Jr., Ohio State
- Houston Texans (via CLE) — WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State
- New York Jets — T Broderick Jones, Georgia
- New England Patriots — CB Christian Gonzalez, Oregon
- Green Bay Packers — TE Dalton Kincaid, Utah
- Washington Commanders
- Pittsburgh Steelers
- Detroit Lions
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Seattle Seahawks
- Los Angeles Chargers
- Baltimore Ravens
- Minnesota Vikings
- Jacksonville Jaguars
- New York Giants
- Dallas Cowboys
- Buffalo Bills
- Cincinnati Bengals
- New Orleans Saints (via SF)
- Philadelphia Eagles
- Kansas City Chiefs