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Bleacher Nation NFL 2023 Mock Draft: Eagles Replace Miles Sanders


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 Eagles are on the clock in the Bleacher Nation NFL Mock Draft …

The Pick Is In

RB Jahmyr Gibbs — Alabama

The Fit

Miles Sanders departed Philadelphia last month during free agency. After giving Jalen Hurts a new contract last week and taking a lineman earlier in this mock draft, the Eagles draft the electric Jahmyr Gibbs to replace Sanders in the backfield.

Scouting Report

Jahmyr Gibbs’ 4.36 40-yard dash second-best among all running backs at the NFL Scouting Combine and top ten overall. He has 99th percentile speed for the running back position. Gibbs ran for 926 yards and seven touchdowns while adding 44 catches for 444 yards and three scores through the air.

From the Ringer’s Danny Kelly: “Gibbs is a bit undersized but makes up for it with good vision and extraordinary juice as a runner. He has great foot quickness and changes direction on a dime, accelerating instantly to shoot through gaps in the line or to beat a pursuit angle.”

From The Athletic’s Dane Brugler: “Quick to press, sort and burst, Gibbs has sudden start/stop footwork to nimbly get in and out of his cuts and destroy pursuit angles with instantaneous acceleration. Not only does he have twitchy athletic gifts, but his understanding of football geometry and feel for blocking designs are very advanced, making him an offensive line’s best friend as a runner.”

Final Thoughts: Gibbs is an electric, big-play running back with elite field-tilting speed and sure hands out of the backfield. He’s a stud, and the Eagles’ offense becomes scarier than last season with this pick late in the first round.

Bleacher Nation’s 2023 NFL Mock Draft

  1. Carolina Panthers (via CHI) — QB C.J. Stroud, Ohio State
  2. Houston Texans — QB Bryce Young, Alabama
  3. Arizona Cardinals — EDGE Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
  4. Indianapolis Colts — QB Anthony Richardson, Florida
  5. Seattle Seahawks (via DEN) — DT Jalen Carter, Georgia
  6. Detroit Lions (via LAR) — EDGE Tyree Wilson, Texas Tech
  7. Las Vegas Raiders — QB Will Levis, Kentucky
  8. Atlanta Falcons — EDGE Myles Murphy, Clemson
  9. Chicago Bears (via CAR) — CB Devon Witherspoon, Illinois
  10. Philadelphia Eagles (via NO) — DT Calijah Kancey, Pitt
  11. Tennessee Titans — T Paris Johnson Jr., Ohio State
  12. Houston Texans (via CLE) — WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State
  13. New York Jets — T Broderick Jones, Georgia
  14. New England Patriots — CB Christian Gonzalez, Oregon
  15. Green Bay Packers — TE Dalton Kincaid, Utah
  16. Washington Commanders — CB Deonte Banks, Maryland
  17. Pittsburgh Steelers — CB Joey Porter Jr., Penn State
  18. Detroit Lions — CB Kelee Ringo, Georgia
  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — S Brian Branch, Alabama
  20. Seattle Seahawks — EDGE Lukas Van Ness, Iowa
  21. Los Angeles Chargers — WR Jordan Addison, USC
  22. Baltimore Ravens — WR Zay Flowers, Boston College
  23. Minnesota Vikings — QB Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
  24. Jacksonville Jaguars — T/G Peter Skoronski, Northwestern
  25. New York Giants — WR Quentin Johnston, TCU
  26. Dallas Cowboys — RB Bijan Robinson, Texas
  27. Buffalo Bills — WR Jalin Hyatt, Tennessee
  28. Cincinnati Bengals — TE Michael Mayer, Notre Dame
  29. New Orleans Saints (via SF) — DT Mazi Smith, Michigan
  30. Philadelphia Eagles — RB Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama
  31. Kansas City Chiefs

Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is the Lead NFL Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.