Rookies ranked 30-45 are unlikely to provide much help in your 2023 season. This is the portion of your draft where you can play favorites. Do you like a situation for a certain player? Maybe you were happy with the player your favorite team selected or signed after the draft? Or, is there a player you watched in college that impressed you and went under the radar? These are the rounds to pick that player. This is the time in the draft that I enjoy most. If you hit on one of these players, it will greatly improve your team. Players I have drafted or signed in the initial post-draft fab run include K.J. Osborn, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Davis Mills, and Khalil Herbert. While none of these players are superstars, one could argue they are much more valuable than a 3-5th round pick, or a few fab dollars.
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31. Greg Dulcich | TE | Broncos – The former UCLA Bruin looked good early in OTAs, but has been battling injuries in training camp. When healthy, Dulcich is a downfield threat; one that Russell Wilson may find useful.
32. Isiah Pacheco | RB | Chiefs – The former Scarlet Knight appears to have won the battle for RB2 in Kansas City and possibly more. Pacheco has looked great in the passing game and is currently the starting return man on kickoffs. Isiah put up impressive testing numbers including a 4.3 forty-yard dash and 27 bench reps.
33. Jelani Woods | TE | Colts – This 6′, 7″ 260lbs beast will form a great duo with the monstrous 6′, 6″ 260lbs Mo Alie-Cox. Jonathan Stewart is gonna love running behind these behemoths. Matt Ryan has been good to TEs (Tony Gonzalez, Austin Hooper, and Kyle Pitts) in the past. Jelani moves up the list for me.
34. Khalil Shakir | WR | Bills – A meteoric rise for Shakir. The former Boise State Bronco has looked good in camp. My standing advice: acquire receivers who play with Josh Allen. Khalil is a solid route runner with a legit shot to catch passes this year and many more in the future.
35. Daniel Bellinger | TE | Giants – A raw and athletic tight end for Head Coach Brain Daboll. What did Daboll do with the last player who fits this description? See Knox, Dawson. The 4th round pick Bellinger has a good chance to start this season.
36. Calvin Austin | WR | Steelers – Austin technically fell 3 spots from my last rankings list, but that’s only because other players have performed better than I had expected. I still really like this player and I hope to have him on as many rosters as possible.
37. D’Vonte Price | RB | Colts – Burner back (4.38 forty) running behind a quality offensive line and the aforementioned titanic TEs is a player I want. My pick for RB3 in Indy this season.
38. Jashaun Corbin | RB | Giants – After transferring from Texas A&M, Corbin had a solid season for the Florida State Seminoles in 2021. I thought he was good enough to be drafted, but the NFL didn’t agree. The Giants signed him as an undrafted free agent, but he’s my bet to win that RB3 spot behind Saquon Barkley and Matt Breida.
39. Kenny Pickett | QB | Steelers – The first QB to make an appearance on this list and he’s down at 39. It’s been an ugly camp for Kenny, but it is early and he still has the best chance to start from the 2022 QB class.
41. Kevin Harris | RB | Patriots – SEC-hardened bully back from South Carolina. New England dropped a 6th-round pick on the former Gamecock. So they got their thunder and lighting combo with Harris. and Pierre Strong Jr. Now, do they have room for all these runners?
42. Desmond Ridder | QB | Falcons – The former Cincinnati Bearcat is operating as the QB2 behind Marcus Mariota. Ridder is a hard worker who could win over teammates and get a shot at QB1 if Mariota were to become injured or ineffective.
43. Kyren Williams | RB | Rams – Yet to practice after post-OTA surgery. Rams staff insists The former Notre Dame back will play this preseason. Kyren could be a great bargain as Williams was awesome in college both catching and running the ball. He’s a little undersized, so the early injury is of concern.
44. Malik Willis | QB | Titans – I think it is pretty obvious I won’t have any Malik Willis shares. Starting QB Ryan Tannehill is signed through 2023 which will be his age 35 seasons. Malik has two years to develop and refine his game, but do teams hold open a starting QB spot for two seasons for a 3rd round pick? Mike Vrabel is old school, so maybe.
45. Abram Smith | RB | Saints – Smith was a catalyst that helped turn Baylor’s season around in 2021. He switched positions from linebacker to running back and gave the Bears’ offense a no-nonsense downhill running presence they sorely needed. Smith lacks high-end athleticism, but as a former LB he has great vision and understands the value of a North/South running style. He will have to battle talented veterans Tony Jones Jr. and Devine Ozigbo for RB 2/3 depending on Alvin Kamara’s status.
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