Five Best Picks On Day Two Of The 2023 NFL Draft

Day two of the 2023 NFL Draft is officially in the books, and while it certainly wasn't as explosive and unpredictable as the first-round, many teams picked up some players in areas of need while others weren't as good, so today, we are going to look back on the night that was and document the five best picks on day two of the 2023 NFL Draft. 

Rashee Rice - Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs were once again a juggernaut offensively on the way to their second Super Bowl in the Patrick Mahomes era, so it comes as no surprise that they traded up to get another weapon in Round Two, this time in the form of SMU wide receiver Rashee Rice.

In Rice, the Chiefs are getting a big play threat who hauled in 233 catches for 3111 yards and 25 Touchdowns at SMU, and after losing Mecole Hardman, he will no doubt be a big contributor in his rookie campaign. 

Hendon Hooker - Detroit Lions

While all of the attention heading into day two was on Will Levis, Hendon Hooker was still an intriguing prospect, and after falling all the way to the third round, he landed in a fantastic spot with the Detroit Lions.

In his two years at Tennessee, Hooker was absolutely elite as a dual threat, and while injuries may be a concern, he's considered a player with plenty of upside, and with him expected to learn behind Jared Goff, it was a fantastic pick for Detroit and a great situation for Hooker. 

Jalin Hyatt - New York Giants

There are many deep positions in the 2023 NFL Draft, but perhaps none more so than the wide receiver spot, and after a massive run on day one, there was still plenty of value as the draft worked deep into day two.

Perhaps the most overlooked of all was Tennessee's Jalin Hyatt, who ended up landing with Daniel Jones and the New York Giants, and at pick No. 73, this may be the best value pick in the entire draft. 

O'Cyrus Torrence - Buffalo Bills

In the draft, we see players fall each and every year, with players predicted to go late in the first-round sometimes falling deep on day two, and one example of that in 2023 was Florida guard O'Cyrus Torrence.

The big, physical presence ended up falling to pick No. 59 with the Buffalo Bills, and with the team needing a starting guard for 2023, there's no doubting that he could come in this off-season and win a starting role immediately. 

Brian Branch - Detroit Lions

There were four players in the green room on day one that weren't selected, and the Alabama Crimson Tide's Brian Branch was the only one to stay for day two, and he didn't have to wait long for his name to be called by the Detroit Lions.

With a fun, talented young defensive group coached by Dan Campbell, the physical presence of Branch is the perfect addition, and he could end up being a decade long starter in the NFL with plenty of Pro Bowl appearances. 

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