Welcome to Day 2 of Bleeding Green Nation’s 2023 NFL Draft live blog! Friday night’s festivities begin at 7:00 PM ET on ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network. Click here for info on how to watch the broadcast.
This post will have updates throughout the night with any surprises, rumors, trade updates, and more. It’s also an open thread for discussion in the comments.
The Philadelphia Eagles are set to make their first pick on Day 2 late in Round 2 at No. 62, followed quickly by an early-Round 3 pick at No. 66 — this was the pick they were awarded following the Jonathan Gannon tampering reveal.
Months ago Eagles GM Howie Roseman emphasized that they might not have a lot of picks (6) this year, but they have quite a few high picks, so you can expect him to make the most out of them. Roseman already had an excellent Day 1, somehow managing to get both Jalen Carter (at No. 9) and Nolan Smith (at No. 30).
Stay tuned to Bleeding Green Nation for the latest updates regarding Eagles moves and others made around the league.
NFL Draft Results: Eagles trade down from No. 62 to get 3 picks from the Texans https://t.co/NCxMdB1IyP— Bleeding Green Nation (@BleedingGreen) April 29, 2023
[9:06 PM]: The Eagles were NOT on the clock for long before they traded the No. 62 pick to the Texans, moving back to No. 65. Philly now has the No. 65 and No. 66 picks early in Round 3.
[8:53 PM]: The Cowboys opted to take their second Michigan guy in this year’s draft, and at No. 58, picked up TE Luke Schoonmaker.
[8:51 PM]: With a just a few picks left in the second round — and a few picks until the Eagles are back on the clock — the Giants made their first selection of the night, taking Minnesota C John Michael Schmitz at No. 57.
[8:30 PM]: Things move so much faster on Day 2! Trades have been a major factor on Friday, so here are some highlights:
- Gannon and Co. finally made a pick at No. 41, giving the defensive head coach edge rusher BJ Ojulari out of LSU.
- The Commanders drafted safety Jartavious Martin out of Maryland at No. 47.
- There have been two OTs and two interior OL drafted in Round 2 through No. 50.
[7:24 PM]: The Titans were reportedly trying really hard to get back into the first round late last night, but they couldn’t find any takers. Instead, they had to wait until Round 2 to get their QB, Will Levis out of Kentucky — Levis was in Kansas City and in the draft green room Thursday night, but opted not to return on Friday when he fell out of the first round.
I was invite to the draft an was a day 2 guy an stayed for the 2nd day because it’s nothing like hearing your name an walking cross that stage… me an @GenoSmith3 became homies after that day. We was the only 2 in the green room✊ https://t.co/5qI7VRGxPE— Darius Slay (@bigplay24slay) April 28, 2023
[7:20 PM]: Jonathan Gannon isn’t getting another player just yet! The Cardinals traded No. 33 to the Titans with just seconds left on the clock.
[7:15 PM]: We’re back for more! The Pittsburgh Steelers kicked off the second round on Friday night and took Joey Porter, Jr. out of Penn State.