2023 NFL mock draft ahead of bowl season: Hendon Hooker, Jalin Hyatt projections

Redshirt senior quarterback Hendon Hooker’s collegiate career ended Nov. 19 at South Carolina.

The 6-foot-4, 218-pound quarterback suffered a season-ending injury versus the Gamecocks with a torn ACL in his left knee.

During the 2022 season, Hooker guided the Vols to wins versus Alabama, Florida and LSU.

In 11 games in 2022, he completed 229-of-329 passing attempts for 3,135 yards, 27 touchdowns and two interceptions. Hooker recorded 430 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 104 attempts.

Tennessee junior wide receiver Jalin Hyatt was named the winner for the 2022 Biletnikoff Award Thursday.

He is Tennessee’s first Biletnikoff Award winner.

Hyatt set the school record for receiving touchdowns (15) and totaled 1,267 receiving yards in 2022. He is 31 yards shy of tying the program record set by Marcus Nash in 1997.

Draft Wire released its latest 2023 NFL mock draft selections using the updated pick order ahead of bowl season.

Below is the latest Draft Wire first and second round 2023 NFL mock draft that includes Hooker and Hyatt.

Houston Texans | Alabama QB Bryce Young

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears | Alabama EDGE Will Anderson Jr.

Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks (from Denver) | Georgia DL Jalen Carter

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions (from Los Angeles Rams) | Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud

Kyle Robertson/Columbus Dispatch / USA TODAY NETWORK

Philadelphia Eagles (from New Orleans) | Clemson EDGE Myles Murphy


Carolina Panthers | Florida QB Anthony Richardson

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars | TCU WR Quentin Johnston

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Cardinals | Ohio State OT Paris Johnson Jr.

AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn

Indianapolis Colts | Northwestern OT Peter Skoronski

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Atlanta Falcons | Clemson DL Bryan Bresee


Green Bay Packers | Notre Dame TE Michael Mayer

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Las Vegas Raiders | Georgia CB Kelee Ringo

Calvin Mattheis/News Sentinel / USA TODAY NETWORK

Houston Texans (from Cleveland) | Texas Tech EDGE Tyree Wilson

Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers | Penn State CB Joey Porter Jr.


Detroit Lions | Alabama DB Brian Branch

AP Photo/Vasha Hunt

Los Angeles Chargers | Georgia OT Broderick Jones

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots | USC WR Jordan Addison

Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Commanders | South Carolina CB Cam Smith

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Oregon CB Christian Gonzalez

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks | Florida State EDGE Jared Verse

Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans | Georgia TE Darnell Washington

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets | Clemson LB Trenton Simpson

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants | Tennessee WR Jalin Hyatt

Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

Denver Broncos (from San Francisco) | Georgia EDGE Nolan Smith

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Ravens | Texas RB Bijan Robinson

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals | Texas A&M S Antonio Johnson

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys | Illinois CB Devon Witherspoon

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs | Ohio State OT Dawand Jones

Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings | SMU WR Rashee Rice

Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills | Florida OL O'Cyrus Torrence

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Philadelphia Eagles | Alabama RB Jahmyr Gibbs

Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans | Ohio State WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba

Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers (from Chicago) | Baylor DL Siaki Ika

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Rams | LSU EDGE BJ Ojulari


Seattle Seahawks (from Denver) | Utah CB Clark Phillips III

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

New Orleans Saints | Tennessee QB Hendon Hooker

Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

Picks 37-63

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire