PODCAST: The Replacements, Flip Flops, and Outliers of the 2023 NFL Draft (w/ James Foster)

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On today’s episode, host Easton Freeze, producer JT, and special guest James Foster of AtoZsports.com dive into:


Did you REALLY want a round 1 or 2 player, but your team missed out on them? Easton, JT & James go hunting in the bargain bin for the replacement prospects in later rounds whose games reflect the “off-brand” version of the household names you already know!

  • Miss out on S Antonio Johnson? Take S Quindell Johnson | Memphis (4:18)
  • Miss out on TE Tucker Kraft? Take TE Zack Kuntz | Old Dominion (6:36)
  • Miss out on WR Jalin Hyatt? Take WR Marvin Mims | Oklahoma (8:50)
  • Miss out on CB Joey Porter Jr.? Take CB Rejzohn Wright | Oregon State (11:48)
  • Miss out on WR Tyler Scott? Take WR Jayden Reed | Michigan State (17:01)
  • Miss out on TE Michael Mayer? Take TE Sam LaPorta | Iowa (19:33)
  • Miss out on TE Sam LaPorta? Take TE Brayden Willis | Oklahoma (22:25)
  • Miss out on EDGE Lukas Van Ness? Take EDGE YaYa Diaby | Louisville (25:11)


Why not go a step further? Easton, JT & James identify pairs of players on the consensus big board who they believe should be flip-flopped and drafted in the opposite order!

  • EDGE Byron Young | Tennessee < EDGE Nick Hampton | Appalachian State (30:31)
  • DL Tuli Tuipulotu | USC < EDGE Derick Hall | Auburn (33:44)
  • WR Jalin Hyatt | Tennessee < WR Cedric Tillman | Tennessee (35:55)
  • CB Julius Brents | Kansas State < CB Riley Moss | Iowa (38:55)
  • DL Calijah Kancey | Pittsburgh < DL Keeanu Benton | Wisconsin (47:41)
  • OG O’Cyrus Torrence | Florida < OL Cody Mauch | North Dakota State (50:26)
  • OL Blake Freeland | BYU < OL Nick Saldiveri | Old Dominion (54:05)
  • EDGE Myles Murphy | Clemson < EDGE Will McDonald IV | Iowa State (1:09:09)


Have you noticed just how many physical and athletic outliers we have in this year’s draft pool? Producer JT hops into the host seat for a game of “IN or OUT?” and takes us through 11 of the least-typical outlier prospects in the draft, and GMs Easton & James explain why they would or wouldn’t be willing to bet on each player working in the NFL!

  • QB Bryce Young | Alabama (1:13:13)
  • DL Calijah Kancey | Pittsburgh (1:18:09)
  • EDGE Nolan Smith | Georgia (1:20:51)
  • OT Dawand Jones | Ohio State (1:23:47)
  • OL Peter Skoronski | Northwestern (1:29:22)
  • WR Jordan Addison | USC (1:32:22)
  • CB Emmanuel Forbes | Mississippi State (1:35:14)
  • EDGE Tyree Wilson | Texas Tech (1:40:48)
  • WR Tank Dell | Houston (1:44:15)
  • CB Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson | TCU (1:48:11)
  • RB Deuce Vaughn | Kansas State (1:52:45)

Tips? Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions? Email the show here: easton@broadwaysportsmedia.com

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Author: Easton Freezeis a Nashville native who loves covering the NFL. He is the host of The Hot Read Podcast, and when he isn't watching or covering sports, he's spending time with friends and family.

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