It was a relatively tame NFL Free Agency, but all 32 teams now have their attention directed toward the 2023 NFL Draft in order to add talent to their rosters. The first round of the draft is kicking off on Thursday, April 27th. Of course, draft analysis, projections and rumors will be dominating the NFL news until then. Among the players expected to hear his name called early on is Christian Gonzalez out of Oregon.
The following is a complete Christian Gonzalez NFL Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.
When is the 2023 NFL Draft?
As always, the 2023 NFL Draft will be a three-day event. The first day will feature the first round of players, which is only 31 this season. All of these picks will be broken down here at FlurrySports. Day 2 will be Rounds 2-3 and Day 3 features Rounds 4-7.
The 2023 NFL Draft will take place from April 27-29 in Kansas City, MO. The Christian Gonzalez draft projection expects him to hear his name called early on.
Christian Gonzalez NFL Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Position: Defensive back
Weight: 197 pounds
Christian Gonzalez Stats 2022 | Oregon
Solo Tackles: 35
Forced Fumbles: 0
Passer Rating: 74.7
Christian Gonzalez Draft Profile
Christian Gonzalez is arguably the best defensive back in the 2023 NFL Draft for many reasons, but the main one being his ability to stick to receivers and match their release. He has incredible speed and good size that give him all the physical tools needed to be a premier defensive back at the NFL level. He is good at jamming receivers at the line and has good instincts, often knowing the route of his receiver before the snap against BYU. Of all the defensive backs in the draft, he has the cleanest tape and there aren’t many tools he doesn’t have.
The biggest problem with Gonzalez is that he leaves something to be desired when it comes to making breaks on the ball. He lacks the anticipation that one would look for in a defensive back to jump routes. At times he can also be slow in turning his head around on deep balls downfield.
Christian Gonzalez Highlights
Christian Gonzalez Draft Projection
All 2023 NFL Draft Projections are taken from the latest CBS NFL Mock Draft by Chris Trapasso.
Christian Gonzalez is currently projected to be drafted by the Detroit Lions at No. 6.
For more 2023 NFL Draft profiles and coverage, check out our NFL Draft page.
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