Two Mountaineers Projected to be picked in the 2023 NFL Draft

Morgantown, West Virginia – We’re only four weeks away until the 2023 NFL Draft and earlier today, ESPN’s Jordan Reid released his full seven-round mock draft.

The West Virginia Mountaineers are represented in the mock draft by two players from last year’s team, Bryce Ford-Wheaton and Dante Stills.

Ford-Wheaton, who was very impressive during his pre-Draft workouts, finished with 62 receptions, 675 yards and 7 touchdowns for the Mountaineers last season. Although he didn’t live up to his full potential at West Virginia, he is physically-dominant wide receiver who is expected to be taken in the draft.

According to Reid, Ford-Wheaton will be selected in the 6th round with the 185th overall pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Dante Stills, a 6’4 285 defensive lineman from Fairmont, West Virginia, finished his remarkable career with the Mountaineers with 87 solo tackles, 50 assisted tackles (137 total), 53 tackles for loss and 24.5 sacks. According to ESPN’s Reid, Stills is expected to also be taken in the 6th Round of the 2023 NFL Draft with the 206th overall pick by the Cincinnati Bengals.

These projections appear to be slightly low for both former Mountaineers but particularly for Ford-Wheaton, who raised eyebrows during the NFL Combine.

The NFL Draft takes place on April 27th at 8:00PM and will be televised live on ESPN.